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A night at Leopardstown races


On behalf of the Student Society of Actuaries in Ireland, both students and recent qualifiers were invited to chance their luck at a horse-race meeting held at Leopardstown Racecourse on the evening of Thursday 11 August.

On arrival, the attendees were greeted with food and drink tokens, along with a small free bet to encourage everyone to get into the spirit of the evening. The fashion stakes were high, as attendees competed to win coveted prizes of shopping sprees at Dundrum Town Centre. These generous prizes were kindly sponsored by Acumen Resources and offered to both the best-dressed male and best-dressed female at the races.

We would like to commend everyone for expressing such wonderful style on the night. The students and recent qualifiers seemed to jump at the opportunity to dress up to the nines. Photographs of all the students were taken by the committee as a memento for everyone who attended the occasion and can be found on the Student SAI Facebook page.

After much deliberation, Brendan McCusker and Rachel Kelly were selected as being the best dressed on the night. Brendan looked very smart in a three-piece baby blue suit, while Rachel ensured she stood out in a beautiful floral midi-length skirt and royal blue top. The winners were thrilled that their outfit choices did not go unnoticed. Paul Walsh from Acumen Resources was in attendance to present the prizes to the worthy winners.

After the racing had finished, the students enjoyed a concert by The Boomtown Rats, with hits such as ‘I don’t like Mondays’ seeming to strike a particular chord with many.

The committee would like to thank Leopardstown Racecourse for providing a great evening of entertainment. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the students and recent qualifiers who attended this event and all past events that the committee of 2015/2016 has organised. 

We appreciated your support – take note that we will soon be calling for volunteers to join the committee of 2016/2017!