[First filed: November 11, 2008 @ 09:32]
The Canberra Times reports that Elkie Stuart, 21, of Red Hill, was crowned the first “Myer Face of Canberra Racing” on Saturday night.
It’s particularly nice because she’s connected up the wazoo with Canberra Racing types, who’d have seen that coming?:
- But she shouldn’t have been too surprised racing tradition is in her blood. Her great-grandfather, Sandy Stuart, reopened the ACT Racing Club in 1946, and her grandfather, Dougal Stuart, was chairman for 10 years. Her father, also Sandy Stuart, has owned many racehorses.
However she’s none too pleased with the outfits the rest of you tarts are getting about in!
- ‘I used to go and see the races when I was four or five.
”The girls would be all dressed up and so glamorous.
”But when I went to the Melbourne Cup celebrations in Canberra on Tuesday, it was all really short dresses and a lot of cleavage, so different from the image I had in my mind.”
She is keen to see a return to classic elegance, ”nothing too raunchy don’t show a lot of skin.”
It could, however, be argued that what’s appropriate at the races is not universally applicable.