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It’s Almost Time For The 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival

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We’re getting closer to the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival which takes place from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July at The Curragh Racecourse. This three-day festival promises top class racing alongside live music, delicious food, style and family fun. And all top of all that, the jewel in Irish Racing’s Crown, the Irish Derby takes place on July 1st. Steeped in tradition and racing history, the event is Ireland’s most historic race with 2017 marking the 152nd Irish Derby.

Dragon’s Den star and leading businesswoman, Chanelle McCoy (also the wife of legendary jockey AP McCoy) launched the festival and will join the Derby Day Most Stylish Lady judging panel which includes Image Editor-in-chief Melanie Morris, Bairbre Power and Breeda McLoughlin, wife of Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free Colm McLoughlin on Saturday, 1st July as official style ambassador and will be on the search for the most stylish lady. Speaking of style, all the Model styling pictured has been done via Emporium Kalu, 16 South Main St, Naas, Co Kildare. Tel: 045 896222 /www.emporiumkalu.ie – the go-to location for racing style.

Courtesy of Dubai Duty Free, the lucky lady will win a luxury trip to Dubai, staying in the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, in addition to a €1,000 Dubai Duty Free spending spree. To make the trip even more memorable, the winner will relax and unwind for a night of 5 Star accommodation at the K Club, before they jet off to Dubai. Chauffeur driven to the airport as they depart and on their return for a second night in the K Club, the winner will be in for a luxurious treat.

WHAT’S ON

The festival kicks off on Friday 30th June and there are three days of style to consider. Men’s fashion will be in the spotlight on Friday evening. Well-known menswear retailer, Hackett London, will sponsor the Most Stylish Man competition. The Curragh’s Most Stylish Man will be awarded a lavish prize including a shopping trip to the Hackett London store in Kildare Village.

The main event of the weekend is Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day. The day will feature the most prestigious in Irish racing as well as the most prestigious in Irish style. Ladies’ fashion will be a high priority on Saturday.

The last day of the festival is Sunday 2nd July and the Family Fun Day. Families are invited to The Curragh for a day full of free entertainment and activities for children of all ages. The style for the day will be more casual and relaxed so families can enjoy a day while still looking their best at the races.

Don’t miss out! Visit HERE for more information – tickets are sold out for Saturday but Friday and Sunday tickets are still available – don’t forget to enter our Derby competition to be in with a chance to win tickets! 

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