All set for Ladies Day at Ballinrobe Races

Ballinrobe Racecourse has announced RTE’s Off The Rails presenter Brendan Courtney as their judge for Ladies Day on Tuesday next June 26.

The Best Dressed Lady on the night will win a €1,000 voucher for including a €1,000 Swarovski Crystal Jewellery Hamper and a €100 Jim Desmond Bookmaker voucher.

Ten runners-up will receive a €120 voucher for Vintage Dolls Occasion Wear plus Swarovski Crystal earrings worth €90. is an Irish-based online shopping centre featuring some of the most exciting Irish retailers and boutiques. With over 45 Irish boutiques and retailers now listed on, it has one of the largest collections of well-known boutique and high street brands from a truly Irish website.

Paula Rabbitte, Managing Director of said: “This is our second year sponsoring Ladies Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse and we are delighted to be involved again. If the fashion last year is anything to go by, Brendan will have a tough job on his hands picking a winner on June 26.”

While at the County Mayo track, Brendan Courtney will also host and judge his millinery design competition ‘Who Wants to be a Milliner’ – an event created to celebrate Irish design while promoting export and Irish craft. All local milliners are invited to enter one hat on the evening. The winning hat, along with winning hats from other ladies days, will compete in a national final judged by Philip Treacy, Pauric Sweeney, Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon. The hats will also go on sale in Arnott’s, Dublin and online.

Off The Rails Presenter, Brendan said: “I’m really looking forward to going to Ballinrobe and working with Irish online retailer This race meeting also kick-starts my ‘Who Wants to be a Milliner’ competition, so I’m also excited to discover the millinery talent in the West of Ireland.”

John Flannelly, Racecourse manager said: ‘We are delighted that has come back on board again this year with an increased prize fund of over €4,000. Ladies Day at Ballinrobe has proven to be a growing success. It’s a great opportunity for not only for a fantastic evening of racing but Ladies Day also brings a touch of glamour to the evening.”


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