20th Annual Hat Contest at Del Mar Racetrack
Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack kicked off its 75th season this week in California with it’s 20th Annual Hat Contest! The contest featured categories like:
Best Racing Theme, Funniest/Most Outrageous, Most Glamorous, Best Flowers/All Others, and Best Fascinator — a wool, lace or feather alternative to a hat.
And the winners are :
The Funniest/Most Outrageous category went to Belinda Berry. Berry wore an oversize wide-brimmed navy blue polka dot hat trimmed with ostrich feathers and matching dress themed “GO Navy”!
Most Glamorous catagory went to Natalie Spaans with a stunning off-white hat dramatically trimmed with feathers and flowers trailing down her shoulders and back. Her dress featured a beaded bodice.
The Best Flowers category was won by fan favorite Lori Shelton. Lori Shelton’s large red feathered and flowered hat featured photos of the 18 hats she had entered in previous years.
Best Fascinator went to Melissa Cheng who won first prize with a dramatic feathered fascinator she purchased in New York.
First place winner in each category received $300 and a $100 certificate to Studio Savvy in Rancho Santa Fe. Second-place winners receive $200 and third-place winners receive $100.