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Get your Ladies Day tickets through my comprehensive guide to every racecourse throughout the UK and find out what to wear to win the Cheltenham Festival Best Dressed Lady Prize.

Question: Where do you think you can pick up £73,000 plus for free by doing the things you love? (Apart from the instant wins on scratch cards)

Answer: Just by attending certain race meetings throughout the UK

Puzzled? The Racing Events in question GAVE AWAY in just one year 3 cars, 4 foreign holidays, £13,000 in jewellery, 6 stays in luxury hotels and much, much more.

Think you've been missing something?

The events in question are 'LADIES DAYS'

Yup, I was staggered when I started researching this subject and it's set to get even bigger. Ladies days are by far the most popular racing events and attract huge crowds.

So all you female subscribers start sorting out your best glad rags and the guys now have a perfect excuse to get wives, partners, sisters out to those Ladies Days and start bringing home some of that largesse and enjoy tip top horse racing tips for your day at the races.

I have put together a webpage which brings together information on all the Ladies Days at UK racecourses so that you can see where and when they take place and the prizes they offer.

Ladies Days Throughout The U.K.

Aintree: - Aintree

When: Friday 10 April 2015 in the Red Rum Garden - first race 2.0pm last race 5.25pm

Prizes in 2013: £5,000 cash, Matalan photoshoot, with £500 to spend in store

Registration: Pre-register online or register on the day

Ascot: - Ascot

When: Thursday June 18th 2015 - traditionally the third day of Royal Ascot in June. first race 2.0pm last race 5.35pm

Prizes: To be announced

Registration: First 2 days of racing. Open to all racegoers.

Ayr: - Ayr

When: Ladies Night - Saturday 8th Aug 2015 - win a bronze coin for entry into the final on Ladies Day

Ladies Day Final on Friday 18th September 2015 - you will need to arrive early - gates open at 12.0 noon.

Prizes in 2014: A new car supplied by Kerr & Smith. 2nd prize a fabulous holiday from Stewart Travel.

Registration: Attend this or one of several other qualifying race meetings prior to the Ladies Day Final on Friday 19th September.

Racing is followed with entertainment by a live band in the Horseshoe Bar and a disco in the Ayrshire Suite concluding around 11.30pm.

Bangor: - Bangor

When: Friday 31st July 2015 -  First race 2.05pm last race 5.35pm

Prizes: Yes

Registration: On the day.

Bath: - Bath

When: Saturday 22 August 2015 First Race: 5.30 pm Last Race: 8.05 pm

Prizes: To be advised

Compete in the best dressed and best hat competitions

Registration: On the day 

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Beverley: - Beverley

When: Wednesday 12th August 2015 - First race 2.10pm last race 5.20pm

Prizes: To be announced - last year's winner received a beautiful diamond necklace

Registration: all admission badges and tickets must be booked in advance

Brighton: Brighton

When: Thursday 6th August 2015 First Race: 2.30 pm Last Race: 5.20 pm  

Prizes: Ladies Day is sponsored by local car dealers, FROSTS.

Prize for Best Dressed Lady

Registration: Attendance on the day

Carlisle: Carlisle

When: Monday 03 August 2015

Prizes for 2013: prizes for the Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gent and Best Hat sponsored by Edinburgh Woollen Mill

The World's only race fixture exclusively for Lady Jockeys

Racing is followed by a Wet Wet Wet  concert

Registration: Attendance on the day

Cartmel: - Cartmel

When: None in 2015

Prizes: Past prizes £5000 of diamond jewellery supplied by Wave Jewellery  

The runner-up wins a night for two at the Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge.

Registration: On the day

Catterick: - Catterick

When: Friday evening 14th August 2015

First Race 17.40 Last Race 20.15

Prizes for 2013: Fabulous prizes provided by Suzanne Gill Millinery, I Do Bridal and Evening Wear and the Tote in 2011.

Registration: On the day

Live music throughout the evening from Trio Gitan and also children's entertainment

Cheltenham: Cheltenham

When: Wednesday March 11th 2015 - Festival Week

First Race 13.30 Last Race 17.15

PRIZES IN 2014:

Winner
• £5000 Joules Vouchers
• Greenway Hotel & Spa getaway – including a complimentary dinner, bed and breakfast and a luxury spa treatment
• A bottle of our finest champagne
• A beautiful bouquet of flowers

Second 
• £1000 Moloh Vouchers
• A bottle of our finest champagne
• A beautiful bouquet of flowers

Third
• £500 Moloh Vouchers
• A bottle of our finest champagne
• A beautiful bouquet of flowers

All finalists will also receive a limited edition luxury gift bag.

Chepstow: - Chepstow

When: None in 2015

Prizes for 2013: £1000 for The Best Dressed Lady and a unique hat created for the occasion by famous milliner, Alison Tod. Includes live music before and after racing by Take That 2 tribute band.

Registration: On the day

Chester: Chester

When: Friday evening, 26th June 2015 Ladies Evening first race 6.15pm last race 9.0pm

Prizes for 2013: include an LK Bennett voucher worth £300, a ChloBo necklace, overnight stay in the Abode and lots more!

Gates open 4.30pm and close 10.30pm

Registration: Attendance on the day - complete the application form and hand it into the Paddock Rooms before 7pm

Doncaster: Doncaster


When:Thursday 10th September 2015 St. Leger Festival Ladies Day - Gates open 11am

Prizes 2011: Great prize packages for the winner and two runners up include include bespoke hand-made Swarovski Crystal matching necklace and bracelet by Glitzed2bitz, free membership at Cannons Gym, a stay for two at The Crown Hotel at Bawtry, vouchers from Funky Fascinators, spa treatments at Elements Medi Spa, First-Class rail tickets from National Express and a range of prizes from House of Fraser.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Epsom: Epsom

When: Friday 5th June 2015 - Investec Ladies Day Gates open at 10.30m, and the first race is off at 1.45pm.

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Prizes for 2013: Most stylish racegoer will win £5000 of merchandise from Harvey Nicholls

Registration: Attendance on the day through look out scouts or at the Harvey Nichols Beauty SOS tent in the paddock

Exeter: - Exeter

Ladies Day - Tuesday 5th May - Evening Fixture.

Gates Open: 3.15pm

First race: 5.15pm

Last race: 8.20pm

7 brilliant races, prizes for the best dressed Ladies, best hat and best dressed male with live music after racing and an atmosphere not to be missed.

Tickets can be booked online (http://exeter.thejockeyclub.co.uk/ ) or through the call centre:08445 793 005 - its 25% off if booked before 30th April.

Prizes: Amanda Marsden Lifestyle treats, 3 course dinner, clothes, weekend breaks.

Registration: On the day

Fontwell: Fontwell

When: Thursday 13 August 2015 First Race: 5.10 pm Last Race: 8.10 pm

Prizes: To be announced - look out for on course style spotters - Band t.b.a. for concert after racing

To book telephone 01243 54333501243 543335.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Ffos Las: Ffos Las

When: Ladies Night 23 May 2015 - Gates open 3.50pm

Friday 28 August Ladies Day 2015 First Race: TBA Last Race: TBA

Prizes for 2013: £500 in prices for best dressed lady plus other prizes for best dressed gent and best hat.

Followed by live music to be advised

Registration: Attendance on the day

Goodwood: - Goodwood

When: Thursday 30 July 2015 - Gates open 11am first race 2.15pm last race 5.25pm

Goodwood Ladies Day is the height of chic fashion and a wonderful opportunity to see and be seen.

Prizes: Not known

Registration: Attendance on the day

Hamilton: Hamilton

When: Saturday 01 August 2015 - Gates open 4pm first race 6.15pm last race 8.45pm

Prizes: Not known

Registration: Attendance on the day

Haydock: Haydock

When: Friday 03 July 2015 - Ladies Evening Gates open 4.50pm first race 6.50pm last race 9.20pm

A host of fabulous prizes on offer and also a top model competition for a chance to win a modelling contract.

Prizes 2011: Tips from fashion partner Harvey Nicholls and chance to take part in catwalk show

Registration: Attendance on the day



Ladies Day tips for just £0.83 per day at Betting School



Ladies Day Fashion



Hereford: Hereford

When: Sunday, Jun 21, 2015

Prizes: Unknown

Ladies Day competitions for the best dressed and best hat - so dress to impress!

Registration: Attendance on the day

Kelso: Kelso

When: Sunday 24 May 2015 Gates open 12.00pm first race 2.00pm last race tba

Prizes in 2013: Magnum of Champagne.

Prize for the Best Dressed Couple.

The first 200 Ladies through the gate receive a luxury goody bag, containing a range of fantastic goodies.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Leicester: Leicester

When: Saturday 04 July 2015 Gates open 11.15am first race 2.15pm last race 5.35pm

Prizes in 2013: Great prizes plus many other Ladies concession stands and free champagne. Sponsored by Heart 106.

Emtertaiment features Nik Kershaw, Carol Decker (t’pau) and Hue & Cry after racing, early booking is advised.

Registration: Attendance on the day

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Lingfield: Lingfield

When: Saturday 18 July 2015

After a thrilling evening at the races you can enjoy live music with I am Whitney, I am Beyonce.

Prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gentleman and Best Hat:

Past Prizes: Best Dressed Lady Sponsored by Planet

1st Prize: £300 worth of Planet vouchers

2nd Prize: £200 worth of Planet vouchers

3rd Prize: £100 worth of Planet vouchers

Registration: Attendance on the day

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Ludlow: - Ludlow

When: Sunday 10th May 2015

Prizes: Unknown

Market Rasen: - Market Rasen

When: 05 June  12.00 - 18.00 2015

Prizes: Great prizes for best dressed Lady and Best Hat competitions.

Saturday Ladies evening 12 August 2014

With entertainment by Marc Dillon after racing

Musselburgh: Musselburgh

When: Saturday 13 June 2015

Doors Open 11:00am  First Race 1:20pm  Last Race 4:45pm

Ladies Day is a very popular event in Scotland.

Enjoy superb floral displays, best dressed competitions and raceday packages at Mussleburgh Racecourse. Music will follow after the racing

Prizes: £3000 cash

Registration: Attendance on the day on the Fashion in the Field Stage behind the main Grandstand.

Newbury: Newbury

When: Saturday 15 August 2015 - Gates Open - 11.30 • First Race - 1.55 • Last Race - 5.25

Racing followed by Party in the Paddock with Meat Loaf

Past Prizes: Holiday to Florida and over £1000 to spend

Registration: Attendance on the day or book in advance

Newcastle: Newcastle

When: Saturday 25 July 2015 Gates Open - 10.30 • First Race - 1.50pm • Last Race - 5.20

Prizes: To be anounced

Registration: Attendance on the day

Newmarket: Newmarket

When: Thursday 09 July 2015

Prizes: To be announced

Registration: Finalists for each of the days awards will be chosen from the crowd from the time of gates opening

Newton Abbot: Newton Abbot

When: Tuesday 23 June 2015

Prizes: To be advised for Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gent and Best Hat competition.

Registration: Attendance on the day

After racing enjoy all the fun of live band i-Candy.

There are Goodie Bags for guests and jewellery and fashion stalls

Nottingham: Nottingham

When: Ladies' Day Saturday 09 May 2015 First race 2.00 last race 5.30

Beer Festival on day

Ladies' Day Friday 14 August 2015

Prizes in 2013: Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat - win a VIP experience with totesport and prizes provided by Planet.

Registration: Attendance on the day or book in advance

Perth: Perth

When: Thursday 14 May 2015 Gates Open - 12.00 • First Race - 2.00pm

Prizes: Many prizes for the best dressed and goody bags for the first 100 ladies to arrive. In conjunction with Break through Breast Cancer.

Registration: Attendance on the day or book in advance

Enjoy a free catwalk show with some famous names in the modelling world


Hat For Ladies Day

Plumpton: Plumpton

When: Sunday 10 May 2015

Gates Open: 11.30am

0First Race: 2.10pm

Last Race: 5.00pm

Admission Prices -

Adult Admission £18 (on the day), £14 (web advance) including a free programme and parking

Children under 18: FREE

There is only one enclosure for Ladies Day, with admission tickets giving access to all public areas.

Prizes for the best dressed ladies, men and children, hosted by Derek Thompson.

Prizes in 2013: 1st Prize: A 2 night stay at the beautiful Buxted Park, including dinner in the Rosette awarded restaurant, plus £500 in cash.

2nd prize – A stay at Molly Dishwasher, a interesting shepherds hut set in 70 acres of fields and surrounding woods at a village not far from Tonbeidge Wells.

3rd Prize: Phase Photographic will greet you with a glass of champagne in preparation for a hair and makeup consultation including a photo shoot.

“Best Dressed Man”

Mud Mania voucher for 8 for an exciting day of off-road racing in the West Sussex countryside.

“Best Dressed Child”

A choice of british made kids clothing designed by Dido & Bendigo.

Please note : Previous 1st prize winners are unable to enter the competitions

Registration: Attendance on the day



Pontefract: Pontefract

When: Wednesday 05 August 2015

There'll be a free buttonhole and glass of bubbly for the first 500 ladies in the Premier Enclosure

Prizes in 2012: A Mercedes for the day, 5* break at The Sands in Scarborough, Spa Day at the Verbena Spa, a meal for 2 at The Grange in York, a meal for 2 at Rogerthorpe Manor, a £165 voucher from the Simply Devine Hat Shop, handbags for the top 3 from them too, flowers for the top 3 and much more! There were also gift bags for 20 finalists!

For further details please call 01977 78130701977 781307

Registration: Attendance on the day

Find out more

Redcar: Redcar

When: Saturday 20 June 2015 and Saturday 29 August 2015

Prizes: supplied by: Market Cross Jewellers and Chic Hats, Orange Kerr and Kate Fearnley.

During the afternoon 10 finalists will be chosen for the Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat competitions. Judging will take place after the 4th and 5th races.

Storybook characters Dorothy, Alice, Snow White and Mary Poppins will walk the course during the day

Registration: Attendance on the day


For Tips on what to wear check out the secrets of the 'best dressed lady'


Ripon: Ripon

When: Ladies Day is Thursday 18 June 2015 First race 2.10 last race 5.45

Prizes form Browns Family Jewellers: The Best Dressed Lady won a champagne lunch for two at the meeting of her choice in 2011. More wonderful prizes for 2015

Entertainment from Paul Lytton after racing

Registration: Attendance on the day

Salisbury: Salisbury

When: Saturday Evening 11 July 2015 Gates open 4pm first race 5.55pm last race 9pm

Prizes: Fabulous prizes to be announced

Followed by disco and dance entertainment

Registration: Attendance on the day


Sedgefield: - Sedgefield

When: Tuesday (evening) 27 August 2015 Gates open 3.00 first race 5.00 last race 8.00

Prizes in 2011: £500 CASH, A BOTTLE OF BUBBLY, PLUS MANY MORE PRIZES!

Last year a free Estee Lauder goody bag was presented to the first 300 ladies to arrive.

Southwell: - Southwell

When: Sunday 16 August 2015 Gates open 11.0am first race 1.0pm last race 4.0pm

Ladies Day is sponsored by the Newark Advertiser. Prizes on offer for 'Best Dressed Lady', 'Best Hat' and 'Best Shoes'.

Live music after racing is from Take That Experience

Ladies with PRE BOOKED tickets will receive a complimentary drink upon arrival at the racecourse.

Stratford-on-Avon: Stratford-on-Avon

When: Ladies Day on Sunday 19 July, 2015

Seven excellent National Hunt Races

Competitions for: Best Dressed Lady, Most Fashionable Lady, Best Hat/Fascinator & Best Dressed Couple

The first 200 ladies into the Club & Tattersall Enclosures will get a free glass of Pimms.

Past Prizes include a Spa Day at The Welcombe Menzies Hotel, bespoke fully designed hat/fascinator from Laura Jane Design

Registration: Book in advance and entry on the day for Ladies Day

Find out more


Taunton: Taunton

When: Thursday 09 April 2015 - First race 2.20pm last race 5.45pm

Prizes: The Best Dressed Lady & Best Hat Competitions

Courtesy bus from rail station

Registration: On the day

Thirsk: Thirsk

When: Ladies Day is Saturday 05 September 2015  first race 2.0pm last race 5.25pm

Prizes: The Best Dressed Lady & Best Hat Competitions - prizes sponsored by Barkers of Northallerton for Best Dressed Gentleman and Best Dressed Lady.

Registration: Book in advance and entry on the day for Ladies Day

Uttoxeter: - Uttoxeter

When: Thursday evening 11 June, 2015 Gates open 4.0pm first race 6.00pm last race 9.00pm - Entertainment after racing 

Prizes: To be announced

Registration: On the day

Warwick: - Warwick

When: Friday, 20 May 2015 First race 12.00 - 18.00

Prizes: To be announced

Registration: On the day

Wetherby: - Wetherby

When: Thursday evening 28 May 2015

First race 5.40 last race 9.00

Past Prizes: Sponsored by James Brindley Interiors include a £600 voucher to spend in store and an invitation to attend the St Leger meeting at Doncaster in September to represent Wetherby in 'Yorkshire's Best Dressed Lady' competition.

Also a prize of £150 to spend in-store for the Best Hat on the evening.

Registration: On the day

Fashion Shows from students from Leeds College of Art and Design

Wincanton: Wincanton

When: Tuesday 12 May 2015 Gates open 12.0pm first race 2.10pm last race 5.10pm

Prizes: for the 'Best dressed Lady' and 'Best Hat'.

A fashion show will be held in the Kingwell Restaurant - book in advance

Registration: Unknown

Windsor: Windsor

When: Saturday 29 August 2015 Gates open 3.10pm first race 5.10pm last race 7.40pm - concert after racing

Prizes: to be announced - Pimms on the lawn and girlie treats

Registration: On the day

Worcester: - Worcester

When: Saturday 6th June 2015 Gates open 11.30am first race 1.55pm last race 5.45pm

Live Music after racing by Madness Tribute, 'Los Palmas 6'

Prizes: To be confirmed

Past Prizes: include a £300 voucher for the Best Dressed Lady, a £200 voucher for the runner-up, and a £200 voucher for the Most Extravagant Hat winner, plus fantastic goodie bags.

Includes Best Dressed Little Lady (under 12yrs) competitions!

Yarmouth: Yarmouth

When: Tuesday Evening 14 July 2015 - fantastic prizes with live music on the lawns. Gates open 4.0pm first race 5.50pm last race 8.50pm

Entertainment after racing by the Chip Shop Boys

Eastern Festival Ladies Day Thu, 17 September, 2015

Gates open 12.00 First race 2.10 last race 5.30

Prizes: - To be announced - event concludes with live concert

Free champagne, £1000's in prizes Book early to avoid disappointment

Registration: Attendance on the day

York: York

When: Thursday 20 August 2015

Prizes: - a trip to Dubai courtesy of Marriott hotels.

Registration: Attendance on the day

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The unoffical ladies day is Thursday 17th June. However the competition for the ladies will be held on Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th where the competition …

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