Luck of the Irish at Cheltenham as Coalisland lady wins Best Dressed

Simply stunning - Yvonne McAvoy from Coalisland, who won the Best Dressed Lady at Cheltenham prize, worth �10,000. Yvonne's outfit was chosen for her by the Linen Green boutique, The Boudoir.
Simply stunning - Yvonne McAvoy from Coalisland, who won the Best Dressed Lady at Cheltenham prize, worth �10,000. Yvonne's outfit was chosen for her by the Linen Green boutique, The Boudoir.

The Coalisland lady who scooped the title of Best Dressed at Cheltenham Races says her children are delighted because they will be getting to meet their hero, champion jockey AP McCoy, as part of the prize package!

Mum of four, Yvonne McAvoy, said she is “totally over the moon” after winning big in the style stakes at what is widely regarded as one of the biggest racing - and fashion - events of the social calendar.

The Coalisland woman, who wore a stunning green dress with fur stole and fasinator from The Boudoir in the Linen Green Moygashel, takes home a prize package worth £10,000.

As well as a fabulous diamond necklace and a handbag from Bentley Cars, Yvonne will be meeting Moneyglass champion jockey AP McCoy later in the year, when she will be dressed in the shop owned by McCoy and his wife.

Speaking to the TIMES today, Thursday, Yvonne told of her delight: “I am just totally over the moon! It was a fabulous day and I think that with it being St Patrick’s Day today, the shamrock green of my outfit stole the show. My children are just delighted that they will be getting to meet their hero, AP McCoy!”

Donna Ross, who owns The Boudoir boutique with her sister Anita, was equally delighted for their customer, Yvonne.

“Edel here in the shop put the outfit together for us, and Yvonne was head to toe in The Boudoir. The fascinator was from our own bespoke milliner, and the fur and dress were all our own.

“I just think the outfit suited Yvonne perfectly. She is a lovely lady and she was simply stunning.”

Donna says her boutique regularly dresses customers who are heading to race events, with ladies travelling from as far away as Dublin and Galway.