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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM DERBY DAY AT MORPHETTVILLE

    Morphettville turned monochrome in celebration of Derby Day on May 11, where South Australia’s racing fashionistas executed the event’s traditions in unadulterated animation. The drizzly weather added extra drama to the black and white theme, and our Fashion At The Races Ambassador Lauren Dilena was in the prime position to...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE MT GAMBIER GOLD CUP

    The Scott’s Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup swept the south-east on May 10, bringing some of the state’s most inspired racewear looks to the field on a very breezy Friday. Locals and Mount Gambier tourists took to the track across the racing club’s array of events surrounding the...

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  • Meet our Penola Cup Winner - Nicole Walter

    Nicole Walter was sashed with the 2019 Penola Cup Best Dresed Womenswear title on Easter Sunday. We spoke with Nicole the week 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 One...

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  • ALL THE FASHION LOOKS FROM THE PENOLA EASTER CUP

    The Katnook Penola Cup is every limestone coast family’s most anticipated long weekend spectacle. From the parent-popular PIMMS pop-up bar to the bouncing castle and endless games, the carnival is a highlight on the Coonawarra social calendar. However, April 21 brought more than just the Easter bunny to this southeastern...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM THE CLARE EASTER RACES

    South Australia’s most idyllic vine-clad destination is none other than the Clare Valley. April 20 beckoned locals and travelling track-lovers to the Hill Livestock Clare Easter Races, where the wine region’s most enticing attributes were thoroughly celebrated. Scenery, gourmet goods and many sip-worthy local wines were sampled between marquees and...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE MILLICENT CUP

    On March 31, Millicent residents gathered at the Penola Racecourse in celebration of the 2019 3MP Millicent Cup. Penola Racecourse has been holding meetings for the Penola Racing Club since the mid 1800s and welcomed the addition of the Millicent Racing Club with its first meeting in 1874. The racecourse...

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  • Autumn Aesthetics: The gentleman’s guide to racing attire

    Any man who has gotten ready for an event in the same room as a woman knows that look. The ‘You have it so infuriatingly easy’ glare that usually accompanies her squeezing into shape-wear before asking you to zip her up. But however easy it may appear for guys to...

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  • THE AUTUMN UPDATE: A CONTEMPORARY GUIDE TO RACEWEAR

    As we sing out our Fashion At The Races summer sessions, we welcome the extensive racewear opportunities offered by Autumn. February is the month for fashion forecasting - David Jones annually unveil their Autumn Winter 2019 collections and many of the nation’s biggest brands follow suit to flag the pieces...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE PORT LINCOLN CUP

    The Port Lincoln Racing Club is one of South Australia’s premiere scenic delights. Situated at Ravendale Racecourse, the Boston Bay icon offers the most authentic Eyre Peninsula experience, complete with views of the pristine ocean that the state’s fishing frontier is renowned for. The MGA Insurance Brokers 2019 Port Lincoln...

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  • WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE OAKBANK EASTER RACES

    As the days end sooner and we wake to mornings a little crisper, we can rejoice in knowing it’s finally here. Oakbank season. Gloriously sunny days in the lush Adelaide hills create the perfect environment for the Oakbank Easter Races. The five pillars of Oakbank are what keeps racegoers returning...

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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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  • 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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  • Frequently Asked Questions on FATR

    We hope you are enjoying this year’s Fashion At The Races competition season as much as we are. We are now nine qualifying events into the 2018-19 season, and we have loved seeing the bold and bright colours everyone is bringing to the competition thus far. We often get asked...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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