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Race-going revival: fashion competition (1st of 3)

Race-going revival: fashion competition

At the 2011 Wellington Cup meeting at Trentham racecourse, Sally-Anne Kerr (second from right) won the supreme award in the Fashion in the Field event with her floral dress and fascinator ensemble. Dressing up to go to the races is a long tradition, but the introduction of fashion competitions at big Cup carnivals has attracted a wider range of patrons.

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Recent changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Mary Mountier, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Nov 2015