Record Crowds attend Listowel Races

Louise Allen wins McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady at Listowel Races on Ladies Day in a dress she bought on Ebay

The winner of the prestigious McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady at Listowel Races (Friday 16th of September) was Louise Allen from Co. Meath. Wearing a structured red cluster rose embellished dress with shoulder detail she purchased on e-bay and a red Carol Kennelly, headpiece, she was presented with a cheque for €3,000 by sponsor Patrick McElligott, MD, McElligotts Tralee.

1st runner up was Catherine Keane from Listowel, receiving €1,000 and, 2nd runner up was Jill Duggan from Killarney receiving €500. The winner of the Jazziest headpiece was Charlene Brosnan from Killarney and the winner of the Most Glamorous Young Racer was Ashe Spillane from Tralee. They both received €500 euro. The winner of the Most Stylish Selfie was Kinga Grunau from Tralee who received €300. The Best Dressed Couple was Sharon Heffernan and Anthony McCarthy from Listowel, who won a luxury weekend in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney. 

Judged by Maura Derrane, the stylish TV personality and presenter of the TODAY Show, and James Patrice, Snapchat Star, there was an overall cash prize fund in excess of €6,000 with prizes for Best Dressed Couple, Jazziest headpiece, Most Glamorous Young Racer and new this year, Most Stylish Selfie. Attendance figures at Listowel Racers were up all week, breaking records on ladies day with official attendance figure of 29,278.

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Huge thanks to my own team on Ladies Day - Zoe O Connor, Helena Clement and Ray Stack. 

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All images shown here are by Don MacMonagle. 


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