Strutting their stuff at the races
THE appearance of country music legend James Blundell as co-host of Fashions on the Field was an added attraction of the 117th Warwick Picnic Race Club meeting on Saturday.
Club secretary Helen Lewis said Mr Blundell flew in from Melbourne on the morning of the races and presented the prizes.
“He was joint host of Fashions on the Field, with race club member Melissa McDowall,” Mrs Lewis said.
“It is great James has returned home to live at Stanthorpe.
“It would be nice to have him part of the Picnic Races each year. It adds a nice flavour to the day to have a local celebrity in attendance.
“He was approached by many fans for autographs.”
Local residents invited visitors from all over Queensland to experience the race day action, hospitality, fantastic fashion and fun.
More than 300 tickets were sold for the marquee section, with large groups coming to visit from the coast and Brisbane.
Karen Nathan, the new Scots PGC nurse who is formerly from the Gold Coast, said she was loving Warwick and invited her friends to come and see what the Rose City had to offer.
“It’s a great town,” she said.
“We have a little property just out of town and are really enjoying the tree change.”
With the race meeting featuring the best in winter fashion, the judges would have struggled to select winners for the coveted Fashions on the Field competition.
Vintage style was a popular choice and little black dresses were glammed up with flashes of vibrant colour.
Sophie Curtis, who was stunning in her Veronika Maine dress, Cue belt and Myers headpiece, walked away with the title.
The Millmerran Showgirl said she had never entered or won anything of the sort and was honoured by the accolade.
“It’s been a wonderful day,” she said.
The best dressed couple was Seth Jameson and Jacqueline Henricks from Warwick.
Despite a cool breeze, race-goers made the most of the fine weather.