• Grace Cobb


ABOVE: Jenna Dinicola, Madeleine Wilson, Samantha Clifton and Jessica Redgrove looking gorgeous at last year's Moree Picnic Races.

For the ladies.. * Felt hats and sculptural fascinators are the must have piece to complete your outfit – remember straw is only for spring racing. * Always ensure you take your hat to the hairdresser to have it fitted correctly. * Always have an option for cooler weather. A tailored cropped jacket is perfect. * Accessories are key. Ensure they all match as odd bits and pieces don’t give a polished look. * To avoid sinking into the grass opt for platform shoes or wedges as an alternative to stilettos. * Remember you are at the track, not in a nightclub, so keep it sophisticated and elegant. Plunging necklines and ultra-minis are not suitable for the racetrack.

For the gentlemen..

* A pocket-handkerchief is an essential for any man attending the races. It gives your outfit a polished, sophisticated look. * Accessorising is just important for the men, as it is the women. This includes cuff links, shoes, a belt, tie and a masculine timepiece. * Don't forget sunglasses. Look for classic shapes in elegant eyewear. * Polish your shoes and look for smart socks.

Tickets to this year’s Moree Picnic Races are on sale now, in person at Pitman Deakin or online at www.moreepicnicraces.com.au. Tickets range from $15 for day entry only, $60 for members and $70 for non-members, including entry, marquee luncheon and evening trackside dinner dance.