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Fashion At Its Finest

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Hat Couture

When coordinating your King’s Plate look, start at the top. For 2024, hat couture takes center stage once again with a blend of classic styles and avant-garde designs.

Oversized brims adorned with feathers, whimsical fascinators, bold fedoras and vibrant floral accents will add a touch of drama and elegance to every ensemble.

A Bold return of colour

Neutral tones and understated patterns will always be a fine starting point for fashion. But 2024 heralds a resurgence of bold colors and eye-catching prints in horseracing fashion.

Vibrant hues like electric blue, fiery red, and emerald green can exude energy and charisma. Your fashion statement should be a true reflection of your true personality.


As your outfit acts as the canvas, accessories are opportunities for captivating flourishes. Statement jewelry pieces, from bold chandelier earrings to intricate cufflinks, add a touch of opulence to every ensemble.

Luxurious silk scarves, classic pocket squares, and embellished clutches can complete your look with refinement or bold flair.


Traditions are merely trends that have stood the test of time. In 2024, embrace your individuality and inspire others to do the same.

Whether it’s through a bold rethink of accepted patterns, an unexpected use of shape or contrast, or a whimsical accessory that allows you to step outside typical confines, this is your opportunity to strut as proudly as our magnificent thoroughbreds.

2024 Official Milliner Ranelle Larocque

Ranelle Larocque, is an award-winning Canadian milliner, and the 2024 Official Milliner of the King’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack.  Her exquisite one-of-a-kind designs have been worn at formal events worldwide such as Royal Ascot in the United Kingdom, Kentucky Derby, and at the historic Queen’s and now King’s Plate, Canada’s oldest and most prestigious thoroughbred race. Her creations have also been worn at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday garden party, as well as at countless ceremonial military functions, private and public fashion events and weddings around Canada and the world.

A proud member of the British Millinery Association, Ranelle has trained under the acclaimed milliner Katherine Elizabeth in London, England. Voted Ottawa’s Best Fashion Designer in 2023, Ranelle’s work has been featured in national, international, and local publications, including the esteemed HATalk magazine, The Humm, the Eastern Ontario Business Journal, and the Ottawa Business Journal. Recently, Ranelle’s work has been featured on CTV News, CBC TV and CBC Radio’s All In a Day, and she was a distinguished participant in the inaugural international millinery exhibition, “The Queen’s Hat,” in Milan, Italy.

Ranelle’s designs blend the whimsical joy and vibrant energy of race wear with the timeless elegance of bridal and formal headpieces. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring a unique creation tailored perfectly for every occasion. Her dedication to personal attention guarantees that every client receives a headpiece that is as unique as they are.

As the 2024 horseracing season unfolds, fashion enthusiasts are treated to a spectacle of style and sophistication unlike any other. From extravagant hats to sustainable couture, the fashion trends shaping the racetrack scene blend tradition with innovation, creating a sartorial landscape that is both timeless and contemporary. With each outfit meticulously curated to embody elegance and charm, horseracing fashion in 2024 captivates the imagination and celebrates the enduring allure of the sport in every stitch and seam.

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