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 in the 1840s; as a provincial racing club, the venue unites racegoers who come from the city and country to soak up the town’s rich racing culture.
This year, the Gawler Cup was a twilight affair, where guests embraced the glorious spring sunshine in classically feminine style. We saw lace in pastels and brights, polka dots, frills and elegant silhouettes, complemented by statement earrings, geometric headpieces, exuberant pearls, eccentric textures, feature feathers and floral touches. Gentlemen suited up for the occasion, in finely textured blazers accessorised with bold bowties, patterned ties, pocket squares and floral pins.
Beauty trends were bold pink and hot red pouts and artistic eyeliner, which was maintained by the Media Makeup Beauty Bar, where entrants could be rejuvenated before the third FATR heat of the season. The FATR Gawler Cup winner was Bec Butcher.
Get a street style view of the Gawler Cup below…