Elegance the theme at Kilbeggan Races


The Gigginstown Midlands National Day at Kilbeggan Races on Friday July 19th is set to be the most fashionable event in the midlands this year.

Dundrum Town Centre and Wineport Lodge in Glasson are sponsoring the ‘Best Dressed Lady ’ at the event and will present the winner with a prize worth in excess of €2,000.

The wonderful & glamorous Audrey Hepburn once said “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”. If what is important in a dress is the woman who wears it, then the winner of this year’s Best Dressed Lady Competition will be a very important person. The prize worth €2,000 includes a €1,000 shopping spree at Dundrum Town Centre, a Woman of Style Weekend at Wineport Lodge. The Woman of Style Weekend will include a weekend stay in the Captain’s Suite with champagne dinner, lunch in the Taittinger Bar followed by a culinary class, powerboat trip to Athlone, Tasting Menu in the celebrated restaurant and top to toe spa treatments.

The Gigginstown Midlands National Day will kick off at 5pm with the first race at 5.55 pm. Finalists for the Best Dressed will be selected through the event with finalists enjoying a champagne reception at the Dundrum Town Centre / Wineport Lodge marquee before the winner is announced and presented after the last race. The feature race is The Gigginstown House Midlands National with a prize of €50,000.

Ladies Day at Kilbeggan has become the social event of the year in the Midlands with a full evening of entertainment for all the family including live music, children’s entertainment as well as the glamour of the Best Dressed and of course the excitement and spectacle of the featured Midlands National.

Admission Adults: €12, Students & OAP: €10, Discount for Groups, Children under 16 Free

Special Family Discount Package for €20: 2 Adults with Children under 16

Seven Races on the Card

Meanwhile, a new free iPhone app from Goracing.ie has all the latest information needed to plan a great day out with friends. It allows users a handy way to view all the latest Ladies Day dates, festivals, fixtures, news and a beginner’s guide explaining the fundamentals of horse racing.

To view the full listing of summer season racing and all the latest news and fixtures visit www.goracing.ie or download the goracing.ie app at the iTunes app store.