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Armagh mum Emma crowned queen of style at Fairyhouse

By Staff Reporter

Green and gold were the victorious colours at Fairyhouse Racecourse this Easter as record numbers of fashionistas signed up for the Irish Grand National's most stylish lady competition.

Emma Hanratty from Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, took the coveted title home in a vintage bottle-green velvet dress and cape embellished with gold lace.

Emma (23) picked up the striking number in her mother-in-law's shop, Rosie's Boutique in Newry, where she works.

"I made this cape from a dress, but I added some gold pieces to make it more vintage and added buttons down the back," she said.

Emma was joined by her boyfriend Shane and her son Oliver (4), who was attending his first-ever racing festival.

Rosie Farrell, Emma's mother-in-law, was visibly ecstatic as Emma picked up her prize of an €8,000 (£6,282) voucher for Carton House.

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