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Thursday, December 14, 2017, 8:55 PM

Oaks Day … the race that stops a township


The Melbourne Cup is the race that ‘stops a nation’ but Ladies’ Oaks Day, Kinglake Style is the race-day that stops a township.

On Thursday, November 9, ladies of the Kinglake Ranges and district dress in their finery for what’s now become a premier event of the Kinglake Ranges community.

Started by then publicans Craig and Sharon Lovick in 2008, the 10th Annual Oaks ‘Ladies Day’ commences midday, Thursday, November 9 at the Kinglake Pub.

Prizes for Fashions on the Field include Best Outfit, Best Hat and Best Shoes.

A gold coin donation will let you guess  how many “Bras in The Barrel” or “Tampons in the jar.”

The $25 entry fee includes a welcome glass of bubbles or a ‘slushie’ and a chance to win the door prize. Finger food provided throughout the day.

There’s sweeps on every race with the first race (1800m) is the TCL Curved TV Stakes at (Race times not available yet from VRC).

Purchase tickets now for the main raffle at the Kinglake Pub at $2 per ticket (1) or three (3) tickets for $5, or on the day.

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First prize in the raffle is overnight accommodation at Karma Kinglake for up to four (4) people, including a continental breakfast valued at $240.

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Second Prize is a Kinglake Pub accommodation and dinner package for two (2) worth $150 (approx)., with third prize a Nikon digital camera valued at $130.

All money raised is being donated to the Olivia Newton-John Research Institute.

So get your outfits ready and children sorted ladies (it’s a day when local boys have to step up!)

Oaks Day, Kinglake style is a great way of the community (especially us boys) of saying thank you to all the hard-working women of the district who do so much for the Kinglake Ranges community behind the scenes that far too often goes unnoticed.

From running the football club, cricket club and school canteens year in, year out to taking children to and from school, running horse riding clubs, child-minding and so much more.

Without local women ‘stepping up’ (as they always do) the town simply wouldn’t function and Oaks Day is the local ladies’ day off.

Hosts Sara Exton, Jenn Martin and Helen Simons have been busy behind the scenes for months organising the day.

Ladies, please donate any old bras to the Kinglake Pub for the guessing of “How Many Bras in The Barrel” competition.

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Hosted by the Kinglake Pub, with MC & DJ Ian Haysom of Misty Mountain Entertainment and local Councillor Leigh Dunscombe  again supporting the Kinglake Ranges community.

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Kinglake Ranges News is privileged and honoured to again provide live and exclusive coverage of Ladies “Oaks Day” and official photography.

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