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Ladies Day 

Fashions on the Field – Thursday 5th November 2020

The Fashions on the Field will be a photo competition that will take place on the front lawn near the Premium Trackside Precinct at Hawkesbury Race Club, Racecourse Rd, Clarendon NSW 2756 on Thursday 5th November. Photos will be taken from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. No photos will be taken after 2:00pm and you must have your photo taken on course to enter the competition. You MUST upload your photo to your instagram to complete your entry in the competition. You MUST tag @hawkesburyraces and @thestyledr in your photo and use the hashtag #HRCladiesdayFOTF and the category you are entering

Finalists in each category will be invited back at 3:00pm (time may be changed due to race times) and the winner and runner up will be announced for Lady of the Day, Gentleman of the Day, Best Contemporary Look categories and the winner of the Carole Maher Best Hat category. You will be texted on the day to come back if you are one of the finalists. *Covid restrictions apply and may change the running on the day.


You can enter one category and then the best hat will be chosen from the finalists of all categories.


Lady of the Day

Gentleman of the Day

Best Contemporary Look (open to ladies and gentlemen)

Carole Maher Best Hat (open to ladies and gentlemen)



Carole Maher, Couture Milliner

Carole is a full time, qualified Couture Milliner and an International Millinery Tutor and Lecturer who spends at least 3 months of each year teaching millinery masterclasses in London, Spain, France, Netherlands, USA, Canada, Ireland and Scotland and Australia.  She is a regular visiting lecturer/tutor (the only Australian milliner to teach here) at the Royal College of Art London.  She is a trail-blazer for milliners teaching overseas and is a regular Masterclass tutor at London Hat Week  

Carole produces 2 collections a year for her private clients as well as in-store exclusive “one off” collections. 

Carole is passionate and dedicated to innovation in millinery and specialises in new high tech materials and developing new millinery techniques. She has, and continues to, develop and introduce thermo plastics, thermo formable materials and new high tech materials into the millinery and fashion industries worldwide.  

Carole lives on a 50-acre farm an hour from Sydney with her husband and a multitude of Australian animals.

Carole is also a Millinery Features writer with articles published in The Hat Magazine, London

Social Media: Instagram: @thesydneymillineryco  


Leena Thompson, Celebrity Stylist 

Celebrity Fashion stylist Leena Thompson has had a 15 year fashion career styling many local and international celebrities. She has Styled runway shows and photo shoots. 

Leena’s motto is:  “It’s how you wear fashion not what you wear” 

Leena has judged numerous Fashions on the Field Competitions including Myer at Randwick on Derby Day and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day, Golden slipper at Rosehill and the Blue Diamond at Caulfield 

Leena has worked her magic and created outstanding race wear looks for Emma Booth, Jessica McNamee, Renee Bargh, Tiarnie Coupland, Tammin Sursok, Sophie Hensoir, Natalie Roser, Monika Radulovic, Cherry Cassidy, Megan Gale and Firass Durani 

Leena will be looking for men and women who can pull off an amazing spring race wear look.  She wants to see colour and coordination from hairdo to shoes and the right balance of the outfit. 

Social Media: Instagram: @leena_thompson


Roxy Lehmann, Owner of Dress for A Night 

In 2015, Roxy Lehmann found herself with a looming black-tie event. She could not justify spending $500 on a dress she may only wear once. Having just moved to a new town, she did not have local friends whose wardrobes she could raid. Getting dressed for a special occasion should have been exciting but it left Roxy feeling isolated and stressed. 

It dawned on her that there had to be another way for women to create a red-carpet look. Could she create an experience like raiding your friend’s wardrobe? Today, Roxy works to ensure women do not find themselves in the same situation. 

Now the Founder and Director of Dress For A Night, Roxy started the business with professional skills from her six years in the corporate world, understanding of her environmental responsibilities, and experience as a woman with nothing to wear. 

Branching out into racewear, Roxy loves styling her clients for a day at the track.  The Dress for a Night mission is to give women the confidence to be the best version of themselves. Women can RSVP ‘YES!’ to any occasion knowing they can rent high-quality designer outfits at a fraction of the cost of purchasing. 

Rather than a cause of stress, women can take for granted that a team member at Dress For A Night can help them find the perfect outfit. Knowing they are reducing their carbon footprint by renting, rather than owning, is another reason to rest easy.

Social Media: Instagram: @dressforanight


Joel Anthony, Director, Mr. Fierze


Joel hails from a background of fashion, hair and beauty. 

Having worked across Perth Fashion Week, the TONI&GUY and AVEDA brand, and now Director of Sydney's leading men's fashion designer hire brand - Mr. Fierze, Joel knows exactly what makes a men are looking for in this space! 

Finding a gap in the market for men wanting stylish designer suits without the hassle of the hefty retail price tag and worrying about having to wear it again, Mr. Fierze quickly answered all those questions. 

A mere look at the @mrfierze instagram and campaign visuals are enough to see why Mr. Fierze is now the number 1 destination for men wanting to level up their style game! 

Social Media: Instagram: @mrfierze



Prize pool of over $8,000!

Lady of the Day

Classic race wear for women should be conservative and covered, usually a tailored dress or skirt, or a feminine suit styled with a spring hat or headpiece. The Lady of the Day will be beautifully styled with thought put into their shoe and accessories choices. Grooming, deportment and personal style will also come into play when the judges decide on the look.

1st Prize: 

Runner Up

Best Dressed Gentleman

The Best Dressed Gentleman should epitomise style. A tailored suit with a great shirt and tie combination is a must.  Attention to detail will also be considered when deciding the winner so make sure you have thought about your shoes, cufflinks, a pocket square, a watch, men’s accessories and of course a hat. 

1st Prize: 

Runner Up


Best Contemporary Look

The Best Contemporary look will be awarded to a male or female racegoer who has interpreted current trends into an outstanding racewear look.

1st Prize

Runner Up


Carole Maher Best Hat Award (one winner)

The Best Hat winner will be chosen from the finalists in all categories and can be awarded to a male or female entrant)


  1. Your photo taken on Ladies Day race day on Thursday 5th November at Hawkesbury Race Track is your entry in the competition
  2. Your photo must be shared on instagram on Thursday 5th November 2020 and you must tag @hawkesburyraces and @thestyledr in your photo and use the hash tag #HRCladiesdayFOTF
  3. Contestants and/or their outfits are not permitted to promote commercially a brand, store or Designer or receive a commercial benefit from appearing in the competition. Contestants must not receive any payment or benefit from a third party (including any commercial enterprise) for entering, participating or otherwise in connection with this Competition. 
  4. Any person who is in any way involved with an organisation or individual (including Milliners or Designers) that commercially produces fashion clothing, hats or similar for profit, and is deemed to receive an advantage through that position (at Hawkesbury Race Club’s discretion), is ineligible to enter this competition. 
  5. Contestants may only enter this competition in their own private capacity and not on behalf of a third party, including commercial enterprise, Designer or Milliner. 
  6. Contestants must not in any way disparage or make derogatory comments in any form about the Promoter, the Best Dressed competition or other contestants at any time. 
  7. If a Contestant is in breach of any of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may (at its absolute discretion) disqualify the Contestant
  8. Judges decisions are fair, unbiased and final on the day of judging 
  9. No alteration of your look from the photo till the final will be accepted and if alterations are made you may be disqualified at the discretion of the judges
  10. Prizes are awarded to one winner and one runner up in each category (except best hat where there is one winner) and you must be there at the time of the winning announcement to receive your prizes.
  11.  Committee members and staff members of Hawkesbury races and The Style Doctor are not permitted to enter 
  12.  Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash
  13.  Consent for the Hawkesbury Race Club (HRC) and The Style Doctor to use your photo and images taken on the day for media and promotional purposes including but not limited to social media, newspapers, magazines, brochures, television advertisements, promotional videos, websites, or other multi-media, for public relations, promotions, commercial and advertising purposes (“Promotional Materials”)
  14.  Consent for the Hawkesbury Race Club (HRC) and The Style Doctor to store your details on their databases.
  15.  Acknowledge that by entering into this competition of my own free will, on the full understanding and comprehension of these terms.