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DAY THREE – Music Manager Nadine King hits the right note in the style stakes!

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2nd May 2024

Music Manager Nadine King hits the right note in the style stakes at Punchestown!

Nadine King, a music manager from Donnybrook, stole the show in the fashion stakes. Her impeccable sense of style wowed the Bollinger Best Dressed Style Council who ultimately deemed her today’s best dressed at Punchestown.

Wearing a tailored suit by Destree, Nadine exuded confidence and elegance as she paired it with Christian Louboutin shoes and a Chanel bag. It was her 16-year-old Mad Hatter hat that truly set her apart for the judges, worn not just as a fashion statement but a symbol of luck and sentimentality.

The Bollinger Garden buzzed with excitement as the competition unfolded. Among the finalists, a married couple, Raymond Gilbourne and Jillian Kelleher, added a delightful twist to the competition.

Jess Colivet, head judge, shared insights into their decision-making process emphasising to the crowd the importance of a meticulously curated look from head to toe. For Nadine, every detail was considered and well thought out, a fact that did not escape the discerning eyes of my fellow judges.

Reflecting on her victory, Nadine expressed shock and excitement, grateful for the recognition amidst a fun day out with her girlfriends. She is the final contender this week to enjoy a fast track pass to the final of the Bollinger Best Dressed Competition tomorrow (Friday) when more finalists will be selected and the overall winner will be announced.

Much to the delight of punters, the weather cleared prior to racing as Day 3 of the Punchestown Festival got underway at the County Kildare track. For the third day in succession, the crowds were up! 18,289 attended today compared to 17,783 on day 3 of the festival in 2023, an increase of 3%.

The feature race on the card, the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1) went to Teahupoo in Brian Acheson’s Robcour colours for trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Jack Kennedy. The win put Jack Kennedy 6 ahead of Paul Townend in the 2024 Irish National Hunt Jockeys Championship.

The first race tomorrow (Friday) goes to post at 3.40pm and the feature race on the card is the Boodles Champion Hurdle (Grade1). State Man is odds on favourite, the Champion Hurdle hero is a nine-time Grade 1 winner and also unbeaten in four course runs at Punchestown including last year’s renewal of this very content. He will be taken on by Irish Point, Colonel Mustard and Sir Gerhard at 6pm on Ladies Day at the County Kildare Venue.

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Image Courtesy of Patrick McCann/Racing Post
Caption: Teahupoo and Jack Kennedy win the Gr.1 Champion Stayers Hurdle for owner Brian Acheson and trainer Gordon Elliott.

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