North Queensland Winter Racing Carnival
WINTER RACING CARNIVAL
With top temperatures of 27°C, Townsville’s Winter Racing Carnival in July was a little different to most.
Frozen margaritas, dress shorts and fans were favourites amongst racegoers who ventured to the Cluden Park Racetrack for Townsville Jaguar Land Rover Ladies Race Day and The Mater Townsville Cup. The 2018 Fashions on the Field rules asked for a nod to winter but not a full-on embrace and gave contestants a few guidelines to suit the tropics - ‘feel free to leave the stockings at home, gloves are optional, and shoulders can be bare’. Judges were not disappointed with the calibre of fashion that presented to them over both days, and after difficult deliberations on Ladies Day decided to each choose a wild card on Cup Day to award a prize to if they felt they were unlucky to miss out on the sash. Prize pools were the largest Townsville had ever seen thanks to Fashions on the Field sponsor Stockland Townsville, with Style Queen winner Arriell Scuderi walking away with over $3,000 in prizes alone. Arriel’s custom made outfit had come together just 2 days earlier, thanks to her crafty mother Rae. Event organisers reported that attendance was up from 2017 and thanked everyone who made the Carnival such a success.
WINTER CARNIVAL WINNER - Style Queen - Arriell Scuderi
Tsv Cup - Style Queen Finalists