Ashley Mitchell is back in the lead in The Observer's online poll to decide who was best dressed at the races on Saturday.
Ashley Mitchell is back in the lead in The Observer's online poll to decide who was best dressed at the races on Saturday. Chris Chan

It's official: Ashley voted best dressed at city race day

ASHLEY Mitchell has won The Observer's poll to decide who was best dressed at the Gladstone races on Saturday with a commanding 47% of votes.

Meghan Royes came in second with 34%, followed by Nicole Parker with 8%.

More than 4700 votes were received.

Ashley wore a fascinator made by Daphne Pohle at Fillies on Parade.

"I liked the dress. It was very ladylike," Daphne said.

"I was very busy for the race day, and I'm still busy with the Melbourne Cup coming up."

More to come

Yesterday: Ashley Mitchell is holding onto her lead in The Observer's best dressed poll, with just eight hours remaining until the vote closes.

Ashley holds 38% of votes.

Meghan Royes has edged back into second spot with 20%, followed by Nicole Parker on 16%.

More than 1700 votes have been received in the online poll.

UPDATE: Ashley Mitchell is back in the lead in The Observer's poll to decide who was best dressed at the Gladstone races on Saturday.

At 7am, Ashley had 38% of votes, with Nicole Parker slipping into second place with 17% and yesterday afternoon's leader, Meghan Royes, being relegated to third place with 16%.

Melissa Dahlter was in fourth place with 9%.

Voting closes at 11pm tonight, and the winner will be featured on The Observer's front page on Saturday.

WEDNESDAY: A new fashionista has pulled in front in the race to be voted as best dressed at the Cox Plate race day in Gladstone on Saturday.

Meghan Royes now leads The Observer's online poll, with more than 700 votes being received.

Meghan took over from previous leader Ashley Mitchell, who is now in second place.

Voting remains open until 11pm on Thursday.

TUESDAY: A clear leader has emerged as readers vote for who was best dressed at the Cox Plate race day in Gladstone on Saturday.

Ashley Mitchell is leading the pack with 34% of votes.

She chose a stunning black frock with coloured horizontal stripes and a matching hat.

In second place with 12% of votes is Nicole Parker, with her gorgeous black dress featuring huge red flowers and a matching fascinator.

You can still vote for your favourite fashionista until 11pm on Thursday.

The winner will be featured on The Observer's front page on Saturday.

EARLIER: Fashion is always a huge part of any race day, and the The Cox Plate day at Gladstone's Ferguson Park on Saturday was no exception.

With so many great outfits on show - and no official fashions on the field event - The Observer is giving fashion fans the chance to vote for their favourite outfit in our online poll.

We've featured 12 of the best outfits, and now it's your turn to choose which one was best on the day.

The winner of the poll will be featured on The Observer's front page on Saturday.

Showing that summer is well and truly here, some ladies marked the seasonal change by donning bright and beautiful gowns and fascinators, while others took the opportunity to show some skin in body-con or cut-out frocks.

The marquees provided some relief on the warm day, with the men still managing to show their style despite being a little hot under the collar.

There were pin-striped suits, vests and patterns galore.

As the day wore on, a few patrons took a more casual approach, with men rocking up in three-quarter pants and a few ladies turning to flats.

You can vote in The Observer's poll until 11pm on Thursday.



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