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Giddy Up! Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian to Judge Barberstown Castle Sapphire Style Award at The Curragh

Broadcaster Brian Dowling and Dancing with the Stars Judge Arthur Gourounlian and have been announced as judges for this year's prestigious Barberstown Castle Sapphire Style Award at The Irish Oaks Weekend. The exciting awards will see Curragh turning blue and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 20, 2024.

The sophisticated duo are no strangers to winning awards - with both bringing home the most Stylish Man of the Year awards at the VIP Style awards in 2023 and 2024 respectively. They will bring a wealth of expertise and discerning taste to the judging panel. With their keen eye for fashion and impeccable sense of style, they are set to identify the epitome of dazzling elegance amongst the festival attendees.

The winner of the Barberstown Castle Sapphire Style Award will receive an exclusive prize package, including:

• €5,000 prize

• Barberstown Castle Most Stylish trophy

• A luxurious 2-night stay at Barberstown Castle from September 14th to 16th, 2024

• Tickets to the Champions Festival at The Curragh on Sunday, September 15th, 2024

• Courtesy car transportation to and from the races

• Lunch at The Curragh on September 15th, 2024

In addition, the top 10 finalists will each receive a coveted goody bag filled with stylish treats and essentials.

Arthur Gourounlian expressed his excitement about the day, saying, "I am thrilled to work with Barberstown Castle! It’s amazing to have the opportunity to celebrate style and elegance alongside all those entering this years Barberstown Castle Sapphire Style Award. We look forward to seeing the creativity and sophistication showcased by the attendees and turning the Curragh blue this year. Lets Do This!"

Brian Dowling added, "The Barberstown Castle Sapphire Style Award promises to be a highlight of The Irish Oaks Weekend. We can’t wait to meet all attendees and see how they showcase their individual flair."

Managing Director of Barberstown Castle Hotel, Ted Robinson said, "We are delighted to return for a third year to sponsor the Barberstown Castle Sapphire Style Award. At Barberstown Castle, we appreciate the importance of style and sophistication. We are excited to support a local event and reward the winner with an unforgettable experience at our historic castle hotel."

Barberstown Castle Sapphire Style Award will culminate in the selection of one standout winner on the day of the event.

Barberstown Castle Hotel will also sponsor a race during the day called Barberstown Castle Sapphire Stakes (Group 2).

For more information about Barberstown Castle Most Stylish competition check out Barberstown Castle Hotel.

Slán go fóill


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