WHAT TO WEAR

Fine fashion is synonymous with horse racing and there’s no better place to show off your style than Australia’s richest race day. The TAB Everest is a time to embrace the best of spring; think florals, lace and colours. Embrace them all! Or, you know, just the ones that resonate with your personal style.

For the ladies, highlighter inspired neon colours are having a moment, and these vibrant shades sure know how to make an entrance. But if you’re more subtle with your approach to dressing, you could always opt for a neon accessory instead. Puffed sleeves are popular now, but according to the runways, it’ll be back and better than ever come spring. For a final touch to your ensemble try a square-toe style heel, a padded headband, or a pair of hoop earrings!

For the gentlemen, vertical stripes are timeless, but they’re especially in style for men this spring. Try a bold stripe shirt or a pinstripe suit. Pastel shades are always a great, spring-appropriate option for adding a touch of colour to your ensemble. And this year pastel pink is the colour you should be opting for.

General Admission Dress Code

The Australian Turf Club maintains a minimum dress code for general admission entry to Royal Randwick. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any patrons that do not meet these standards.

Ladies and gents are required to be neatly dressed and groomed, with shoes and a shirt to be worn at all times.

Not acceptable:

  • Fancy dress costumes
  • Tattered clothing or shoes
  • Thongs or barefoot
  • Offensive attire (inappropriate language or imagery)

 

Member’s Dress Regulations

LADIES

(including children 14 years and over)

Ladies are required to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the dignity and tradition of the member’s reserve.

Not acceptable:

  • Any form of the following footwear: joggers, sports shoes, track shoes, runners, thongs, dilapidated footwear, scuffs, gumboots or slippers
  • Jeans/denim, jodhpurs, shorts, untailored pants or jumpsuits
  • Torn or ripped clothes
  • Garments which show midriff
  • Leggings worn as pants
  • Parkas, duffle coats, windbreakers, tracksuit tops, denim jackets or anoraks

GENTLEMEN

(including children 14 years and over)

Gentlemen are required to wear tailored pants, dress shoes, a collared shirt and tie and a jacket, sports coat or blazer. During Daylight Savings, jackets are optional within the Members Reserve. (Chairman’s Club requires a jacket at all times)

Not acceptable:

  • Any form of the following footwear; joggers, sports shoes, track shoes, runners, sandals, thongs, dilapidated footwear, scruffs, gumboots or slippers
  • Shoes without socks
  • jeans/denim, jodphurs, shorts, cinos or untailored slacks
  • Torn or ripped clothing
  • Open neck shirts or shirts with no collar
  • Parkas, duffle coats, windbreakers, tracksuit tops, denim jackets, anoraks, leather bomber jackets
  • Tracksuits
  • Peaked caps, beanies
  • Pullovers or cardigans (without a jacket), rugby tops and football guernseys

 

The Fashions on the Field Contest

 

Fashion forward racegoers can have their photograph taken. Contestants will be able to enter in minutes on the day and then enjoy the world-class racing and trackside entertainment at The TAB Everest.

Finalists will be notified by phone and invited back where they will be judged by some of Australia’s most influential fashion personalities.

The fashion contest is open to men and women aged 18 or older on The TAB Everest Day. Registrations open at 10am and close at 1:15pm sharp. Winners will be announced around 2:15pm.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judges will be looking for an aesthetically pleasing spring racing outfit styled with shoes and accessories.

  1. The outfit must reference spring racing dress codes and incorporate current trends while demonstrating individual style.
  2. Members’ dress codes limitations do not apply for the competition however dress regulations do apply if attending the Members’ Reserve.
  3. Men are permitted to wear either trousers or chinos, and accessories in line with current trends.
  4. Sophistication, creativity and individuality are key.
  5. Gentlemen must wear a tie or bow tie.
  6. Women must wear a headpiece or fascinator while adhering to the spring dress code (i.e. no felt millinery).
  7. Open toe shoes are the preferred footwear for ladies but are not essential.