Thursday 27 June 2019

Dublin-based midwife crowned best dressed at Naas races just weeks after Punchestown

Sarah Cass from Castlekelly, Gowran, Co Kilkenny, was crowned Best Dressed Lady at The Royal Ascot Trials and Ladies Day at Naas
Sarah Cass from Castlekelly, Gowran, Co Kilkenny, was crowned Best Dressed Lady at The Royal Ascot Trials and Ladies Day at Naas
Sarah Cass at Naas Racecourse. Photo: Morgan Treacy, INPHO Photography
Rachel Farrell

Rachel Farrell

Kilkenny native Sarah Cass has landed the best dressed title at the races for the second time this month, after impressing judges with her style as Naas Racecourse today.

The Dublin-based midwife turned heads at Punchestown earlier this month when she walked away with the Best Dressed Lady prize on the third day of the festival.

The theme for today's Royal Ascot Trials and Ladies Day at Naas Racecourse was 'Breaking the Mould', with women encouraged to embrace the concept that racing fashion "does not have to be traditional and predictable".

Ms Cass stunned the judges in a printed Rixo dress, hat by Laura Hanlon Millinery and classic Lulu Guinness 'lips' bag.

Sarah Cass at Naas Racecourse. Photo: Morgan Treacy, INPHO Photography
Sarah Cass at Naas Racecourse. Photo: Morgan Treacy, INPHO Photography

Speaking after the win, head judge Lottie Ryan said it was difficult to pick a winner as their was so much interest in the competition this year.

"In the end it was Sarah Cass who really stood out as her eye-catching, colourful outfit was paired with fabulous accessories," she said.

"It was great to see how Sarah embraced the theme of ‘Breaking the Mould’ her hat was really incredible, and she just looked effortless."

Sarah received a prize to the value of €8,500 for her efforts, which included an overnight stay with dinner in the Manor House at Palmerstown House Estate with 19 of her friends and a €1,000 shopping spree at Kildare Village.

"I’m absolutely delighted, I’m going to use the prize and the trip to Palmerstown Estate as a pre-wedding family get together for my brother who is getting married in June," Sarah said after the win.

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

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

The next race at Naas racecourse is their summer BBQ evening on June 26.

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