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

By johnboy 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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Granny 11:04 pm 24 Nov 08

jbrown said :

Talk about people that you know well enough to formulate fair evaluations of …. It’s as shameful as being a racist.

Hypocrite.

Pandy 10:58 pm 24 Nov 08

I frack jbrown

hows them spelling moose?

jbrown 10:09 pm 24 Nov 08

I heart Elkie and I heart VVV. You go girls! I am all for a return to ‘ladies’ at the track and for supporting friends..that’s the aussie way! (well maybe not ladies at the track)

I must say though, and simply as an innocent bystander, by golly you people come across as pompous arses. Fancy having a stab at someone for letting their spelling and punctuation slip in the heat of passionate debate. Get outside,and away from the computer screen. Talk about people that you know well enough to formulate fair evaluations of, instead of some hot chick that shows class beyond her years. In addition shame on you for bringing family and position even into conversation. It’s as shameful as being a racist.

Just thought I’d add my most likely unwelcome opinion. Hope my spelling and punctuation were up to scratch…..

ant 2:27 pm 19 Nov 08

I dunno about those outfits… they look a bit ballgown-ish for day time. How long were those dresses? It’s a pity there’s no proper pictures of them.

poptop 1:46 pm 19 Nov 08

Cyber Stalking – It’s the in thing!

It seems that the prize for this event is valued at over $10,000 and includes a City News front cover. So you are entirely accurate, Grundy.

Regards to your Missus – she has provided much entertainment. =-)

Granny 1:45 pm 19 Nov 08

How much do you reckon that hat cost?

Granny 1:43 pm 19 Nov 08

Poptop is simply the worst class of stalker!

*tee hee*

grundy 1:40 pm 19 Nov 08

poptop said :

In the spirit of creepy/stalker reconciliation, here is the link to a photo of Elkie in the ensemble that won her the Face of Canberra Racing Crown.

http://www.citynews.com.au/index.php/content/article/elkies_first_past_the_post/

So my coincidental comparison to City News was actually quite accurate…

I guess that makes you a stalker now too, poptop!

poptop 1:31 pm 19 Nov 08

In the spirit of creepy/stalker reconciliation, here is the link to a photo of Elkie in the ensemble that won her the Face of Canberra Racing Crown.

http://www.citynews.com.au/index.php/content/article/elkies_first_past_the_post/

Granny 1:00 pm 19 Nov 08

Gosh, if me and Mrs G are stalkers what would that make Skid?

*chuckle*

Skidbladnir 12:50 pm 19 Nov 08

Don’t just Google things, or your results will be predictable, and may also miss things.

Think of Google as just being a superb generalist, unless you know how to use cache:, intitle: or allintitle:, inurl: or allinurl:, site:, link:, and related: modifiers.

Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines as a starting point, but it is by no means complete (and there are a bunch of US links there than have Australian counterparts that just aren’t mentioned)

poptop 12:43 pm 19 Nov 08

It’s only creepy if you (or Mrs Grundy) start a Wikipedia page on her.

grundy 12:39 pm 19 Nov 08

Granny said :

I google everything!!

Careful! That makes you a ‘stalker’!

😉

Granny 12:33 pm 19 Nov 08

I google everything!! Although with RiotACT I often have to Urban Dictionary things as well.

grundy 12:28 pm 19 Nov 08

Glad you can see that Mrs G’s post/comment was light-hearted and had no ill intent. 😉

Those above throwing around claims such as ‘stalker’ must have never used Facebook or Google before…

The internet is not some big secret repository of personnel files where you have to be a ‘stalker’ to find details or images of someone. It is all in the public domain and no different to picking up the local ‘City News’ and finding a picture of Elkie in the socialite section! Pointing the picture out to other people doesn’t make you a stalker.

poptop 12:21 pm 19 Nov 08

Ditto Granny.

This and a couple of other threads do encourage me to ponder why such terrible things happen to people who are beautiful on the inside and the outside. I can only surmise it is okay to persecute people who are ugly.

Granny 12:16 pm 19 Nov 08

I am also really ticked off at VvV.

It is other women that have copped the bulk of the degradation on this thread because of Elkie’s words, not Elkie.

I haven’t said anything mean about her at all and don’t appreciate the sort of generalisations that make it seem like I’ve been horrible to somebody when I haven’t.

Granny 12:12 pm 19 Nov 08

I think Mrs Grundy’s comment was so innocent and funny. I am amazed that people took it that way. I didn’t even get the impression she particularly disliked Elkie!

On the bright side, I tip my hat to anyone who can create such a large avalanche with such a small noise!!

*chuckle*

Life in the Grundy house must never be dull!

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