Darwin Cup Fashions on the Field August 3rd


Ladies hold on to your headpieces because things are about to heat up on the Racing Fashion front!

Since being originally introduced many years ago as a means of attracting a great female audience trackside, Fashions on the Field has now become a feature element of every majoy Racing Carnival across the Country and the World.

The 2015 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival will mark a fashion revolution on course at the Darwin Turf Club with the introduction of the NEW Casuarina Square Carnival Fashions on the Field competition on each of the eight Carnival Race Days as well as the traditional Pearl Galleria Fashions on the Field event on Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Day, Monday 3rd August 2015.




Pearl Galleria Fashions on the Field - Darwin Cup Day

As Northern Territory racing fashion continues to become more polished and more renowned across the country, there is one Pearl of the Top End which shines alone - The Pearl Galleria Fashions on the Field competition.  

With categories including; Under 25, Over 25 and Over 40 Women as well as Best Male and Millinery awards – it’s the fashion competition for everyone.

Great prizes including stunning Pearl Galleria Jewellery are up for grabs with the winners also earning entry into the final of the Casuarina Square Carnival Fashions on the Field.

Entry is by self nomination before 1pm on Darwin Cup Day.


Prizes Include

Under 25 - South Sea Pearl, 18ct white gold and diamond pendant

Over 25 - South Sea Pearl, 18ct white gold and diamond pendant

Over 40 - South Sea Pearl, 18ct gold and diamond pendant

Male - European Teno Brancelet and $500 Voucher

Best Millinery - 18ct white gold South Sea Pearl earrings



Casuarina Square Carnival Fashions on the Field competition

NT Fashion Stakes on the Rise

The Top End is renowned for its laid back, relaxed way of life but when it comes to fashion and racing fashion in particular, the stakes are high, the competition is fierce and the standard is striking.

Two thousand and fifteen will mark the introduction of the brand new ‘Casuarina Square Carnival Fashions on the Field’ competition which will bring fashion to the forefront on each of the eight Carnival race days for the first time.

The ultimate victor will win the opportunity to represent the Territory in the Melbourne Cup Carnival, earning automatic qualification into the preliminary finals of the Melbourne Cup Day Myer Fashions on the Field competition at Flemington as well as a VIP experience including hospitality, flights and accommodation.

The Darwin Turf Club is extremely excited to be working together with Casuarina Square and the Victorian Racing Club to ensure Top End racing fashion receives the recognition it so deserves,” said Darwin Turf Club Marketing & Sponsorship Manager Carly Archer.

“Darwin ladies have claimed victories during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival fashion contests for the last two years straight and now, with our brand new Casuarina Square Carnival Fashions on the Field competition, the opportunities to showcase our distinctive Top End style will only increase,” she said.

“The inaugural competition winner will make history as the first Northern Territory representative to earn automatic entry into the Top 40 of the Myer Fashions on the Field on Melbourne Cup Day.  Combined with the amazing travel and hospitality package it’s an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Previously, official Fashions on the Field contests were held only on Ladies Day and Darwin Cup Day, the new process brings the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival fashion programme in line with other major racing events across the country and provides the perfect platform for local retailers and designers to showcase just what the region has to offer.

Those interested in entering each round of the competition can do so on the race day however, entry is limited to Bridge Toyota Ladies Day Marquee guests on Day 3, Wednesday 25th July.

All winners through days One to Seven of the Carnival will not only win a prize pack including; $200 Casuarina Square vouchers and Darwin Cup Day tickets but will also automatically progress to the Final to be held on Darwin Cup Day, Monday 3rd August.

From there, the winners of the Pearl Galleria Fashions on the Field competition will join the previous seven hopefuls (wearing their precise winning outfits) in the ultimate fashion face-off where only one entrant will be crowned the inaugural Casuarina Square Carnival Fashions on the Field champion.

Fashion at the Races, The Races SA Greatest Fashion Compeition

Competition Info


Fashion at The Races is a statewide celebration of all that we love about The Races – city glamour, country style and regional pride.

15 finalists will be chosen from major race days across South Australia over the next 12 months to represent their region at the state final in May 2016, with fantastic prizes up for grabs.


The state final of Fashion at The Races will be held at Schweppes Oaks Day, Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday May 7 2016.

How to Reach the Final

Compete and win at one of the eligible 26 club Fashion at The Races heats during the 12 month period to make your way through to the finals and the chance to be one of 15 lucky finalists at Schweppes Oaks Day.

The great part is, if you do not win at one event, you can try your luck at another event. There's never been a better excuse to head to The Races!

Click here to view the Competition Structure

Full Terms and Conditions

Event Locations

From Adelaide to Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln and Murray Bridge; the whole State is covered in this great fashion promotion.

Click here to view the participating events.


14 finalists will receive the following package as part of qualifying for the final:

  • two nights accommodation at Oaks Plaza Pier Glenelg
  • hospitality for two people to attend the Fashion at The Races Final

The 15th finalist, chosen at a heat on Schweppes Oaks Day, will not receive the above prize package but will be eligible to compete in the Final and will recieve race day hospitality for 2 people.

Judging Criteria

Winners of Fashion on the Field events will be judged eligible for the Fashion at the Races final, according to a set criteria.

Click here to download the Judging Criteria


First prize

A luxury racing holiday to Asia worth $25,000 thanks to Ambassador Travel.

Runner-up prize

An extravagant shopping experience with BNKR including $2,000 to spend on clothes and a private styling session.

2015-2016 Season

Regional pride is at stake in Fashion at The Races with all 25 thoroughbred racing clubs across South Australia competing for bragging rights.

Winners from each final will be uploaded to this album following each event.

Click on each photo below to find out a bit more about our Finalists.

Fashion At the Races, South Australian Final

Have you got your ticket to the Fashion at The Races State Final on William Hill Derby Day yet?

Saturday May 9 is the big day at South Australian Jockey Club and Morphettville Racecourse!

The Fashion and Fillies Package is only place to be and includes: - entry into the racecourse
- two course luncheon and afternoon tea
- one premium beverage voucher
- fashion parades and entertainment
- and of course, the Fashion at The Races State Final!

Book your ticket now!

Fashions on the Field at Prime Ministers Cup at Gold Coast Turf Club

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