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Cup day Canberra style

By Kerces - 7 November 2006 75

I ventured down to the Thoroughbred Racecourse today to see the frocks, hats and copious amounts of alcohol which Canberrans brought out to celebrate the day of the Race That Stops The Nation.

There were quite a lot of people carting bottles of champagne around. The bar tents had signs saying limit of four drinks per person, but it was unclear how full size champagne bottles fit into this limit. This is Luke and Nikki.

Race day

As the fashionistas predicted, many of the frocks were in black and white, although there was still an awful lot of colour around the place. This is Tammy, Lauren and Sarah.

Race day

Polka dots were also a strong feature, in all colours. Note also the dress second from the right — it crops up later on. This is Vicki, Nikki, Kelly and Emma.

Race day

Despite appearances, this is actually a dress (on Tahnee) not a jumpsuit. I didn’t see any jumpsuits all day. Most of the men were reasonably dressed up. This is Ryano, Leroy, Clydie, Pete and Tahnee (apparently).

Race day

I had heard that fascinators were out this year, but this was not at all evident on the Canberra racecourse. This is Kirsty, Mim and Keith.

Race day

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Cup day Canberra style
S4anta 8:51 am 08 Nov 06

Not bogans, just nicknames you geese. Nice work Kerces, top photogs.

Absent Diane 8:26 am 08 Nov 06

what a bunch of try hard bogans.

LurkerGal 8:16 am 08 Nov 06

Kerces that was fabulous! Thanks for making up for it with the ones who were stuck at the office.

Thumper 8:16 am 08 Nov 06

I wish I had a safari suit. That would be a cack to wear to work….

muck 10:52 pm 07 Nov 06

what’s with the Rodney Rude sunglasses?

Pandy 10:07 pm 07 Nov 06

And you feel ’em old!

johnboy 9:21 pm 07 Nov 06

you’re only as old as the woman you feel

ant 8:58 pm 07 Nov 06

Well, that first couple had their 4 drinks allocation.3 bottles of bubbly, and a can of Kids Drink. In a few hours she would’ve been staggering around the porta loos with her shoes in her hands and mud splashed in her hair.

It’s sad how those girls go off and spend heaps on their dresses, shoes and other stuff, and then stand like sacks of potatoes. Heifers, the lot of them. Or Beefers, more appropriately.

Pandy 8:27 pm 07 Nov 06

More cleavage!

emd 8:21 pm 07 Nov 06

Loved the safari suit. As for the women’s fashion, makes me feel way old and frumpy.

Geoffco 8:06 pm 07 Nov 06

The general look for *most* people there was drinks in one hand, ciggie in the other. Going on the general behavior I saw, they were pretty bogan. That’d explain the names, and the hair….

blingblingbears 7:34 pm 07 Nov 06

hmm and whats with all the bogan names? Were these their real names?

Swaggie 6:59 pm 07 Nov 06

Aleera had to be wearing the ‘french maid’ dress for a bet surely? What else would possess a grown women to wear something like that???

blingblingbears 6:37 pm 07 Nov 06

Thanks for a great coverage of the action and fashion out there today Kerces! Sadly I missed it all as Im home studying for an exam on tomorrow 🙁

Kerces 5:56 pm 07 Nov 06

I seem to have forgotten to include the day’s best comment, from a man standing behind me in the bar queue to his wife. He said, “Five thousand dresses in this place and not a straight hem in sight.” Yup sir, the hanky hem is back with a vengence,

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