Fashionistas will flock to the Goldfields this month, as a state-wide racing fashion competition makes its way to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club’s Hannans Handicap (Ladies Day) on Wednesday 20th September 2017.
The WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field will be heading back to the region for a second year in a row for the running of the 2017 Goldfields Regional Heat, after local girl Susan McCloy represented the region in last year’s Final.
In a major coup, TABradio contributor and racing aficionado Brittany Taylor will be the MC for the event. As the daughter of one of Perth’s leading trainers, Jim Taylor, she is fast becoming an icon for women in racing.
In addition to her racing prowess, Ms Taylor is no stranger to the world of fashion. In 2015, she was a finalist in Miss Universe Australia.
“I am really looking forward to attending the Kalgoorlie Hannans Handicap. Racing fashion is all about elegance and I can’t wait to see what the ladies have in store for Wednesday’s event,” said Ms Taylor.
In December 2016, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA), incorporating WA Country Cups and Community TAB, announced the 2017 WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field with even bigger stakes up for grabs for the Final.
The WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field, open to fashionistas from all over WA, consists of nine regional heats held at major country race meetings across the State, culminating with the Final at Perth Racing to be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017.
“Fashion is known as being synonymous with the racing industry and in particular Fashions on the Field competitions have become entrenched within Australian thoroughbred racing,” said General Manager Racing, Charlotte Mills.
“Country racing plays an integral part in the Western Australian racing industry, with 48 out of 50 race clubs being located in regional areas, therefore it is important that we continue to support and promote regional racing and its social aspects through initiatives such as the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field.”
The winner of the 2017 WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field Final will take home a trip for two to London with Motive Travel, to attend arguably the most famous racing carnival in the world, Royal Ascot.
Attended by Her Majesty, the Queen of England, not only does Royal Ascot attract some of the world’s finest racehorses such as the likes of Black Caviar, but it is also well known for being a spectacle of fashion and style.
To add to the prize pool the winner will also receive $10,000 spending money thanks to TABtouch, as well as a diamond piece from Leon Baker Jewellers, and a voucher for popular Western Australian handbag and accessory label, Jessica Bratich.
For more information on the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field, click here.