The Guinness Handicap Hurdle is the feature event and often attracts horses which have competed in the Galway Hurdle a couple of months earlier. Ladies Day attracts the highest attendance of the week-long Festival. Fashionable racegoers of all ages can look forward to three days of Best Dressed competitions. Click for more on Listowel Harvest Festival.Click here to pre-purchase a seven day ticket for the price of five days.More details to follow...
Thursday is the fifth day of the Festival and marks the first of The Best Dressed Competitions. The popular Best Dressed Man Competition, sponsored by Emerald Properties, Construction Property Rentals, Listowel, is the first one to kick off on Thursday 12th. Highlight of the racing is the Ladbrokes Ireland Listowel Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) of €100,000 over 2m. Last year saw Darragh O’Keffee guide Ballyoisin home at 9/2.
Racing is almost secondary when it comes to Friday, the sixth day of the Festival. The fashion highlight of the week is the McElligott’s Honda Ladies Day. Last year it was judged by actress and media personality Aoibhin Garrihy assisted by fashion stylist and TV personality Marietta Doran. The overall McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady won a Honda Civic for a year and €3,000 in cash. We also have further cash prizes of €3,500 to be won on the day.
The last day of the Festival is Saturday. We finish the week with another Best Dressed Competition: The Listowel Tidy Town / An Taisce Best Presentation of an Up cycled/Restyled or Authentic Vintage Outfit. Last year the competition was judged by Kerry fashionista Orlagh Winters and Rachel Geary from An Taisce. Fittingly, the last race of the day is The Brendan Daly Memorial INH flat race. First race Saturday at 1:45pm
Feature Races: The M.J. Carroll ARRO Handicap Hurdle of €30,000Tickets: Adults €20, Students with ID & OAPs €12
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