Competition was exceptionally tough again this year in both the male and female categories

Family Fashions on the Field a crowd pleaser at Ascot for Amelia-Park Karrakatta Plate Day

Pint-sized fashionistas almost stole the show at Perth Racing’s Fashions on the Field at Ascot today, in the first ever Family Fashions on the Field category.

Judges had a tough job judging the five family entrants who went to great efforts to style their family look and craft their race-ready wear in a range of sizes. After tough deliberation, judges awarded Tina Wesley and her three children top honours, naming them the first Family Fashions on the Field prize winners at Ascot.

Competition was exceptionally tough again this year in the male and female categories, with judges commenting how much effort contestants had gone to, to finely-tune their race day look.

Contestants once again favoured combining different styles and textures, colours and a combination of patterns and bold colours to create their race-ready look – often citing inspiration to be found online, from favourite designers, or simply from the tradition of racing.

This year’s female category attracted more than 50 entrants and winning honours went to Kristina Vasko from Belmont, with Elizabeth Winlo, Nedlands as first runner-up and Holly Kiely from Doubleview placing second runner-up.

The male category attracted a top-class field of quality male entrants this year and John Miolini, from Narembeen took out top honours with first runner-up going to Aus Molan from Darch and Keiran Evans from Willetton (not pictured) taking out the second runner-up spot.

Perth’s Autumn Racing Carnival continues next week with the Schweppes WATC Derby Day featuring the highly anticipated Red Shoe Society Soiree, which is a fund-raiser for Ronald McDonald House.