Racing Ahead: 1. Aisling O’Loughlin & Jaqueline Carter; 2. Virginia Macari & Darren Kennedy; 3. Emily O’Donnell & Maris Mackle. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)
Horse racing enthusiasts together with a host of well known Irish personalities came together for Breast Cancer Ireland’s annual “RCSI Race Against Breast Cancer Day” at Leopardstown.
The fashion stakes were high with a number of glamorous ladies adding a fun and funky Halloween twist to their look. Once again this year, style Judges Louis Copeland of Louis Copeland Tailors and Kate Gleeson of Diffusion Boutique had the difficult task of selecting the Best Dressed titles. However, it was Barbara O'Reilly Hyland from Wicklow that was named best dressed lady and Greg Moore who won the title of best dressed man.
Spotted enjoying a flutter were model Pippa O’ Connor and her fiancé Brian Ormond and actress and designer Virginia Macari who wore a chic witches hat that she made herself. Other well known guests included model Sarah McGovern, stylist Darren Kennedy (who was in town on a flying visit from his new base of London), TV3 beauties Colette Fitzpatrick and Sybil Mulcahy, Marisa Mackle and Mary Kennedy who was the ever elegant MC for the day.
The event, now in its 5th year, raised over €150,000 which will go towards funding vital breast cancer research aiding speedier discoveries and ultimately more effective treatments of those diagnosed.