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Thursday 18 July 2019

Dublin-based midwife walks away with best dressed for day three of Punchestown

Sarah Cass, from Kilkenny, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition pictured at the third day of the Punchestown festival, Kildare. Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM
Sarah Cass, from Kilkenny, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition pictured at the third day of the Punchestown festival, Kildare. Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM
Sarah Cass, from Kilkenny, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition pictured at the third day of the Punchestown festival, Kildare. Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM
Sarah Cass, from Kilkenny, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition pictured at the third day of the Punchestown festival, Kildare. Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM
Vogue Williams pictured at the third day of the Punchestown festival, Kildare. Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM
Sarah Cass, from Kilkenny, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition pictured at the third day of the Punchestown festival, Kildare. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

Dublin-based midwife Sarah Cass delivered a winning look as she walked away with the Best Dressed Lady prize on the third day of the Punchestown festival.

Originally from Kilkenny, the 32-year-old stole the show in a bottle green guna from Spanish designer Cherubina. She added a pop of red lippy to set off the vibrant green colour. She wore a custom-made headpiece from Marc Millinery in Cork with a YSL black bag.

It wasn't her first time strutting her stuff on the Bollinger stage in the final five this week, as she made the cut on Tuesday also. However, today her look worked in her favour as she secured a place in the grand final tomorrow afternoon. She has a chic black and white ensemble ready in the wardrobe for tomorrow.

"I had the outfit laid out as I was coming tomorrow anyway," she told independent.ie. "It's a monochrome outfit."

Meanwhile, another lady looking stylish in green today was Vogue Williams, who turned heads in an Amanda Wakeley olive green tunic with a black headband, showing off her new blonde locks.

True to form, there has been plenty of contenders for the best dressed lady competition.

Sarah Cass, from Kilkenny, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition pictured at the third day of the Punchestown festival, Kildare. Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM
Sarah Cass, from Kilkenny, the winner of the Bollinger best dressed lady competition pictured at the third day of the Punchestown festival, Kildare. Picture credit: Damien Eagers / INM

Neighbours Triona Doherty, Regina Stapleton, and Aisling O’Rourke from nearby Straffan were out for the day with their other halves, an annual tradition for them.

“We are neighbours we share a table every year,” said Regina, who was working a red power suit with a leopard print and red head-piece. We all got our hats in Hats Amore in Newbridge,” she said.

Her sharp tailored two-piece she has had in the wardrobe for awhile, giving it a new lease of life with different shoes and her snazzy hat.

“It’s vintage at this stage, I am comfortable in it I have worn it to the races a few times. With a different hat and shoes you’re good to go,” she said.

Yesterday evening there were emotional scenes when legend of the game Ruby Walsh called time on his days in the saddle.

The 39-year-old who had 2,700 winners over an illustrious career was supposed to be racing today before his surprise announcement after pipping Al Boum Photo to the post in the Gold Cup on Kemboy. 

He will be replaced today by Paul Townend, Patrick Mullins, Bryan Cooper, David Mullins and Robbie Power. As for star power, Vogue Williams is back on Irish soil for a day at the course.

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