Fashion and fascinators at Auckland Cup Day races

Racing fans dressed to the nines at the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day held at the Ellerslie Racing Club yesterday. Photo / Dean Purcell
Racing fans dressed to the nines at the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day held at the Ellerslie Racing Club yesterday. Photo / Dean Purcell

The Auckland Cup Day races once again drew in the crowds to Ellerslie this year.

But for many, it was all about the fashion.

Colourful fascinators, pearly necklaces and stylish dresses could be seen across the park.

Among the fashionistas were a number of celebrities including former model and New Zealand's Got Talent judge Rachel Hunter who turned up in a classic black dress teamed with strappy gold shoes and matching fascinator.

Newly-wed actress Keisha Castle-Hughes, who donned a huge hat with white netting, was spotted chatting with rugby legend Sir Colin Meads.

Blues players Tom McCartney and Keven Mealamu also turned up the glam factor in blazers and ties; while businessman Eric Watson showcased a more relaxed look - a shirt with the top button undone and sunglasses.

The top prize of the coveted Hawaiian Airlines Cup Couture best-dressed couple competition went to Steph Noble and Peter Labbad.

- NZ Herald

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