Ladies Day at the Galway Races – 29/07/10

July 29, 2010



Ladies Day at the Galway Races
Thursday, July 29, 2010
12:00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
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Galway Races Ladies Day takes place on Thursday 29th July 2010 and Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Competition has a prize fund of €20000 with the Best Dressed Lady set to scoop a prize worth over €12000, the largest prize on offer to the winner of a Best Lady Dressed Competition in Ireland this summer.


This year’s Best Dressed Lady will walk away with a one carat diamond solitaire pendant valued at €8500, a shopping spree worth €1500 in Anthony Ryans, Galway and €1000 cash. She will also receive a corporate hospitality package for Galway Races October Bank Holiday Racing Festival to include dinner and champagne reception and a Lancôme Presentation Gift Hamper worth over €500.

The prize for the winner of the ‘Best Hat’ is a €1500 shopping spree at Anthony Ryan’s Galway. All finalists at the Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed marquee will be presented with a special collection of Lancôme cosmetics compliments of University Pharmacy, Galway.


Judging this year’s competition are three of the best known names in the Irish fashion industry –Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor of the Irish Independent and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent Weekend magazine, model and Xposé presenter Glenda Gilson and PJ Gibbons, Editor, Social and Personal Magazine.

They will be joined by well known faces from the Galway fashion scene Patricia McCrossan, Managing Director, Galway NOW, Mandy Maher, Catwalk Model Agency and Fiona Durkin, Fashion Consultant with Anthony Ryan Ltd.


Celebrating 101 years in the fashion business, award winning department store Anthony Ryans Ltd is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat Competition.

“As Galway’s longest established department store, we are proud to continue our association with the Galway Races through our sponsorship of the Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat Competition on Ladies Day, “said Anthony Ryan, Managing Director, Anthony Ryan’s Ltd.

“First past the post for style, flamboyance and extravagant ensembles, Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Competition has continued to eclipse all other events and attract participation levels unmatched anywhere else in the country. This year our panel of judges will be on the look out to find a lady with an innate sense of style who can put together a winning ensemble, appropriate to both the wearer and the occasion,” he concluded.


Ladies interested in taking part in this year’s Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady Competition are asked to arrive early as the finalists will be chosen by 2.30pm.

There is no entry required for the competition. Judges will mingle through the crowd and will invite selected finalists to the judging marquee which is located adjacent to the champagne tent in the race enclosure.

The winning outfits will be announced at 3.30pm. The prize giving ceremony will take place in the enclosure immediately after the 5th race.

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