Miss Northern Ireland Emma Carswell is pictured with Julia Galbraith Brand Manager

Miss Northern Ireland Emma Carswell is pictured with Julia Galbraith Brand Manager


The race is on to find Down Royal’s Best Dressed Lady and, thanks to a partnership with Magners Forbidden Favours, the stakes are higher than ever before as fashionistas get in line to chase the top prize of a dream Caribbean cruise.

It’s one of the Summer season’s most high profile fashion awards and this year the winner will be selected by an equally high profile panel featuring Cool FM’s Breakfast presenters Pete Snodden and Rebecca McKinley recognised as two of Northern Ireland’s most stylish media icons; leading model and Ulster Tatler’s Girl About Town, Nuala Meenehan and, completing the panel, Diane McStay from The Style Studio and Julia Galbraith, Magners Brand Manager.

Mike Todd, General Manager of Down Royal said, “It’s super to have Magners Forbidden Flavours back on board to support our Best Dressed Lady Competition on Magners Derby Day.  The style off the track is the perfect complement to the high quality of racing on the track on Magners Derby Day. Three nights in Miami followed by a seven day Caribbean Cruise is a fantastic prize and no doubt the impressive judging panel will have their work cut out for them!

“They’ll be looking for head-turning race-goers who bring their own distinctive elegance and personal style to the trackside excitement which is such a feature of the annual Magners Ulster Derby Day.”

First past the post in the Down Royal style stakes on Saturday 24th June will win a prize package of return flights for two from Belfast to Miami, with three nights’ at the four star Casablanca Of The Ocean Hotel in uber-cool Miami, followed by an amazing seven night cruise on board the stunning MSC Divina.

For those who are tempted to join the line-up for the sartorial showdown, the fashion tipsters’ advice is to choose an outfit which expresses their personality as well as their fashion sense.

Looking forward to the excitement on and off the track, Julia Galbraith, Magners Brand Manager said “The Magners Forbidden Flavours Best Dressed competition annually adds extra sparkle to a fantastic festival of racing at Down Royal, long recognised as a social as well as a sporting highlight of the summer.

It’s a fun sidebar to the horse racing and, each year, we see more and more glamorous ladies stepping up for the style challenge. This year, with such a fantastic prize on offer, it’s a racing certainty that we’ll see record entries!”

Magners Derby Day at the Summer Festival of Racing go to: www.downroyal.com