The much anticipated Ladies’ Day at Redcar Racecourse was a stylish success this weekend.
Over 5,000 people from across the region enjoyed a day at the races with many donning dresses, hats and fascinators for the event which was in collaboration with Teesside Hospice.
The chic crowd enjoyed a ‘Dress for Less’ fashion show from Teesside Hospice which showcased clothes and accessories which can be found in their shops to create on vogue outfits as well as amazing ‘up cycled’ dress created by the students of Cleveland College of Art & Design.
Amy Fair, general manager of Redcar Racecourse said: “This is the second year we have been involved with the hospice and we are delighted to have them with us again. The work they do to help people in our local area is fantastic and it is great to be able to support them on a big occasion such as Ladies’ Day.”
Tracy O’Donnell, retail area manager said: Working with Redcar Racecourse is a fantastic way to showcase the hospice’s work. Ladies’ Day is a wonderful event and has a great community spirit. Two of our patients were also treated to a VIP day donated by the racecourse, which was great day out for them.”
Alongside the seven races there were competitions for ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best Hat’ which were won by Philippa Hunter, from New Marske, whose prize included a sapphire and diamond ring and Sophie McDearmid from Ingleby Barwick, who won a bespoke fascinator from Chic Hats and a photo shoot.
Philippa was thrilled by her win, as she has designed and made her own dress as well as for over 20 other racegoers as part of her new fashion business based in Guisborough called Rag & Doll.
The winners were selected from a group who were picked by fashion ‘spotters’ who mingled through the crowd to select their top ten outfits. The judges on the day included Kathryn Armstrong, editor of Luxe magazine, BBC Radio Tees Lisa McCormick and Market Cross Jewellers managing director Dawn Welsh.
The racecourse also held a #redcarselfie competition on social media which gave away four grandstand tickets for Ladies’ Day.
The remainder of the season for 2014 is jam packed with other feature racedays at Redcar such as Help For Heroes Family Fun Day, the Caribbean Carnival, and Ladies’ & Gents’ evening. The last feature meeting of the season is the famous Two Year Old Trophy on Saturday 4th October.
There are many hospitality options from the Dine & View package in the Crow’s Nest Restaurant, to racegoers’ packages including admission, a racecard, food and drink.
Parties of 10 of more can also save over 20% when they book their Grandstand or Course Enclosure admission tickets in advance.
For more information visit http://www.redcarracing.co.uk/