Saturday, 18 May 2013

Fashions on the Field at Burdekin Growers


Sometimes when running around the country filming, photographing and judging 'Fashions on the Field', I question, “What on Earth am I Doing????”

I make so little money that it is not even covering costs, but every now and then I am reminded why. Today was that day. Let's bring it down to facts. Do you know where Burdekin Is? Do you know what they are famous for? Do you realise that they don't care if there is no TAB tote there?

Allot would say, “Who Cares and So what!” I tell you WHAT! This is one of the most fashionable, friendly (yet competative) and impressive race meetings I can remember going to in a very long time.
Yes, almost every week I am at Racing HQ at Flemington and the fashion in HQ is stunning with Generations of owners, trainers and horse industry in the know members, but turning up at Burdekin I know there is something very home grown and beautiful about this Race Meeting and the People who take part.
I am really looking forward to Royal Ascot, but to be a part of a community that cares and genuinely talks to you in the eyes; that matters. Maybe it is just the warm Hospitality of Far North Queensland. I was upset and it did ruin my day that they had free produce to take home and cook up, although having to fly into Melbourne (BBBRRRR) the next day. No fruit over state lines. When I arrived to judge in Cairns a couple of years ago, I immediately purchased property in the region as I loved the people and place so much. This is why I keep asking myself, “Why do I live in Melbourne?”. Ummm, it is not the weather, but wishing to give my children every opportunity to have their dreams come to them and at their disposal.
Sometimes with Country Racing you expect to see some of the usual ladies that enjoy 'Fashions on the Field', but in general I would have to say that today's raceday was graced with beautifully turned out ladies and gentlemen. Even the crowd was like stepping into the past of yesteryear when everyone wore HATS! Did Burdekin know I had a thing for hats? They all looked amazing. The ladies, dressed like ladies, gentlemen cared for appearance.
I cannot rave about this meeting enough. There was a prize pool of over $30,000 and I was so proud to tell the organisers that this was such a professionally run event, with beautifully attired locals.
Thank you all so much,

Some things are worth more than money.

THIS IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO, FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST LOVE TO DRESS WELL.

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday


Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday
Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday

Racing Fashion on the Field at Burdekin Growers Raceday


More to come.


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3 comments:

  1. There is nothing 'secret' about this town. An extremely progressive locale and home to many very successful businesses and people. These women have been dressing like this forever. There is also nothing 'country' about them either. The women you have photographed are young, professional, well educated, cultured young ladies who have learnt to dress like this from their mothers and their mothers and their mother. The Burdekin breeds beautiful, elegant, humble women, it always has done. It is with thanks to you that they are finally on show on this viral platform. This race day is a high end event with high end entrants. Thank you Anna for posting these pictures and this article. It's about time our "Racing HQ" city cousins stood up and took notice of The Growers Race Day - it's world class. Leah Stirton (Charleville).

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  2. The loveliet headpieces and hats, and also outfits! All beautifully styled! Loved looking at these pics, congratulations! X

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  3. Well, I would say that these are really the wonderful pieces of designs and styles and I loved all those specially the hats that are noticeable.

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