A sophisticated and exciting fashion event boasting 5 fabulous categories plus the Supreme Overall Winner sponsored by The Plaza.

Come along for an afternoon of excitement with your girls and enjoy some VIP treatment with tickets for only $20 per person! Relax with some bubbles and a trio of desserts on arrival before kicking back to watch the latest looks hit the catwalk whilst enjoying the live music.



Pené Classic Lady

The Classic Lady is all about elegance and sophistication. Whether your look is modern or classic, it should embrace traditional ladies race wear. Entrants should be looking towards “lady like” attire - appropriate hem lengths with bare skin kept to a minimum. A well-coordinated outfit, attention to detail and accessories should complete a great overall look. Millinery is a must.

Aberdeen on Broadway Best Dressed Man

This category is open to sophisticated and well-groomed gentlemen 18 years and over. Whether you embrace the traditional suit and tie or put your own modern twist on men’s race wear, your ensemble should be well put together, thoughtful and show off your “mojo”. Attention to detail is key from shoes to tie to wristwatch. Hat wear is optional.

Girls Go Glam Contemporary Lady

Embracing the more relaxed style of race wear to be found on track, this category looks more towards cocktail styled outfits and are typically accessorised with a fascinator. Think whether it’s the classic little black dress or feminine floral frocks. Shorter hems and millinery are optional.

The Hair Company Maiden of the Festival

Let us see your take on this seasons trends styled for the races. This fabulous category is open to anyone new to Fashion in the Field who thinks they have what it takes to show off your incredible style and wow our fashion judges.

Anél Heyman Millinery Most Outstanding Headwear

This award will be presented to the most stunning millinery creation and will be chosen from all categories. Every beautiful ensemble deserves to be finished with a gorgeous hat or fascinator so this award will be presented to those that have that special something

The Plaza Overall Supreme Winner

All Category Winners in The Fashion in the Field event are announced and the Finalists will parade on the catwalk for judging by the judging panel. The presentation will take place on the catwalk in front the Public Stand Grand Final award.



Sophisticated, elegant and appropriate to the occasion. Race wear sits in its own distinct category – and most importantly it is daywear. Race wear is sometimes confused with evening wear, with women from time to time dressing more appropriately for a night out than a day at the races.

A hat, fascinator and accessories are essential components and the outfit must be appropriate for the Courtesy Ford Sire's Produce Stakes Day, the category and the individual. 


Polish and poise definitely come into the equation. This includes grooming, grace and deportment. 


Originality and uniqueness are important, along with understanding and interpreting current fashion trends. Certainly not all fashion trends can be translated into style-worthy race wear, but outfits that reflect suitable aspects of the seasons latest styles and colour will give a modern edge. But remember, style is what suits you and don’t be afraid to dress with attitude and flair! 


It is essential that the utmost consideration is given to the complete co-ordination of the outfit. This includes jewellery, hat, shoes, hosiery, bag and make-up – complete styling from head  to toe. 


It’s the little things that count – ensure that stocking seams are matched, heels are not chipped and hair is in place. 


Please note that all entrants must be over 18 years of age to enter.  Entrants will be excluded from participation if behavior or attire is deemed unsuitable. Participants can only enter into one category. 


Fill in the on-line entry below or limited entries will be taken on the day between 10.30 am and 12 noon 


For assistance or for more information contact
Ph: 06 356 4940

PO Box 52, Palmerston North 4412

On-line entry form

First name*
Last name*
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Summary of your entry. Please provide as much information as possible regarding your ensemble.Your summary will be read to the judges during your parade.*
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