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Celebrity Judge Sinead Desmond at Bellewstown Race Meeting last Friday August 19th. Bested Dressed Lady Competition sponsored by Littlewoods. Photo molloyphotography

Celebrity Judge Sinead Desmond. Photo molloyphotography

Ladies Day Prizes Worth Over €2500 to be Won

Sinéad Desmond, host of TV3’s flagship morning programme, Ireland AM, will judge this year’s Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day at Ballinrobe on 21st June.

Following the success of last year’s event, local company, Vaughan Shoes are once again supporting the popular evening event, sponsoring the Ladies Day prizes and all seven races on the card.

At Ballinrobe RAces winner of Ladies Day was Sinead Burkefrom Kilconly , Tuam. Pic:Trish Forde.

At Ballinrobe RAces winner of Ladies Day was Sinead Burkefrom Kilconly , Tuam. Pic:Trish Forde.

The winner of the Best Dressed Lady competition will walk away with a top prize of €1,500 cash and there will be goody bags to the value of €130 for nine runners-up.

Style Judge, Sinéad Desmond, said: “I’ve been reliably informed that the Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse is one of the most stylish ladies days at one of the most picturesque tracks in the country, so I am really looking forward to visiting the track for the first time and judging ladies day. The ladies of the West are renowned for their sense of style. I’ll be looking for colour, individuality and a look that is racing appropriate – I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.”

With shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar, family-owned Vaughan Shoes is one of the leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland.

Sinead Desmond and Jockey Barry Geraghty pictured at the Littlewoods Horse Racing Ireland’s Summer Racing Season Best Dressed Series launch. Pix Brian McEvoy

Sinead Desmond and Jockey Barry Geraghty pictured at the Littlewoods Horse Racing Ireland’s Summer Racing Season Best Dressed Series launch.
Pix Brian McEvoy

Mayo Senior Footballer and Director of Vaughan Shoes, Donal Vaughan, commented: “Vaughan Shoes are once again delighted to be associated with Ladies Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse after the success of last year’s event when we launched our new website vaughanshoes.ie. We look forward to working with John and the team as we further enhance our reputation as Ireland’s leading in-store and online footwear retailer in conjunction with one of the country’s finest racecourses on what is always a great day in the fashion calendar.”

John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: “Ladies Day at Ballinrobe is one of the highlights of the season. There is always a fantastic atmosphere and it is a great social occasion. We are delighted to have Vaughan Shoes sponsoring for the second year, they are a thriving local company and we greatly appreciate their support.”

The winner of last year’s Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day was Sinead Burke from Kilconly, Tuam, Co Galway. Sinead, a Nurse at University College Hospital Galway, wore a white shift dress from Ivy Boutique in Tuam, her shoes were from Dune and her pale pink headpiece was designed by Galway-based milliner, Caithriona King.

The feature race is the Vaughanshoes.ie European Breeders Fund Fillies handicap valued at €22,500.

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