Every shade of pink in a myriad of patterns and designs was on show at the Pink Silks race day at Coffs Harbour Racing Club.
Every shade of pink in a myriad of patterns and designs was on show at the Pink Silks race day at Coffs Harbour Racing Club. Leigh Jensen/ Coffs Coast Advoca

Plenty of pink as fashion takes centre stage at racing club

THERE were 50 shades of pink on show as local punters picked out their best frocks and fascinators for the Pink Silks race day at Coffs Harbour Racing Club.

Nearly 800 people flooded the gates for an afternoon of racing all in the name of women's health and breast cancer.

While the action on the track was fast and fierce it was the fashions on the field which really stole the show.

Ranging across six categories including best dressed kids, pinkest outfit, best dressed lady and best millinery there was plenty on show for fashion fans.

Competitors came from far and wide to take part however it was a pair of former winners who took top prize in the premier divisions.

Grafton girl Shannon Small took out the best dressed lady contemporary category for the second year running in a stunning pink and black vintage outfit as well as an eye catching handmade fascinator.

"Fashion in the field at the races is always lots of fun and I put a bit of effort in this year making my hat myself," Small said.

"There were quite a few great outfits so I am really happy to have won."

The best dressed lady classical prize was taken out by Coffs Harbour fashionista Elyan Shotbolt while Nana Glen mother and daughter duo Fiona and Cassidy Meldrum took first and second in the Pinkest outfit category.

Racing club officials were delighted with the success of the day stating it was a great atmosphere with plenty of fun had by all.

Money raised from the day will go tothe following charities and organisations CHHC Palliative Care, CanDo Cancer Trust, Coffs Coast Dragons Abreast, Lymphoedema Group and the CHHC Maternity Unit.

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