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Closet Confection: Off to the Races w/ America’s Best Racing

What to Wear to the Race Track

Hello, Lovelies!

I hope you all had wonderful Labor Day weekends.  I personally had a great time, thanks to the AMAZING folks over at America’s Best Racing. To kick-off the long weekend, they invited a group of bloggers up to Saratoga Race Course to get the full VIP treatment. I’d never been to a horse race before, so I went in with zero expectations and wound up having an absolute blast.

My first major hurdle was figuring out what to wear to a race track.  We were instructed to pull out all the stops and don our finest racing attire.  So I made a beeline for eBay to scope out the perfect fascinator to go with my citrus-print dress.  While I was at it, I figured I might as well get fancy wrist gloves to match.  Eric got seersuckered up for the occasion, and off we went!

After arriving in Saratoga, we were treated to brunch (complete with an endless mimosa and bloody mary bar!) at Fasig-Tiptona historic horse auction house.  During brunch we got to hear from star jockey Taylor Rice about her experiences as a female in a male-dominated sport.  We also got a crash-course in horse-betting from an experienced gambling pro. As it turns out, there’s a lot more to it than simply plunking down a fistful of cash on your favorite horse. Sadly, I can’t say that I was a very good student since I wound up $15 in the hole after everything was all said and done!

Despite my loss, I still had a wonderful time exploring the gorgeous grounds, getting up close and personal with the horses in the paddocks, and simply enjoying a new experience. And I can’t wait to go back again!

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Banana Republic Dress (similar), C. Wonder Clutch, J. Crew Belt, Prada Sunglasses, Fascinator via eBay (similar), Lace Gloves via Amazon, Guess Shoes

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America’s Best Racing is a horse racing fan development launched by the Jockey Club in 2013. In less than two years, ABR has been responsible for driving thousands of new fans to the races, including high-level influencers, celebrities, athletes, writers and bloggers. With an emphasis on the fun, food and fashion of a day at the races, combined with excitement and tradition of the sport of horse racing, ABR has emphatically demonstrated that the sport is back, and better than ever.

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  • Style Bits & Bobs of ME September 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Your dress was perfect for the event! Sounds like a good time 🙂

    • ClosetConfections September 2, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks! It was an amazing experience.

  • Mel September 2, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Love your dress! The print is fabulous!


  • Megan // F Yeah! September 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Sounds like such a fun event. I mean, how could it not be with bottomless mimosas and bloodys. BTW, your gloves totally make the outfit. Obsessed!

    Megan // http://www.fyeahblog.com

    • ClosetConfections September 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Yes, the libations certainly did add to the festivities!

  • Rach September 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Sounds like a great time! Love your dress!! Great photos!


  • Jane Fitfabfun September 3, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Love the dress! Beautiful!!
    xo, Jane

  • Simona September 3, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Oh Wow, I love this. Your outfit is just beyond, and I would love to go the races. Gorgeous horses!!



    • ClosetConfections September 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks. You should definitely go if you get the chance. I had so much fun.

  • Lyndsay September 3, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I love your dress, the citrus print is so pretty!

    prosecco in the park

    • ClosetConfections September 4, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks! It’s one of my favorite dresses, and I’ll be sad to pack it away for the summer.

  • Alison Jeanine September 3, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a pretty outfit! Just found your blog…will definitely be bookmarking. Such a fun source of inspiration! 🙂 Xo, Alison


  • FashionPlateKC September 4, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I love your dress! Your style is simply amazing.

  • Angela Bryant September 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

    This is a FABULOUS post! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put up more collections!! Smooches!

    • ClosetConfections September 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Glad you enjoyed it! And there will definitely be more to come.

  • Lisa Rosado September 5, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Your pictures are AMAZING! So in love!!!

    You & the hubs are completely adorable! Hope you had a wonderful day at the tracks 😉



  • Nailah Shah September 8, 2014 at 5:38 am

    I love your style! So colourful xo