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  • ALL THE FASHION FROM THE KANGAROO ISLAND CUP

    The SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival ran from February 14 to 16 at the Cygnet River Racecourse in Kingscote, where the competition came to a climax on one sensational Saturday of regional racing. A true celebration of Kangaroo Island culture, the track was inundated with offerings from local food and...

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  • Smoulder Session: Master your race day smoky eye

    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. A well-executed smoky eye is an infallible match for every racing occasion, because, let’s say it together, black goes with everything. The original neutral gives your eyes depth and structure, maximising your lash thickness and making your irises all the more alluring. Be sure to...

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  • Meet Naracoorte Cup winner- Brooke Walter

    Meet, Brooke Walter. She was sashed with the 2019 Naracoorte Cup Best Dressed Womenswear title last sunday. We spent some time with Virginia after her win to get to know her (and her racing style) a little more.  Tell us about your winning outfit. What were you wearing? Dress: Only...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE NARACOORTE CUP

    The MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup drew in crowds of locals and visitors to celebrate both the biggest day at the Naracoorte Racing Club and the finale of the Taste the Limestone Coast Festival. Just an hour inland from the Coast’s charming beachside towns, Naracoorte boasts a historic livestock and farming industry,...

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  • Carnival Couture: Racing’s best bespoke fashion moments

      Spring Carnival is so big for Australian designers, they are now dedicating entire collections to racewear, but with popularity comes an air of danger. Choosing a prominent ready-to-wear label can cause you to prowl a racing club much like a snow leopard trying to size up a rival in the...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM THE STRATHALBYN CUP

    In a mere 40-minute cruise from Adelaide, Strathalbyn’s boutique club entices racegoers to experience one of South Australia’s most picturesque destinations in style. The Northpoint Fleurieu Strathalbyn Cup has earned its reputation as one of the state’s greatest sartorial spectacles, enticing tourists and locals to embrace the iconic atmosphere of...

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  • Meet Strathalbyn Cup winner - Virginia Ross

    Meet, Virginia Ross. She was crowned with the 2019 Strathalbyn Cup - Best Dressed Womenswear title last Sunday. We spent some time with Virginia after her win to get to know her (and her racing style) a little more.  Tell us about your winning outfit. What did you wear to...

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  • Glow Getter: Highlight your highpoints for a day in the sunshine

    Shaping our faces has come full-circle. The days of rouge passed with hot rollers, then we succumbed to the insta-beauty phenomena of contouring, onto non-touring and (thanks to the help of a certain reality star-cum-beauty-mogul) we are back to painting on our bone structure with creamy crayons in-hand. But as...

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  • COUNTRY RACING LOOKS FROM THE BORDERTOWN CUP

    Bordertown has been a hub for horseracing in the South East since its first recorded race meeting on Boxing Day, 1861. The Bordertown Racing Club boasts a vista of a thriving gum forest, making up much of the 70 acres of Parklands on the club’s grounds. Residing on some of...

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  • Meet Bordertown Cup winner- Brianna Scanlon

    Meet, Brianna Scanlon. She was sashed with the 2018 Bordertown Cup - Best Dressed Womenswear last Sunday. We spent some time with Brianna after her win to get to know her (and her racing style) a little more. Tell us about your winning outfit. What did you wear? I designed...

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  • Meet Murray Bridge Christmas Cup winner- Rose Slape

    Meet, Rose Slape. She was sashed with the 2018 Murray Bridge Christmas Cup - Best Dressed Womenswear title last Sunday. We spent some time with Rose after her win to get to know her (and her racing style) a little more. Tell us about your winning outfit. What are you...

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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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  • Pretty Ponies: Clip Joint creates the sophisticated hairstyle to try trackside

    Ponytail envy. It’s a phenomenon that plagues women from high school to gala dinners, yoga classes and nearly every event in their adult life. There will always be one woman parading the pony of your dreams, an inexplicable fusion of shape, shine and texture that when attempted uninformed, can look...

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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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  • Meet Gawler Cup winner - Rebecca Butcher

    Meet, Rebecca Butcher. She was sashed with the 2018 Gawler Cup Best Dressed Womenswear title in October. We spent sometime with Rebecca after her win to get to know her (and her racing style) a little more. Tell us about your winning outfit. What are you wearing today? Dress: Custom...

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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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  • Join the Ribbon Revolution with Clip Joint and Evo Hair

    One of the most challenging aspects of assembling a race day outfit is an accessory the majority of us have lost touch with. Hats were a part of day-to-day fashion outside of racing up until back-to-back world wars saw women opting out of the accessory due to impracticality. One cannot...

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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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  • MAKEUP MARVELS: Bringing Beauty Bars to FATR race days

    A racing ensemble without a well-executed beauty look is like a salad without dressing, although it has a spot on the table, it’s going to be overlooked for a dish with more dazzle. While your at-home glam squad may be lacking Charlotte Tilbury to sculpt your cheekbones and Jen Atkin...

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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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  • Pout Popping: Try the ultimate look for your next race day

    The only things you want to pop on a race day are champagne bottles and your lipstick. Derby Day was destined for a bright lip, and amongst a crowd of monochrome mavens, it’s the fine details that count. We scoured cyberspace for our ultimate pop of colour inspiration and turned...

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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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