Colour, headpieces and fake tan: Ladies Day arrives at Ballybrit
LADIES DAY at the Galway Races has finally arrived and the superbly turned-out women have been streaming through the gates of Ballybrit all morning.
Umbrellas shielded the elaborate hairdos and perfectly poised headpieces as the throngs waded into the waiting tents and stands.
While the rain is currently showing no signs of abating, John Moloney, racecourse manager, is quietly optimistic the predicted thunderstorm will steer clear for the majority of the afternoon.
“Hopefully we’ll just have a few showers throughout the day. Regardless, we’re looking forward to a wonderful day’s racing. Obviously the top feature is the Galway Hurdle, worth €260,000. It’s a great entry and it’s going to be a fantastic race,” he told the Irish Independent.
“We have fresh ground for today, so we’ll have a lovely track for those horses and I think everyone will be happy.”
He added: “The ladies have been streaming in here all morning and it’s great to see such colour.”