WE SAW SUN ON CUP DAY! It seems that the rain always falls on every Melbourne Cup Day, but not this year! There was sunshine all day, with guests welcomed with bubbly as they entered through the doors of the enclosure. Our resident caterers Atlantic Group supplied guests with and incredible display of food throughout the day.

We saw a nail biting win from Vow And Declare to take out the Prestigious Melbourne Cup in The Race That Stops The Nation. After a protest that altered the top 3, we saw Prince Of Arran promoted from 3rd to 2nd and Il Paradiso to 3rd and Master Of Reality was relegated from 2nd to 4th.

Our Styles on the Straight Competition brought bright colours and statement florals to the stage for the Women’s Category and big statement outfits for the Men’s Category also. We would like to thank Karen Phillips from Mercury Principle Events and Danni Oliver from Fitness First for judging the event.

A big congratulations to our Styles on the Straight Winners for Lexus Melbourne Cup Day:

Women’s Category

1st Place – Tamara Hall, wearing a pale pink and white checked midi straight line dress from Cue with white jacket, white shoes and a pale pink statement headpiece

2nd Place – Shay Fagan, wearing a royal blue tight dress from Cue with hot pink bag, shoes and statement headpiece to tie the whole outfit together

3rd Place – Breanna Fahey, wearing a purple Shona Joy tight midi one shoulder dress, with large floral headpiece


Men’s Category

1st Place – James Chante, wearing a light blue 3 piece suit with blue tie and white shirt

2nd Place – Dave Dew, wearing a navy blue suit with a gold tie

3rd Place – Scott Bould, wearing a black jacket, gold print pants and maroon tie with matching pocket square


People’s Choice Award – Erin Haigh, wearing black frill dress, with bright pink bag with matching pointed stiletto heels