Fash­ion­able trib­utes to his­tory

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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.

PHOTO: FILE

DRESS TO IM­PRESS: Car­rie Far­rell will be judg­ing the Fash­ions on the Field event dur­ing the 150-year cel­e­bra­tions.

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