It may have been held on a different day, but that didn't stop a selection of the state's finest fashions being on display at this year's The Examiner/Launceston Travel and Cruise Centre's Fashions on the Field event at the Mowbray Racecourse.
The men and women strutted their stuff at the Fashion for Fillies luncheon, in front of judges Chelsea Freestone and Joanna Hewson.
The judges looking for the finest representation of style, originality of outfit and understanding of current race fashion.
"We were also looking at their grooming and deportment, and how everything matched together as well as their attention to detail with accessories," Ms Freestone said.
"We found it very difficult to pick a winner, they were all lovely and it was hard to choose," Ms Hewson added.
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Erica Clark of Launceston won the women's category, in an outfit she'd been planning for months.
"I love coming to the Launceston Cup every year, so I always try and think of something that will suit and something that is appropriate," Ms Clark said.
"I went with a vintage, late 50s and early 60s look.
"My dress is from [brand] only one ashley, and my friend is a milliner and she made my hat over the last couple of weeks.
"She made it using a vintage Parisian hat block, and the milliner who had the hat block used to make Grace Kelly's hats so it was really special and meant to be."
Ms Hewson said Ms Clark stood out because of the colour of the dress she'd chosen.
"It was just a perfect outfit in my mind, I think she looks absolutely beautiful," she said.
Hadspen's Trevor Lindsay won the men's category, in a custom-made suit.
"The suit I had made in Western Australia, and the tie and the handkerchief, and the R.M Williams boots," Mr Lindsay said.
"The hat came from Neil Pitt's, I was tossing up on this hat or another red, I love red.
"I've entered these things in Perth and had very good success over there and I've moved back here. I won at Devonport, but I've had three cracks at Launceston so it's third time lucky."
Ms Freestone said they thought Mr Lindsay had the "full look".
"Everything went together really nicely and he was pretty confident in himself which I think stood out to us as well, he was happy to be out there," she said.
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