The Melbourne Racing Club each year hosts the Chadstone Fashion Stakes and it’s a little over two weeks away before the first heat kicks off. This year an extra round has been added to the competition and as Chadstone shopping centre is the major sponsor it seems fitting that round one will take place at Chadstone.

There are three categories for the Chadstone Fashion Stakes with the competition running over the BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival.

The categories and heats are as follows:

Winners 2012

Stylish Ladies 18-40 years 

  • Saturday, 31st August 2013 – At Chadstone – The Fashion Capital

Registration 12pm- 1pm

  • Saturday, 21st September 2013 – Carnival Preview Day

Registration 10.30am- 1pm

  • Saturday, 12th October 2013 – BECK Caulfield Guineas Day

Registration 10am- 1pm

  • Saturday, 19th October 2013 –BMW Caulfield Cup Day Registration 10am- 1pm

The Grand Final will be held on Saturday19th October, BMW Caulfield Cup Day

Winners 2012

Stylish Ladies 40+

  • Saturday, 21st September 2013 – Carnival Preview Day 

Registration 10.30am- 1pm

  • Saturday, 12th October 2013 – BECK Caulfield Guineas Day 

Registration 10am- 1pm

The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 12th October, BECK Caulfield Guineas Day

Winners 2012

Stylish Gentleman

  • Saturday, 21st September 2013 – Carnival Preview Day 

Registration 10.30am- 1pm

  • Saturday, 12th October 2013 – BECK Caulfield Guineas Day 

Registration 10am- 1pm

The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 12th October, BECK Caulfield Guineas Day

Having attended and taken part in the Chadstone Fashion Stakes for the past few years I would recommend pre-registration and making sure you are at the track well before the cut off time for Fashions on the Field as heats will be closed off when they are full. I have personally witnessed tears from contestants who missed out on entering due to being a minute late. Also note that if you enter in the heats and win a place in the grand final you will be required to wear the same outfit with no alternations.

There are over $100,000 in the prize pool which includes shopping vouchers, holidays and the all important sash!

To pre-register or for more details head to Melbourne Racing Club Chadstone Fashion Stakes

By Angela Menz

Photo credits and competition information from Melbourne Racing Club