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Racing connected Elkie Stuart wins Fashions in the Field, says other women need to return to “classic elegance”

By 11 November 2008 139

[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.”

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UPDATE: Mrs Grundy has noted that Elkie Stuart’s Facebook Profile is not a study in classic elegance.

It could, however, be argued that what’s appropriate at the races is not universally applicable.

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Racing connected Elkie Stuart wins Fashions in the Field, says other women need to return to “classic elegance”
StrangeAttractor 10:12 am
11 Nov 08
#1

Need pics to do the poll justice ;)

Footloose 10:16 am
11 Nov 08
#2

Poor Little Rich girl gets sweet job through parents connections; thinks she’s earned it, develops delusions of granduer and snobs regular people. News at 11.

Mr Evil 10:24 am
11 Nov 08
#3

Could be worse – she could be ‘writing’ a Sunday opinion column for the Canberra Times.

realityskin 10:27 am
11 Nov 08
#4

less is better

Skidbladnir 10:28 am
11 Nov 08
#5

I went to the Canberra races once, and the girls there were all either tarted up rich girls or authentic slappers. They all had magnificent thighs but not anything resembling a redeeming feature between them.

But, thats why I was there…

Snarky 10:35 am
11 Nov 08
#6

They all had magnificent thighs but not anything resembling a redeeming feature between them.

Mr_Shab 11:01 am
11 Nov 08
#7

A few years back I knew Elkie’s older brother and her Dad. Haven’t seen either for a few years now, but I can say that they’re not your classic Red Hill types. Former dairy farmers (they owned the Dairy Flat farm and started out the turf farm there to diversify after dairy deregulation), proud yobs and all round good blokes.

FWIW, I don’t think there’s any suggestion that anything innappropriate has gone on here (I can’t see any money having changed hands over this, somehow). Given Elkie, and her family’s interest in racing, is it that much of a stretch to imagine that she might have put a bit more effort (and cash) into her frock for the carnival than most?

hax 11:03 am
11 Nov 08
#8

I’m all for cleavage, but pushing them up so tight they’re basically hanging out the top like squashed balloons just isn’t a good look.

Keep it classy, ladies

MrMagoo 11:20 am
11 Nov 08
#9

Yes I must concur, big fan of cleavage, certainly has its place.

AngryHenry 11:38 am
11 Nov 08
#10

She likes racing, she made an effort, good for her. I’ve seen some pretty messed up chicks out at that race course so it’s refreshing for the guys to know that a few of the fillies are hard to get. It can get pretty skanky at the races, I remember one year a girl had to be rescued from the toilets where she’d passed out and shat all over herself, doesn’t matter how facinating the fascinator is after that my friends.

I think Elkie has a point, maybe the sport of kings doesn’t need to be surrounded by whores.

At least we’ve raised the bar today and moved on from ‘the hottest checkout guys in Canberra’ hey!?!?!

Footloose 11:50 am
11 Nov 08
#11

The point that fashion (and binge drinking) are going out of style is a point that has been pushed hard throughout this season and also the last.
Isnt it funny that it was orginally ‘heir heads’ that began the trend of dressing like tarts and frickin themselves up on drugs and grog in the first place…and now we have other ‘heir heads’ telling us that we shouldnt do that because its not classy.
I’m confused. Someone get me a beer.

jakez 12:28 pm
11 Nov 08
#12

I went there (my fiancee had free tickets through work) and I was shocked at the level of tart around the place.

…I LOVED IT!

justbands 12:31 pm
11 Nov 08
#13

Ladies should never be discouraged from showing cleavage or thigh…never.

Davo111 12:35 pm
11 Nov 08
#14

^^ as per above.

Skidbladnir 12:38 pm
11 Nov 08
#15

For anyone shocked at the degree of tartflesh on display and pheromones in the air on a field day…
You didn’t seriously think it was about the horses, did you?
They’re just a pretext for a gathering, only the gambling addicts and owners pay attention to those…
Everyone else is either making business deals or filling the skirts with champagne…

Thumper 12:42 pm
11 Nov 08
#16

another salient point is that these days people do not often get the chance to really get dressed up. Race meets allow for this.

Igglepiggle 12:48 pm
11 Nov 08
#17

Oh dear- yet another example of when what women wear is completely unrelated to the purpose of the day, but remains all that is talked about a week later…..

Hank 1:23 pm
11 Nov 08
#18

After moving to Canberra from Melbourne I have to say SOME of the ladies at the races leave nothing to imagination. Now im not saying that’s a bad thing if you’re you’re passed out on the toilet at mooseheads but not at the races, there is a time and a place I think.

Sammy 2:14 pm
11 Nov 08
#19

I’m all for tarted up looks with the occasional chance of nipple slippage.

rosebud 2:21 pm
11 Nov 08
#20

“Tarts, whores, balloon breasted, shat on drunken strumpets with no
redeeming qualities”…is there a Tourette’s conference in Canberra today?
Maybe at the race track? Who are these ogling creepy guys hanging about
outside women’s toilets, staring down their shirts and up their skirts and
judging their trashiness on a scale of one to show us ya tits?

For those interested in broadening their drivel, here is a handy reference
you might find yourself using, quite a bit, alone at night, because no
girls like you (sad):

1000 terrible things Australian men have said about women.
http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781741753929.

“Women aren’t welcome in the shearing sheds. They’re only after the sex.”

ant 3:02 pm
11 Nov 08
#21

I totally agree with the lady. I gain vicious enjoyment from watching the (usually tabloid media) footage of the kath and kym-esque floozies wearing nighties and disco outfits to the races, and staggering about with everything sliding south, shoeless, by the afternoon. What disgraceful things they are.

Where on earth did they get the idea that you wear nightwear to the races?

A picture with the story would have been nice but I think this lady has a right to have an opinion on what people are wearing to the races.

Gungahlin Al 3:03 pm
11 Nov 08
#22

You didn’t seriously think it was about the horses, did you?

Always amuses the hell out of me that it takes up 8 pages in the “Sports” (sic) section.

Skidbladnir 3:42 pm
11 Nov 08
#23

By the way, her comment in the CT doesn’t match her official comment over on the Thoroughbred Park website…
http://www.thoroughbredpark.com.au/News.asp

Sure, she may be one of those people who enjoy the horses and horse affairs (probably), is financially deeply affected by the equine flu outbreaks (looking at her family history I’ll say probably), and she may well be able to discuss current events with everyone and everyone, or just be a really nice girl…

But why she would choose to compare her own fashion tastes against people who will happily vomit in their handbag and think a mentos will cover their woes, or know from experience that the best way to avoid staining a new dress is “Finish him off yourself, then spit”, I don’t really know.

Flemington might be a classy day out for a girl or a place for bachelors to find a refined woman of grace and deportment, but the average female at Thoroughbred Park is probably a dyed-in-the-wool slapper or one of the racing mares.

justbands 3:45 pm
11 Nov 08
#24

I doubt Flemington is any different at all actually Skidbladnir

emd 4:26 pm
11 Nov 08
#25

rosebud said :

is there a Tourette’s conference in Canberra today?

Straight to the poolroom :) I often have this thought when reading RiotACT

AngryHenry 4:34 pm
11 Nov 08
#26

rosebud said :

“Tarts, whores, balloon breasted, shat on drunken strumpets with no
redeeming qualities”…is there a Tourette’s conference in Canberra today?
Maybe at the race track? Who are these ogling creepy guys hanging about
outside women’s toilets, staring down their shirts and up their skirts and
judging their trashiness on a scale of one to show us ya tits?

For those interested in broadening their drivel, here is a handy reference
you might find yourself using, quite a bit, alone at night, because no
girls like you (sad):

1000 terrible things Australian men have said about women.
http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781741753929.

“Women aren’t welcome in the shearing sheds. They’re only after the sex.”

Regarding your tourettes comment – syphy ball-bag, bollocks and flaps!

And FYI having been working at the racecourse on Cup day I wasn’t simply ‘hanging about outside womens toilets’, the person I refer to was actually an acquaintance through work and a friend had to go in and help her out. The girls trashiness wasn’t gauged on a ‘scale of one-to-show us ya tits’ but the fact she had managed to defecate all over herself and her dress which, at the beginning of the day, was probably worth a few hundred bucks.

I do agree that some of the guys on here have made some pretty sexist comments, but maybe those comments stem from the way the people they are referring to have carried themselves in the first place. i.e. trashy, drunken and tartish with a hint of poo lingering on their dress. Other comments have been probably a little low brow but let’s not forget where we are.

I have a girl who,likes me a hell of a lot, we even live together. She likes me because I’m attractive, witty, intelligent, have a great sense of humour and becuase I don’t go to the races wearing next to nothing, get smashed and lose control of my bodily functions.

Footloose 4:46 pm
11 Nov 08
#27

I believe it’s just not a real party until someone poos their pants.

Mr_Shab 4:58 pm
11 Nov 08
#28

I’m with Angry Henry on this one Rosebud. I doubt you’d be especially charitable towards a suit-wearing yob who’d crapped his reggies at the races. Dare I suggest that you might even make some disparaging comments regarding his self-control, breeding and social standing.

Dismount your (ahem) high horse.

Cup day is like Schoolies for twenty-somethings; and conducted with less decorum. If that’s your bag, go nuts; but I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in saying it’s a pit of drunken dickheadedness masquerading as the “Sport of Kings”.

‘sides – dressing up is overated. I get enough suit action at work.

Mr_Shab 5:00 pm
11 Nov 08
#29

Oops. Moderated.

Sorry Mr Language Filter.

Skidbladnir 5:08 pm
11 Nov 08
#30

Not to undermine the girl’s ability to tell that a lady wanting to be put up for Fashions on the Field shouldn’t have visible grass stains on her knees or shoulders (at least not in front of the judges), but according to the thoroughbred Park site, the judges were:

international model Belinda Riding, local newsreader, Jessica Good, lifestyle editor Megan Haggan, and Myer Manager Brian Cronk

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