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Fiona Glynn, a personal trainer from Ballinasloe, County Galway was the stand-out winner at the Best Dressed Ladies Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Tuesday 21st June. Fiona collected the top prize of €1,500 cash and each of the nine runners-up received a goody bag to the value of €130.

IMG_0975 (4)Fiona was wearing a floral 1950s prom-style dress from Chi Chi London from ASOS and her hat was designed by Leitrim Milliner Jennifer Wyrnne. Her handbag was on loan from her mum and she got her shoes on holidays in Spain.

Fiona said: “I can’t believe I won the Best Dressed Lady competition. There is brilliant fashion here tonight so I’m in total shock but absolutely delighted. Ballinrobe is my favourite racecourse, I’ve been racing here since I was a child and I love coming here every summer.”

Ailish Vaughan of Vaughan Shoes, said: “Thanks to all theladies who made such an effort to dress up and come to Ballinrobe this evening. It’s great to partner with BallinrobeIMG_1008 (4) Racecourse and be associated with such stylish ladies. Congratulations to Fiona Glynn and all the finalists. They looked fantastic.”

IMG_0989 (2)Judge, Cathriona King, Millinery Designer of the year 2015, who stood in for TV3’s Sinead Desmond who was unwell, said: “I was delighted to act as super-sub judge and really impressed by the fashion at Ballinrobe Racecourse this evening. I found it very difficult to pick 10 finalists and even harder to chose the winner. Well done to all the ladies – you all looked fantastic.”

John Flannelly, Ballinrobe Racecourse Manager said: “We are delighted that the Ladies Day is going from strength to strength and I hope that everyone enjoyed their evening. We would like to send our best wishes to Sinead Desmond for a speedy recovery and thank Cathriona King who stepped in at the last minute and did a great job.”