2017 Ladies Day Review
Another superbly successful Ladies Day!
Blessed by a picture perfect day on track, the 2017 Lander Toyota Ladies Day heralded a star-studded line up of racing, fashions and festivities!
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SKIN FITNESS FASHIONS ON THE FIELD COMPETITION
A remarkable line up of ladies, and as a first in 2017, gentleman too; were a highlight of the day with over 70 entrants taking to the stage for judging in the Fashions on the Field competition!
The best dressed male, Neil Carpenter from Enmore, was a standout from his arrival in a navy windowpane three-piece with splashes of red, Melbourne Cup pin and panama hat complimenting a polished race day suit.
In the classic category, Tanya Lazarou, a seasoned Fashions on the Field competitor from Chatswood, was chosen as the best dressed from a strong field of 45 contestants.
Lazarou had been awarded the first runner up prize at the coveted Myer Fashions on the Field at Flemington for Derby Day just a week prior.
Runner up to Lazarou was Kurrajong's Stacey Roberts, who donned a stunning mixture of black lace with pink florals to accentuate the trends of spring with a timeless fitted dress.
In third, Alex Wilson chose a stunning white dress with ruffled hem, matched with pearls, wide brim hat, cat eye sunglasses and red lips to top off a sophisticated look.
For the contemporary, where over 70 women vied for the title, Vineyard's Kate Lynch was selected for her unique navy and white piece made by her mother, Julie Lynch.
Julie Lynch handmade her daughter's fascinator, a rich navy swirl with pink floral embellishment, and was also responsible for creating the winner of the Carol Maher Millinery Award, worn by family friend Susan Tricker.
Second to Kate Lynch was this year's Stand Alone "best dressed group" winner Ursula Doolan from Wilberforce in a fabulous yellow and lace piece, with third awarded to Leanne Galea of Windsor Downs, for her well matched black polka dot dress with "blue-lips"clutch!
Three local trainers ensured Godolphin’s James Cummings didn’t take all the spoils on Ladies Day!
Whilst Cummings clinched a treble (including the $150,000 feature event) – and for good measure also the final event at Flemington on Oaks day – Scott Singleton, Brad Widdup and Mitch Newman proudly flew the flag for the locals.
Singleton bagged a double – the first leg with a favorite and the other with a roughie – and Widdup and Newman each chipped in with a victory.
Singleton scored with Concessions ($2 favorite) and Poet’s Advocate ($26), Widdup with second favorite Junglized ($2.40) and Newman with $17 chance Final Impulse.
Cummings’ victory with Duca Valentinois in the Listed Lander Toyota Ladies Day Cup (1400m) followed earlier wins with Seine Net ($1.26 favorite) and Beijing Board ($9).
Jason Collett claimed another feature Hawkesbury success this year with a superb ride on the import, giving him time to settle and then bringing him from last approaching the home turn to burst between runners in the centre of the track.
Collett partnered Fabrizio when he won the $200,000 Group 3 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) in April.
Duca Valentinois ($5.50) powered home to beat $3.50 favorite Passage of Time and local mare Unequivocal ($31), who was slow to begin.
Unequivocal was placed in the race for the second year in a row, having been runner-up to stablemate Famous Seamus (now retired) last year.