Fashionable racing

Bold colours, sculptured head pieces and daring dresses were all the rage at Saturday’s Golden Slipper at Rosehill racecourse.

Highlights of the day included the Myer Fashions on the Field competition, the chance to win a share in the $30,000 Win a Cracking Fortune competition and live entertainment.

On the track, it features all Group races headlined by the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the $3.5 million Group 1 Tooheys New Golden Slipper, the first leg of the coveted Triple Crown for two-year-olds.

The day is also highlighted by Group 1 The BMW over 2400 metre and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes for three-year-old fillies over 2000 metre. 

Apart from the horses, fashionable outfits will also be sported around the track.

Myer fashion designer Arthur Galan said women should experiment with their outfits.

‘‘Autumn and winter racewear is a lot moodier,’’ Mr Galan said.  

‘‘Colours — we have beautiful rich teals, deep salmon pinks and black on black. With the black on black try different textures to make it more dramatic. 

‘‘Red is an important statement piece. It’s festive and it’s a celebrated colour for autumn and winter. 

‘‘Winter white is also another popular colour for the season. 

‘‘You could also colour block with black and ivory.’’ 

For men, Galan said there are three key pieces: ‘‘Men have three parts including a tie or bow tie, a shirt and pocket square.’’ 

‘‘A pocket square will transform your suit from looking like a business suit to a race day outfit.

‘‘You need to make sure that your tie or bow tie, shirt and pocket square work well together.’’ 

When it comes to choosing headware for the autumn-winter carnival, Kerrie Stanley advises women to choose winter fabrics. 

‘‘Fabric like felt and wool are the fabrics for autumn-winter racing,’’ Ms Stanley said. 

‘‘No straw because that belongs to the spring race range.’’

Ms Stanley recommends women to choose headware to suit their outfit and body shape. 

This story Fashionable racing first appeared on Parramatta Sun.


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