House of Waterford Crystal sponsor Style Evening at Tramore Races

Bumper crowds and best ever fields confirmed for August Racing Festival in Tramore August 13-16


BUMPER crowds of 20,000 plus are expected and due to increased prize money, competitive fields will be expected, for this week’s Waterford & Tramore August Racing Festival. The four day event begins on Thursday, August 13, and is expected to generate €2m plus for the local and regional economy.

Over 100 local people are directly employed during the Festival which sees Champion Trainer and Director at Tramore Racecourse, Willie Mullins, go head to head with other trainers such as Henry De Bromhead, Gordon Elliot and John Oxx.

All the leading jockeys will also be bidding for honours, among them Ruby Walsh and Davy Russell, Paul Townend and Andrew Lynch. The prize fund has been increased again this year, with a very alluring €325,000 purse on offer.

The four day August festival opens with the ‘Hurlers & Horses’ evening meeting on Thursday 15th, with the county’s hurling heroes, their management team and their families as guests. Club Déise has put together a fun evening of events in the Festival Marquee with a prize on offer for the Best Dressed Supporter. The first race gets underway at 5.10pm.

Friday’s racing is also an evening meeting, again starting at 5.10pm and the Festival Marquee is definitely the place to be. It will feature top tipsters, with entertainment late into the evening with The Unusual Suspects.

Saturday is a Style Evening on the track. The House of Waterford Crystal and Red have teamed up for an amazing Style Evening on Saturday with over €2,500 worth of prizes on offer.  The first race on Saturday is off at the earlier time of 4.10pm.

Stylist, Cathy O’Connor, will be there on Saturday to pick the winner.  One lucky lady will scoop a €1,000 voucher and the 'Mixology' collection of Waterford Crystal. Nine finalists each take home a goody bag which includes a voucher and a pair of Waterford Crystal cocktail glasses.

Sunday’s Family Fun afternoon is always a massive hit and features a fun afternoon for all the family. Sunday’s meeting includes the very best of racing, live music and entertainment in a safe, relaxed environment. Enjoy First Class Castles, The Exploration Dome, Klub Muzik and loads more. The first race on Sunday is underway at 2.20pm.

Speaking at the launch of the Style Evening, Catherine Keighery, owner of Redlane Boutique said: “As one of the highlights of the August Racing Festival in Tramore, we are thrilled here at Redlane to be on board as a sponsor for the annual Style Evening. The Redlane brand has grown its presence nationwide over the past 10 years and we are constantly looking for events like Style Evening to further enhance this.

“The style stakes at Tramore are always quite high and this year will be no different, with a prize pot of €2,500 up for grabs for the winner of the sartorial race. We’ve no doubt that Cathy O’Connor will be wowed by the style in Tramore, she has a tough job ahead of her!”


House of Waterford Crystals Sales and Marketing Director David McCoy said they are equally delighted to be on board for such a great local event.  "House of Waterford Crystal is delighted to support a fantastic event at Tramore, which is a great showcase for the best in Racing, Entertainment & Style in Ireland."