Bunbury’s best on display for Melbourne Cup Raceday

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The sun shone on the Bunbury Turf Club for the annual Melbourne Cup Raceday on Tuesday.

The action was hot both on and off the track, with the highlight for many being the Fashions on the Field event.

The Fashion Police were out in force today. Sgt Armani and Constable Gucci spotted on patrol.
Camera IconThe Fashion Police were out in force today. Sgt Armani and Constable Gucci spotted on patrol. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

Almost 50 men and women showed off their best racewear, with thousands of dollars worth of prizes on offer.

Jo Bovell won the women's competition from Raquel Tucker, while Josh Oakey was the winner of the men's.

Holly D'Pastro, of Treendale, and Carolyn Dearle, of Leschenault.
Camera IconHolly D'Pastro, of Treendale, and Carolyn Dearle, of Leschenault. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

Mrs Bovell said her skirt was from Manning Cartel, while her millinery was from With Grace Millinery.

The Bunbury resident came second last year and said she was excited to win.

Ntula Macdonald, Brendan Goldsmith Holly Black, all of Bunbury.
Camera IconNtula Macdonald, Brendan Goldsmith Holly Black, all of Bunbury. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

Mr Oakey said he purchased his suit overseas on holidays.

“I had the best accessory going around in my wife, so I thought I had better join her on stage,” he said.

Organiser, CM Management director Tamara Dimov said this year's standard was “outstanding”.

Fashions on the Field Winner Jo Bovell.
Camera IconFashions on the Field Winner Jo Bovell. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

“Especially from the men,” she said.

Fashions on the Field coordinator Dee Mayne said the women had brought a high standard this year.

“We are learning to be on the National level,” she said.

Gemma Stewart of Bunbury, Breeanna Champion of Bunbury and Steph King of Australind.
Camera IconGemma Stewart of Bunbury, Breeanna Champion of Bunbury and Steph King of Australind. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

Catch all the action in Thursday’s South Western Times.

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