True North: Best Dressed Lady
Monday 27 February
BBC One Northern Ireland, 10.40pm
"It’s the start of the summer annual race season but it’s not just the horses who are on show.
With prizes like a year’s supply of champagne or a week-long trip to the USA up for grabs, the competitors for the coveted Best Dressed Ladies crown are getting ready for the horse racing season.
A new True North documentary for BBC One Northern Ireland, to be broadcast on Monday 27 February at 10.40pm, follows six women as they prepare for their highlight in the Irish Racing calendar. But, after months of planning and preparing outfits, hats and hairdos, will they have done enough to get noticed by the judges on race day?
True North: Best Dressed Ladies hears from Newry women Emma and Kirsty and Kirsty’s mother Rosie. The girls are in their second year competing for the best dressed lady title but with a few wins under her belt already will Emma be able to see off the new competition from her friend Kirsty who has yet to win? Both girls opt for designer outfits and head wear from Rosie’s own business but not everyone uses the same strategy.
Angela Caldwell and her daughters Stacey and Nicole from Banbridge enjoy customising previously owned clothes and hats to compete in the Best Dressed Ladies competitions. Angela loves nothing more than scouring their local charity shops for bargains with her sister Michelle. She then uses her styling skills to make the second hand clothes, accessories and hats into glamorous outfits fit for awards.
All six ladies have spent months preparing their outfits to be in with a chance to win an array of impressive prizes on race day, if they can just get the judges to notice them.
With visits to Punchestown, The Curragh, Down Royal and Galway these Best Dressed Ladies are pulling out all the stops."