THE Bunbury Turf Club was packed with keen punters eager to make the most of a beautiful day of racing.

The bubbles were cold, the ties were colourful and the fashions went from classic to the most modern during a day which delighted crowds and left a smile on faces of all ages.

Thousands packed the club to celebrate the biggest day of racing on the Australian calendar but some attended purely for the style.

With more than $4000 in prizes up for grabs for the best dressed, fashions on the field was a highly contested event, with more than 30 entrants trying for the top place.

It seemed an even mix of those wanting to keep it classic compared to those pushing the boundaries of race wear fashion.

Winning the women’s fashions on the field was Ainslie Bayley who impressed judges with her classic race wear look.

She said she was excited to win the day after taking a while to find the perfect dress from Mackenzie Mode

“I just wanted a chance to dress up and be very girlie but still lady like,” she said.

“I just like the play on tradition with a bit of tartan but still the flowers and classic cut.”

The men’s winner was Sam Fotu who chose to work his outfit around a white blazer.

With a bit of help from Google, he found the best way to work around the blazer, taking home top prize.

Emerly Tupicoff came runner up in the women’s fashions and Raquel Tucker won best headwear.