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Hawkesbury Fashion Stable Ready For Stylish Racegoers

Hawkesbury’s XXXX Gold Stand Alone Saturday meeting on April 29 will reach new heights this year with the launch of the Hawkesbury Fashion Stable - a dedicated marquee on the front lawn featuring the Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes competition encompassing a free photoshoot experience, the Skin Fitness Beauty Bar, Mumm Pop Up Champagne Bar and live music.

In a first for New South Wales’ major provincial race day, the free digital fashion experience is designed to encourage racegoers to embrace fashion, fun and frivolity while learning how to work the camera in the Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes, which replaces the traditional Fashions on the Field format.

With a free lipstick giveaway for every Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes contestant, racegoers simply have a photo taken, select their best shot which automatically gets sent to their smartphone and uploaded to the Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes photo gallery for judging.

Commencing at 11.30am and running until 3pm, seasoned racewear judges led by Linda Fenech of Skin Fitness, Cathy McEvoy, wife of champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy and sister of Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne and Christine Bowman, wife of Winx’s famous jockey Hugh Bowman will select winners and present prizes for the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Dressed Group’ (2-8 persons) categories.

Judges will be looking for originality of style, attention to detail including headwear, overall presentation, attitude, flair and adaptation of fashion trends.

Hawkesbury Race Club CEO, Greg Rudolph believes innovation, change and offering customers a new digital experience which includes the introduction of free wifi on course, is crucial to keep audiences engaged.

“It’s an exciting time ahead because we’re looking to offer patrons something above the ordinary, and the Hawkesbury Fashion Stable, which welcomes those who have an appreciation for fashion, fun and a colourful atmosphere is a great example of this.

“The Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes, Skin Fitness Bar and the Mumm Pop Up Champagne Bar makes it one of the places to be at the track this year, with the chance to win a fantastic prize of a three night Melbourne Cup trip courtesy of Ambassador Travel.”

Operating at the Hawkesbury Fashion Stable will be the Skin Fitness Beauty Bar featuring free hair and make-up pampers, while the Mumm Pop Up Champagne Bar offers a splash of French fun and sophistication.

Gates open at 10.30am and general admission on the day is $20.

Click here for information on hospitality, events and travel to Hawkesbury Racecourse.

Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes Rules • Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes entrants must be 18 years and over; • Contestants may enter the Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes up to two times (for example once for the Ladies category and once for the Group category). • Best Dressed Group category welcomes both men and women • Racegoers are welcome to have their free photo taken without formally entering the Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes


Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes Best Dressed Lady Winner (TOTAL VALUE $7,830)

2017 Ambassador Travel Melbourne Cup Carnival Tour** Value $5500 Skin Fitness Beauty Pack

Value $1000 Hat designed by Carol Maher of Sydney Millinery Company Value $350 Ladies Citizen Watch

Value $300 Clarendon Tavern/Hotrok Bar & Grill Voucher

Value $200 McGrath’s Hill Florist Flower Bouquet

Value $150 Bottle of Mumm Champagne for runner up

Value $80 Skin Fitness Beauty Pack for runner up

Value $250

Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes Best Dressed Group (2-8 persons) Winners (TOTAL VALUE $4,530)

Ladies Day at Hawkesbury Hospitality Package for 8 Value $1650.00 Skin Fitness Individual Beauty Packs

Value $1500 Ladies and Men’s Citizen Watch Pack

Value $600 Clarendon Tavern/Hotrok Bar & Grill Voucher

Value $200 McGrath’s Hill Florist Flower Bouquet

Value $150 Yalumba Wine Gift Set (x2)

Value $100 Bottle of Mumm Champagne for runner up

Value $80 Skin Fitness Beauty Pack for runner up

Value $250

**The 2017 Ambassador Travel Melbourne Cup Carnival Tour itinerary Includes: • 3 nights/4 days Melbourne Cup Tour for 2 people from Sunday 5 November until Wednesday 8 November • Return economy class airfares with Qantas from Sydney to Melbourne (incl. all taxes, return airport, hotel and event transfers) • Twin share accommodation at the Oaks on Market Hotel with breakfast • Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino • Melbourne Cup Day admission, racebook & reserved seating in Lawn Stand • Tour guide and assistance

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