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What Flowers to Wear to the Races

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Published October 8th 2014
Certain race days require certain flowers
Source: Facebook Flemington Racecourse and Victoria Racing Club

It is rather sweet and certainly adds to the occasion that each major race day (throughout the Spring Racing Carnival) has a flower dedicated to that day.

This is for men who wish to have flowers in their buttonholes (or Boutonnière as the French say). Some might even like to coordinate their outfits with certain flowers for example choosing a shirt and tie to tone with the tiny Ceil Brunner rose on Cox Plate Day.

But flowers are also important for women who wear them as a corsage, use them to dress up their hair, sport attractive floral bracelets or add them as gorgeous decorations to their hats.

But it is more than simply looking the part. Many believe that the right flower will bring you luck.

So if you want to back a winner, as well as looking the part, here are the official flowers for each race day.

Lavender should be worn at
Caulfield Guineas Day on
Saturday, 11 October, Caulfield

Source for all images of race day flowers is Market Fresh

The Dutch Blue Iris should be worn on
Thousand Guineas Day
Wednesday, 15 October, Caulfield

The White Rose is reserved for
Caulfield Cup Day on
Saturday, 18 October, Caulfield

The Cecil Brunner Rose is for the
Cox Plate Day
Saturday, 25 October, Moonee Valley

Blue Cornflower is for
Victoria Derby Day which is on
Saturday, 1 November, Flemington

Source: Facebook Flemington Racecourse and Victoria Racing Club

And for the day of days wear the Yellow Rose for
Melbourne Cup Day
Tuesday, 4 November, Flemington

And for the fashion stakes the Pink Rose for
Oaks Day
Thursday, 6 November, Flemington

Bring out the Red Roses for
Stakes Day
Saturday, 8 November, Flemington

Source: Facebook Flemington Racecourse and Victoria Racing Club

For how to make a flower crown see the youtube video below

Or for how to make a button hole see below

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Why? For luck and to look fashionable
When: Spring Racing Season
Cost: You could make these at home
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