The return of the highly anticipated Heineken Gold Coast Cup to Aquis Park signals a glittering start to the 2019 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. An exhilarating date in the state’s racing calendar, the annual Heineken Gold Coast Cup ups the ante in 2019 with prize money topping $1.4 million.

The action away from the track will be just as good with the hotly-contested Fashions on the Field competition debuting a new category. First-time entrants can taste glory with the inclusion of the inaugural Fashions on the Field Best Dressed Newbie award for both men and women, complementing the coveted Best Dressed Female and Male, Best Dressed Couple and Best Headwear titles. Gold Coast golden girl and television personality Liz Cantor is the Heineken Gold Coast Cup race day Master of Ceremony. Celebrating Heineken Gold Coast Cup’s 2019 theme of all that glitters is gold, style judges are looking for winter racing looks that exude elegance and style, while incorporating a sprinkling of signature gold.

This year, the Turf Club will be refreshing the competition, putting a focus on the appropriateness of an outfit in line with race wear rules, regarding the climate, season and race-day event. Trendsetters will not walk away empty-handed with all entrants receiving a tote bag for participating. The criteria that judges are looking at to crown the best dressed is, originality, concept of design coordination, colour and style, Standard and appropriate hem lengths, No visible cleavage or under garments, no mid drifts, playsuits or cut outs, dressing to race day standards and attention to detail.  For the newbies hoping to be crowned best dressed take your cues from the judges criteria that being; headwear styled for the season that means no straw headpieces, wearability, head piece coordination with your outfit, design and style and originality.

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