Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

True Colours

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

True Colours

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STILETTO heels and turf? Not usually a good mix, but on June 6 the two will go together like champagne and caviar as fashionistas compete with punters in what's bound to be a photo finish event for popularity.

Eagle Farm will be transformed in colour and glamour for the race day of the year - the state's richest sprint, the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap.

Stradbroke Day is an event in every race day calendar.

Apart from the Handicap, "Super Saturday" will see the running of two other Group 1 races: the BMW Queensland Derby and the Racetree T.J. Smith.

Besides from the big money expected to be wagered on the field, a small fortune in fine fashion will be on show with the judging of Fashions on the Field.

Queensland Turf Club chief executive Stephen Ferguson says guests can expect a day full of excitement.

"AAMI Stradbroke Day brings out the race lovers and trackside glamour.

"We are expecting a record crowd of racing devotees," he said. …

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