Hawkesbury Gold Cup XXXX Gold Stand Alone Saturday on April 29 is the racing and social event highlight of the year in the Hawkesbury region. And with an exciting new fashion precinct, mini marquees, cool pop up bars and some of Australia’s best horses, jockeys and trainers in town, this year looks set to be the best yet!

New for 2017 is the Hawkesbury Fashion Stable, a dedicated marquee on the front lawn featuring a free fashion photo booth, the Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes competition, Skin Fitness Beauty Bar, live music and a pop up champagne bar complete with garden tables and chairs.

Learn how to work the camera with a free photoshoot experience and lipstick giveaway as part of the lucrative Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes! Simply have your photo taken by a professional photographer, select your best shot and that will be sent to your smart phone and uploaded to the Skin Fitness Fashion Stakes competition. It’s as easy as that.

Seasoned Race wear Fashion Judges will then pick winners of two categories: ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Dressed Group’ (2-8 persons) from an online gallery with winners to be announced and awarded prizes after 3pm, so get your possie together and start planning your outfits.

Fashion Stakes judges will be looking for originality of style, attention to detail including headwear, overall presentation, attitude, flair and adaptation of fashion trends.

Positioned in the Hawkesbury Fashion Stable is the Skin Fitness Beauty Bar which will be open all day to keep yourself looking fresh and fabulous with free hair and make-up pampers.

In addition, upload your raceday photos using the hashtags #HawkesburyFashionStable #SkinFitnessFashionStakes and tag @HawkesburyRaceClub and @ SkinFitnessRichmond on facebook for your chance to win the ultimate beauty and raceday package.

Also new this autumn at Hawkesbury is The Homestraight Mini Marquees, situated in one of the most sought after locations against the rail at the 200 metre mark with premium catering for up to 20 people per marquee.

Gates open at 10.30am and general admission is $20 (adults). For more information on events and hospitality packages and Clarendon Train Station times which is only a minute walk from the track, visit, call 4577 2263 or follow the Club via [email protected] or [email protected]