Style is the winner at Victoria Square Ladies’ Race Day

16 Sep

Victoria Square’s Ladies’ Race Day thundered past the post as one of the most stylish race meetings of the year returned to Down Royal Racecourse on Friday 13th September 2013.

Finalists of the Victoria Square Best Dress Ladies Competition, Fiona Sutton from Holywood, Nicole Caldwell from Banbridge, Winner Velda Murdock from Kilkeel, Riona Corrigan from Armagh and Gillian Allison from Lisburn

Finalists of the Victoria Square Best Dress Ladies Competition, Fiona Sutton from Holywood, Nicole Caldwell from Banbridge, Winner Velda Murdock from Kilkeel, Riona Corrigan from Armagh and Gillian Allison from Lisburn

All out glitz and glamour descended on Down Royal with fabulous frocks, haute couture hats, flamboyant fascinators and sky high heels the order of the day, as guests vied for the coveted £3,000 Victoria Square Best Dressed Lady prize.

Whilst race-goers were watching the track, the judges – Michelle Jackson (House of Fraser), Judi Graham (Cruise), Ally Gallagher (Reiss) and Victoria Square’s personal stylist, Rebecca McKinney were on the look out for the Northern Ireland ladies that epitomised true race day style.

After a hotly contested selection process, 5 stylish finalists were chosen – each vying for the Victoria Square Best Dressed Lady title.

Judges, Judi Graham, Michelle Jackson, Rebecca McKinney and Ally Gallagher, with Best Dressed lady Velda Murdoch (centre)

Judges, Judi Graham, Michelle Jackson, Rebecca McKinney and Ally Gallagher, with Best Dressed lady Velda Murdoch (centre)

After much deliberation, the coveted £3,000 Victoria Square Best Dressed Lady prize went to glamorous Velda Murdock from Kilkeel, County Down who wore a head turning Victoria Beckham Dress from Cruise. Velda’s incredible Best Dressed Lady prize, worth a mammoth £3,000, comprises £1000 to spend on the Kilian Kerner Senses collection at House of Fraser plus £1000 to also spend in Cruise and Reiss.

Lauren Campbell, marketing manager at Victoria Square said:  “We were blown away by the high level of style on show at Down Royal for the fourth annual Victoria Square Ladies’ Race Day. Firmly established as the most glamorous date in Northern Ireland’s racing calendar, the style stakes were high this year as ladies lined up for their chance to win the £3,000 Best Dressed Lady prize. Our congratulations go to Velda, whose stand-out style made her the clear winner – we look forward to welcoming her to Victoria Square to spend her Best Dressed winnings soon.”

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