The horses are a yawn, betting gets old as soon as you realise you lose money from your 'shoe fund' and the food's a bit 'eh'. So why do we do it every year? The fashion. It's the best excuse to get dolled up in your Sunday best and eye off Bec Judd, Jennifer Hawkins or whoever's style you crush on come race day.
Whether you prefer a champagne breakfast at Ladies' Day or brushing up against celebs in the Birdcage, everyone has a soft spot for those feet crushing, yellow bubble drinking, Spring Racing Carnival days. See my favourite frocks and fascinators to get you turning heads on the field!