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RED MILLS Race Day & Style Event 2020

RED MILLS Day is the South East's premier racing event of the winter season, combining the best of Racing Style with top notch pre Cheltenham racing. This year's event is taking place on Saturday the 15th of February from 12.30 at Kilkenny's Gowran Park. Stylists Marietta Doran, Fiona Foley and Chris Kavanagh were joined by jockey Donagh Meyler and Tom Mullins trained ‘Spiderweb’ for the launch, which will mark Connolly’s RED MILLS 40th year of sponsoring Gowran Park.

This year's Best Dressed event will feature celebrity judges Emily O'Donnell - Presenter and Fashion Stylist with Virgin Media One, and Kilkenny's own TV chef and broadcaster, Edward Hayden. The theme again for this year's competition is Winter Racing Chic, with our judges keeping an eye out for the lady and gent who are extremely stylish, as well as warm and comfortable. Think wools, tweeds, faux furs and feathers, with stylish boots, brogues and loafters, and headwear is a must - fedoras, headbands, tweed caps and country themed headpieces will be the order of the day.

The Best Dressed Lady and Gent for 2020 will each receive a €500 voucher to spend in the RED MILLS Store, on brands including Welligogs, Fairfax & Favor, Dubarry, Hicks & Brown and much more. On top of this they will each receive a 2 Night Stay for 2 people with Dinner on one Evening, in a Talbot Collection Hotel of their choice!

Speaking ahead of this year’s RED MILLS Race Day & Style Event at Gowran Park, Guest Judge Emily O’Donnell  said; “I’m looking for someone who really stands out and embodies the Winter Racing Chic theme. I always believe being well dressed for an occasion means being appropriately dressed, so I’ll be looking for someone who has dressed for the weather, so fashionable and functional style is where it’s at for me.”

The Style Quarter returns again this year with fashion shows throughout the day hosted by TV Stylist Marietta Doran, a pop-up shop featuring all of the best clothing, footwear and accessories from the RED MILLS Store 🛍, and a new addition this year will be a fabulous prosecco bar 🍾🥂 Stay tuned to our facebook page for more information, competitions and promotions as we count down to 15th Feb!

Live Music on the day:
Thyestes Bar – Peter & Paul from 3.45 until 5.45pm
Blinkers Bar – Gavin Carroll – from 3.45 until 5.45pm
Heineken Marquee – AFTER DARK – 4:45 – 6:45

Complimentary Bus
There is a complimentary bus service leaving near the main gates of Kilkenny Castle at 12pm. The bus can be picked up near the Castle Gates at the top of the parade in Kilkenny. There will be a return service from Gowran Park at 5pm and later in the evening once After Dark are finished.

Gowran Park offers complimentary parking beside the track. Here are more details about getting to Gowran Park.

To Pre-Register for the Best Dressed competition on RED MILLS Day, simply enter your details in the the form below and write 'Best Dressed Lady' or 'Best Dressed Gent' in the comments field: