All dressed up for Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes

Marietta Doran, Luke Fitzgerald and Louis Copeland launched the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Man, which will take place on Saturday as part of the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes.

Marietta Doran, Luke Fitzgerald and Louis Copeland launched the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Man, which will take place on Saturday as part of the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes.

The Group 1 Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes is rated the eighth highest in the world with a total prize fund of €750,000. The array of racehorses who have won the Irish Champion Stakes include So You Think, Sea the Stars, Dylan Thomas, New Approach and Fantastic Light. This year’s entries include Group 1 winners Nathaniel, Snow Fairy, Cirrus Des Aigles, Twice Over and Imperial Monarch.

The Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt and fashion house Fee G will sponsor the Best Dressed Lady. Louis Copeland, Ireland’s Master Tailor, will sponsor the Best Dressed Man, who will receive €2,000 in clothing from Louis Copel and bringing the total prize fund to almost €7,000.

Marietta Doran, stylist and fashion expert, will decide on the woman who will be presented with a €2,000 voucher in Fee G clothes and a two-night luxury penthouse suite stay for two people in the Ritz Carlton with a day spa package and dinner in the Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

Luke Fitzgerald, the talented young Leinster and Lions winger and three-time Heineken cup winner will judge The Best Dressed Man.

Registration for both the Best Dressed Man and Best Dressed Lady will be available online at www.leopardstown.com or simply be scouted on the day by Marietta and Luke. Live fashion shows will take place throughout the day in the Red Mills Champion Quarter with a twilight jazz session by The Swing Cats to serenade race-goers into the evening.