Fashion show to go on in digital field

Alexander ScottPilbara News
WA Fashions on the Field State Final/Winterbottom Stakes Day at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday November 30th, 2019. Bethany Brajkovich - 1st Runner Up, Bernadette May - Winner & Emma Billett - 2nd Runner Up
Camera IconWA Fashions on the Field State Final/Winterbottom Stakes Day at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday November 30th, 2019. Bethany Brajkovich - 1st Runner Up, Bernadette May - Winner & Emma Billett - 2nd Runner Up Credit: John Koh.

Women in the Pilbara will still get to dress to the nines for the Fashions on the Field competition this year, with the contest moving online because of coronavirus.

The 2020 Racing and Wagering Western Australia Fashions on the Field Fields heats were cancelled because of restrictions put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus, with only essential personnel allowed at the racecourses.

The heats include clubs from Port Hedland, Marble Bar, Roebourne, Newman and East Pilbara Race Club.

RWWA announced last week that regions affected by these cancellations would still have the opportunity to frock up by moving the contest online.

The grand prize for the contest is a trip for two to London to attend the 2021 Royal Ascot, $10,000 in spending money and a $5000 Linneys voucher.

RWWA racing general manager Charlotte Mills said for many, Fashions on the Field provided the opportunity to dress up and feel glamorous, particularly in regional areas.

“In a time like this, we need a bit of fun and colour,” she said.

The Pilbara heat will run from May 18-24, with the final to be held in November.

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