Red hot: Yvonne Keating breaks her sun holiday for a day at the races in Kerry
RONAN Keating's soon to be ex, flew in for the day from Portugal to judge Ladies Day in Kerry.
The mother of three interrupted a family holiday in Portugal to judge Ladies' Day at Killarney Races yesterday -- a job she last did 14 years ago.
Since then there has been a lot of water under the bridge, with her marriage to Boyzone star Ronan Keating ending earlier this year after 14 years also.
"The last time I was at Killarney Races I didn't have any children and I was about to get married," the former model told the Irish Independent.
When asked how she was doing, after what can only have been a tough year, she replied: "I'm fine."
And the former model certainly looked it, catching up with old friends and enjoying the day at the races which was blessed with glorious sunshine yesterday -- the first Ladies' Day in five years where the sun has shone.
"The last time I was here I was judging with Celia Holman Lee, who is also here today," she said.
"It's been great catching up with friends and meeting a lot of the people I met here the last time."
Ms Keating had flown in from Portugal especially for the event, but revealed she was rejoining her family to continue the holiday today.
As judge of the Dawn Dairies best-dressed lady competition, all eyes were going to be on her. She chose a scarlet peplum dress cut just above the knee by Paul & Joe which she bought online at Net-a-porter.
She topped off her outfit with a hat she bought in Jasmine Boutique in Killarney.
Ms Keating was looking for something different from her best-dressed lady though, and went for classic chic in black, bucking the trend of most race goers.
"Some people feel they have to go all out with colour and don't go for black for the races but when I saw her, I couldn't go with anyone else," she said.
With a wedding to plan next year, Ciara Kelly (29), from Beaufort in Killarney, did not have a huge budget to splash on clothes for the races.
She bought her dress, a classic little black dress with a criss-cross detail on the back in Zara for €50.
The fascinator on her head she bought in Debenhams for €66 after she admired it on a friend at a wedding.
The gloves only cost a few euro at a sale in Debenhams and the shoes she borrowed from a friend.