BELLEWSTOWN RACES AUGUST FESTIVAL 2016 Wednesday 24th (E) and Thursday 25th (E)

PRESS RELEASE

Late Summer Evenings at Bellewstown Races on the Hill of Crockafatha are cherished by those who have enjoyed the experience, and if you have not done so yet you should get yourself Racing up the Hill on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August for ‘Summer’s Last Hurrah!’ Soak up the last of what Summer has to offer and spend an evening taking in the views to the sea, the colour, the style and the buzz of Racing at Bellewstown.

Bellewstown Racecourse is beautifully situated with magnificent views of the Mountains of Mourne to the north and the Irish Sea to the east. The tradition of Summer Racing dates back centuries and the first record of racing here appears in the August edition of the Dublin Gazette and the Weekly Courier in 1726.

This year racegoers can avail of some seriously good value by purchasing a Punters Package -‘The Bellewstown Belter’ which includes Enclosure Admission, Free Pint, a EUR5 ‘Matched’ Bet and a Colour Racecard – all this for only EUR20!

On Wednesday 24th August we will see the return of the “Drogheda Traders Plate” which was first raced for on the Hill of Crockafotha in 1834. For a contribution of EUR300 any local business will be named as a co-sponsor and will receive two tickets for a gala BBQ Meal in the Corporate Marquee on the night. This is an excellent networking opportunity for all local businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs, and a chance for some fantastic, great value exposure for your business.

On Thursday 25th August Bellewstown Racecourse will host the RSVP Magazine Best Dressed Lady Competition, which will be judged by RSVP Fashion Editor, Natalie Burke.

If you fancy enjoying the RSVP Best Dressed Evening in the comfort of our BBQ Marquee with 3 Course BBQ Meal, Tipster, Racecard and post race Music and Dancing, some tickets are still available for just EUR50 on 1st come 1st served basis.

There is a prize fund of over EUR3,000 for the competition with the Best Dressed Lady winning a VIP Weekend for 2 in the newly refurbished Rose Hotel, Tralee with 2Nights B&B and 1 Night with Dinner, 2nd will collect a EUR1,000 Voucher for non-invasive treatments at Enhance Medical, 3rd a EUR500 Voucher for Olive’s Boutique in Drogheda, lastly a wonderful 4th Prize of an Overnight Stay for 2 in Bellinter House, Navan, Co. Meath, with Dinner and wine.

There will be two Special prizes for the Best Dressed Lady in Yellow, in honour of the great ‘Yellow Sam’ coup, with winners receiving a Yon-Ka Hamper worth EUR300 and runner-up a Sleek Hamper value EUR300. Up to 100 Ladies who have made the effort and are selected will be entertained in the Best Dressed Marquee and treated to a glass of wine.

Not to be outdone the winner of the Best Dressed Gent will receive a stylish Suit, Shirt and Tie to the value of EUR400 from Best Menswear, Scotch Hall in Drogheda.

For All Ticket Enquiries and Group Discounts Call 086 8629405, email klaybell@eircom.net or go to www.bellewstownraces.ie/ .

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