Carnarvon race club celebrates 140 years as Ladies Day draws a big crowd

Jake Santa MariaMidwest Times
Patrons enjoyed the festivities as much as the racing.
Camera IconPatrons enjoyed the festivities as much as the racing. Credit: Colin Sherman/Western Racepix

Racing and fashion always go hand-in-hand but if anyone needed any more excuses to wear their best, Carnarvon Ladies Day provided the perfect opportunity for fashionistas to enjoy a day out on Saturday.

It was the 140-year celebration of the club with a big crowd for the Carnarvon Race Club’s first marquee event of the season.

On the track Graeme Hammarquist had a day to remember with his $31 outsider The Crown Prince claiming the Ladies Day Bracelet with a stunning run in race six.

But there was just as much fun off the track with plenty taking the opportunity to show off their style in the Fashions on the Field event.

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It was red versus blue as Rebekah Skender’s all-red piece claiming the Fashions on the Field honours with Meg An’s blue suit claiming the runner-up honours.

Best dressed local honours went to Skyla Brown in a new category added for this race.

Elsewhere, patrons enjoyed a fine-dining experience with Homestead Hampers providing a five-course luncheon menu with State MP Merome Beard also taking time from her busy schedule to enjoy the day.

Patrons danced the night away with live music carrying on well into the night. The next feature event is at the historic Junction Race Club on August 26.

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