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Yarra Valley Racing has gained a reputation for fashion with a penchant for drama. It is the day to make your strongest fashion statement with an exotic or outrageous ensemble!


YARRA VALLEY CUP DAY

ON THE DAY DETAILS

REGISTRATION

Registration is on the day only.

Opens at 11:30am – 1:00pm

Entry open to first 100 women only
Entry open to first 30 men only

HEAT TIMES

ALL times are subject to change on the day to accommodate horse racing requirements.

Changes will be announced over the PA by Fashion MC. Please make sure you listen for any updates. Please be assembled at the STAGE GATE 5 minutes prior to your heat.

12:30pm - Heat 1 - Contestant No 1 to 20

1:10pm - Heat 2 - Contestant No 21 to 40

1:40pm - Heat 3 - Contestant No 41 to 60

2:20pm - Heat 4 - Contestant No 61 to 80

3:05pm - Men & Children's Heat & Final All Contestant

3:40pm - Women’s Final

 

COMPETITIONS

  • Most Elegant Lady
    • 1st prize
    • 2nd prize
    • 3rd prize
  • Best Hat
  • Best Dressed Male

 

ENTRY CONDITIONS

  1. Registrations are only accepted between 11.30am to 1pm on the race day.
    1. Female registrations limited to the first 100 entrants
    2. Male registrations limited to the first 30 entrants
  2. Contestants must be 18 years of age or more
  3. Registration Marquee is located between the Grandstand and Mounting Yard .
  4. The first heat will commence at approximately 1.00pm - depending on race times and will proceed between races from this time. Please listen to the Fashions on the Field MC for updates. 
  5. Prizes are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and not redeemable for cash.
  6. The Judge’s decision is final
  7. Yarra Valley Racing shall select the judging panel. Yarra Valley Racing Chairman or CEO will determine a winner in the event of a draw.
  8. Staff and immediate family of Yarra Valley Racing, sponsors and promoter are not eligible for entry.
 

JUDGING CRITERIA 

MOST ELEGANT LADY

  • Style and originality
  • Appropriateness of the outfit for the race day and the individual
  • Attention to detail with accessories. Appropriate headwear is essential.
  • Understanding and interpretation of the current fashion trends
  • Grooming and deportment

BEST HAT

  • Style and design of the millinery - originality, design and wearability
  • Quality and workmanship of the millinery
  • Appropriateness of the millinery for the race day and the individual

BEST DRESSED MALE

  • Style and originality
  • Appropriateness of the outfit for the race day and the individual
  • Attention to detail with accessories.
  • Understanding and interpretation of the current fashion trends
  • Grooming and deportment