Racy Rachel Wyse will hotfoot it to Fairyhouse for the Irish Grand National

EntertainmentBy Eugene Masterson
Rachel Wyse
Rachel Wyse

GORGEOUS Rachel Wyse will be one of the judges of this year’s Most Stylish Lady Competition on Grand National Day at Fairyhouse.

The presenter is looking forward to the Fairyhouse Easter Festival, which kicks off on Easter Sunday March 27 with the Ryanair Gold Cup.

The Boylesports Irish Grand National and Most Stylish Lady sponsored by Carton House will take place the following day, Bank Holiday Monday March 28.

It is the major event on the card and on the Irish steeplechasing calendar and will see the cream of British and Irish steeplechasers battling it out over stiff fences. 

The Ryanair Cup the previous day and the Farmhouse Foods Handicap Hurdle on the third day of the festival are other featured races and both attract quality fields.

Over 2,000 punters enjoyed the races at Fairyhouse last Saturday, including the Bobbyjo Chase.

TV celebrity Alan Hughes was there for lunch in the Bobbyjo Restaurant overlooking the finishing line and was joined by The Apprentice star Brian Purcell, socialite Avila Lipsett and stylist Sonja Mohlich among others

Fairyhouse is a great family day out, with lots of entertainment laid on for kids especially to keep them occupied while their parents study the form, including a playground for the littler ones during the Easter Festival.

General admission ranges from €20-€30 for the Bank Holiday Monday and €15-€20 for Easter Sunday and the Tuesday leg of the festival.