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Punchestown News

Punchestown News: Bollinger To Sponsor The Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown 2016

Posted: 21st Mar 2016

Bollinger to Sponsor ‘Best Dressed Lady’ at
The Punchestown Festival 2016


Today, Bollinger has been announced as sponsor of the Best Dressed Lady competition at the 2016 Punchestown Festival. The social and sporting highlight of the Irish calendar takes place from Tuesday 26th April to Saturday 30th April at Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare.


The search for the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady will be held over the first four days of the Punchestown Festival. Judges and style scouts will be tasked with finding the most stylish ladies in attendance and selecting a number of finalists each day. The daily winner will then progress to the grand final on Ladies Day, Friday 29th of April.


The association between Bollinger and Punchestown has been ongoing for some time - Bollinger has been a key partner for the Kildare venue for a number of years and the Bollinger Champagne Bar is a firm favourite with racegoers at the five day festival each season. The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown further deepens this relationship and provides an exciting new level of involvement for the iconic Champagne house.


An incredible money can’t buy prize is being kept tightly under wraps but organisers ensure it will be authentically French and appropriately stylish to wow the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown!


Michelle O’Sullivan, Bollinger Ireland said “Bollinger is delighted to sponsor the Best Dressed Lady Competition at the 2016 Punchestown Festival.  Bollinger and Punchestown are a great fit as both brands were established in the 1800’s and have maintained a reputation based on unrivalled sophistication and style. This is a particularly fitting sponsorship for us as it positions Bollinger to the fore of the minds of Ireland’s most stylish ladies. Punchestown is the leading festival for racecourse style in Ireland and we are excited to work with them and look forward to finding the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady. For us the style will be all about classical elegance combined with a modern twist”.


Welcoming the announcement, Dick O’Sullivan, General Manager, Punchestown Racecourse said, “We are delighted to have Bollinger on board to sponsor the Best Dressed Lady competition at Punchestown this year. Bollinger is the perfect fit for our festival adding a touch of Parisian sophisticated elegance to the much coveted Best Dressed Lady title. With ladies accounting for almost half of the attendance at our festival, the fashion element has become a really exciting feature of what is widely considered one of the social and sporting highlights of the year. We look forward to welcoming Ireland’s most stylish ladies dressed to impress at the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady competition at Punchestown.




For more information please contact:

Carey-Ann Lordan, Red PR

T: 052 6184343   M: 087 9270730      E: clordan@redpr.ie

Shona Dreaper, Punchestown Racecourse

T: 045 897704    M: 087 9059669   E: sdreaper@punchestown.com


Notes to Editor:

Pic Attached:

Caption: Bollinger announced as sponsor of the Best Dressed Lady at the Punchestown Festival 2016. Blaithín Dunleavy from Naas, the 2015 winner of the Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown photographed receiving her magnum of Bollinger.

Photograph by Punchestown Official Photographer, Michael Chester - no repo fee


Punchestown 2016:

The Punchestown Irish Jump Racing Festival 2016 will take place from Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th of April.  Punchestown offers a unique blend of fashion, entertainment, shopping, food, music and all the fun of a festival. The famous atmosphere comes alive when racing champions go head to head and Ireland’s most stylish ladies go peep-toe to kitten heel in the fashion stakes. The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady competition will take place over the first four days with the final of the Best Dressed competition on Friday, April 30th. With festival tickets available from €25 and dining and hospitality packages from €99 it’s no wonder why Punchestown is ‘always a winner’ and Ireland’s largest social event. For all your festival information visit www.punchestown.com, call 045 897704 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


About Bollinger

BOLLINGER, the iconic Champagne House respected and beloved the world over, is proud to be associated with an event that shares the same values and aspirations as Bollinger: great food, glamourous fashion, good company and thrilling sport.


Bollinger Special Cuve?e is a joy to be savoured on any special occasion, with the distinctly rich and elegant “Bollinger Style” lauded and admired the world over.



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