The Ned Prix de Fashion: A sashay down memory lane

24 Nov 2019
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

New Zealand’s national fashions in the field final, The Ned Prix de Fashion, takes place here at Ellerslie every year, and with our 20th anniversary of Prix de Fashion set for 2025, we thought it apt to take a look back at the competition’s winners since its inception in March 2006.

If you’re not yet in the know, entry into The Ned Prix de Fashion is by pre-qualification with entrants needing to win a qualifying competition held across New Zealand throughout each season to secure their spot in the national fashions in the field final which takes place on Derby Day.

Entrants can choose to either wear the same outfit they pre-qualified in or wear something new for the national final. And despite taking place on Derby Day  – one that traditionally calls for a black and white style theme – the competition is open to outfits of any colour (it’s just the spectators who we encourage to go in black & white!) and you’ll see the winners’ colour palettes have been mixed over the years. Our judge’s brief is to look for the day’s best dressed and to not mark up (or down!) those entrants who are dressed in colour.

Let’s check out our winners dating back to 2006. Could your name be added to this list next season?

Prix de Fashion: Winners from 2006 – 2024

Click on the images below to view each of our winners in full


Honour Roll

2006 – Ruth Sibald

2007 – Lorraine Cookson

2008 – Pamela Hodge

2009 – Claire Hahn

2010 – Kelli Odell (Aus)

2011 – Tricia Molachino (Aus)

2012 – Marion Farrell

2013 – Claudia Campbell

2014 – Olivia Moor

2015 – Charlotte Moor

2016 – Stacey Hanley

2017 – Hannah Marinkovich (nee Carson)

2018 – Laura Campbell

2019 – Aleisha Mitchell

2020 – Katie Flett

2021 – Laura Campbell

2022 – Eleanor Campbell

2023 – Lily Simons

2024 – Sasha Boyens

The Ned Prix de Fashion

Boasting a $20,000+ winner-takes-all prize package courtesy of The Ned, Victoria Racing Club and others; PLUS the title of being New Zealand’s best-dressed racegoer AND a trip to Melbourne to compete in Fashions on the Field as part of that year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival, this is the one New Zealand racewear competition you WANT to win to not only take home these amazing prizes but to etch your name in racing fashion history.

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