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Winter racing style on show at Naas

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Best-dressed lady finalists Marie Smith, from Naas, Tina Coyne, from Kinsale, winner Hannah Crosse, from Tipperary, Liz Maher, from Carlow, and Tara Hannify, from Newbridge. Photo: Caroline Quinn

Best-dressed lady finalists Marie Smith, from Naas, Tina Coyne, from Kinsale, winner Hannah Crosse, from Tipperary, Liz Maher, from Carlow, and Tara Hannify, from Newbridge. Photo: Caroline Quinn

Trainer Noel Meade and wife Derville. Photo: Caroline Quinn

Trainer Noel Meade and wife Derville. Photo: Caroline Quinn

Triona Crosee, left, and Hanna Crosse at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Triona Crosee, left, and Hanna Crosse at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Daragh O'Brien, from Kilcock, Kildare, and Carol Gleeson, from Naas, Kildare at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Daragh O'Brien, from Kilcock, Kildare, and Carol Gleeson, from Naas, Kildare at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

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Best-dressed lady finalists Marie Smith, from Naas, Tina Coyne, from Kinsale, winner Hannah Crosse, from Tipperary, Liz Maher, from Carlow, and Tara Hannify, from Newbridge. Photo: Caroline Quinn

A girls' day out came up trumps for pharmacy retails manager Hannah Crosse as she beat competition to be named Best Dressed Lady at Winter Ladies' day at Naas racecourse.

The 29-year-old from Kilfeacle, Co Tipperary, left hubbie Charles at home and went racing with sister-in-law, Triona.

Hannah's monochrome outfit with quirky, peek-a-boo hat by top Galway milliner Edel Ramberg quickly caught the judges' attention.

Her big investment in this racing outfit was a cream, trumpet-sleeved top by Paper Moon of London from Gallery 9. There was plenty of style on show at the Co Kildare racetrack yesterday. But it was the Tipperary woman who claimed the prize of a €2,600 Raymond Weil watch.

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Triona Crosee, left, and Hanna Crosse at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Triona Crosee, left, and Hanna Crosse at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Triona Crosee, left, and Hanna Crosse at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

"It was my sister-in-law who introduced me to Ladies' Day at the races and I find them very sociable, everyone is so friendly," said Hannah, who is originally from beside Horse and Jockey in Co Tipperary.

The day produced lots of classic winter racing looks with faux fur-trimmed collars and full-skirted coats with deep velvet trims.

The other four finalists displayed inventiveness and an eye for bargains. The style squad came out between the seven races to meet the fashion judges and the line-up included myself, Glenda Gilson, Jennifer Stevens and Anna Fortune.

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Trainer Noel Meade and wife Derville. Photo: Caroline Quinn

Trainer Noel Meade and wife Derville. Photo: Caroline Quinn

Dawn Leadon Bolger, from Wicklow, left, and Julie Kenny, from Castledermot at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Dawn Leadon Bolger, from Wicklow, left, and Julie Kenny, from Castledermot at Winter Ladies Day, Naas Racecourse. Picture: Caroline Quinn

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Trainer Noel Meade and wife Derville. Photo: Caroline Quinn

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