Saturday 2nd June 2012
A hairdresser romped home from a day at the races with a £5500 diamond jubilee necklace around her neck.
Aimee Gill , 21, was chosen as the Best Dressed race goer at Musselburgh Racecourse’s Edinburgh Cup Race Day (Saturday 2 June) and collected the special prize which was put up to mark the Queen’s Jubilee weekend celebrations.
Aimee and 40 of her colleagues from Ishoka Hair Dressing & Beauty in Aberdeen were guests of salon owners Malcolm and Kathryn Philip who had organised the trip as a late Christmas present and closed the shop for the day.
Aimee is pictured with the pear shaped one carat diamond which is set in a white gold pendant necklace and estimated to be worth £5500.
A thrilled Aimee said: “We had a fantastic day and coming to Musselburgh was a brilliant present from Malcolm and Kathryn but winning this lovely prize is the icing on the cake. Quite a few of us were picked out as contenders but I didn’t expect to win it.”
Musselburgh Racecourse commercial manager, Karen Taylor, said: “The girls and boys from Ishoka brought a brilliant splash of glamour to the day and Aimee was a deserving winner of this special one-off prize. We are delighted they all went home happy to Aberdeen.”
Just over 7000 spectators attended the Totepool Edinburgh Cup meeting, making it the most successful to date. The £50,000 race was won by 16-1 shot Scatter Dice from Mark Johnston’s stable and ridden by Martin Lane who held off Grand National winning jockey Graham Lee on Clayton.
Musselburgh is now preparing for its biggest race meeting of the year, the Jenners & Frasers Ladies Day meeting on Friday June 15, which has sold out for the eigth successive year and will see a crowd of 9000 flock to the East Lothian track.
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