Tuesday 20 March 2018

Fetlocks and finery on August 7

IT will be fetlocks and finery at Ladies Day at Sligo Races.

TV Presenter Maura Derrane has been announced as the judge for the Best Dressed Lady.

Ladies Day takes place at the Cleveragh course on August 7th.

It's the second of a two-day August meeting.

On Wednesday, August 6th Sligo hosts a premier all-flat card.

The prizemoney is over €100,000 for the first time ever.

The feature races are the EBS Connacht Oaks and the Connacht Derby.

Ladies Day is an all National Hunt card.

Ladies are expected to turn out in style for the Littlewoods Ireland Best Dressed series.

Sligo Racecourse Manager, Brian Kennedy said: "We're delighted to have Maura Derrane judge our Best Dressed Ladies Day.

"With the very best in racing and fashion, our event is always one of the highlights of the horse racing season.

"With the involvement of Littlewoods Ireland, the fashion just gets bigger and better every year."

Maura said she would be "looking for elegance" when picking her winner.

The winner will receive a €1,500 shopping spree with Littlewoods. The nine remaining finalists will each receive a €100 voucher. Both days are evening meetings.

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