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Milliner Jennifer gets a head start as Quevega romps home

SHE turned heads in her colourful outfit, but Irish milliner Jennifer Wrynne lost her self-made hat when her family's horse came up trumps on the first day of Cheltenham.

It was a winning day all round for the glamorous Leitrim native, who is a regular at the racing festival and attracted plenty of attention with her coral outfit, which she teamed with her own headpiece.

However, the 24-year-old (left) took off the hat and let her hair down last night after watching Irish horse Quevega, to which her family is closely connected, romp home to victory.

Ruby Walsh raced to glory on the Willie Mullins-trained horse as it claimed the title in the OBLG Mares' Hurdle Race.

There was extra reason to pop champagne corks as Quevega broke a race record, becoming the first horse to win six back-to-back titles at the racecourse. "It is definitely an excuse for champagne and a big party," a delighted Jennifer told the Herald.


"There are a lot of us over this week and we will continue the celebrations because you just never know how these things will go.

"This is her sixth year to win a race here so it is a huge achievement and I am just so happy for everyone."

Jennifer, who has her own business in Leitrim, said she mixes business with pleasure at the racing festivals, which can often prove profitable for her hat-making company.