Danielle McAulay-Powell and Trent Hoare took the Black Caviar Fashion Awards.
Danielle McAulay-Powell and Trent Hoare took the Black Caviar Fashion Awards. Sharyn Oneill

Finery and fun at races

CROWDS turned out dressed in their best to the Callaghan Park Race Course on Saturday for the CQ Amateurs Race Day.

Organiser Bruce Slattery said it was a great day, and those in attendance were well behaved and had a lot of fun.

“It was a very good crowd. There was plenty of colour and plenty of fun,” Bruce said.

When it came to Fashions in the Field, there was $7000 in prizes up for grabs in four categories.

Danielle McAulay-Powell and Trent Hoare came in support of the world’s best race horse and took home prizes for the Black Caviar Fashion Awards.

Little Ryan Newman took the prize for best dressed kid in this category, looking suave in a tie and black vest with the important orange trimmings on his shoes.

In the other Fashions in the Field awards, Megan Milne snatched the prize for millinery, with a spectacular creation complete with flowers and feathers.

Renae Richardson was the winner in the Classic category, in a pretty white number with black gloves and fascinator.

Connie Stephens took home the Contemporary award, dressed in a detailed cream dress and black bolero with a creative black fascinator.

Guest judge Maria Selwood from Townsville had the tough task of choosing the winners.



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