Spring Racing Carnival 2016 Part 1: Dress Code & Guidelines
With the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival looming, it's time to start planning, or at least thinking about, your outfits. With aggregate attendance of over 300,000 people across four race days, the stakes are high! Whether your intention is to showcase your style or just blend in, you definitely don't want to be pulled up for inappropriate attire or looking shabby.
While there are different dress codes for different areas, the universally acceptable dress code is that of the Members' area. Guidelines and rules are as follows:
Men are required to wear a suit comprised of: tailored slacks/chinos, blazer/jacket, shirt, tie, socks and dress shoes. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.
Joggers, sneakers, trainers, sandals, dilapidated footwear, gumboots, slippers, etc.
Shoes without socks
Jeans, jodhpurs, shorts, untailored slacks or cargo pants
Torn or ripped clothing
Open-neck shirts or shirts with no collar
Non-blazer jackets, such as parkas, duffle coats, windbreakers, tracksuit tops, weatherproofs, etc
Peaked caps, beanies
Pullovers or cardigans without a jacket
See full rules here.
Now that you know the rules, let's move on to a summary of the carnival and the individual race days!