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  • ROYAL ASCOT: THE HISTORY BEHIND THE WORLD’S MOST FASHIONABLE RACING CARNIVAL

    Royal Ascot is undoubtedly one of the world’s most prestigious racing carnivals. The five-day event has been running since the early 1700s, after Queen Anne rode on horseback from Windsor Castle and declared the field to be a fine place to hold a race. Steeped in tradition, a British monarch...

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  • THE COLOUR CODE: HOW TO DRESS WITH IMPACT THIS WINTER

    The only thing worse than rain on your wedding day is a downpour on cup day. As the clouds gather in anticipation of their eruption, the weather can all too quickly dampen the mood of even the most enthusiastic racegoer, quickly sending them into a film noir spiral where the...

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  • Take your headpiece to new heights with Clip Joint and Evo Hair

    Choosing a standard hairstyle for an outstanding headpiece is like serving a wagyu steak on a paper plate – you are kind of killing the vibe. Once you have chosen your headwear for your racing ensemble, you must not leave your hair as an afterthought. Choosing the best ‘do for...

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  • MASTERFUL MILLINERY: WINTER’S TOP HEADWEAR TRENDS WITH MIMI-JANE

    Founder of Mimi-Jane Millinery Mimi Taeuber grew up performing in the realm of theatre and opera, forever enchanted by the talents backstage. “It was quite normal to hang out in the costume departments and watch the milliners repair, design and create costumes for the stage,” Mimi said. “It all seemed...

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  • Meet our Mount Gambier Winner - Jasmin Fitzgerald

    Meet, Jasmin Fitzgerald. She won the 2019 Mount Gambier Best Dressed Womenswear sash on Friday May 10. We got Jasmin to answer some questions to understand her racing style further.  Tell us about your winning outfit. What are you wearing today?  This outfit was made by the talented dress maker...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM DERBY DAY AT MORPHETTVILLE

    Morphettville turned monochrome in celebration of Derby Day on May 11, where South Australia’s racing fashionistas executed the event’s traditions in unadulterated animation. The drizzly weather added extra drama to the black and white theme, and our Fashion At The Races Ambassador Lauren Dilena was in the prime position to...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE MT GAMBIER GOLD CUP

    The Scott’s Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup swept the south-east on May 10, bringing some of the state’s most inspired racewear looks to the field on a very breezy Friday. Locals and Mount Gambier tourists took to the track across the racing club’s array of events surrounding the...

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  • Meet our Penola Cup Winner - Nicole Walter

    Nicole Walter was sashed with the 2019 Penola Cup Best Dresed Womenswear title on Easter Sunday. We spoke with Nicole the week after her win to get to know her and her racing style a little more...  Tell us about your winning outfit. What were you wearing? Dress: Only One...

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  • ALL THE FASHION LOOKS FROM THE PENOLA EASTER CUP

    The Katnook Penola Cup is every limestone coast family’s most anticipated long weekend spectacle. From the parent-popular PIMMS pop-up bar to the bouncing castle and endless games, the carnival is a highlight on the Coonawarra social calendar. However, April 21 brought more than just the Easter bunny to this southeastern...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM THE CLARE EASTER RACES

    South Australia’s most idyllic vine-clad destination is none other than the Clare Valley. April 20 beckoned locals and travelling track-lovers to the Hill Livestock Clare Easter Races, where the wine region’s most enticing attributes were thoroughly celebrated. Scenery, gourmet goods and many sip-worthy local wines were sampled between marquees and...

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  • MORPHETTVILLE GOES MONOCHROME: DRESS FOR DERBY DAY WITH LAUREN DILENA

    Derby Day is the Met Gala of race days - there is just something about a theme that so quickly separates the newcomers from the experienced fashion fiends with an eye for detail. The black and white affair is renowned for its elegance and edge; this is a day to...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE MILLICENT CUP

    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...

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  • Meet our Millicent Cup winner - Tanya Scanlon

    Meet, Tanya Scanlon. She won the 2019 Millicent Cup Best Dressed Womenswear title on Sunday 31 March. We got in touch with Tanya after her win to get to know her her a little more...  Tell us about your winning outfit. What were you wearing? Trelise Cooper Dress, Miss Louise...

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  • The Weekender: Your Mount Gambier Racing Escape

    Mount Gambier is the sapphire of the Limestone Coast. A truly scenic town boasting natural icons from the famous Blue Lake to the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail. It is a place deeply immersed in the unique heritage of the region, where farming has been the backbone industry for generations. You can...

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  • Autumn Aesthetics: The gentleman’s guide to racing attire

    Any man who has gotten ready for an event in the same room as a woman knows that look. The ‘You have it so infuriatingly easy’ glare that usually accompanies her squeezing into shape-wear before asking you to zip her up. But however easy it may appear for guys to...

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  • Meet our Port Lincoln Cup Winner - Tamra Karolewicz

    Meet, Tamra Karolewicz. She won the 2019 Port Lincoln Cup Best Dressed Womenswear title last Friday. We got Tamra to answer some questions after her win to get to know her (and her racing style) a little more. Tell us about your winning outfit. What were you wearing? Dress by...

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  • THE AUTUMN UPDATE: A CONTEMPORARY GUIDE TO RACEWEAR

    As we sing out our Fashion At The Races summer sessions, we welcome the extensive racewear opportunities offered by Autumn. February is the month for fashion forecasting - David Jones annually unveil their Autumn Winter 2019 collections and many of the nation’s biggest brands follow suit to flag the pieces...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE PORT LINCOLN CUP

    The Port Lincoln Racing Club is one of South Australia’s premiere scenic delights. Situated at Ravendale Racecourse, the Boston Bay icon offers the most authentic Eyre Peninsula experience, complete with views of the pristine ocean that the state’s fishing frontier is renowned for. The MGA Insurance Brokers 2019 Port Lincoln...

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  • Meet our Kangaroo Island Carnival winner - Alex Hecker

    Meet, Alex Hecker. She was sashed with the 2019 Kangaroo Island Cup Best Dressed Womenswear title on Saturday 16 February. We spent some time with Alex after her win to get to know her (and her racing style) a little more. Tell us about your winning outfit. What were you...

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  • WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE OAKBANK EASTER RACES

    As the days end sooner and we wake to mornings a little crisper, we can rejoice in knowing it’s finally here. Oakbank season. Gloriously sunny days in the lush Adelaide hills create the perfect environment for the Oakbank Easter Races. The five pillars of Oakbank are what keeps racegoers returning...

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  • ALL THE FASHION FROM THE KANGAROO ISLAND CUP

    The SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival ran from February 14 to 16 at the Cygnet River Racecourse in Kingscote, where the competition came to a climax on one sensational Saturday of regional racing. A true celebration of Kangaroo Island culture, the track was inundated with offerings from local food and...

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  • Smoulder Session: Master your race day smoky eye

    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. A well-executed smoky eye is an infallible match for every racing occasion, because, let’s say it together, black goes with everything. The original neutral gives your eyes depth and structure, maximising your lash thickness and making your irises all the more alluring. Be sure to...

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  • Meet Naracoorte Cup winner - Brooke Walter

    Meet, Brooke Walter. She was sashed with the 2019 Naracoorte Cup Best Dressed Womenswear title last sunday. We spent some time with Brooke after her win to get to know her (and her racing style) a little more.  Tell us about your winning outfit. What were you wearing? Dress: Only...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE NARACOORTE CUP

    The MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup drew in crowds of locals and visitors to celebrate both the biggest day at the Naracoorte Racing Club and the finale of the Taste the Limestone Coast Festival. Just an hour inland from the Coast’s charming beachside towns, Naracoorte boasts a historic livestock and farming industry,...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions on FATR

    We hope you are enjoying this year’s Fashion At The Races competition season as much as we are. We are now nine qualifying events into the 2018-19 season, and we have loved seeing the bold and bright colours everyone is bringing to the competition thus far. We often get asked...

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