Judges and Prizes Announced for ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed’ Competition on Ladies Day of the 2018 Galway Races


Join Ireland’s most fashionable at Ballybrit Racecourse on Thursday 2nd August for the biggest day in the Irish racing calendar, Ladies Day of the Galway Races Summer Festival. A day where bold colours and cutting-edge silhouettes are paired with dramatic headpieces – all perfectly showcased by ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed’ event.  

This years esteemed judging panel will see the introduction of Chanelle, Lady McCoy, successful entrepreneur and proud Galwegian. Chanelle has been adding glamour to the world of horseracing for many years and is married to former champion jockey AP McCoy. A previous Best Dressed winner of the Galway Races, Chanelle will be joined by Fashion Editor of the Irish Independent, Bairbre Power, and Mandy Maher, owner of Catwalk Model Agency and top Irish Stylist.  Each judge is an expert in style, creativity and fashion with an eye for detail and knows what it takes to be chosen as ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed’ 2018. 

As Ireland’s top designer hotel, the g Hotel brings unique flair to the Galway Races. This year will be the third year of their Best Dressed sponsorship and the prize is the biggest yet. The lucky winner of the coveted ‘g Hotel Best Dressed Lady’ will receive an exquisite €6,000 diamond and pearl pendant from quintessential Galway jewellers, Cobwebs. The stunning piece features an 11mm white South Sea pearl with a 1.08ct diamond swirl surround reminiscent of the Grand Salon mirrors at the elegant g Hotel. Cobwebs Jewellers are as interwoven in the very fabric of Galway as the g Hotel itself and this unique diamond and pearl pendant will add the perfect sparkle to Ladies Day.  

The g Hotel Best Dressed Winner will also receive a €2,000 cash prize and a fantastic trip for two to Paris, the home of fashion including flights & accommodation. To start the celebrations in style, the winner will enjoy a luxurious Galway Getaway with a lavish stay in the stunning Penthouse at the g Hotel & Spa. Details on how to enter ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed’ will be released in June.

 Michael Moloney, General Manager of Galway Racecourse commented, It’s great to have Galway native and successful business woman Chanelle McCoy on board to judge the g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed competitions at our Festival this Summer. Chanelle is a regular race goer here and a fantastic supporter of the Galway Races. We look forward to working with the team at the g Hotel & Spa and each of the Best Dressed judges to deliver another fantastic Ladies Day this year.”


To keep up to date on the g Hotel’s sponsorship of the Best Dressed at Ballybrit and separate hotel based events during the Galway Races see www.theghotel.ie.



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