Model, singer and actress Nadia Forde will be the celebrity judge at Tipperary Racecourseâ€™s annual Ladies Day on Saturday, July 11. The Best Dressed Lady competition, sponsored by Kumari-Doyle Fine Jewels boasts a top prize of a bespoke-design pendant valued at â‚¬1500, a cash prize of â‚¬500 and a pair of tickets to Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
Nine runners-up will each walk away with a â‚¬100 voucher for Kumari-Doyle Fine Jewels and a pair of tickets for Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
Celebrity Judge Nadia Forde said: â€œIâ€™m really excited about judging Ladies Day at Tipperary Racecourse and the fact that itâ€™s an excuse to get back home to Ireland makes it even better. I love fashion so Iâ€™ll be keeping my eye out for ladies wearing the latest style trends. My advice would be to keep it simple and remember to accessorise â€“ the right shoes, bag and headpiece or hat can really set off an outfit.â€
Isaac Kumari-Doyle opened Kumari-Doyle Jewellers in Thurles, in 2010, with the ambition that each customer could come in and design their desired piece of jewellery or view his own designs. Soon after, his sister Danu joined the business with the same ambition and love of jewellery design. Isaac is a HRD certified diamond grader and Danu is a certified graduate of GIA Diamond essentials.
Andrew Hogan, Manager of Tipperary Racecourse said: â€œItâ€™s great to have such a high profile celebrity judge as Nadia Forde joining us this year and I hope we have a great turnout of fashionistas enjoying a glass of prosecco in our Ladies Day pavilion while she makes her difficult decision.
â€œThe prize is extra special this year, with sponsors Kumari-Doyle Fine Jewels creating a unique pendant for the winner along with â‚¬500 cash and tickets to Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
â€œItâ€™s also going to be a great day of racing with the Grade 3 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle and the Listed Excelebration Tipperary Stakes and At The Races will be broadcasting live from the racecourse.â€
The seven-race mixed card goes to post at 2.05pm with gates open from 12.30pm.