Leading a Horse to Dinner

We’ve all heard the phrase about leading a horse to water. Well, Naas Racecourse took it one step further yesterday when announcing their biggest day of the year to take place in January.

Model, best-selling author and healthy lifestyle guru, Rosanna Davison will head up the fashion judging panel for the Lawlor’s of Naas Grade 1 Novice Hurdle and Winter Ladies Day at the Racecourse on Sunday, 6th of January. She was joined for ‘dinner’ at the hotel by Imaran who seemed particularly attracted by the desserts in this image taken by Impho’s Morgan Treacy.

This year’s race is worth a prize fund of €90,000 and there is an additional prize fund on offer for the fashion competition of €4,250.

“Our theme for this year’s fashion competition is ‘fashion through time’, we want to encourage people to create their outfit around their favourite fashion era,” said Davison.

“The look shouldn’t be too contrived though, it can be subtle with just a nod to a particular era. I will also look for colour – people tend to wear a lot of black in winter, but there is nothing like a splash of colour to turn heads at the races.”

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Naas Racecourse Grade 1 Novice Hurdle for the fifth consecutive year,” said Richie Nugent, General Manager of Lawlor’s of Naas Town Centre Hotel.

“The newly developed racecourse is a fantastic asset for our town and we look forward to accommodating the increasing number of visitors with our planned expansion in 2020.”

“We are delighted to host the Grade 1 Lawlor’s of Naas Novice Hurdle once again this year as it marks the beginning of top-class National Hunt racing for 2019,” said Naas Racecourse general Manager Tom Ryan.

“We are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd to Naas Racecourse on January 6th. The major renovations to the grandstand are almost completed and we look forward to showcasing them. I would like to thank our loyal feature sponsors Lawlor’s of Naas Town Centre Hotel, who have been fantastic supporters to Naas Racecourse over the years.”

Naas traders are being offered a 50% discount on admission tickets and can avail of that offer by emailing Jackie Donohoe, Sales and Marketing Manager at jdonohoe@naasracecourse.com

Image Credit: Morgan Treacy, Inpho.ie

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