Fashionable tributes to history
THERE is nothing quite like getting dressed up for the races.
One of the events that takes centre stage during any race meet is the Fashions on the Field competition.
This year’s theme for the Fashions on the Field competition is “racing through history”.
Judge of the Fashions on the Field event, Carrie Farrell said the theme was inspired by the celebrations of the club’s 150th Anniversary of the first Queensland Derby.
“It represents Gayndah’s long history with Queensland racing and the club’s establishment in 1852,” she said.
“For many decades race goers have turned out in their most fashionable attire to enjoy the social outing of race day.
“The Fashions Through History class in the Fashions on the Field event gives today’s race goers a chance to embrace their favourite fashions of bygone eras.”
Ms Farrell said hosting Fashions of the Field was a Gayndah Jockey Club tradition and current popular culture for any country race meet.
“To match the magnitude of the 150th Derby Anniversary we have increased the fashion categories and age groups and have already received much interest from potential participants,” she said.
“We have also received overwhelming sponsorship support from the local business community.
“The club is so appreciative of their support which has enabled expansion of Fashions on the Field categories to provide social entertainment throughout the afternoon,”
Registration for the Fashions on the Field event will be open at 11, when the gates open.
Steward Margie Farrell and judge Carrie Farrell will be easy to find at the registration table near the betting ring.
All classes will have their own flexible requirements to best suit all styles and outfits.
Registrations for Fashions on the Field close at 1.30pm, before the first classes begin at 2pm.
DRESS TO IMPRESS: Carrie Farrell will be judging the Fashions on the Field event during the 150-year celebrations.