IT WAS all about fashion, racing and funds for the Past Brothers Junior Rugby League Football Club race day on Saturday.

Hundreds of people flocked to the Gladstone Turf Club for the event.

BJRLFC fundraising and co-ordinator Rebecca Long said everyone enjoyed themselves, after more than 200 tickets were sold for the fundraiser, which included a two-course meal.

"We want to raise as much as possible - $20,000 would be great!" she said.

There were a few first timers at this year's charity race day, including Rita Boyd and Courtney Dempsey.

"It's all a bit new, but it's been a pretty good day so far," Courtney said.

Lily McKelvie was celebrating her birthday at the races with her friends Michaela, Marijke and Renae. They planned to watch the races but weren't sure who to tip.

Fashions on the Field

THE finest of fashions were on display at the Gladstone Turf Club Past Brothers Junior Rugby League Football Club charity race day at the weekend.

Kristy Claridge was dubbed best dressed at the event, she was up against more than ten other fashionable women.

She said her pieces of outfit were from Sportsgirl and Portmans.

"It's a new skirt but everything else I already had," she said.

She described her style as for the day as "classic race day".

Alanna Martin's floral and vintage lace fascinator earned her the best fascinator for the day.

"I made it last night! I actually had no idea what I was going to wear - it all just come together in the end," she said.

She had just started creating her own fascinators and said she had made five for herself and her friends especially for the event.



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