2019 Fashions on the Field Calendar2019-03-29T23:06:41+00:00

2019 Fashions on the Field Calendar

Fashions on the Field events tend to spring up on me unexpectedly. I’ll often find out about one less than a week before the event, sending me into a whirl of panic.

If you want to produce a winning outfit, you will want to give yourself a few weeks to prepare your outfit, especially if you are having your dress or hat custom made.

To help you plan out your 2019 race event schedule, I have listed all major Fashions on the Field events in the calendar below. The dates may change, some FOTF may be cancelled and some events are yet to be announced, so please check the exact date with your local racecourse.

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January 2019

Queensland:

  • Magic Millions Raceday, Harrolds Fashions on the Field (not the QLD state final this year), Gold Coast Turf Club, Saturday 12th January 2019.

South Australia:

  • Coonawarra Vigneron’s Cup, Penola Race Course, Thursday 17th January 2019.
  • Ceduna Cup, Ceduna Race Club, Saturday 19th January 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).

Western Australia:

  • WA Country Cups Great Southern Regional Heat, Albany Race Club, Sunday 6th January 2019.

Tasmania:

  • New Years Day Longford Cup, Tasmanian Turf Club, Tuesday 1st January 2019.
  • St Marys Pacing Cup, Tes Harness FOTF, St Marys Harness Racing Club, Tuesday 1st January 2019.
  • Burnie Cup, Tes Harness FOTF, Burnie Harness Racing Club, Sunday 6th January 2019.
  • Devenport Cup, Devenport Racecourse, Wednesday 9th January 2019.
  • Scottsdale Pacing Cup, Tes Harness FOTF, Scottsdale Harness Racing Club, Friday 11th January 2019.

New Zealand:

  • Centenary Race Meeting, Cambridge Raceway, Friday 11th January 2019.
  • Kumara Races, Kumara Race Club, Saturday 12th January 2019.
  • Nelson Harness Racing, Nelson Harness Racing Club, Sunday 13th January 2019.
  • Wellington Cup FOTF, Wellington Race Club, Saturday 19th January (Viva Prix de Fashion Qualifier) 2019.

February

Queensland:

  • Girls Day Out, Doomben Racecourse, Saturday 23rd February 2019.

New South Wales:

  • Condo Picnic Races, Condoblin Race Track, Saturday 23rd February 2019.

South Australia:

  • Strathalbyn Cup, Strathalbyn Racing Club, Sunday 3rd February 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Naracoorte Cup, Naracoorte Racing Club, Sunday 10th February 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Lock Cup, Lock Racecourse, Sunday 10th February 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Kangaroo Island Cup, Kangaroo Island Racecourse, Saturday 16th February 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).

Tasmania:

  • Hobart Cup, Tattersall’s Park, Sunday 10th February 2019.
  • Carrick Park Pacing Cup, Tes Harness FOTF, Carrick Park Racing Club, Saturday 16th February 2019.
  • TAB Launceston Cup, Tasmanian Turf Club, Wednesday 27th February 2019.

Victoria:

  • Blue Diamond Stakes, Caulfield Racecourse, Photo Comp, Saturday 23rd February 2019.

Western Australia:

  • WA Country Cups Peel Regional Heat, Pinjarra Race Club, Saturday 9th February 2019.

New Zealand:

  • Taranaki Cup Race Day, Taranaki Racing Club, Saturday 2nd February 2019.
  • Waitangi Day Races, Wairarapa Racing Club, Wednesday 6th February 2019.
  • Ladies Day FOTF, Waikato Racing Club, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Saturday 9th February 2019.
  • Touch of Teal FOTF, Hororata Trotting Club, Methven Raceway, Sunday 10th February 2019.
  • Matamata Breeders Stakes Day, Matamata Racing Club, Saturday 23rd February 2019.

March

Queensland:

  • Winton, North Gregory Turf Club, Saturday 30th March 2019.

ACT:

  • Black Opal Stakes Day, Thoroughbred Park, Sunday 10th March 2019.
  • Canberra Outlet Centre Charity Race Day, Thoroughbred Park, Saturday 23rd March 2019.

New South Wales:

  • Miracle Mile, Club Menangle, Saturday 2nd March 2019.
  • Goulburn Country Championships, Goulburn and District Racing Club, Saturday 2nd March 2019.
  • Ladies Day, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Saturday 16th March 2019.
  • Longines Golden Slipper Race Day, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Saturday 23rd March 2019.

South Australia:

  • Port Lincoln Cup, Port Lincoln Racing Club, Friday 1st March 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Penong Cup, Penong Racecourse, Saturday 9th March 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • TAB Adelaide Cup Day, Morphettville Racecourse, Monday 11th March 2019.
  • Kimba Cup, Ravendale Park Racecourse, Sunday 17th March 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Streaky Bay Cup, Streaky Bay Racecourse, Saturday 30th March 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Millicent Cup, Millicent Racing Club, Sunday 31st March 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).

Victoria:

  • Yarra Valley Cup Day, Yarra Valley Racecourse, Sunday 17th March 2019.
  • Mornington Cup, Mornington Racecourse, Photo Comp, Saturday 23rd March 2019.

Western Australia:

  • Bunbury Ladies Day, Bunbury Turf Club, Wednesday 6th March 2019 (WA Country Cups South West Regional Heat).

Tasmania:

  • Launceston Pacing Club, Tes Harness FOTF Final, date tba

New Zealand:

  • Oaks Night, Alexandra Park, Auckland Trotting Club, Friday 1st March 2019.
  • Vodafone Derby Day Auckland Cup, Ellerslie Racecourse, Saturday 2nd March 2019 (black and white theme).
  • Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day, Auckland Racing Club, Ellerslie, Saturday 9th March 2019 (Roaming judges will ‘spot’ best dressed).
  • Bayleys International Raceday, Tauranga Racing Club, Saturday 23rd March 2019.
  • Fashion in the Field, Awapuni Racing Centre, Saturday 30th March 2019.

April

New South Wales:

  • The Championships Day 1, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Saturday 6th April 2019 (black and white theme).
  • The Championships Day 2, Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Saturday 13th April 2019.

Queensland:

  • Audi Centre Toowoomba Weetwood, Clifford Park Racecourse, Saturday 6th April 2019.
  • Easter at Einasleigh, Einasleigh, Thursday 18th to 22nd April 2019.
  • Beaudesert Anzac Day Races, Beaudesert Race Club, Thursday 25th April 2019.

Western Australia:

  • Amelia Park Karrakatta Plate Day, Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 6th April 2019.

South Australia:

  • Oakbank Easter Races, Oakbank Racing Club, Saturday 20th April 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Clare Easter Races, Clare Valley Racecourse, Saturday 20th April 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Penola Cup, Penola Racecourse, Sunday 21st April 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).

May

Queensland:

  • Mt Garnet Races, Mt Garnet Turf Club, Friday 3rd May 2019.
  • James Boags Doomben 10,000 Race Day, Doomben Racecourse, Saturday 11th May 2019.
  • Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup, Doomben Racecourse, Saturday 18th May 2019.
  • Ladies Oaks Day, Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Friday 31st May 2019.

New South Wales:

  • Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, Murrumbidgee Turf Club, Friday 3rd May 2019.

South Australia:

  • Oaks Day at Morphettville, Morphettville Racecourse, Saturday 4th May 2019.
  • Pink Ladies Day, Port Augusta Race Club, Sunday 5th May 2019.
  • Publicans Race Day, Balaklava Racing Club, Wednesday 8th May 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Mount Gambier Gold Cup, Mount Gambier Racing Club, Friday 10th May 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Goodwood Day, Morphettville Racecourse, Saturday 18th May 2019.
  • Hawker Cup, Hawker Race Club, Saturday 25th May 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).

Victoria:

  • Warrnambool Cup 3 day Carnival, Warrnambool Racing Club, Tuesday 30th April to 2nd May 2019.
  • Casterton Cup, Casterton Race Club, Sunday 19th May 2019.

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June

Queensland:

  • Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks Day, Doomben Racecourse, Saturday 1st June 2019.
  • Ubet Stradbroke Day, Doomben Racecourse, Saturday 8th June 2019 (black and white with a touch of red theme).
  • Ipswich Cup, Ipswich Turf Club, Saturday 15th June 2019.
  • Beaudesert Cup, Beaudesert Race Club, Saturday 22nd June 2019.
  • Tattersall’s Club Tiara Raceday, Doomben Racecourse, Saturday 22nd June 2019.
  • Laura Races, Laura Race Track, Saturday 29th June 2019.
  • Alpha Races, Central QLD Fordham Park Racecourse, Saturday 29th June 2019.
  • Caloundra Cup, Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Saturday 29th June 2019.

South Australia:

  • Whyalla Cup, Augusta Race Club, date tba.
  • Farmers and Graziers Squatters Cup, Augusta Race Club, Sunday 23rd June 2019.

Western Australia:

  • WA Country Cups Carnarvon Ladies Day, Carnarvon Race Club, Saturday 8th June 2019.

Northern Territory:

  • Adelaide River Races, Adelaide Creek Racecourse, Saturday 1st June 2019.

July

Queensland:

  • OUT at the Races Day, Doomben Racecourse, date tba.

South Australia:

  • City of Port Augusta Cup, Port Augusta Racing Club, Sunday 7th July 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Port Augusta RFDS Race Day, Port Augusta Race Club, Sunday 21st July 2019.

Western Australia:

  • WA Country Cups Port Headland Ladies Day, Port Headland Turf Club, Sunday 21st July 2019.

Northern Territory:

  • Bridge Toyota Ladies Day, Darwin Turf Club, Wednesday 17th July 2019.
  • Ladbrokes NT Derby Day, Darwin Turf Club, Saturday 20th July 2019 (black and white theme).

August

Northern Territory:

  • bet 365 Palmerston Sprint Day, Darwin Turf Club, Saturday 3rd August 2019.
  • Darwin Cup Day, Darwin Turf Club, Monday 5th August 2019.

Western Australia:

  • WA Country Cups Broome Ladies Day, Broome Turf Club, Tuesday 13th August 2019.

Queensland:

  • Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Day 1, Cannon Park Racecourse, Saturday 3rd August 2019.
  • Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Day 2, Cannon Park Racecourse, Saturday 10th August 2019.
  • EKKA FOTF, RNA Showgrounds Brisbane, Monday 12th August 2019.
  • Mekka Race Day, Doomben Racecourse, Wednesday 14th of August 2019.
  • Mackay Beach Horse Races, “Fashions on the Sand”, 2018 event was cancelled, tba if it will run in 2019.

South Australia:

  • Roxby Downs Cup, Roxby Racing Club, 3rd August 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).
  • Quorn Cup, Quorn Jockey Club, Saturday 24th August 2019 (Fashion at the Races qualifying event).

September

Queensland:

  • Cairns Amateurs Ladies Day, Cannon Park Racecourse, Friday 13th September 2019.
  • Cairns Amateur Cup Day, Cannon Park Racecourse, Saturday 14th September 2019.

October

ACT:

  • Student’s Race Day, Thoroughbred Racecourse, date tba.

New South Wales:

  • Moet and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Saturday 12th October 2019.
  • NSW Myer FOTF State Final, Location tba, date tba.

Western Australia:

  • WA Country Cups Hannan’s Handicap Ladies Day, Kalgoorlie Boulder Race Course, Wednesday 2nd October 2019.
  • WA Country Cups Northam Ladies Day, Northam Race Club, Sunday 6th October 2019.
  • WA Country Cups Geraldton Ladies Day, Geraldton Turf Club, Sunday 13th October 2019.
  • WA Myer FOTF State Final, Crown Perth Opening Day, Ascot Racecourse (tbc), date tba.

Victoria:

  • Procal Dairies Gunbower Gold Cup, Gunbower Racing Club, date tba.
  • QLS Logistics Murtoa Cup, Murtoa Marma Racing Club, date tba.
  • Patties Foods Bairnsdale Cup, Bairnsdale Racing Club, Sunday 6th October 2019.
  • Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day, Caulfield Racecourse, Saturday 12th October 2019.
  • Ladbrokes Manangatang Cup, Manangatang Racing Club, Saturday 12th October 2019.
  • Nextra Moe Cup Day, Moe Racing Club, date tba.
  • Avoca Cup, Avoca Shire Turf Club, Saturday 19th October 2019.
  • Stella Artois Caulfield Cup Day, Caulfield Racecourse, Saturday 19th October 2019.
  • Godolphin Seymour Cup, Godolphin Race Course, Sunday 20th October 2019.
  • Bet365 Geelong Cup, Geelong Racing Club, Wednesday 23rd October 2019.
  • Run For the roses cox Plate Day, Alexandra Racing club, date tba.
  • Weir’s Supa IGA St Arnaud Cup, st Arnaud Turf Club, date tba.
  • Ladbrokes Sale Cup Day, Sale Turf Club, Sunday 27th October 2019.
  • Jayco Bendigo Cup, Bendigo Jockey Club, Wednesday 30th October 2019.

Queensland:

  • Mackay NQ Derby Day, Mackay Turf Club, date tba.
  • Emerald 100, Emerald Jockey Club, date tba.
  • QLD Myer FOTF State Final, St. Rita’s College Caulfield Cup Day, Doomben Racecourse (tbc), date tba.
  • St Peter’s Caulfield Cup, Rockhampton Jockey Club, date tba.
  • Cox Plate, Gladstone Turf Club, Saturday 26th October 2019.
  • Suez Raceday on Cox Plate Day, Doomben Racecourse, date tba.

South Australia:

  • SA Myer FOTF State Final, Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Gold Cup, Murray Bridge Racecourse (tbc), date tba.

Tasmania:

  • TAS Myer FOTF State Final, THA Caulfield Cup Day, Elwick Racecourse Hobart (tbc), date tba.

November

All States:

  • Melbourne Cup Day, main event is at Flemington Racecouse but most racing clubs nationwide will hold their own FOTF event, Tuesday 5th November 2019.

Victoria:

  • Bet 365 Mortlake Cup Day, Mortlake Racing Club, date tba.
  • Elders Mt Wycheproof Cup, Mt Wycheproof & District Racing Club, date tba.
  • Ladies Day @ Traralgon, Latrobe Valley Racing Club, Saturday 2nd November 2019.
  • Derby Day, Flemington Racecourse, Saturday 2nd November 2019 (black and white theme).
  • Melbourne Cup Day, Flemington Racecourse, Tuesday 5th November 2019.
  • Oaks Day, Flemington Racecourse, Thursday 7th November 2019.
  • Yarra Valley Oaks Day, Yarra Valley Racecourse, date tba.
  • Ballarat Cup, Ballarat Racecourse, Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Queensland:

  • Derby Day (tbc), Beaudesert Race Club, Saturday 2nd November 2019 (black and white theme).
  • Padua College Raceday on Derby Day (tbc), Doomben Racecourse, Saturday 2nd November 2019.

Western Australia:

  • WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field Final, Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 30th November 2019.

December

New South Wales:

  • Boxing Day Races, Sapphire Coast Turf Club, Thursday 26th December 2019.

Tasmania:

  • Hobart Pacing Cup, Tes Harness FOTF, The Hobart Racecourse, date tba.

New Zealand:

  • Skycity Hamilton Waikato Cup, Te Rapa Waikato Racing Club, date tba.
  • Boxing Day Races, Ellerslie Auckland Racing Club, Thursday 26th December 2019.

Victoria:

  • Early Christmas Races, Yarra Valley Racecourse, date tba.

Did I miss any?

If you know of a race event that I haven’t captured, please let me know in the comments below or send me an email (milano@milanoimai.com) and I will add it to the list.

 

Some Advice for the FOTF Beginner

If you are just starting out in Fashions on the Field, I suggest you identify two events from the list above that are happening in your local area and pencil the dates into your calendar.

For your first event, I would plan on attending the race day without entering FOTF just to observe and get comfortable with the atmosphere and setting.

You’ll learn a lot about track etiquette, how other entrants dress, how they carry themselves on stage, what the judges talk about as well as latest trends.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy the experience and be excited to give it a go and enter FOTF at your second race event of the year.

The Events that I Attend

I live on the Gold Coast in Queensland so I usually attend events at the Gold Coast Turf Club and Doomben Racecourse.

I also fly down to Melbourne every year for the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. If you’ve never attended, I would definitely try and make it at some point as the atmosphere is amazing and the fashions will blow you away.

Let me know if you’re planning on attending any of these racecourses this year as I’d love to meet up 🙂 And let me know if I missed an event in the comments below.

 

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