Events Photo Credit: Joshua McVeity

In Photos: Fashionistas Raise Style Stakes at Deighton Cup

It was a good-looking day at the races.

When it comes to Deighton Cup attire, it’s go big or go home (particularly in the hat department).

Sure, there was horse racing at the larger-than-ever, seventh annual Deighton Cup event at Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse, but the real competition was in the stands as guests fashion-battled for best dressed bragging rights in the Style Stakes awards and its sizeable purse of $500.

WL sent in sartorial super-sleuth Joshua McVeity to capture the bow ties, the bling and the greatest in gravity-defying fascinators:



Style Stakes Belle Du Jour winner from 2014 Shannon Heth attended this year’s designer derby with her husband, acclaimed artist George Vergette.


Television producer Mana Mansour and Lisa von Sturmer, Growing City CEO, made the annual parade to the post at Hastings Racecourse.

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Natasha Sarai accompanied her husband, Style Stakes judge Jason Sarai of Style by Sarai.

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Moet Hennessy‘s Kellan Thomsen and Ada Chan uncorked 400 bottles of Veuve Clicquot in the VIP party paddocks with Charton-Hobbs‘ JS Dupuis.


Former Hastings Racecourse general manager Raj Mutti, now executive director at Hard Rock Casino, escorted girlfriend Candice Lee to the seventh running of the Deighton Cup.


Style Stakes director Crystal Carson and her boyfriend Chris Violette showed attendees how to dress and impress at the annual summertime event.


Fashion Magazine Western Editor Joy Pecknold and Style Nine to Five founder Christie Lohr were among fashion plates who took in the day at the races.


Working the grandstand red carpet was television host Fiona Forbes and Jennifer Dolnik, director of sales and events with the Toptable Group.


Great Canadian Gaming Corp. vice president Chuck Keeling and Richmond Gateway Theatre‘s executive director Camilla Tibbs were among the 8,000 attendees who took in all the thoroughbred action on and off the track.


2015 Style Stakes winners Michael and Lucy Boulet.


Recording artist Prevail took shade under arts writer Cheryl Rossi‘s wide brim hat.


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