If ever there was a reason to dress up in our too casual world, it's for the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Fashion is a huge part of the fun, and to feel fully involved in this extraordinary sporting event, one must dress the part!
Don’t miss out by underestimating the power of dressing elegantly for the Breeders’ Cup. These two days at Santa Anita exemplify the very best in Thoroughbred racing — 13 championship races featuring world class horses, jockeys, and trainers, plus the best fashion, food, and parties. You'll want to shine! Women, think stylish, classic dresses with a stunning fascinator or hat. Men, consider a suit, bowtie, pocket square, and fedora. Don't be afraid to go all out with a look that will get you noticed, and remember, a head without a hat is like a horse without a jockey!
Christine A. Moore, Official Milliner of the 2016 Breeders' Cup
Christine A. Moore started as a costume designer in the theater. It was during her theatrical milliner days while making hats for Broadway shows that she dreamed of starting a fashion millinery company. In 1994 she founded Christine A. Moore Millinery based in the heart of the fashion district of NYC. She is best most known for her Kentucky Derby styles, one of which is in the Kentucky Derby Museum. Her hats have been used in the official artwork of both Churchill Downs and the Breeders’ Cup. In 2009 she partnered with Churchill Downs and Mattel to design the official Kentucky Derby Barbie. Christine has been on the TODAY show for the past six years live from Churchill Downs as well as Access Hollywood and countless news segments across the country to talk about hats and fashion. NBC calls her the milliner to the Triple Crown, and Breeder’s Cup calls her their official milliner. Her wide range of styles, quality and comfort has made her one of the top hat designers in the U.S. She is known for studying the essence of an event, designing hats that reflect her findings and creating them. For horseracing events, Christine works closely with most of the major tracks in the US to personalize and perfect their unique styles. She has worked with America's Best Racing and other well-known companies to highlight fashion and lifestyles at the races as well as to generate fans for the sport. Christine has brought the art of millinery to life through her distinctive work, her attention to detail, and her unsurpassed millinery skills. Her hats have graced many magazine covers including InStyle with Katy Perry and Vanity Fair with Jennifer Lopez. Celebrities love Christine’s hats too! Al Roker, Diane Keaton, Halle Berry, Cynthia Nixon, Linda Ronstadt and Susan Lucci are a few names that wear her hats.
Each hat Christine designs starts with a sketch, which is then realized. When those sketches come to life, they are begging to be worn. From start to finish, Christine strives to create the best product possible. As ”Queen of Hats," there is no better fashion partner for the Breeders' Cup.
Christine's hats will be worn at all 2016 Breeders’ Cup events November 4-5. We recommend contacting her in advance so you can have your own unique custom Breeders’ Cup design. Christine and her team will design a style right for you and coordinate the colors with all your Breeders’ Cup outfits. She will also be more than happy to design your fascinator or hat in your favorite silk colors! You can order from the shopping page of this website or meet her at one of her Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” trunk shows. For those who love last minute fashion, Christine’s hats will be available during Breeders’ Cup at the track.