Michelle nails "Best Hat" victory - thanks to broken toe

Sunday 25 June 2017

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GLAMOROUS Michelle Harkin had a lucky break in more ways than one when she won the “Best Hat Competition” on Ladies’ Day at Redcar Races today.


Michelle, who’d travelled from her home in Grimsby for the big day, was originally due to wear a self-made blue hat.


But when she tripped over the settee at home and broke her toe, it meant she had to make a last-minute change and create a hat to match the only pair of shoes she could walk in.


“The whole thing was an accident. There was only one pair of shoes I could get on my foot so I had to come up with a new hat matching the leopard-skin design,” she explained.


Michelle only came to Redcar because her husband Michael had gone to a stag party in Liverpool.

“I thought if he’s going to have a day out, so am I,” said Michelle. “We looked around to see what was on and Ladies’ Day at Redcar seemed like a good idea.”


It certainly was because Michelle scooped an array of prizes supplied by the Ladies’ Day sponsors Market Cross Jewellers, Chic Hats, and Orange Kerr Hair and Beauty.

Picture: Best Hat winner Michelle Harkin, of Grimsby, with runner-up Tracey Raw, of Redcar, and third placed Stella McQuillan, also of Redcar.

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