There will be Thoroughbreds, show ponies and also a dark horse at the Albury Gold Cup, this Friday, March 23rd.
The hotly-contested Fashions On The Field competition is always an off-the-track favourite, but for the second year in a row organisers have included a ‘secret crowd choice’ award.
Fashion event coordinator, Sarah Crothers, says judges will have their eyes peeled for someone who might be “a little too shy” to enter the official fashion stakes but clearly stands out in the crowd.
“People love fashion at the races,” Sarah said.
“The Skin Logics ‘secret crowd choice’ will acknowledge someone who has dressed really beautifully.”
There are three Myer Centrepoint awards up for grabs on the main stage: Millinery, Male of the Day and Lady of the Day, with runners-up also awarded for each category.
The five judges choosing the winners are Olivia Rogers (Miss Universe Australia), Danica Erard (master milliner), Luke McLeod (Network Ten’s Bachelorette and soon-to-air, Bachelor in Paradise), Jo Hall (Nine News) and Michael Knox (Ella Bache, on behalf of Skin Logics).
To help out, Sarah has the following tips for fashion punters:
- Attention To Detail – It is the little things that count, such as painted toenails, gloves (if they suit) and choosing fabrics and colours for Autumn weather.
- Deportment – When it is your turn to trot out stand tall, walk with elegance and demand the judge’s attention.
- Be Prepared – The weather is notoriously changeable this time of the year. Make sure you take a coat and umbrella to match your stylish outfit.
- Originality – Copying is not a form of flattery, it is just, well, copying. Reflect your own style and personality…and have a bit of fun.
- Tell The Story – Event M.C Louise Arnold will be asking questions so tell everyone what inspired your outfit and where you found your perfect accessories.
This year’s Albury Gold Cup fashion show prize pool has attracted a huge field of sponsors, including Felicity Cahill, Sam Miranda, Regent Cinemas, Black Salt Boutique, Boudoir Hairdressing, Complete Care Chiropractic, Barrafino, Divine Beauty and F45.
Entry is open to all persons 18 years and over and registration is compulsory and contestants can register from 10.30am until 12.50pm at the Myer Centrepoint Fashions On The Field judging area. Competition judging will commence from 1.30pm (after Race 1).
For further information: https://alburyracing.com.au/fashions-on-the-field/
Racecourse Admission: Friday 23 March: $30 Adults; $25 Aged Pensioners
Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult for entry to the course.