The WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field 'Kimberley Regional Heat’ was held at the Broome Turf Club's Ladies Day on Tuesday, August 8.
Over 40 ladies entered the Broome Fashions on the Field, for their chance to score a spot in the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field Final.
Sharon Sinclair was the lucky winner of the Kimberley Regional Heat, followed by Emerly Tupicoff as first runner up and Shannae Ellis as second runner up.
Sharon will now go on to compete in the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field Final to be held at Perth Racing on Saturday, December 2.
The winner of the Final will receive a for a trip for two to London to attend Royal Ascot with Motive Travel, $10,000 spending money thanks to TABtouch, and more!
WA Country Cups caught up with Sharon to talk about country racing and racing fashion, as well as the upcoming Final, here is what she had to say:
1. What do you love about country racing?
I love the friendliness of the smaller country-racing communities. This is where the grass roots of racing begin and the fashion is an amazing bonus. But equally as important, I appreciate the race horses and industry people themselves.
2. How long have you been going to the races for and what are your favourite memories?
I have been involved with horses from a young age and my parents were members of the local race courses.
I think my favorite memory was a lesson I learnt from my late father. He was old fashion and a traditionalist so dressing appropriately for the occasion was important. Except one race day I added a twist of Madonna (one large black clip on earring on one ear and a yellow leopard print drop earring on the other). Furious, my father refused to go to the races unless I changed. I didn’t, but I remember his disapproval and I felt uncomfortable around the elegantly dressed ladies all day. To this day I appreciate the lesson I learnt from him in the formality and tradition that is honored in one of the oldest sports.
3. Why do you enter Fashions on the Field?
I applaud the racing board for encouraging, rewarding and celebrating ladies fashion without degrading women. It gives every age and shape of lady a chance to dress up, have fun with the other competitors and participate in every aspect of the races. And of course, there is the chance to win an awesome prize.
4. Describe your style?
Classic, feminine and understated.
5. What tips do you have for ladies entering Fashions on the Field?
Wear a style that compliments your figure, makes you feel comfortable and confident but still has a twist of the latest fashion. And then of course accessorize especially hats and shoes. I don’t think one can ever feel too smart.
6. What are some of your favourite things about the Kimberley Region?
I love driving through the Kimberly region. There is a unique beauty in the vastness and contrasting landscapes. I love the endless pristine white beaches and enjoy the friendly country towns, Broome being my favorite.
7. What does it mean to you to be going to Ascot to compete in the final?
It’s such an honor to be chosen to represent the Kimberly region, to celebrate ladies fashion and be a part of women’s increasing participation in horse racing Of course, having a chance to win a trip to Royal Ascot would fulfill a long-time dream.
About the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field
The WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field is a state-wide racing fashion competition, open to fashionistas from all over WA, and consists of nine regional heats held at major country race meetings across the State.
The winner of each regional heat is invited to compete in the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field Final to be held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 2nd December 2017.
The 2017 WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field will consist of the following Regional Heats and Final:
|Regional Heat||Event||Date 2017*|
|Great Southern||Albany Ladies Day||8 January|
|Peel||Pinjarra Ladies Day||11 February|
|South West||Bunbury Ladies Day||19 March|
|Gascoyne||Carnarvon Ladies Day||10 June|
|Pilbara||Port Hedland Ladies Day||23 July|
|Kimberley||Broome Ladies Day||15 August|
|Goldfields||Kalgoorlie Ladies Day||20 September|
|Wheatbelt||Northam Ladies Day||8 October|
|Mid West||Geraldton Ladies Day||15 October|
|Final||WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field Final||2 December