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Sunday Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

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.

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