Anna Maguire and Chris Bonini win Longines Prizes of Elegance
September 14, 2016
Dressmaker Anna McGuire & Chris Bonini – Winners of the Longines Prize for Elegance on the second day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend
The style stakes were at an ultimate high as avid fashion followers and racing enthusiasts from across the world put their best foot forward on the second day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend, at The Curragh racecourse on Sunday, 11th September.
Jessica and Ronan O’Gara, this year’s Longines Style and Sports Ambassadors were joined by famous faces including Rugby International Sean O’Brien and Rugby pundit Tom McGurk.
This year the Longines Prize for Elegance competition has a prize fund of over €25,000 up for grabs across the weekend. Sunday’s winner Anna McGuire from Rush, Co.Dublin walked away with an elegant Longines timepiece from their latest collection, a €3K spending spree voucher from Kildare Village as well as receiving a year’s complimentary hairdressing at the David Marshall Hair Salon to the value of €2k, while Chris Bonini from Athlone also received a Longines timepiece, a €2K spending spree voucher from Kildare Village and a voucher for the David Marshall Hair Salon. Dress maker Anna created her own winning cream outfit while Chris sported a Ted Baker blazer and Topman trousers.
Now in its 3rd year the weekend event features 10 Group races, including 5 Group 1s, with two iconic feature races – QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger with prize-money over the weekend totalling €4.5 million.
The Longines Irish Champions weekend is the first leg of a European Triple Crown of championship meetings leading into the QATAR Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe meeting at Longchamp in early October and QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot two weeks later.