Established in 1994, Christine A. Moore Millinery is based in New York City. Christine is best known for her explosive racing styles for the Kentucky Derby, two of which are in the Kentucky Derby Museum. She has designed Oaks and Derby hats for Kentucky’s former First Lady Jane K. Beshear and Preakness hats for former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as well as current Mayor Catherine Pugh.
"I am so honored to be named official milliner of the Maryland Million and to work with their wonderful staff. Maryland has a time honored tradition of horse racing, and I am blessed to have been involved in it for years, and to have met so many wonderful horse lovers and fans!" Moore said.
This announcement comes in conjunction with the launch of the first annual Maryland Million Hat Contest, which will take place at 2:30pm in the Laurel Park Clubhouse (2nd floor) on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. Contest categories include Best Maryland-Themed Hat, Best Ladies’ Hat and Best Dressed Couple - from top to toe!
The winner of each category will receive a trio of wonderful prizes including two VIP tickets to 2018 Maryland Million Day, two tickets to the Turfside Terrace on Black-Eyed Susan Day and a custom-made hat from Christine A. Moore Millinery. No pre-registration is required. Visit marylandmillion.com for all of the details.
Those looking to purchase a hat for the contest – or any other occasion - can shop online at camhats.com or in person at Hats in the Belfry (locations in Baltimore & Annapolis).
More About Christine A. Moore:
Christine has been on the TODAY Show six times live from Churchill Downs where NBC calls her “the milliner to the Triple Crown”. She is the official milliner for Breeders’ Cup, America’s Best Racing and the Iroquois Steeplechase, featured designer at the Preakness Stakes, Keeneland, and the Florida Derby. Christine’s hats are available at the finest boutiques throughout the country. Each hat is made with great care in NYC, USA.
More About Jim McKay Maryland Million Day:
Jim McKay Maryland Million Day features races for Maryland-sired Thoroughbred horses with purses and awards totaling over $1 million. A diverse crowd of fans, industry professionals, and elected officials flock to Laurel Park each autumn to enjoy this competitive day of racing and a variety of other on-and-off-track activities.