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Heat brings out the hats at Horsham races

RACEGOERS: From left, Horsham teenagers Ashley McGough, Rachel Wood and Jessica Radford at the Santa Day Races. Picture: WE SHOOT


Sweltering temperatures failed to prevent people from making the most of Horsham’s annual Santa Day Races.

The races provided an opportunity for friends and families to catch up before Christmas and businesses a perfect setting for Christmas break-up parties.

As temperatures soared well above 35 degrees, many chose comfort over typical race wear.

With the sun beating down, male and female racegoers opted for protection, making hats the headpiece of choice.

Men generally chose a button t-shirt and shorts, however the occasional suit and tie made an appearance.

The crop top and skirt trend has been an extremely popular fashion choice during the past few seasons and racegoers wore it in abundance again on Sunday.

Because this particular race day does not have a typical ‘best dressed’ fashions-on-the-field competition, it creates a more relaxed, casual approach towards fashion, which was obvious among the vast majority of women on the weekend.

Many women opted to wear flatter shoes instead of heels and ditched fascinators for hats.  The Santa Day races have had a family-orientated fashions-on-the-field event with entrants needing to enter with family members –a tradition that continued this year.


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