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Gippsland Carnival to get a splash of colour

Greyhounds will not be providing the only competition this Gippsland Carnival with spectators also urged to be part of a different type of challenge over the country cups to be held at Sale, Warragul, Cranbourne and Traralgon.

People attending one or more of the four cups held during the Gippsland Carnival are urged to take to the stage and be part of the inaugural Colours on Course competition. The competition is open to both men and women.

The competition was on show earlier this week with participants gathering to swap notes ahead of the historic fashion competition.

Alex Osmond from Her Wardrobe has joined Greyhound Racing Victoria as its official fashion partner for the event and will assist with styling tips for men and women. Thus partnership which will assist anyone of any budget achieve the look with outfits for hire between $80 and $150. Her Wardrobe is also offering people a $25 discount by entering the code GRVCOLOURS.

TAB/Sky Media presenters Elly Wicks, Kristen Fahd and Jaimee Rogers will be hosting Colours on Course.


Video interview with Colours on Course judges and participants


Elly said she was excited to be involved in the first competition of its kind in GRV’s history.

“I’m looking forward to hosting the first ever Colours on Course, which is a fashion show with a difference,” Ms Wicks said.

Participants who register to be in Colours on Course by 8pm on Boxing Day go in the draw to win a prize package worth $500. Judges will be on the lookout for the most stylish representation of the colours and patterns of the eight greyhounds.
Alex Osmond has encouraged men and women from Gippsland and beyond to get involved.

“I am extremely excited to come on board as a fashion partner with Greyhound Racing Victoria, for their inaugural Colours on Course competition,” Ms Osmond said.

“I hope to see as many women and men as possible dressing to the colours and patterns of all eight greyhounds, with judges looking for the most styling representation of this.”
Riley Pearce from Riley Pearce Designs will judge the competition and has encouraged as many men to get involved as women.
“This isn’t just something for the ladies to take part in and we hope to see plenty of men competing for the prizes as well,” Ms Pearce said.
“This doesn’t have to be an overly dressy affair, so long as contestants have made an effort to dress to the underlying theme of it the competition.”

For those who might be stuck for what to wear, both Alex and Riley have plenty of options available to dress both men and women, which are sure to give you a good chance at grabbing the cash and walking away a winner.

A club voucher is also up for grabs for the winner of both the women and men’s divisions at the first three cups, with the overall victors vying for a prize pack worth $1000 each at the Grand Final in Traralgon.

In an Australian regional first, the Gippsland Carnival will incorporate and connect four country cups, Sale, Warragul, Cranbourne and Traralgon, for an epic journey of greyhound racing that has never been seen before with more than $800,000 prize money across the series.


Registrations for Colours on Course can be taken on the day, for more information visit



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