Leger Legends At Doncaster St Leger Festival
Unfortunately this blog post was posted on Thursday but has since disappeared and gone back to my original saved draft which was no more than 100 words long so I am having to rewrite it. I apologize in advance as it will not be as thorough as the previous post. But here goes.............
I have been shopping in Incognito of Bawtry for the last 10 years, and have become very good friends with the owners Jackie & Bernie, who also have a racing syndicate with Scott called the Friday Follies. So when I received a phone call from Jackie asking me if I would like to join them at the Leger Legends, and that they had the perfect outfit for me to wear. How could I refuse? Nor would I have wanted to!
Incognito also offer an in house millinery service. Liz who kindly made my hat specifically to match my dress, is on hand most days in store to discuss designing the perfect headpiece to match your outfit. So with my dress and hat already styled for me all that was left for me to do was to accessorise.
The Leger Legends was yet again a success, with the 41 auction prizes donated raising a whopping £74,375 for The Northern Racing College and Injured Jockeys Fund.
As well as featuring some famous names from the past, including the likes of Johnny Murtagh, Kevin Darley, Jim Culloty, Michael Hills and George Duffield, the highlight of the day for most racegoers was getting to see the 20-time champion jump jockey, AP McCoy producing a thrilling finish, by storming to victory in the final furlong.
It was a fairytale ending for the race, with the surprise visit of HRH The Princess Royal presenting the prize to A P McCoy. The roar of the crowd definitely made no mistake that this was the best Leger Legends race to date.
The ladies on the Incognito table most certainly did not let the gloomy weather dampen their spirits or stop them all from looking exceptionally glamourous.
We were privileged with the company of legendary author Jilly Cooper, who I am sure gathered some new material for her latest novel, whilst sitting with us.
Incognito of Bawtry are stockists of luxury designers such as Airfield, Laurel, Roberto Cavalli and Sportalm. I was privileged to be wearing a black and white dress from the Cavalli Class new Fall Winter 15/16 collection, along with a bespoke hat made by Liz from Incognito.
I had originally styled my outfit with my Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps in mind but they are a little large when wearing tights, and the thought as wearing ill fitting shoes to walk across the course to the parade ring was a definate no go. Then when trying to fasten my YSL chain link bracelet the catch snapped. So it was my Dune black and gold studded pumps and Kaleidoscope bracelet to the rescue, teamed with my trusty Chanel bag and Jay Ley Cashmere scarf to keep the chill away. (Cashmere scarf is available from the Furlong Fashion Shop)
Find more photos from The Doncaster St Leger here
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