THE most stylish of fashionistas were rewarded for their race looks on the weekend.
Every year the Leeton Cup attracts people whose attention is purely focused on the track, while others set their sights on taking out a category as part of fashions on the field.
This year numbers were slightly down in the best dressed gent and children’s categories.
Fashions on the field co-ordinator Rhonda McCormick was hopeful of rectifying that come the 2018 event.
“We’ll be discussing ways to increase the number of people taking part,” she said.
“I think there were a lot of men there that definitely could have entered (the best dressed gent category), but they were probably a bit self conscious.
“In terms of the kids sections, we had quite a few take part last year.
“I think this year parents may have left the kids at home so they could enjoy the day themselves, which is completely understandable.”
The eventual winners of this year’s competition wowed both judges and the crowd with their outfits.
Taking out the coveted most elegant lady title was Karyn Johnson, while Eddie Mills was named the best dressed gent.
Mrs McCormick said all winners were worthy.
“I think overall the standard this year was quite high,” she said.
“Some of the ladies in particular were stunning.”
Participants in fashions on the field have to adhere to criteria if they are to take out one of the categories.
Mrs McCormick was hopeful there would be more entrants last year.
“You do win some great prizes and we certainly want to work out ways to ensure more people are keen to take part,” she said. “It’s a big part of the races.”
Fashions on the field winners
- Best dressed couple: Logan Matthews and Eliza McCormick
- Best dressed girl: Sascha Parker-Eade
- Millinery award: Elizabeth Patterson
- Most elegant lady: Karyn Johnson
- Best dressed boy: Jay Clancy
- Best dressed miss: Amber Fitzsimon
- Best dressed gent: Eddie Mills