Brought to you by Marymount University Hospital and Hospice.
Dress to impress.
That’s fashion guru Brendan Courtney’s advice to revellers heading to Marymount’s A Day at the Races in Mallow on Saturday, August 17th, 2019.
There are seven top class horse races scheduled for the day if you fancy a flutter, but the real competition will be taking place in the crowd.
One of the most fashion-forward events of the season is inviting Cork’s most fashionable guys and gals to dress to the nines… and they’re offering a treasure trove of fabulous prizes to make it worth your while.
Brendan will be joined by Louis Copeland and Annmarie O’Connor to judge everyone’s efforts. It will be this trio’s eagle eyes that spot the best dressed lady, best dressed gent and the best dressed couple on the day.
The prizes are as follows:
- Best Dressed Man: Judged by Louis Copeland, the lucky gent will receive a bespoke suit from Louis himself.
- The Lee Travel Best Dressed Couple: Judged by stylist Annmarie O’Connor, the most glamorous twosome will win a weekend break for two in London, staying at a top hotel with Champagne tickets to the London Eye.
- Best Dressed Lady: Judged by Brendan Courtney, the winner in this category will take home a private styling session with Brendan Courtney and Dunnes, as well as a €200 voucher to spend on Lennon Courtney in Dunnes Stores.
When they’re not strutting their stuff on the open catwalk, racegoers can enjoy Taittinger Champagne Afternoon Tea (€55pp, limited availability directly from the Marymount fundraising office at 021 4501 201) in the late summer sunshine, with exclusive corporate lunch options open for reservation too – expertly catered by Woodland Catering.
DJ Stevie G will be on the decks, with music from Violini, Chris Kavanagh and Handipak and under-14s go free, so bring the kids to enjoy the children’s entertainment.
All proceeds from admission, race sponsorship and race card advertising on the day will be donated to the Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Ireland’s oldest and busiest hospice.
Marymount, which marks 150 years of serving the people of Cork in 2020, is only partially funded (58%) by the state, leaving the hospice to raise €3.5 million a year just to maintain current service levels. It provides a range of services, care and support to patients with progressive illness at a time when pain or other symptom issues need addressing.
Doors open at noon, with the first race set for 1:25pm on August 17th and the last race going to post at 4:55pm. Tickets (€20) are available to book now at Corkracecourse.ie.
The Combo Ticket (€30) includes a return train ticket and general admission ticket. Corporate (€100 per person / €1000 a table) tickets are available directly from the Marymount fundraising office at 021 4501 201.
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