Black and white delight
Pictures: BIANCA DE MARCHI
IT WAS a monochrome crowd of 3700 punters at the Morphettville Racecourse Derby Day yesterday – well, mostly for the ladies of the field. It seems the men didn’t quite get the black and whiteonly memo.
Many were attired in blue suits, colourful ties and there was a very yellow blazer, along with a few Hawaiian shirts, thongs and a groom-to-be dressed as a horse.
The women however aced the traditional Derby Day dress code, with polka dot popular on the champagne lawn.
“I think everyone looks fantastic in black and white,” said 27-year-old lawyer Belle Tye, of Burnside.
She said a day on the Festival Garden lawns was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon socialising with friends.
Colleague Emma Campbell, of Warradale, said she enjoyed the racetrack vibe of her first Derby Day experience, as part of the crowd – 200 up from last year.
And she said the dress code made getting ready for the races that much easier.
“I like that it’s a certain theme – you have less to choose from.”
Spring Carnival ambassador Daniella Adey said Adelaide was catching up to the east-coast enthusiasm of Derby Day at Flemington.
“I do feel Adelaide’s Derby Day is growing and more people are becoming aware of Adelaide having events for racing.”
FASHION STAKES: Sarah Kane, Rebecca Lamb, Elle Jamieson and Casey Noble at Derby Day celebrations at Morphettville Racecourse yesterday.
HORSING AROUND: David Carter leads groom-to-be James McLaren, who held his bucks party at Morphettville yesterday.
FUN VIBE: Belle Tye and Emma Campbell watch the action.