Race on for the best-dressed
If the Benalla Gold Cup is the place to be seen on September 28, one of the biggest things to see when you get there would be the Benalla Travel Fashions on the Field.
A long-term supporter of the racing club and the town, director Fiona Stephens and her team at Benalla Travel have been the major sponsor of the fashion spectacular for more than 18 years.
And with $1000 travel vouchers up for grabs in both the Classic Ladies Racewear and Classic Men’s Racewear categories this year, the competition is expected to be just as competitive off the track as on it.
Benalla Travel has added $2000 worth of prizes in total and with other sponsors there will be more than $4000 to be won across the fashion categories.
So now is the time to think about last-minute additions to your wardrobe, and make sure your new fascinators will be ready in time, for your chance to shine on the Benalla Travel Fashions on the Fields.
Fiona said the Benalla Gold Cup and the Benalla Travel Fashions on the Fields were highlights that attracted people from around the region as well as Melbourne.
She said with the Spring Carnival in full swing – and the Melbourne Cup five weeks after Benalla — it made the day here a major occasion.
‘‘Lots of people attend country races in preparation for the Melbourne Cup carnival so the quality is always there and the fashions are great,’’ Fiona said.
‘‘It’s really great to see such strong community support for country racing days such as ours and Benalla Travel is proud to support this important event,’’ she added.
Categories and prizes for the Benalla Travel Fashions on the Field for the Benalla Gold Cup this year are: Classic ladies racewear First: Benalla Travel —$1000 travel voucher. Second: One special occasion make-up, six full-body techno spray tans plus six free to give away to your friends or family at Lavish Benalla valued at $565 plus one night’s stay at Parkview Hotel Melbourne. Third: $500 Elizabeth Arden Package – Amcal Messengers Pharmacy, Bridge St, Benalla. Classic men’s racewear First: Benalla Travel, $1000 voucher Second: $200 Oliver’s Mensland voucher plus one 75-minute deep tissue or wellness massage treatment with Rebecca Bradshaw at Lavish, valued at $109. Third: One night’s accommodation at Parkview Hotel. Best dressed couple First: $500 Voucher to Lionheart Benalla plus one night’s stay at Parkview Hotel Melbourne. Best fascinator/hat One special occasion make-up plus unlimited techno spray tans at Lavish Benalla until November 30, valued at over $565. One night’s stay at Parkview Hotel Melbourne. Best spectacle wear $500 voucher to Specsavers Benalla plus one night’s accommodation at Parkview Hotel Melbourne. Best dressed junior (female) First: $100 Lionheart Benalla. Second: Sportspower Benalla voucher. Third: Toyworld Benalla voucher. Best dressed junior (male) First: $100 Lionheart Benalla. Second: Sportspower Benalla voucher. Third: Toyworld Benalla voucher. Best dressed tot First: Toyworld Benalla voucher.
Fielding trendsetters: It’s time to get your outfits sorted for this year’s Benalla Travel Fashions on the field. Pictured above are last year’s Benalla Travel Fashions on the Field entrants.