Ararat’s Maddy Vernon was crowned the 2016 Lady of the Day at the Ararat Gold Cup on Sunday.
Real Housewives of Melbourne and reality television star Pettifleur Berenger was the guest judge for the cup’s fashions on the field.
Mr Berenger said the standard of fashion in the competition blew her away.
“The ladies are just amazing and have great fashion style,” she said.
“It is just lovely to see people do their best and look amazing.”
The judges had a strict criteria to judge the entrants in the competition.
Ms Berenger said there were a number of points she considered.
“To me it was about race etiquette, the complete look and the inspiration,” she said.
The atmosphere at the cup was also a highlight of the afternoon for Ms Berenger.
She said it was her first country race meeting.
“I will keep coming back if they have me,” she said.
“It is such a beautiful environment here and it is very comfortable.”