By Kath Gannaway
FASHIONISTAS of all ages will have a chance on Saturday, 14 January, to show off their particular race-day style and win prizes with the return of Healesville Cup Day Fashions On The Field.
The event was added to the many attractions of Healesville Amateur Racing Club’s Cup Day event last year and got away to a flying start.
With a full year of planning for the second fashion stakes, organisers say this year’s Fashions on the Field will be even better.
Set among the magnificent pin-oaks of one of Victoria’s most picturesque country race venues, the Cup Day meeting offers a spectacular summer racing experience.
The club is gearing up for a fantastic day with thousands of people expected to make their way to Healesville to take in the relaxed atmosphere and great entertainment on and off the track.
On track the racing will be very competitive with six actioned-packed races, with gates opening at 11am and the first race kicking off around 1pm.
In addition to the live local action, all the races from the Gold Coast Magic Millions will be telecast on screens around the track, along with the Melbourne and interstate races.
Off the track there will be plenty of free activities for the kids including a jumping castle, an animal farm, pony rides, and Kelly Sports conducting lots of fun and games for the children.
As a bonus the first 200 children through the gates will receive a great Country Racing summer kids’ pack with loads of goodies.
The Fashions On The Field competition is scheduled for later in the day with loads of fun to be had and great cash and prizes to be won, including a $500 travel voucher for the winner of the Lady of the Day category.
Categories include Lady of the Day, Best Hat, Couple of the Day and a Junior Boys and Girls category.
To pre-register check out the club’s Facebook page or you can register on the day. All contestants who pre-register will receive a double pass to the Healesville Races.
Racegoers are invited to pack a picnic or take advantage of the great food and drink available throughout the day.
For more information on Healesville Races visit www.healesvilleraces.com.au.