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  • CLIFF Style Awards – December 28th 2017 

    The third day of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, is one of the most glamorous days in the Racing Calendar! This year we are delighted to welcome back CLIFF Group to sponsor CLIFF Style Awards. Not only will we have a Ladies category but for the first time ever, during the Christmas Festival we will host a Gentlemen’s category, which means an even larger prize fund of over €10,000! 

    This year’s winter style event will be judged by fashion designer Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney along with fashion editor Bairbre Power. 


    Ticket Prices

    How can you enter? Simply turn up on the day and head straight to the CLIFF Style registration desk in the Christmas Festival Marquee. Registration opens from 10:45pm- 1:00pm. You will be asked to fill out a CLIFF Style registration form and we will then take a snap of your outfit, for our judge’s eyes only. The first 100 Ladies and Gents to enter will also receive CLIFF Style gift bag. 

    Don’t forget to look out for the CLIFF Style Spotters, who will be offering stylish Ladies & Gents with a voucher to redeem for a complimentary glass of bubbly! Best of luck, we look forward to spotting the style, Let the festivities begin!



    The Winning Lady - A fabulous CLIFF luxe travel package worth over €5,000 which includes a three night stay with bed and breakfast, fine dining experience and spa treatments at the hotel’s Cliff at Lyons estate in Co. Kildare and Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore. Also included is a three night stay at Cliff Townhouse, located on Dublin’s St. Stephens Green with breakfast and dinner.

    Runner up 1 – One night bed & breakfast and dinner at CLIFF at Lyons 

    Runner up 2- One night bed & breakfast and dinner at CLIFF at Lyons 

    Runner up 3 -Dinner at CLIFF at Lyons 

    Runner up 4- Dinner at CLIFF at Lyons                          


    The Winning Gent - CLIFF platinum experience which includes one night’s bed and breakfast and fine dining at each of the CLIFF hotel properties, worth over €2,000.

    Runner up 1- One night bed & breakfast at CLIFF House Hotel 

    Runner up 2- One night bed & breakfast at CLIFF at Lyons 

    Runner up 2- Treatment for two at the Well in the Garden at CLIFF at Lyons

    Runner up 4- Cocktails and tapas at Urchin, CLIFF Townhouse

    Cliff Style Schedule
    10:45am – Registration opens - Christmas Festival Marquee 
    1:00am- Registration closes – Christmas Festival Marquee 
    1:00pm- 10 finalists to be contacted by mobile phone 
    Please note if you fail to answer your phone after our second attempt on trying to contact you, your place will be given up on the finalist panel. 
    1:20pm-Bubby Reception– Christmas Festival Marquee 
    1:30pm – Top 10 finalists interviewed on stage by our judges - Christmas Festival Marquee
    2:10pm- Cliff Style winners to be announced - Parade Ring 

    Admissions & Age Policy:

    • Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wristbands verifying a person’s age are available outside both entrances to the racecourse and inside the racecourse to enable over 18’s to place a bet & purchase alcohol.

    Office Opening Hours:

    The Leopardstown Office will be open until 5pm on Saturday 23rd December, it will be closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. All available tickets can be purchased online


  • CatrionaHanleyWinterTip Click for page: Catriona’s Winter Racing Style Tip

    Catriona’s Winter Racing Style Tip

    I always feel there's nothing like a nice colourful rich Tweed it never goes out of Fashion a it is timeless classic ,and very suitable for the Winter Races. Catriona is a London based Irish designer, her fashion collections have made waves both in Ireland, the UK and the US. Catriona made the move from designing jewellery to interior to fulfilling her dream of designing ready- to – wear. She is now creating timeless heritage pieces that make a unique style statement season after season. One of Catriona's best known designs is her Tweed collection ideal for winter racing.

  • HeidiFurStoleWeb Click for page: Heidi Higgins' Winter Racing Style Tip:

    Heidi Higgins' Winter Racing Style Tip:

    Winter racing is all about choosing the right accessories to keep you warm such as a nice pair of leather gloves, and fur stole and a statement hat to complement your chic outfit! Heidi’s design approach is to start with basic shapes, introducing new elements of style, ensuring that shape and fit exude femininity while adding a signature splash of colour in luxurious fabrics.

  • LouisCopelandFashionXmasNew Click for page: Louis Copeland's Winter Racing Style Tip

    Louis Copeland's Winter Racing Style Tip

    Make sure you have a great overcoat that compliments your outfit to keep you warm and looking sharp, accessories like a great scarf can also brighten up a dark overcoat. Louis Copeland & Sons have been a family business for four decades. One of Dublin’s best known tailors provides top class high end quality suits for men, perfect for that dapper Winter racing look

  • CarolKiennelllyWinterStyleTip Click for page: Carol’s Winter Racing Style Tip

    Carol’s Winter Racing Style Tip

    Contrast the cold grey winter days by choosing to wear fabrics, textures and colours that exude luxury and opulence. Kerry based Milliner Carol, decided to unleash her creative side and learn how to make hats herself. After winning Listowel Best Dressed lady competition in 2007 and Galway Races Best Dressed in 2008 wearing headpieces she decided to go on a millinery course. Since then her fabulous designs have been showcased at the races all over the world. In 2016 Carol was awarded with the Milliner of the year.

  • PheonixVWedStyleTip Click for page: Winter Racing Style tip from Liza at Pheonix_V

    Winter Racing Style tip from Liza at Pheonix_V

    One of the most important things to bear in mind is the weather, for winter racing you can wrap up warmly and accessorise with a headpiece and gloves. At Phoenix_V the concept of each design is a language in tune with your body and spirit to make it appeal from within! Since opening their second boutique in Dublin, business is booming. Owner, Liza Brennan is no stranger to the fashion circuits at the races. Liza represented Ireland and advanced to the preliminary stage in the Myer Fashion on the Field at the Melbourne Cup, wearing Phoenix_V.

  • AlisonRoeWebStyleTip Click for page: Winter Racing Style tip from Alison Roe

    Winter Racing Style tip from Alison Roe

    My top tip is definitely to dress appropriately for the weather, investing in a well-fitting elegant winter coat and to incorporate luxurious felts, tweeds or velvets into your headpiece to finish off the look. Alison is a Milliner based in County Tipperary. She specialises in designing eye-catching colourful and elegant headpieces and hats. With an emphasis on classic elegance and individual style, each piece is handmade and hand-sewn using traditional millinery techniques and finished with great attention to detail to a high quality standard.

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