SkyCity Hamilton Waikato Cup Day brings the glitz and the glamour to Hamilton.



Fancy yourself to be the best dressed on course? The Adashiko Fashion Stakes is the contest for you!

Thanks to our official Fashion Partner, Adashiko we have over $2000 worth of prizes up for grabs for the Adashiko Modern Racegoer and The Adashiko Classic Racegoer.

As part of the prize pool, The top ten finalists will all take home a Adashiko starter pack valued at over $150

Once again the Adashiko Fashion Stakes is a pre-qualifier to the The Ned Prix De Fashion. The final will be at Ellerslie Racecourse on the 6th of March as part of Auckland Racing Club's Vodafone New Zealand Derby Day.

For more information head to their website below

Our 2020 Judging Panel will be headed up by;

- Benny Castles of WORLD
- Luci Firth of Adashiko
- Aliesha-Jane Moroney

You could be a winner, just take the punt!

The 2020 Competition

We don't want to keep you from enjoying Waikato Biggest Xmas party so we're keeping things short, sharp & simple this year...

- You register on the day.
- Between 11.00am and 1.00pm you need to pop to the Fashion registration marquee (by the back parade ring) to catch up with our friendly team
- We need you to strike a pose and get snapped by our resident paparazzi. If you miss swinging by the registration marquee, never fear our judges will also be roaming, we have eagle eyes when it comes to spotting sharp dressers!
- At the close of entries the judges will review all the photograph entries.
- The top 10 females will be text to then meet at 1.30pm* at the raceday office. The list of finalists will also be published on Te Rapa Racing Facebook Page.
- All 10 finalists will parade on the stage in the bird cage with the titles being awarded for the Adashiko 2020 titles at approx. 2.00pm. The grand finalist who will represent Te Rapa at Ellerslie will be chosen from the winners of the Modern and Classic titles.

*A 5 minute grace period will be allowed, you'll be ineligible for the final. So keep those phones on LOUD

* Please note times for the finals will be updated 1 December when the racing order confirmed*


Our popular Best Dress Racegoer Style Award will be running on SkyCity Hamilton Waikato Cup Day. Keep an eye out for our style council consisting of Lizzie Charleston, Anna Campbell and Monika Neuhauser who will be roaming to find our two lucky style award winners who will take home a winning rosette, bottle of G.H Mumm and other goodies.


Although there is no course wide dress code, we encourage all of our race goers in our public areas to dress smartly & comfortably. Show off your own sense of style.

Those attending our hospitality areas are expected to wear smart casual.

We will be enforcing a high standard of dress for those attending Top of the Track, Kentucky Lounge and Santa's Grotto. Collared shirts, dress shorts are acceptable, no Jandals, sneakers or ripped jeans.

Adashiko Fashion Stakes 2019
Women's Best Dressed Finalists for 2019

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