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  • GET COUNTRY RACES READY WITH ROSSI BOOTS

    Wherever you encounter a wonderful city in the world, make sure to venture inland a few hours. As you explore the towns along the way, you will find that big city’s support network, where produce is grown, people are made as sturdy as their wares and dreams grow bigger than...

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  • Fashion stakes in the States: Discover the trackside style of the Triple Crown

    The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing comprises of three races for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses, beginning with the Kentucky Derby, then the Preakness Stakes, finishing with the Belmont Stakes run on a 2.4km track, making it the longest in US thoroughbred racing. Though winning all three events is one of the...

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  • THE MODERN MAN’S GUIDE TO RACEWEAR

    The suit may maketh the man, but it is his accessories that will tell you if he is worth getting acquainted with. A true racewear savant bears his markings with due attention paid to his selection of neckwear, pocket square, socks and footwear – the combination being far more significant...

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  • HOW ALYCE TRAN DOES DERBY DAY

    TDE founder Alyce Tran ventured to Derby Day at Flemington to experience the monochrome magic in the Birdcage with Mumm and Bumble. Alyce’s day began with breakfast in the Qantas Club as she flew from Sydney to Melbourne that morning. Melbourne is a regular destination for Alyce, spending 40 per...

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  • MEET MYER FOTF STATE FINALIST KIMMI VARCOE

    In a French blue dress and navy hat adorned with floral accents, Kimmi Varcoe won the Myer Fashions on the Field competition at the Murray Bridge Cup and was crowned the South Australian FOTF finalist. However, it is the not the first time Kimmi has stunned a racing crowd. The...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM THE GAWLER CUP

    On the edge of one of the greatest wine regions in the world lies the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club, a true landmark of the Gawler township, recognisable by its meticulous rose garden, verdant lawns and swanky new function centre, The Terrace. Gawler first took an interest in horse racing...

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  • Melbourne Cup style guide: From sartorial trailblazers to trends of today

    Melbourne Cup Day is a vortex of beauty, drawing in the most glamorous, powerful and relevant people into Victoria from across the globe. It’s a celebration echoed throughout every licensed venue in the country, a cause for celebration unlike any other. Arguably, every office in the nation comes to a...

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  • ROYAL ASCOT: THE HISTORY BEHIND WORLD’S MOST FASHIONABLE RACING CARNIVAL

    Royal Ascot is undoubtedly one of the world’s most prestigious racing carnivals. The five-day event has been running since the early 1700s, after Queen Anne rode on horseback from Windsor Castle and declared the field to be a fine place to hold a race. Steeped in tradition, a British monarch...

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  • Curate your Spring Racing closet with BNKR, Shoe Shed and Evo Hair

    Coordinating the right ensemble for Spring Racing can take months of planning. From headwear to toe, racewear is all about the details, and unless you have a stylist on-hand, it can be hard to ace every element. But, with risk comes great opportunity to explore the most enthralling trends of...

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  • Good Influence: How our social media ambassadors prepare for Spring Carnival

    The new year of racing is upon us and Fashion At The Races is delighted to announce Lauren Dilena and Dani Adey as the AAMI Spring Carnival at Morphettville Social Media Ambassadors for the season ahead. The stylish duo will be present across our enthralling events calendar to share their...

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  • From Runway to Racetrack: How to translate your favourite trends to racewear

    The racecourses of Australia have seen it all. From taffeta to nineties neons and skimpy satin skirts in the noughties, every catwalk trend has taken its turn at the track. With many cringe-worthy style stigmas and fashion police polls behind us, we can confirm that not all trends make the...

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  • The Evolution of Racing Fashion

    The fearless, the failures and the future with celebrity stylist Lana Wilkinson.  “Your child will see this one day!” “OMG put it away.” “Use your brain instead.” “Nice legs ;)” Though these read like comments from the social media launch of Kim Kardashian’s infamous Paper Magazine cover, they could just...

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  • Millinery Moments: The best headpieces of the UBET Festival of Racing

    May at Morphettville saw three Saturdays of Group 1 races, featuring Million Dollar Race Days on Oaks Day and Darley Goodwood Day, with fashion favourite Derby Day in between. Some of the nation’s most stylish women took to the track as all eyes were on Adelaide during the UBET Festival...

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  • How To: Survive a race day like a lady

    Cup carnage. We’ve all seen the footage. 3pm at the races and a crowd of floundering racegoers are on the hunt for carbohydrates, shoes in hand and headpiece in the wind. There are faint cries from the bathroom as girls try to find their friends. But said friends, their clip-ins...

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  • Track Star: Influencing the future of racing fashion

    There is no better era to attend a racing carnival in Australia than now. Our range of on-shore designers is thriving, and the revival of mid-lengths combined with our fresh and unique interpretation of femininity make for bountiful race wear options. As spring approaches, you know you won’t last until...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM THE MILLICENT CUP

    The annual 3MP Millicent Cup drew a crowd of locals and visitors alike to the Penola Racing Club, a luscious track bordered by ancient gum trees, awash with pristine country air and a thirst for winning. Not just for racing victories however, the Millicent Cup proved authentic track style is...

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  • Street Style looks from Oaks day

    An event informally known as Ladies Day evokes images of a dressing room in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Clouds of cotton candy perfume, pink silk court shoes, ruffles, cinched waists, necks laced with pearls and hair fixed with bows. However, the way we define femininity has evolved rapidly in recent...

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  • STREET SMITH: How to catch Liz Sunshine’s lens on Oaks Day

    From candid to campaign, everything looks better when Liz Sunshine is shooting. Famed for her people project STREET SMITH, Liz has documented style on Australian streets for more than half a decade. On May 5, Liz will shift her scope from curb to field, as she joins us at Morphettville...

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  • Lana Wilkinson’s Style Guide for the first-time racegoer

    Welcome to your very first race day. It’s neither a wine tour nor cocktail party, so how does one dress for such an occasion? Well, the newbies are easy to spot – short hemlines, an afterthought headpiece, obvious fake tan and apparently sore feet. But that won’t be you. You...

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  • Goodwood Girl: Lana Wilkinson and Chris Kontos Style Bel Sloane for Goodwood Day

    It’s the final act in the odyssey of May’s racing carnival. All eyes are on the Group 1 Darley Goodwood, the state’s second Million Dollar Race. Your outfit should capture the atmosphere of a bouquet toss – thrilling, with a little well-placed tension and ready for revelry. Darley Goodwood Day...

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  • From Tradition to Trend: Plan your Derby Day with Jessie Wright

    There is something magical about clarity. Derby Day is divinely definitive; its colour palette as timeless as the black and white movies which our parents once swooned over. Connect with your inner Audrey, Katharine or Grace, but it’s best to leave Mae West at home for this particular carnival. Strictly...

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  • Lana Wilkinson and Chris Kontos dress Bel Sloane for your Oaks Day Inspiration

    Where Melbourne Cup is classic Chanel No. 5, Oaks Day is the Coco Mademoiselle of the family. Traditionally known as Ladies Day, this racing carnival is an opportunity to learn as much about yourself as you will about fashion, encouraging women to define their bespoke brand of femininity in their...

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  • The Penola Cup collation: All the looks we loved

    The Easter bunny delivered far more than mere chocolate as he wove his way through the vines of the Coonawarra. Easter Sunday drew friends and family trackside to indulge in some country hospitality, from an egg hunt to a bouncy castle which seemed quite appealing to the adults toward the...

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  • Street style looks from the Clare Easter Races

    Riesling trails, hidden villages, extraordinary local fare and the distant gallop of horses – getting lost in the Clare Valley is as cathartic as it is thrilling, as you never know what lies behind the next lush row of vines. Poised on a hilltop, gazing over vineyards and pockets of...

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  • Street style looks from Oakbank

    The Oakbank Racing Club has been a family favourite for nearly 150 years, seeing a swarm of about 20,000 racegoers curate experiences as inclusive or exclusive as they desired. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Adelaide Hills, the crowds arrived early to pitch tents, light up barbecues and roll...

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