ALL the team at Tipperary Racecourse are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather this week as preparations get under way for the popular Summer Sunday fixture this weekend, (Sunday 22nd July) featuring the hotly-contested Kevin McManus Bookmakers Grimes Hurdle, the Best Dressed Lady competition, Who Wants to Be A Milliner hat design heats and free family fun entertainment all day.
Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort and theFASHIONshed.com have been announced as the sponsors of the Best Dressed Lady and have on offer a prize package worth E2,000 to the winner.
Five runners-up will also receive luxury goodie bags including vouchers for the Serenity Day Spa and a pair of Swarovski Crystal Earrings.
The Best Dressed Lady will be judged this year by presenter of RTE’s Off the Rails Brendan Courtney.
Brendan will also be bringing the innovative hat design competition ‘Who Wants to be a Milliner’ to Tipperary Races. The winner on the day will go forward to the final at the RDS Dublin Horse Show in August where they will be judged by legendary milliner and designer Philip Treacy; the winning creations will also go on sale at an exhibition in Arnotts.
There will be entertainment for all the family with free activities scheduled throughout the day including the Mobile Farm, Front Runner Racing Club for Kids, bouncy castles and inflatable obstacle courses, colouring corner and much more.
Jane Davis, Manager at Tipperary Racecourse said: “fashion and family fun are synonymous with Irish Racing and we look forward to combining both on Summer Sunday.
“The wet weather conditions have made the past number of weeks very challenging for our team. We were deeply disappointed to loose two of our previous fixtures including our 2012 Festival Celebration Raceday. We have received tremendous support for the local community and we really are looking forward to a great day this Sunday.”
Admission prices for 2012 have been revised and are set at E10 for adults, E8 for students and seniors while under 18’s are free for all fixtures.
Gates open from 12.30pm, first race 2.30pm – see www.tipperaryraces.ie for more information.