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Ladies Day at the Galway Races

Ladies Day at the Galway Races Summer Festival takes place on Thursday 2nd August 2018 and we are inviting you to strike a pose as part of our 'g Hotel Best Dressed Lady' and 'g Hotel Best Hat'. As Ireland's top designer Hotel, our  partnership with the Galway Races is a fashionista match made in heaven. Start planning your outfit, book your tickets, secure your hotel and join us for the most stylish Galway Races Ladies Day yet! With a fantastic prize lined up for worthy winner of the #gHotelBestDressed Lady and a runner's up prize for the g Hotel Best Hat winner, our experienced judges Bairbre Power Fashion Editor of the Irish Independent and Mandy Maher owner of Catwalk Modelling Agency & Stylist will join our celebrity judge to style spot the the stunning fashion which is always a feature of Ladies Day at the Galway Races.

*** Celebrity Judge & Best Dressed Prize Details to be announced in May***

Ladies Day at the Galway Races is the hottest day in Irish racing with the ‘Galway Guinness Hurdle Handicap’ acknowledged as the richest National Hunt race in Ireland awarding a show stopping prize fund of €300,000. As thousands turn out to see this coveted prize contested on the field, the designer creations and millinery masterpieces are on centre stage in the enclosure. Ladies Day at the Galway Races is a national institution, a highlight of the social and fashion calendar. Elegantly dressed ladies with fabulous hats and head pieces are accompanied by friends and family in tailored suits or casual smarts. A kaleidoscope of colour and style throngs the enclosure at Ballybrit as the gorgeous ladies vie for the title of g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed Lady.

The eagerly anticipated competition will be one of the highlights of the Guinness Galway Hurdle Day taking place on Thursday 2nd August 2018.

BEST DRESSED LADY & BEST HAT - HOW TO ENTER

Traditionally the Galway Races #gHotelBestDressed judging panel are onsite at the Racecourse from 11am when gates open. During the morning, they will make their way around the Best Dressed fashion area to spot the style and at their disrection they will select finalists by presenting them with a coveted #gHotelBestDressed finalist badge. They will then invite each finalist to the g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee, adjacent to the new Tote building where they will enjoy the hospitality of the g Hotel and mingle in comfort with fellow finalists. This also gives the Best Dressed judges an opportunity to speak with each finalist to select their winners.

 

Ladies interested in taking part in the g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed Lady Competition are asked to arrive early as the finalists will be chosen by 2.30pm. The winning outfits are usually announced at approximately 3.00pm. The prize giving ceremony takes place in the enclosure after the 5th race (approx.).

Galway Races g Hotel Best Dresst timings on Ladies Day:

  • 1100am: gates to the racecourse are open
  • 11.30am: Judging will commence at the racecourse
  • Our judges will walk around the racecourse through the crowds and invite a select number of chosen finalists to the g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee, adjacent to the Champagne marquee, near the parade ring.
  • Finalists must immediately make their way to the g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee. The finalist badge is required for entry of the g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee.
  • 2.00pm: all finalists gather in the g Hotel Best Dressed marquee for an informal chat with the judges.
  • 3.00pm: the winner of both competitions are announced outside the g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee with MC Marietta Doran
  • 3.35pm: the prize giving ceremony takes place in the parade ring

**Please note that timings are approximate only and subject to change based on RTE TV Schedule**

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