A Comprehensive Fashion Guide To This Year’s Winter Racing Carnival!

Hit the track!

By Guest Styler | 2nd May 2019

The Winter Racing Carnival is almost here, with this year set to be more exhilarating and heart racing than ever before. This year’s Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB will commence at Brisbane Racing Club from 11 May, held across both Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses, with exciting events to be held both on and off the track.

Even though we’re about to embark upon the cooler seasons, the weather in Brisbane is set to get even more beautiful, so the Winter Racing Carnival is the perfect time to make the most of our glorious Brisbane winter. This year will see five thrilling race days filled with fast paced horse racing, impeccable fashion, delicious food, and the very best live entertainment. As the leading metropolitan race club in Queensland, there’s no place quite like Brisbane Racing Club to experience the magic that is the Winter Racing Carnival. This year also brings an exciting new offering called Trackside Marina, where you can experience the races from the most luxurious French Riviera-inspired precinct, featuring a giant yacht anchored on the lawn!

Brisbane Racing Club’s 2019 ambassador, Sammie O’Brien, elegantly showcases the different trends set to be seen at this year’s carnival. From the vibrant and bold colours at TAB Doomben 10,000, to the feminine and floral tones at Treasury Brisbane Ladies’ Oaks Day, there’s a trend for everyone, and guests can even try their luck at Fashions On The Field.

We’ve popped our fashion inspiration below, curated by Expert Stylist Annabel Falco from Westfield Chermside. If you see something you like, head into the centre to complete your look!

TAB Doomben 10,000 Day | Saturday 11 May

Kick off the carnival with one of the world’s best weight-for-age races, as history is made with the Group 1 TAB Doomben 10,000.
Off the track, there’ll be chances to rub shoulders with a number of celebrities, as well as an exclusive performance from Aussie Icon Daryl Braithwaite.

Sheike Gemma Pant $129.95, Sheike Gemma Jacket $169.95, Felicity Boevink Red Fur Felt Fedora $420, Colette by Colette Hayman Trend Gold 9pk Multi Ring Set (worn throughout) $16.99, Mimco Bloom Drop Earrings $129, Tony Bianco Fayme Heel $189.95

It’s all about bold colours and unique combinations at TAB Doomben 10,000 Day. Make a statement in this purple and red ensemble.

Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day | Saturday 18 May

Be entertained by lively DJ sets and roving entertainers as you dine on seasonal food crafted by talented chefs. Spend your day mingling with ambassadors and dancing to live music, watching an unparalleled racing program along the Doomben straight.

Myer Sass & Bide Delirious Top $350, Myer Sass & Bide Delirious Skirt $490, Sass & Bide The New Order Belt $180, Colette by Colette Hayman Antique Gold Round Disc Headband $14.99, Jo Mercer Tate Boot $279.95

Show off your most fashion forward look at Doomben Cup Day. Our picks are a pop of animal print, bold belts and edgy boots.

KIRIN Stakes Day | Saturday 25 May

Head to Eagle Farm for a live DJ and saxophone duo for the ultimate party vibes. The feature Group 1 TAB Kingsford Smith Cup race is offering $700,000 in prize money, ensuring the ultimate pedigreed contest.

David Jones Bec + Bridge Caroline Long Sleeve Midi Dress $250, Mimco Eden Drop Earring $149, Mimco Eden Ring $129, Mimco Patina Headband $99.95, Forever New Lea Diamonte Pouch $49.95, Tony Bianco Harper Black Luna Heel $199.95

Touches of glitz and sparkle are key to Stakes Day fashion, with embellishments of all kinds encouraged. We love this dazzling long sleeve midi dress with a classic bedazzled pouch.

Treasury Brisbane Ladies’ Oaks Day | Saturday 1 June

One of the most renowned racedays on the Winter Carnival calendar will see tailored and timeless racewear flock to Doomben Racecourse. On the track, place your bets on the distinguished Group 1 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks.

Alice McCall Moon Talk Dress $495, Sheike Hayley Earrings $34.95, Colette by Colette Hayman Gold Floral Pearl Headband $12.99, Colette by Colette Hayman Gold Floral Metal Frame Headband $14.99, Meg Rafter Gold Hydrangea Headband $340, Sabo Skirt Golden Cage Bag $68, Tony Bianco Elia Boot $229.95

Go feminine and floral for Ladies Day with soft tones. A modest length dress is always a winner, as well as closed-toe shoes and a dainty clutch. Animal print is always a great way to spice up the look.

TAB Stradbroke Day | Saturday 8 June

Watch Queensland’s most distinguished race, the 1400m TAB Stradbroke Handicap. Finish your day with a show-stopping performance from Australian singer/songwriter, Guy Sebastian.

Sheike Lala Top $89.95, Sheike Lala Pleated Skirt $149.95, Sheike Pearl Belt $24.99, Martina McGrath Millinery Black Fur Felt Fedora $420 , Mimco Arbor Earrings $99.95, Jo Mercer Tate Boot $279.95

One of the most stylish days on the Winter Racing calendar calls for a strict uniform of black and white with a touch of red.

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