Rosehill Ladies Day Wrap

Saturday 28th of September saw Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney come to life for Ladies Day and the running of the Stan Fox Stakes. Also on track at Rosehill was the Style Stakes fashion competition presented by Sunday Style. There was something for everyone with the Emeri Pamper lounge providing free bubbles, make-up touch ups and souvenir photos. For fans of the AFL  there was a big screen set up to watch the grand 2After a very early start to the day (I flew to Sydney from Melbourne- and yes in full racewear in case you were wondering!) I met up with my dad and hit the track in time for the first race. Then it was time for my favourite part of the afternoon to begin. The Style Stakes. This spring had seen a change in how the competition was run with the usual stage position moved to the front of the grand stand on the public lawn. It was also run and judged differently to other competitions held previously with a very low small stage and a photographer taking each contestants photo as they lined up for their chance to show off their outfit. There were three judges for the day- Editor of Sunday Style, Kerrie McCallum, ATC Ambassador, Sophie Faulknier, and Journalist Briana Domjen
 With my dad after being sashedNeedless to say I had a fantastic day at the track and was still smiling even when my selected horses weren't first past the post. I was sad for the day to come to an end and look forward to another day out at Rosehill soon. A huge thanks to the Australian Turf Club and Sunday Style for another great day out at the races!By Angela Menz 

Caulfield: Carnival Preview Day Wrap

On Saturday the Melbourne Racing held their Carnival Preview day at Caulfield. There was free entry and the sun was (mostly) shining so I headed off to the track for another day of fashion and racing. There were three heats for the Chadstone Fashion Stakes across three sections of the competition. There weren't major prizes up for grabs, but winners from the day have each won a coveted spot in the finals for their section. The host for the day was Melanie Vallejo from Winners and Losers on Channel 7 and judges for the day included Emily Power and Caulfield Style Ambassador Erika Heynatz,First up for the day was the Stylish Over 40s Ladies heat. There were a limited number of entrants, with only 10 women for this section. I speculate that more entrants are put off from coming and entering in the earlier heats because if you win a spot in the grand final you have to return in three weeks time in the exact same outfit. Numbers may have been down, but the quality of the entrants was good with a couple of women missing out that I thought had a very good chance of making the final.The three winners
By Angela Menz