Debbie Neal from Classic Dimensions shows off some of the great hats.
Debbie Neal from Classic Dimensions shows off some of the great hats.

Autumn fashions weekend winners

FANCY hats, colourful scarves and don’t forget a classic jacket as the autumn weather is upon us for the annual picnic races.

Classic Dimensions owner Robyn Fraser said with the way the weather was looking for the weekend a jacket was going to be an essential item for any outfit.

“A lot of people have chosen the shorter skirts with the boots look,” Mrs Fraser said. “Scarfs are very popular in this weather and we have a great range of scarfs varying from cottons to wool.”

Felt cloche-style 40s hats are big hit this racing season and would be a great addition to any outfit for the weekend racing festivities.

According to Mrs Fraser the colour of the season is grey, which is very practical as it can be teamed with a splash of red or pink and pashminas are ideal for the current autumn weather.

Warwick Picnic Race Club (WPRC) secretary and treasurer Andrew Williams said they were expecting a good crowd for the event with about 400 people expected to get dolled up for the day.

“There will be plenty of colour and flair with the fashions as the ladies get dressed up for a great day of country racing,” Mr Williams said.

In 2010 a tradition, which has run for 116 years, the picnic races will hold five exciting races, broadcasted races and TAB for the public.

There has been overwhelming support with plenty of groups participating in the function with the largest group of 40 attending from Brisbane to enjoy a day of country racing.

Members can bring their own picnic baskets and drinks to set up their blankets on the grass and enjoy another great day of racing in the autumn sunshine.

There will be a calcutta, fashions on the field, an afternoon sausage sizzle and entertainment by local talents from the band NAW.

“Have a few bets and a few champagnes and a great day,” Mr Williams said.

The gates are open for race fans who just want to have a normal day of racing fun the public area is opened for $15 entry.

Race details

Where: Allman Park Racecourse, Victoria Street.

When: Saturday.

Cost: $15 for public gate entry, gates open at noon.



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