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: Edit_01Style Stakes Belle Du Jour winner from 2014 Shannon Heth attended this year’s designer derby with her husband, acclaimed artist George Vergette.Edit_02Television producer Mana Mansour and Lisa von Sturmer, Growing City CEO, made the annual parade to the post at Hastings Racecourse.deighton cupNatasha Sarai accompanied her husband, Style Stakes judge Jason Sarai of Style by Sarai.deighton cupMoet Hennessy‘s Kellan Thomsen and Ada Chan uncorked 400 bottles of Veuve Clicquot in the VIP party paddocks with Charton-Hobbs‘ JS Dupuis.Edit_05Former 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.Edit_06Style Stakes director Crystal Carson and her boyfriend Chris Violette showed attendees how to dress and impress at the annual summertime event.Edit_07Fashion 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.Edit_08Working the grandstand red carpet was television host Fiona Forbes and Jennifer Dolnik, director of sales and events with the Toptable Group.Edit_09Great 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.Edit_102015 Style Stakes winners Michael and Lucy Boulet.Edit_11Recording artist Prevail took shade under arts writer Cheryl Rossi‘s wide brim hat.