The Galway Hurdle is one of the highlights of the Irish racing calendar and a day of high fashion.

More than forty thousand people attended the biggest race meeting in the country at Ballybrit today, where Ladies Day ensures that style is the real winner.

Fashion director with the Brown Thomas Group, Shelley Corkery is impressed with what women here are wearing,

The outfits have been absolutely to die for.

Maria McCullen from County Meath was voted the best dressed person and tells RTÉ News that

It feels too good to be true.

Dublin street trader Lily who has worked at the Galway Races for many years is also enjoying the fashion here today,

It's beautiful. I never seen anything like it, and I’m a long time going to the races.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 August 2002. The reporter is Jim Fahy.