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Those who think horse racing is all
about jockeys and their mounts are
sadly mistaken. The races are a highlight
of the spring social season and offer a
chance to mingle and indulge with fellow
The highlight of the Spring Carnival is
without a doubt the Melbourne Cup, and
most Canberrans will enjoy a work-free
day as the race coincides with the public
holiday Family and Community Day
on November 3. The Solitaire Homes
Melbourne Cup Race Day, held at
Thoroughbred Park, is one of Canberra's
biggest outdoor social events on the
calendar and there is always an exciting
atmosphere at the track.
Towards the end of November, punters
can enjoy the ACT's own Kennards Hire
Canberra Cup, which entices local and
interstate visitors to attend.
For those who enjoy the finer side of
life, entering the Fashions on the Field
competition is a must. Now the pinnacle
event for every feature race meeting at
Thoroughbred Park, racing and fashion
have always gone hand-in-hand. In the
2009/2010 season you can enter the Myer
Fashions on the Field competition, which
has risen to great heights, far surpassing
the prizes offered to competitors in the
past, with an all expenses paid trip for
two to Hong Kong. But before you head
to the track, it is important to find the
For the ladies, the most important part
of a race outfit is the dress -- look for
cuts and styles that flatter your body and
remember that these events are about
looking sophisticated rather then sexy,
so choose a knee-length or maxi dress.
Spring is the season for colour and this
can be incorporated into your dress, so
expect to see lots of bright, vibrant colours
and prints trackside this year. You can also
dress your hair with fresh flowers, wear
them on a beautiful hat or choose a perfect
single bloom for your lapel to embrace the
season. Men should always wear a suit to
the races and accessorise with shades.
David Jones racewear ambassador, Kate
Waterhouse, is excited about the upcoming
"Spring is my favourite race time
because it's always about colour and this
season we are seeing lots of bold vibrant
colours and prints that are great teamed up
with a beautiful hat and open-toed shoes,"
she said. "This carnival it's all about the
smaller feminine headpieces, with berets
and cloche styles leading the way."
Once you have chosen your outfit
you need to decide how you want to
Trackside at the
If you put some thought into the spring racing season, you will be rewarded with a
memorable day at the track.
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