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Down Royal women all winners in style stakes

By Rebecca Black

Published 05/05/2015

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Rachael Greenfield, Rachael Stewart and Joanne Lawlor pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting.
Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Rachael Greenfield, Rachael Stewart and Joanne Lawlor pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Katie Ferguson, Aoidin Rafferty and Susan Ferguson pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kim McWilliams, Kerry McKenna and Rioghnach Wallace pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Rachael Greenfield pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Emma Wright and Aimee Crothers pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Rachael Greenfield, Rachael Stewart and Joanne Lawlor pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Amy Beggs, Katie Strain, Sarah Watt and Ashleen Nolan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kerry and Paula Donnelly pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kerry and Paula Donnelly pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Patrick Murtagh, Kim McWilliams, Kerry McKenna, Rioghnach Wallace and Emmet McKenna pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Wendy and Chelsea Taylor Ballymena pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Gordon Johnston, Lynne Johnston, Heather Gracey and Gareth McDowell pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Ryan McCutcheon, Sarah Black, Sarah Davidson and Louise Heron pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Sarah Black and Sarah Davidson pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Louise Heron pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Katie Ferguson, Aoidin Rafferty, Susan Ferguson, Emer McConnell and Danielle McGrogan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Katie Ferguson, Aoidin Rafferty, Susan Ferguson, Emer McConnell and Danielle McGrogan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Veronica Kane , Colin Pedlow and Roberta Pedlow pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kim McWilliams, Kerry McKenna and Rioghnach Wallace pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Emer McConnell and Danielle McGrogan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kerry and Paula Donnelly pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Katie Ferguson, Aoidin Rafferty, Susan Ferguson, Emer McConnell and Danielle McGrogan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Cathy McQuade, Victoria Downey and Lorraine Downey pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Amy Beggs, Katie Strain, Sarah Watt and Ashleen Nolan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Eyes were almost as firmly on the fashion as the May Day event at Down Royal went off in style.

There was jump action on the May Day bank holiday as the popular venue played host to a seven-race card.

It was one of four major racing events across the UK and Ireland yesterday alongside Windsor, Bath and the Curragh.

It was a particularly successful day for trainer AJ Martin, who notched up four victories on the course, two of which were ridden home by Ruby Walsh.

Throngs of punters packed the stands at the start of the new racing season and gasped at some of the tight finishes, while the bookies were quids in as race-goers tried their luck to back a winner.

However, for others, the meet was more about fashion and enjoying a day out in the sunshine at Down Royal.

Women from across Northern Ireland made their way to the racecourse yesterday for the opportunity to show off some of the latest trends - and no doubt turned a few heads in the stands as they did so.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Rachael Greenfield pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting.
Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Rachael Greenfield pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Amy Beggs, Katie Strain, Sarah Watt and Ashleen Nolan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Rachael Greenfield, Rachael Stewart and Joanne Lawlor pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Katie Ferguson, Aoidin Rafferty and Susan Ferguson pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kim McWilliams, Kerry McKenna and Rioghnach Wallace pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Emma Wright and Aimee Crothers pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Rachael Greenfield, Rachael Stewart and Joanne Lawlor pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kerry and Paula Donnelly pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kerry and Paula Donnelly pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Patrick Murtagh, Kim McWilliams, Kerry McKenna, Rioghnach Wallace and Emmet McKenna pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Wendy and Chelsea Taylor Ballymena pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Gordon Johnston, Lynne Johnston, Heather Gracey and Gareth McDowell pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Ryan McCutcheon, Sarah Black, Sarah Davidson and Louise Heron pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Sarah Black and Sarah Davidson pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Louise Heron pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Katie Ferguson, Aoidin Rafferty, Susan Ferguson, Emer McConnell and Danielle McGrogan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Katie Ferguson, Aoidin Rafferty, Susan Ferguson, Emer McConnell and Danielle McGrogan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Veronica Kane , Colin Pedlow and Roberta Pedlow pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kim McWilliams, Kerry McKenna and Rioghnach Wallace pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Emer McConnell and Danielle McGrogan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Kerry and Paula Donnelly pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Katie Ferguson, Aoidin Rafferty, Susan Ferguson, Emer McConnell and Danielle McGrogan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Cathy McQuade, Victoria Downey and Lorraine Downey pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2015 - Down Royal May Day Races - Amy Beggs, Katie Strain, Sarah Watt and Ashleen Nolan pictured at the Down Royal May Day meeting. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

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