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You’d be forgiven for thinking that fashion at Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival is all about the ladies. The women of Melbourne shine in a plethora of glamorous outfits and headpieces which are planned months in advance. But the Carnival is steeped in tradition and one way for well-dressed Melbourne men to nod to this history is to wear a floral buttonhole marking the significance of each race day. Whether you’re celebrating at home or at the track, don’t make a floral faux pa… Let our guide to Spring Racing Carnival buttonholes tell you exactly what flower to pin to your lapel this Carnival season. 

Turnball Stakes Day – White freesia

Caulfield Guineas Day – Lavender

Blue Sapphire Race Day – Blue iris

Caulfield Cup Day – White rose

Cox Plate Day – Cecil Brunner rose

Victoria Derby Day – Blue cornflower

Melbourne Cup Day – Yellow rose

Oaks Day – Pink rose

Stakes Day – Red rose

Place an order for buttonholes this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival by calling our store on 03 9821 4613 or emailing