** Due to social distancing rules and in the interest of public safety, there are restrictions on the normal running of the 2020 Snake Gully Cup carnival.**

Numbers of Patrons able to enter the Snake Gully Cup and Hair of the Dog race days will be limited to pre-purchased ticket holders (for the general public), existing members and their guest, named racebook owners and syndicate managers who have runners on the day. Owners, who are eligible, will need to show photo ID on arrival and all attendees will need to sign a registry and comply with Covid 19 protocols.

Please understand, we are acting in the interest of public health and safety and apologise for any inconvenience that may occur.

Race Fashion Competition Hits Sheridan Street

Race fashion lovers won’t miss out on showing off their fabulous race-wear this year, with the annual Snake Gully Cup Fashions-on-the-Field competition coming to Sheridan Street on Friday 13 November.

Prize sponsors for the event are:

  • Wren Store + Styling,
  • Moeys, and
  • Junque & Disorderly

Register in one of these three stores between now and Thursday 12 November, or register on the morning of Snake Gully Cup. Entrants will congregate on Sheridan Street, across the road from Wren Store + Styling, and judging will take place at 11.30am Friday 13 November.

The fashion stakes have always been high at Snake Gully Cup, but this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, an on-field fashions competition is not able to take place.

“Instead of cancelling the competition all together, a few of the local businesses have come together to sponsor a Snake Gully Cup Fashions-on-the-Street competition instead, and the race club is very supportive,” said Gundagai-Adelong Race Club President Michael Crowe.

“The fashions competition has always been such a big feature of Snake Gully Cup, so we didn’t want people missing out, and we feel this is a great alternative.”

Competition categories will be slightly different to past years, and include Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Couple and a brand new category – Best Vintage Inspired Race outfit.

The Best Dressed Lady category will focus on head-to-toe grooming – the hair, the makeup, the millinery, the accessories must all complement each other and entrants are encouraged to make a statement that shows off their individual style.

Judges will expect complementary styling when it comes to the Best Dressed Couple category. This year’s judging will be a little more relaxed than in past years, and some couples may want to consider a more casual, laid back approach, however, race day elements such as headwear and correct footwear will be expected.

The Vintage category will focus on overall vintage inspired styling. Generally speaking, vintage clothing refers to clothing produced between the early 1920s to the early 1980s. Entrants in this category will need to clearly demonstrate head-to-toe styling from a particular decade. The category is open to men and women.

Prize sponsors for the event are local Sheridan Street businesses, Wren Store + Styling, Moeys, and Junque & Disorderly.

Entrants are encouraged to register in one of the three stores between now and Thursday 12 November, however, entrants can register on the morning of Snake Gully Cup.

Entrants will congregate on Sheridan Street, across the road from Wren Store + Styling, and judging will take place at 11.30am.

“The competition is designed to tie-in with the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s Snake Gully at Home celebrations, so that people can join the competition regardless of whether they are attending the races, or celebrating the Cup at home with family and friends,” said Casey Polsen, CGRC Tourism Trainee.

“Gundagai businesses are really getting behind Snake Gully Cup 2020, even though the event is scaled down this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Businesses are offering catering packages, our retail stores will be open, our hair dressing and beauty businesses are encouraging people to book hair, make-up and tanning appointments, and our accommodation houses will be welcoming race-goers and visitors who use Snake Gully weekend as a time to catch up with family and friends.”

Sponsors

Thanks to these Gundagai businesses:

  • Wren Store + Styling,
  • Moeys
  • Junque & Disorderly