THE community was out in style on Sunday afternoon for the Country Motor Company Hats and High Tea Race Day at the Shoalhaven City Turf Club.
Some high quality horses were on show for the seven race TAB meeting, which kicked off the start of the Autumn Carnival.
The big winner for the afternoon was Warwick Farm trainer Leanne Aspros, who had the top horse in the feature race the Isuzu Ute Country Cup.
Jockey Josh Adams rode to victory on the Aspros trained Vegasherewecome, in a close finish ahead of Majestic Reign in second and Brimstone in third.
It was not a bad day for locals either, with the Anne-Marie Robinson trained Our Avalanche, winning the sixth race, sponsored by D-Max Spirit of Truck.
Shoalhaven Heads jockey Tara-Jane Mitchell also rode a winner on the Noel Mayfield-Smith trained Standard Bearer in the Ready When You Are Maiden Plate, which was the final race of the afternoon.
But naturally it was not all about the racing, with plenty turning out in the dining room for the hats and high tea.
A number of fashionable locals went out in style, with a range of interesting headwear, with Nowra Hill’s Elle Manwaring named the winner of the ‘Fantastic Fascinator’ competition.