More Style On The Way For Ladies Day At Killarney Races

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Celia Holman Lee is the guest judge for Ladies Day in Killarney.

THE week ahead is set to be one for style lovers everywhere with the Rose Ball and Rose of Tralee Fashion Show set to be the highlights of the fashion year in Tralee.

But if you’re still looking for glamour, Killarney Races has another Ladies Day on the way on Saturday, August 26.

A stunning prize of an 18-carat white gold diamond pendant awaits the most stylish lady at  the closing day of the four-day August festival of racing.

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Valued at €3,000 and sponsored by Keane’s Jewellers, it is certainly a fabulous prize well worth winning and, not surprisingly, competition in the style stakes is expected to be intense with a gala afternoon of high-end fashion on the cards.

The four-day meeting will commence on Wednesday, August 23, just as the Rose Festival comes to a close and the closing day, Saturday, has been designated Ladies Day with the action getting underway at 1.30pm.

The celebrity judge will be model agency supremo and style icon Celia Holman  Lee and the star prize will be sponsored by Keane’s Jewellers.

There will be 10 runners-up prizes on Ladies Day and each finalist will receive gifts from local businesses and €50 vouchers for Keane’s Jewellers.

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In addition, Keane’s diamond and jewellery experts, Paul Trant and Susan O’Sullivan, will be in attendance on the day to offer valuable and practical advice on great neckline looks and what accessories to choose for various occasions.

Away from the sheer excitement and glamour of Ladies Day, four days of high quality racing is guaranteed in Killarney.

The action on the opening day, on Wednesday August 23, will commence at 3.10pm and the highlight of the day will be the Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes, a listed race with a prize fund of €45,000.

Special guest on Wednesday will be the newly crowned Rose of Tralee who will fly in by helicopter to mingle with punters and to meet and greet the racegoers.

Thursday’s racing will get underway at 4.30pm and the feature race will be the Kingdom Gold Cup Handicap with an impressive fund of €50,000.

On the corresponding day in Killarney last year, this year’s prestigious Epsom Derby winner, Wings of Eagles, powered its way to glory to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden.

The Aidan O’Brien trained champion caused a major sensation when he raced to victory in the Derby, at odds of 40/1, and hopes are high that Killarney could unearth another potential superstar this time out.

The first race on the Friday in Killarney will be at 5.05pm and the highlight will be the John J Galvin Grade B Hurdle with a prize fund of €50,000.

There will be a fabulously festive atmosphere in Killarney on each of the four days and when the last race is run each day, punters can enjoy a real summertime atmosphere with live music and entertainment at the track.

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