Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field

Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field 

Since 2004, the next generation of style-conscious racegoers have jostled for best-dressed accolades in the Emirates Stakes Day Fashions of the Field, held on the traditional family day on the final Saturday of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Echoing the raceday's relaxed garden party mood, the style decree for the competition's five categories – Junior and Senior boys and girls, and a Family competition introduced in 2011 – is 'fashionable and fun'. 


Competition categories

Junior category - 6 to 12 years  Senior category - 13 to 17 years Family category 
Boys Boys  *
Girls Girls *
Judging Criteria
The judges are looking for fun and fashionable racewear. A panel of children and family fashion industry representatives, as well as celebrity judges, will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
  • Fun and fashionable 
  • Appropriateness of the outfit for the person's age, the climate and the raceday
  • Style and originality 
  • Grooming and deportment.