Champion Hat Competition


Leopardstown Racecourse will stage a ‘Champion Hat’ competition on day one of Longines Irish Champions Weekend, on Saturday, September 10th, to celebrate the growing art of millinery in Ireland. The Champion Hat competition, sponsored by Moët & Chandon will be solely judged on the hat or headpiece inviting entrants to be as creative or as subtle as they wish.  

The winner of this innovative style competition will receive a luxurious two-night stay in the 5-star Merrion Hotel along with two magnums of Moët & Chandon. 

Champion Judges 

Broadcaster Rachel Wyse and Cathy Donoghue, Fashion and Beauty editor of will be on hand to judge the Champion Hat Competition. Rachel will also choose the most elegantly dressed man and woman attending the first day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown Racecourse as part of the weekend’s Longines Prize for Elegance style competition, which boasts a prize fund of €25,000.