FASHION IN THE FIELD – Waitangi Day races February 2020

Fashion and a day at the races go hand and hand. We’d love to see you showcase your style at the glamorous Fashion in the Field competition to be held on the 6th of February 2020. Find out more about this not to be missed fashion event below.


Classic Lady of the Carnival

The epitome of race day fashion. Women’s classic racewear creates a true sense of occasion and highlights the more traditional aspects of fashion in Racing. This category must adhere to the traditional racing rules:

  • Hat must be worn
  • Dress/skirt to the knee or below
  • Jacket /or slightly covered shoulders.

Best Dressed Man of the Carnival

This category is a chance for our dapper Gents to get gussied up. They should consider all aspects of their ensemble and complete their look with accessories such as hats, gloves and canes.

  • The must-haves are a Jacket, pant and tie/bow tie
  • Hat is desirable however not essential

Contemporary Lady of the Carnival

Avant-garde and cocktail-style dresses or an outfit that pushes the boundaries of traditional will be required for this show-stopping category. Eye-catching, creative and utterly fashionable – the look will be standout.

  • Hat or fascinator must to worn by chosen winner
  • Fun & flair are great for this category
  • Still remaining traditional to racing
  • Dresses/skirts can be above the knee.

Fillys and Colts

Aged 16 – 22. This section to is encourage our younger guests to express their style and originality.

  • Open to male and female
  • Upcycled vintage attire
  • Hand made and designed
  • Must be appropriate to race day fashion rules.


Fashion in the Field registrations will open later in the year. Keep an eye on our social media pages for an announcement.