Last-minute fashion and family ties dominate track-side

Trainee jockey Hollee Bohr traded the jodhpurs for heels at Albury Racing Club’s Melbourne Cup celebration, and won the best millinery with a Tania Scott headpiece.

It was the first time Miss Bohr, 18, had entered the Fashions on the Field in Albury, but she’s no stranger to the racing turf.

“I’ve grown up with racing,” she said. 

“My first day at the races was the day I was born, on Albury Gold Cup day 18 years ago.”

Miss Bohr’s mother, trainer Jodie Bohr, also scored a placing on the day, with horse Midnight Swing finishing third in race three. 

Race days are also a family affair for Tayla Johnson, 23, who was named Lady of the Day.

Ms Johnson said her mother’s passion for Fashions on the Field was what first inspired her to enter. 

Ms Johnson wore shoes from the Iconic, a Cue dress as a top, a Review skirt and headpiece from Crazy Teapot Millinery. 

Bryce Sutton won the male competition.