Details officially announced for the McElligotts Kia Ladies Day at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival
Would you like to win a Trip for Two to New York? Then put Friday 23rd of September into your diary and start planning your outfit now. Thanks to sponsors McElligotts Tralee and Kia Ireland – the winner of the Best Dressed Lady at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival will be jetting off to the Big Apple and staying in the fabulous Fitzpatrick Hotel in Manhattan!
This exciting news was revealed at the official launch of the 2022 McElligotts Kia Best Dressed Lady in the majestic surroundings of the National Stud & Gardens, Kildare. Attending the launch were this year’s judges – Bairbre Power, fashion writer; Aoife McNamara, Irish fashion designer; Donal Lynch, McElligotts Tralee and Ronan Flood, Kia Ireland; along with household names from the world of racing – retired equine super stars Faugheen, Hurricane Fly and Beef or Salmon from the National Stud’s ‘Living Legend’s’ team.
This is the 8th year of McElligotts sponsorship of this prestigious fashion event and they are delighted to welcome on board Kia as official event co-sponsors. In addition to the winners prize of a Trip for Two to New York with spending money, there are also generous cash prizes of €1,000 for the Most Creative Headpiece and €500 for the Most Contemporary Outfit. The McElligotts Kia Ladies Day is one of the many highlights at this year’s 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival which runs from Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th of September. For more information and to pre-book tickets and corporate packages visit www.listowelraces.ie or follow #listowelraces
Declan O’Hara, MD, McElligotts Tralee
“We are delighted to be the official sponsor of Ladies Day again this year, with the introduction of so many stunning new KIA models there was never a more opportune time to showcase our range to the many discerning guests that know more than a thing or two about style and fashion. We are looking forward to a great day of racing and fashion in Listowel.”
Ronan Flood, MD, Kia Ireland
“McElligotts Tralee have a long association with Ladies Day in Listowel and Kia Ireland are delighted to join them in supporting this special day in the Kerry social calendar. The event also gives us an opportunity to showcase our range of electrified cars and in particular Irish Car of the Year 2022 – the Kia EV6.“
Located in the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred county, County Kildare, the Irish National Stud & Gardens is one of Ireland’s true treasures. Beginning in the early 1900s, the stud has produced some of the finest racehorses in Europe and to this day, it is still one of the top breeding farms. Owned by the Irish people, the Irish National Stud & Gardens is one of the only thoroughbred breeding farms open to the public. Visitors can view immaculately bred stallions and admire protective mares alongside their frolicking foals. There is also an opportunity to meet retired equine racing stars like Faugheen, Hurricane Fly and Beef or Salmon on the stud’s ‘Living Legend’s’ team.
The Directors of Listowel Race Company look forward to once again welcoming race goers to its 164th Harvest Racing Festival from Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th of September. The full festival programme will be officially announced on Monday 15th of August. Visit www.listowelraces.ie for more information and to pre-book tickets and follow the hashtag #listowelraces on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for exclusive updates and to join the conversation!
Pictured: Ronan Flood, KIA Ireland, Fashion Designer Aoife McNamara / Aoife Ireland pictured with former champion hurlder ‘Hurricane Fly’’ Bairbre Power, fashion writer and Donal Lynch, McElligotts Tralee pictured at a photoshoot in The National Stud Kildare for the launch of the McElligotts Tralee and Kia Ireland, Best Dressed Lady at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival on Friday September 23rd.
For more information and to pre-book tickets and corporate packages visit www.listowelraces.ie or follow #listowelraces.
Photo: Don MacMonagle -macmonagle.com