Numbers were down but the excitement was high
The dapper Seanie O’Donoghue at the Killarney Races
Philip O’Brien (left) Manager, Killarney Racecourse and staff member Killian Broderick
Deirdre Lynch, Fi Fi Lauhoff, Diane Woolfe and Valerie Fitzgerald
Denis Egan (centre) Chief Executive of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, chatting with Killarney Race Company directors, Michael Doyle (left) and Gerard Coughlan
Hold on: Santa Plessis in action
Sisters Nicole and Brenda O”Brien, from Killarney
Niall Burke and Sharon Burke, Beaufort
Gloria D’athon in action in the JOC Metal Fabrication Beginners Steeplechase
Ailish Mulcahy with Jo and Darren Gaffey, Killarney
Larisa Grigjane, Amilia Socharska, Victoria Khokhlova and Olivia Faligowska, Killarney
Sheila O’Sullivan and Tasha O’Connor
Father and son Pat and Tommy O’Sullivan, Killarney, enjoying the races
WITH Joseph O’Brien stealing the show on the track, riding a number of winners, off the course it was all glamour as punters turned on the style on Saturday for the closing day of the three-day Killarney Festival of Racing.
Although the town was packed on each of the three days, the number of punters allowed at the racecourse was limited to 500 a day due to Covid-19 restrictions.
That decision upset the race company board of directors but the member of the public that were lucky to get in concentrated on enjoying the occasion, backing a few winners and sipping a few glasses of bubbly.
Pictures: Valerie O’Sullivan. Click on individual images for details