Fashion on the field: How will you wear yours?

A day at the Mount Isa races is fun both on and off the track. It can be as much of a fashion event as a horse racing one if you want it to be. Why not grab a group of friends or family and dress up for one of the upcoming Mount Isa horse race meetings? You’ll have a blast.

Upcoming Mount Isa race meetings

Three themed Mt Isa race days are coming up in May and early June, so clear your calendars for at least one (or maybe all three)!

1) Mother’s Day Races (Saturday, 7 May)
This is an annual day at the Mt Isa races and it’s one of the most popular. If you want to bring the kids, there are plenty of activities to keep them entertained so that both Mums and Dads can relax.

2) Do It for Dolly Day (Saturday, 21 May)
The Do It for Dolly race meeting at Mount Isa is a special day to raise awareness and funds to help support the anti-bullying work of Dolly’s Dream. Dolly was an Australian teenager who committed suicide in 2018 after suffering from cyberbullying.

You can support Dolly’s Dream by attending the Mt Isa races on 21 May, wearing blue (Dolly’s favourite colour) and making a donation.

3) Mount Isa Cup Day (Saturday, 4 June)
Mount Isa Cup Day is the biggest annual event of the Mount Isa Race Club. The race itself has been run every year since 1947. After the COVID restrictions limited the number of attendees on Mount Isa Cup Day last year, this year’s event should attract thousands (just like it used to pre-COVID).

In addition to the action on the track, there will be live entertainment and a range of Fashion on the Field contests at this year’s event.

Fashions on the field tips

You can be as fashionable as you want to be when you go to the Mount Isa races. But if you want to win Mount Isa’s Fashions on the Field, you’ll need to dress well. That means a smart contemporary suit and shoes for men, and an elegant dress, shoes and hat or fascinator for women.

Why not dress up and put yourself in the running for the Best Dressed Gent or the Lady of the Day competitions?

What is a fascinator?

A fascinator is a formal, decorative headpiece that’s usually attached to a clip or band. Unlike a hat, it offers little to no protection from the sun, it’s purely a fashion ornament. If you’re looking for a local fascinator supplier in Mount Isa, Millinery by Mel is a great option.

Mount Isa Race Club facilities

You won’t ever go thirsty or hungry at the Mt Isa races. Mount Isa Race Club has a public bar with a capacity of up to 300 people, as well as a lounge bar that can seat 120, and an outdoor patio area.

Getting to the Mount Isa racecourse

The Mt Isa racecourse is in Buchanan Park on the corner of George and Sutton Street. You can’t miss it, and it’s a great venue where you can get up close to all the action both on and off the track.

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