Thousands of glamourous ladies from across the North East attended Redcar Racecourse’s spectacular Ladies’ Day Premier meeting last weekend.
The sun came out on Saturday 18th June and greeted over 5,500 people from across the region who came together to enjoy the social highlight of the racing calendar.
Alongside the eight races, chic racegoers also took part in the racecourse’s popular Ladies’ Day competitions: Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat.
Julie Moore was crowned Best Dressed Lady, wining an array of designer prizes which included a Gucci necklace and bracelet, and a £150 gift voucher all from Market Cross Jewellers.
Julie, from Redcar, wore a Ted Baker winning outfit and was overwhelmed to win the top prize.
She said: “This is absolutely amazing! I wasn’t expecting to win at all and this has just made a fantastic day even more fabulous.”
Julie has been invited to represent Redcar in the Go Racing In Yorkshire Grand Final at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 22nd October.
In second place for Best Dressed Lady was Faye Horsley, also from Redcar, who bought her outfit from Dollywood Boutique in Marton. Victoria Mansfield, from Middlesbrough, came in third place with her ASOS dress. Both ladies enjoyed fabulous prizes from Market Cross Jewellers and Orange Kerr Hair & Beauty.
Best Hat competition winner, Stella McQuillan, was awarded a bespoke fascinator from Chic Hats, a makeover photoshoot for two from Eastwood Photography, and a gel nails voucher from Orange Kerr Hair & Beauty.
Stella, from Redcar, who showcased her winning hat from Chic Hats, said: “I’m over the moon! It’s been a fantastic day. Thank you so much for all these lovely prizes.
“I had my heart set on wearing a big hat and Lynne Young from Chic Hats was amazing and created this wonderful hat just for me.”
In second place for Best Hat was Jessica Hughes, from Stockton, whose spectacular hat was from Hatties, and in third place was Lydia Craven, from Redcar, whose hat was also from Chic Hats.
Redcar Racecourse’s General Manager, Amy Fair, said: “Ladies’ Day is always a fabulous meeting for both the racecourse and the racegoers, and we’re pleased to be once again celebrating another successful race day.
“The ladies looked magnificent in their outfits and there were some really competitive races so overall it was a wonderful day for all the family.”
The racecourse teamed up with Teesside Hospice to showcase a ‘Dress For Less’ fashion show. All of the outfits have been sourced through the Teesside Hospice shops, including the Saltburn Vintage shop, brand boutique in Yarm, and £1 shop in Redcar, proving you can dress for less.
Local performing arts company, Page2Stage, provided marvellous entertainment for all the family with appearances from princesses Snow White, Cinderella, and Rapunzel.
There are four Premier meetings left in Redcar Racecourse’s 2016 calendar with the next being the Help for Heroes Family Fun Day on Sunday July 17th.
Hospitality options are available from the Dine & View package in the Crow’s Nest Restaurant, which includes admission, a racecard, food and drink.
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