Brendan Corbett and Sarah Morison looked the part at Ferguson Park racecourse for Melbourne Cup day yesterday.
Brendan Corbett and Sarah Morison looked the part at Ferguson Park racecourse for Melbourne Cup day yesterday.

Varied Cup fashions catch the eye

By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.com.au

WHETHER it was stubbies and a shirt or an elegant dress, the fashion varied at Ferguson Park racecourse yesterday.

Most of the men and women dressed to the Ts at the Gladstone Turf Club's Melbourne Cup race day gathering yesterday.

We had the keen punters, and occasional punters and the ones who were there showing off their new dress.

The girls were dressed in bright colours from green, orange and pink while the men look stylish in their plain black or pinstriped suites.

I searched around to see if I could find some of the best dressed.

A couple captured my eye with their stunning outfits, one Kara D'arcy with her elegant black dress and stunning hairpiece and Brooke Dennien in her beautiful green dress.

The males were a little harder to pick, but Callum Pugh certainly showed what it was to be unique, and he wins it for me.

I arrived at the races at about midday, people had already hooked into the alcohol by then.

I scrambled my way through the crowd, looking for a clear spot to stop and have a drink.

I arrived to find our sport reporter Gregor Mactaggart already downing a quiet beer with a few of his mates.

I then searched around to see if I could get a good tip.

A couple who mentioned Makybe Diva were the only ones close to picking the right horse.

Crazily enough, I took some of the other tips, and didn't get anywhere.

Although I did have a few little wins, there was nothing to rave about.



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