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On March 31, Millicent residents gathered at the Penola Racecourse in celebration of the 2019 3MP Millicent Cup. Penola Racecourse has been holding meetings for the Penola Racing Club since the mid 1800s and welcomed the addition of the Millicent Racing Club with its first meeting in 1874. The racecourse has since become a pillar in the South Eastern community.

The town’s biggest sporting and social event of the year offered racegoers the authentic country course experience with food trucks and bars on the lush lawns, while some dined at the Redelva Luncheon, indulging in wines and beers provided by Di Gorgio and Coopers Brewery. The crowd was entertained by Millicent duo JB & Crowie amongst the hype of the thundering hooves.

The gum-spotted track drew a colourful crowd, enticing racing fashion followers to enter our FATR qualifying event judged by special guest Leah Habel, our overall winner for the 2017-2018 season.

Red was the hue of the day, gracing applique, gloves, handbags, hats and heels. The cooler weather welcomed luxe touchers in fur stoles, gloves, stockings and scarves as the ladies of Millicent sported stand-out fabrics in bright block tones, bold hound’s-tooth and fierce florals.

Gentlemen took to the stage in navy, dusty rose and monochrome suiting, all paired with brightly coloured ties, pocket squares and lapel pins. Vests and headwear echoed autumnal sentiments in earthen tones and glimpses of felt.

Championing the stage of spectacular millinery looks from bows to boaters was FATR Best Dressed Womenswear winner Tanya Scanlon. Tanya and her sister collated the look based around a burnt orange split sleeved A-line midi dress by Trelise Cooper, matching a Miss Louise Millinery headpiece and finishing with a Lovisa brooch and Windsor Smith shoes.

See FATR’s favourite fashion looks from the Millicent Cup below…

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