Mon | Dec 18, 2017

UPDATED: Let's get classy with the Diamond Mile

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
Deika Morrison kept it very simple in an understated nude number.
Helen Christian looking simply fabulous in this white hat.
White seem to be the colour of choice for Supreme Ventures Limited's Carolyn Bolt Nicholas (left) and President and CEO Ann-Dawn Young Sang.
Supreme Ventures Limited's Simone Clarke Cooper looking radiant sans head wear in a gorgeous off shoulder white dress.
The perfectly coordinated duo of Terise Kettle and Neto Mellish.
Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt (right) along with his best friend and executive manager Nugent Walker strike a pose for the cameras while attending the Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park last weekend.
Deborah Stewart rocking her red and black fascinator at the races. (In a previous version of this caption, Mrs Stewart was incorrectly identified as Deborah Azan)
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It is safe to say that the third instalment of the most prestigious race day on the island - the Diamond Mile last Saturday - exceeded all expectations.

Jamaicans love to put on a fashion shown, and they went all out with the emphasis on head gear for the daytime formal event. While the women wore fascinators galore, the men were not left out and stepped up to the plate. This was the event to be at.

While some came for the fashion, others were eager to see true horsepower put to the test. It was hard to ignore the display of sheer power going around the track with the jockeys taking full control of the stallions. The buzz of persons enjoying copious amount of libations and hors d'oeuvre were only momentarily interrupted by the sounds of hooves.

Outside of the winnings on the tract, there were also winnings infield. Hosted by Dhalia Harris, the kept the day's proceedings with giveaway. And outside of the large payout for the winning jockey and thoroughbreds, the women had a competition of their own - best hat. Diamond Mile Ambassador Angelie Spencer came out on top in her veiled top had and flowing skirt.

All in all, the BGLC family and sponsors should be proud of a high fashion and classy affair well done.

jody-anne.lawrence@gleanerjm.com