Fascinator & Fedora Friday

| October 6, 2011

Breeders’ Cup

Fascinator & Fedora Friday
November 4, 2011 Churchill Downs

Sport the fanciest fascinator or most festive fedora at Breeders’ Cup Championship Friday and you could walk away $5,000 richer.

Yes, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships are known as the two richest days in sports and an internationally-acclaimed horseracing event – but this year, fashion is also taking center stage.

The Voice-Tribune will host a Fascinator and Fedora contest at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, the first day of Breeders’ Cup. Our judges will select the man or woman who’ve topped off their attire with the best looking fascinator and fedora and award them $5,000 – each.

We’ll keep you updated about the free contest in the coming weeks, so keep checking back and often!

In the meantime, purchase your tickets for Championship Friday – and Saturday, too – at www.breederscup.com.

We Want You

Does your boutique carry fascinators? How about fedoras? Or, do you have your own line of the wearable art? Send an email with two to three sentences describing your wares along with your publishable contact information to angie@voice-tribune.com. We’ll publish a list of boutiques and designers who have fascinators and fedoras for sale in upcoming issues as a courtesy to readers who are on the hunt for the perfect headpiece to wear when entering The Voice-Tribune’s  Fascinator & Fedora Friday at Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.

Take a look at some of our favorite fascinators and fedoras from years past.

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  1. Sara Stutzman says:

    Is it only men who can win the fedora contest?

  2. Erica says:


    Will there be a male and woman who wins? Or, is it possible two women can win both categories? Thanks!

  3. Jeremiah says:

    My fiance will be entering the hat contest that I wont be able to attend. We are putting together a fedora for her to wear in the contest since she does not wear fascinators. So, my question is since you are choosing a man and a woman to win the contest will a woman be able to win in the fedora category since men, I assume men will not be wearing fascinators? Or, can a man and woman both win in the fedora hat category? Otherwise it seems to me if we put together a fedora for her to wear and it happens to be better than any man’s fedora she may not be able to win since it sounds like no matter what a man is going to win in the fedora category regardless because I don’t see a man wearing a fascinator. Hopefully you can give me a straight honest correct answer to this contest question. If we have to find a guy to wear her hat that is something we want to know so she don’t walk up there and have a man beat her out cuz contest rules say a man and a woman will win which means a woman will most likely will win the fascinator and a man will most likely end up winning the fedora since you would be hard pressed to find men wearing fascinators. Thank you for your time look forward to hearing from you.

    • Editor says:

      Hey Jeremiah,

      Sorry for any confusion. A man or woman can win either part of the contest. A woman can with wearing either, a man could win wearing either, there could be two women or there could be two men (although we doubt this will happen).