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Competition at this year’s Myer Fashions on the Field national competition is shaping up to be more stylish  than ever, as the the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) announces the state finalists for the 2018 competition.

Earlier this month Elis Crewes took out the New South Wales title wearing a stunning yellow Acler skirt and top, Tony Bianco shoes and matching bag and headpiece by Zorza Goodman Millinery.

The competition then moved to South Australia, where Kimmi Varcoe claimed victory at Murray Bridge Racecourse wearing a blue Lela Rose dress adorned with speciality pleats designed by Di McLaughlin, Helen Mary Millinery, Senso shoes and a Saint Laurent bag.

A short jump across the Bass Strait saw Tasmanian state winner Shih (Cynthia) Ting Hawkins succeed at Elwick Racecourse wearing a vintage black and gold dress, Glamour shoes and self-made gold millinery coupled with accessories by Jag and Colette Hayman.

Kate Reynolds claimed victory at Ascot Racecourse in Western Australia. She wore a pale pink dress by Roksanda, Jennifer Chamandi shoes, Chloe accessories and self-made millinery.

And the final state competition was held in Queensland where Carle Rutledge succeeded at Doomben Racecourse wearing a Roksanda dress, MNG shoes, self-made millinery, Mimco jewellery and a handbag from Bag Queen.

VRC Executive General Manager Customer Engagement Caroline Ralphsmith said that the Club was excited to see such a competitive field of state winners in the first year of the new digital competition.

“Myer Fashions on the Field is the pinnacle of spring racing fashion, and we’re delighted to see such a competitive field in this year’s Myer Fashions on the Field national competition,” Ms Ralpshmith said. “I admire the time and effort that these women, and indeed all contestants in the Myer Fashions on the Field state competitions, have put into creating beautiful ensembles to showcase over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.”

These well-dressed women will compete in the prestigious Myer Fashions on the Field national competition alongside the yet-to-be-crowned Victorian state finalist on Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 8th November, in The Park, Flemington Racecourse.

Contestants in this year’s Myer Fashions on the Field women’s racewear national competition will battle it out for over $118,000 worth of prizes, in a bumper year for the competition.

The national winner will take home the all-new Lexus UX valued at $53,000, a Girard Perregaux Cat’s Eye Watch valued at $49,500 from Kennedy, a $6,000 Myer Voucher, a TCL TV package valued at $3,105 and $2,000 in Antler luggage.

The second placegetter will receive a $2,000 Myer voucher and $1,000 in Antler luggage.

The third placegetter will walk away with a $1,000 Myer voucher and $500 in Antler luggage.

Victorian racegoers are encouraged to pre-register online for this year’s competition now at

Located in The Park, Flemington’s food, fashion and entertainment precinct, Myer Fashions on the Field remains Australia’s largest and most prestigious racewear event, and is regarded as the pinnacle of spring fashions.

Follow #MyerFOTF on social media for all the colour and excitement of Myer Fashions on the Field.


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