Thoroughbred Events Australia host the 2018 Walcha Cup Fashion in the Fields

The heat yesterday didn’t deter those who like to frock up for the races at the annual Walcha Cup carnival.

The Walcha Race track was packed with fashionable fillies and their partners who came to have a great day out with friends and family on this local half day public holiday.

Sharon Lenton from Thoroughbred Events  Australia, who hosted this year’s Fashion in the Fields, said the standard of dress was on par with much bigger race meetings.

“All the finalists in today’s Fashion in the Fields competition could compete interstate,” she said.

Sharon Lenton on Fashion standards at the 2018 Walcha Races

“The community should be really proud as I host many of these events around the country and the entrants here in Walcha are very high calibre.”

Even those who weren’t seeking a prize made the effort to look the part as they enjoyed a punt and a drink or two.

Winner Anna Barwick on dressing for the event