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March 14, 2018

Australian Turf Club has signed Australian luxury department store, Harrolds, as the fashion partner in an exclusive one year deal.

The iconic retailer will hold the naming rights to the 2018 Group 1 $2million Harrolds Australian Derby which will take place at The Championships Day 1 on Saturday, 7 April.

The race has more than 150 years of history and is the premier distance race of the Sydney autumn for three-year-olds and is run over the classic derby distance of 2400m at set weights.

Off the track, Harrolds will lend its name and reputation of modern luxury to the Fashion Chute which will be run over four days of the Sydney Racing Carnival.

The digital photo competition holds a prizepool of over $50,000 across four days including Harrolds gift vouchers and styling sessions, Emirates flights, Longines watches and gift certificates from The Star.

Australian Turf Club Acting Chief Executive Matt Galanos said that the partnership with Harrolds was an ideal brand fit for the Club.

“Harrolds is a wonderful alignment to not only one of the most prestigious racing events for three-year-olds on the Australian calendar, but also the Club’s reinvented fashion competition,” said Galanos.


Notes to Editor:

Harrolds Fashion Chute dates

Chandon S Ladies Day

Saturday, 17 March

Rosehill Gardens


Longines Golden Slipper Day

Saturday, 24 March

Rosehill Gardens


The Championships Day 1

Saturday, 7 April

Royal Randwick


The Championships Day 2 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Saturday, 14 April

Royal Randwick


Judging Criteria

Contestants must be wearing an aesthetically pleasing autumn racing outfit styled with shoes and accessories. The outfit must reference autumn racing dress codes ad incorporate current trends, while expressing your own personal style. Sophistication, creativity and individuality are key.

Usual Member’s dress codes limitations do not apply. Men are permitted to wear either trousers or chinos, and accessorise in line with current trends. A tie or bow tie must be worn. Women must wear a headpiece or fascinating element while adhering to the autumn dress code (i.e. no straw millinery). Preference is for closed toe shoes however this is not essential.


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