FIELD FASHION: Tina Macdonald and Helen Lewis practise for Fashions in the Field as they strut their stuff down the stairs used for the event.
FIELD FASHION: Tina Macdonald and Helen Lewis practise for Fashions in the Field as they strut their stuff down the stairs used for the event. Linden Morris

Fashion proves fair bet

FASHION will be the ultimate statement this weekend as females and fillies frolic around the field in the latest season and race fashions.

That is right - the Warwick Picnic Races will be back at Allman Park this weekend for its 118th meeting.

Warwick Picnic Race Club president Helen Lewis said it was shaping up to be a great day.

"We have a bit of a different layout this year," Mrs Lewis said.

"There will be silent auctions, which are a new thing, in the marquee area, there will be the old favourite Fashions on the Field and the calcutta.

"We will also have a band and a gourmet sausage sizzle in the marquee area at night.

"It will be a really good day and hopefully the weather will be good too."

Mrs Lewis said following the success of previous years organisers were confident Saturday would produce a similar result.

"The day has changed somewhat from its original format but in the past we usually have 400-500 people and up to 700 one year," she said.

"This year we estimate we will get about 400 people.

"We encourage people to pack a picnic and bring a table and chairs and enjoy a picnic lunch.

"People have gone all out in the past with candelabras and white linen and I even saw a group with a glazed leg of ham one year."

Committee member Tina Macdonald said the races are popular with people in and out of town.

"It is one of the most dressed-up race days, along with the Warwick Cup," Mrs Macdonald said.

"It is because people come from such a long way."

Organisers have already planned in the event of rain.

"It will be a phantom race meet - if the horses don't race everything else will still go ahead," Mrs Lewis said.

 

Warwick Picnic Races

When: Saturday, 12pm.

Where: Allman Park, Victoria St, Warwick

Cost: General admission only via Turf Club entrance - $15, Marquee area with entertainment and events - $45.

We encourage people to pack a picnic and bring a table and chairs...



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