TOP FASHION: Gympie’s Kate Carmichal has enjoyed success with Fashions of the Field this year.
TOP FASHION: Gympie’s Kate Carmichal has enjoyed success with Fashions of the Field this year. Contributed

Ladies to frock up for races

GYMPIE women keen on dressing to impress have the perfect opportunity this weekend during The Gympie Times Champagne and Roses Race Day.

Following on from the highly successful Gympie RSL Cup, Gympie Turf Club president Spencer Slatter is looking forward to a top day trackside.

“It’s one of our most popular days on the racing calendar,” he said.

“In the past Gympie ladies have really got on board to support the day and we hope to see that again this weekend.”

There is no admission fee for ladies passing through the gates and for added sparkle, a glass of champagne and a rose for the first 300 will sweeten the deal.

Fashions of the Field has been an immensely popular aspect of the races this year and Slatter is again hoping Gympie women put their best fashion foot forward.

“I really encourage the ladies to get dressed up and compete in Fashions of the Field,” he said.

“We have a big giveaway in November and the winners from each race meet have been going into the draw to win some great prizes.”

Stepping away from the fashion and glamour, the racing itself promises to keep the most discerning of punters on the edge of their seats.

Nominations were due to close yesterday and Slatter said some quality starters were lining up for a share of the prize money on offer.

“We have good support from local trainers once again,” he said.

A boost to the prize money on offer for regional races has seen the calibre of horses contesting events in Gympie reach new heights.

Be sure to see Saturday’s edition of The Gympie Times for a detailed race preview, including form guide and race fields.

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