Superb Racing And Fashion At Naas

There was a huge crowd at Naas Racecourse today for The Lawlor’s Hotel Novice Hurdle.  The 5,732 strong crowd descended on the Kildare track to watch the Gordon Elliott trained, Death Duty storm to victory in the capable hands of jockey, Jack Kennedy. The premier Grade 1 race has featured top-class performers such as two Grand National winners, Pineau De Re and Rule The World and was the first fixture of the National Hunt Season in Kildare.  A large contingent of ladies were in attendance dressed to impress and keen to catchthe eye of the fashion judges - model and broadcaster, Glenda Gilson, Bairbre Power of the Irish Independent, Jennifer Stevens of Irish Country Magazine and Anna Fortune of The Kildare Post. Hannah Crosse from Kilfeacle in Co. Tipperary was declared the best dressed lady on the day.  She wore black trousers from Ted Baker which she paired with a white top from Gallery 9 in Naas. Her monochrome outfit was completed with an Edel Ramburg hat, gloves by Paula Rowan and shoes by LK Bennett. For her efforts, Hannah won a magnificent Raymond Weil watch worth €2,600, sponsored by Hugh Statham Jewellers. There were also four runners up in the fashion competition who also won a necklace each from the well known, Naas jeweller. Speaking after the announcement of the best dressed lady was made Glenda Gilson said, “I was really impressed with the fashion here today, the standard was very high.” Fashion sponsor, Hugh Statham said, “it’s always lovely to see someone who knows their own mind and can create a look that is very much their own. I thought that Hannah was so elegant but her look was distinctive and individual.” For more information see

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