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Q&A with the Goldfields Regional Heat Winner

WA Country Cups
Kalgoorlie FOTF

The WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field ‘Goldfields Regional Heat’ was held at the Kalgoorlie Hannans Handicap (Ladies Day) on Wednesday, September 20.

Over 40 ladies entered the Kalgoorlie Fashions on the Field, for their chance to score a spot in the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field Final

Natalie Alman was the lucky winner of the Goldfields Regional Heat, followed by Jackie Duffus as first runner up and Jacinta Henderson as second runner up.

Ms Alman 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 Ms Alman 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?
The relaxed, friendly atmosphere and being able to support local trainers and racing talent.

2. How long have you been going to the races for and what are your favourite memories?
About 15 years. My favourite memories include creating an outfit for the major race days with my best friend every year, getting to spend time with her and other friend’s trackside, having a laugh and a punt. Another memory that will stand out beside my unexpected win at FOTF, is having outstanding luck with a well-paid mystery trifecta in 2016 at Hannan’s Handicap.

3. Why do you enter Fashions on the Field?
After attending and watching the Fashions on the Field event for so long I finally built up the courage to get up and give it a go – to tick it off the list. 

4. Describe your style?
Modern and structured with feminine touches.

5. What tips do you have for ladies entering Fashions on the Field?
Ensure every element of your outfit is cohesive but have one ‘hero’ piece, eg. your Millinery. Another would be to check the race fashion guidelines – there is a huge network for race day fashion across the country.

6. What are some of your favourite things about the Goldfields Region?
The friendly, down to earth people and ever evolving social, art and hospitality scenes.

7. What does it mean to you to be going to Ascot to compete in the final?
It’s still a surreal feeling but I’m so grateful to be representing the Goldfields especially as a born and raised local.


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

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