Updates to the 2017 Darwin Waterfront Fashions on the Field Competition

The Darwin Turf Club has made some changes and additions to the 2017 Darwin Waterfront Fashions on the field scheduling and conditions. These changes have been made to improve the standard of competition whilst giving participants increased flexibility with their outfits.

What’s new

The number of competitions over the Carnival has been reduced to the following days:

  • Asian United Food Service Chief Minister’s Cup Day Saturday 15th July
    Children’s competition both girls’ and boys’ categories
  • Bridge Toyota Ladies’ Day Wednesday 19th July
    One track side competition open to all female patrons and one competition inside the Bridge Toyota Ladies’ Day luncheon in the Schweppes Pavilion (ticket holders only)
  • Ladbrokes NT Derby Day Saturday 22nd July
    One competition on track open to all female patrons
  • bet 365 Palmerston Sprint Day Saturday 5th August
    One competition on track open to all female patrons
  • Darwin Cup Day Monday 7th August
    One under 40 competition and one over 40 competition
    One male category competition
  • Darwin Cup Day Monday 7th August
    Final

The winner of each minor competition pre-Cup Day will progress straight to the final on Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Day wearing either their winning outfit or an entirely new outfit.

On Cup Day two finalists from the Under 40 and Over 40 categories will progress to the grand final.

8 female finalists in total will compete in the Grand Final on Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Day with a winner and runner up being announced by the panel of judges.

The overall winner of the Darwin Waterfront Fashions on the Field will have the honour of representing the Northern Territory on the national stage at the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Fashions on the Field at Flemington; winning direct entry into the preliminary finals along with a Victoria Racing Club experience including hospitality, flights and accommodation.

View the 2017 Darwin Waterfront Fashions on the Field terms and conditions 2017 FOF Terms and Conditions.

The Darwin Waterfront

Darwin Waterfront can cater for the 2017 Racing Carnival by offering breakfasts, dinner, drinks and cocktails at a variety of restaurants and bars, including Wharf One for contemporary Australian cuisine, Hot Tamale for Mexican specialties, Asian delights at Chow! and seafood from The Oyster Bar, to name but a few.  Jewelry from Pearl Galleria would be a popular choice to complement any Fashions on the Field whilst Scalpt Hair can perfect a hairstyle to complete the look. Go to waterfront.nt.gov.au for more information.