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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.


 Where do you think you can pick up £73,000 plus for free by doing the things you love? 

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 web page 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.

For Ladies Days in date order CLICK HERE

Ladies Days Throughout The U.K.

Aintree: - Aintree

When: Friday 03 April 2020 in the Red Rum Garden - first race 2.0pm last race 5.25pm

Prizes worth: £43,000 which include a white Range Rover Evoque and £8,000 prizes from Liverpool One

Registration: Pre-register online or register on the day

Ascot: - Ascot

When: Thursday June 18 2020 - traditionally the third day of Royal Ascot in June. First race 2.30pm last race 5.35pm

Prizes: To be announced

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

Ayr: - Ayr

When: Coral Scottish Grand National Ladies Day - Friday 17 April 2020 First race 2.10pm last race 5.25pm gates open 12.10pm.

The  Best Dressed Lady on Ladies Day will win a fabulous prize so girls dress to impress and enjoy a super glam day out at the races !

Before, during and after racing there is superb entertainment and a top covers band will play in the Club Stand for three hours after the last race with a dj in the Ayrshire Suite within the Grandstand.

QTS Ladies Night - Saturday 10 August 2019 - QTS Ladies Night the best dressed ladies will win a coin and a place in William Hill Ladies Day final on September 21.

There will be up to 25 ladies in the final and each will draw the name of a horse running in the William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup that afternoon and there will be money can’t buy prizes for the girls who draw first, second and third placed horses.

Prizes: in 2016 the first prize was a fabulous four night holiday for two courtesy of Stewart Travel and Jet 2 Holidays to New York flying from Glasgow on November 24 staying in a four star hotel plus £1000 of Ayr Central Shopping Vouchers with a personal style consultation and shopping experience plus £1000 worth of Coast Clinic Ayr treatments.

Registration: On the day

Racing is followed with entertainment.

Bangor: - Bangor

When: Friday 31 July 2020 -  First race 2.05pm last race 5.35pm

Prizes: Yes

Registration: On the day.

Bath: - Bath

When: Saturday 13 June 2020 First Race: 5.00 pm Last Race: 8.00 pm. The hotly contested annual Best Dressed competition will see racegoers compete for a huge cash prize for the most elegant outfit plus extra goodies - watch this space for details to be confirmed.

Registration: On the day 

Beverley: - Beverley

When: Wednesday 12 August 2020 - First race 2.10pm last race 5.20pm. In partnership with Flemingate Shopping Centre.

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 06 August 2020 First Race: 2.00 pm Last Race: 5.00 pm  Growing in popularity over the years, this day is a sell out! So make sure you get glam and enjoy the sensational atmosphere at the top of the hill!

Throughout this popular event there will be entertainment, food trucks, vintage pop-up bars, a ladies lawn with a complimentary photo booth air-streamer, and, of course, seven exciting races to get your heart pumping

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 2020

Prizes: 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

Registration: Attendance on the day

Cartmel: - Cartmel

When: None in 2020

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:  26 August 2020

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 and also children's entertainment

Cheltenham: Cheltenham

When: Wednesday 11 March 2020 - Festival Week

Gates Open 10.30 First Race 13.30 Last Race 17.30

Fantastic prizes in 2018 ranged from a brand new MINI ONE car from W.O. Lewis and Sytner Solihull, to a Boodles necklace and a spa break for two at The Lygon Arms.

Chepstow: - Chepstow

When: Ladies Evening Friday 10 July 2020 - 

Competitions for the Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Man.


Registration: On the day - Premier entry ticket required

Chester: Chester

When: Boodles Ladies Day Thursday 07 May 2020

Prizes for 2016: 1st prize includes two signature tassels hanging from Grey Agate and rose gold bracelets, a Filigree Heart Moon necklace, a delicate Multiway Labradorite & Moon necklace and a Luna Soul cuff inscribed with ‘Live by the moon shine like a star’, plus a selection of celestial inspired rings to complete prize worth over £1,600.

Second and third placed ladies will also win stunning ChloBo pieces to the value of £2,000.

Gates open 11.30am - first race 14.10 - last race 17.25

Registration: Attendance on the day

Ladies evening, 26 June 2020 Ladies Evening first race 6.15pm last race 9.0pm

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

Doncaster: Doncaster

When:Thursday 10 September 2020 St. Leger Festival Ladies Day - Gates open 11am

Prizes: TBA

The winner of the coveted title will then go on to represent Doncaster Racecourse in the final of Yorkshire's Best Dressed Lady in October of 2019.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Epsom: Epsom

When: Friday 05 June 2020 - Investec Ladies Day Gates open at 10.30m, and the first race is off at 1.45pm.

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Prizes : Include luxury holiday to Mexico.

Registration: Attendance on the day. Entertainment is a DJ set by Mark Wright after racing.

Exeter: - Exeter

Sunday 08 February 2020 Winter Ladies Day 

Prizes  to be confirmed, keep an eye on their website

Fakenham: - Fakenham

Sunday 31 May 2020, Jarrold Ladies Day 

Prizes  to be confirmed, keep an eye on their website

Fontwell: Fontwell

When: Thursday 20 August 2020

First Race: 5.00 pm Last Race: 8.00 pm

Prizes: £1,000 in cash

To book telephone 01243 54333501243 543335.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Free shuttle service to and from Barnham Station before and after racing!

Ffos Las: Ffos Las

When: Friday 21 August Ladies Day 2020 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

There will be a shuttle bus from Llanelli train station to the racecourse, times TBC.

Goodwood: - Goodwood

When: Friday 31 July 2020 - 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.

Previous Prizes: The prize for the victor is a trip for two people to Cape Town to the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate fixture at Kenilworth Racecourse, taking place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January 2018.

As well as flights, airport and raceday transfers and hospitality at the races, the winner will enjoy five night’s luxury accommodation, a tour of the world-famous L’Ormarins vineyard and dinner at the Grand Café and Beach Hotel.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Hamilton: Hamilton

When: Saturday 02 Aug 2020 - Gates open 4pm first race 6.15pm last race 8.45pm

Prizes: Not known

Registration: Attendance on the day

Haydock: Haydock

When: Saturday 08 Aug 2020 - 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

Free Ladies Day tips at Betting School

Ladies Day Fashion

Hereford: Hereford

When: Saturday 07 March 2020

Past Prizes: a Convertible Mini for the weekend courtesy of Cotswold Mini, a Friday overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast at The Verzon Hotel in Ledbury, plus a tour of the world famous Chase Distillery, and a selection of fragrances from Debenhams at the Old Market in Hereford.


Huntingdon: Huntingdon

When: Tuesday 19 May 2020 Ladies Night Gates open 3.35pm - close 9.0pm. Enter three competitions at Tuesday night's Style Awards; Best Styled Lady, Best Styled Gentlemen and Best Styled

Live music from Rule The World, Take That's number 1 tribute act! Enjoy a 70 minute set and sing your way into the evening.

Prizes: Unknown

Best Dressed Competitions for everybody to enter , Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Man and Best Dressed Couple.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Kelso: Kelso

When: Sunday 24 May 2020 Gates open 12.10pm first race 2.10pm last race 5.20pm

Prizes: Competitions for Best dressed Couple, Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat with fantastic prizes from A.Hume Country Clothing and Karen Reid Designs.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Leicester: Leicester

When: Saturday 04 July 2020 Gates open 10.0am 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.

Registration: Attendance on the day

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Lingfield: Lingfield

When: Saturday 25 July 2020 

Prizes in 2016  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 10 May 2020

Prizes: 1st £200, champagne, flowers, chocs

           2nd £100, champagne, flowers, chocs

           3rd £50, champagne, chocs


Market Rasen: - Market Rasen

When: Saturday 18 July 2020 11.30 - 18.00

Best dressed competitions, fashion shows, Lincs FM will be DJing at our after racing party to make sure all racegoers end the day on a high! 

Saturday 17 October 2020 - The Betfred & Lincs FM Ladies Day featuring The Summer Plate. Prizes: Great prizes for best dressed Lady and Best Hat competitions.

Be entertained by Lincs FM after racing with a live DJ

Musselburgh: Musselburgh

When: Saturday 06 June 2020

Doors Open 11:00am  First Race 1.40pm  Last Race 5:30pm

Ladies Day is a very popular event in Scotland.

Previous Prizes: £3000 cash 

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

Newbury: Newbury

When: Saturday 16 May 2020 - Gates Open - 11.00 • First Race - 1.50 • Last Race - 5.25

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

Registration: Attendance on the day or book in advance

Newcastle: Newcastle

When: Saturday 26 July 2020 Gates Open - 11.00am • First Race - 2.10pm • Last Race - 5.40pm

Prizes: Thousands of pounds worth of prizes are on offer to the Best Dressed Lady, runner-up and top 10 finalists.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Entertainment by a Tribute Band after racing

Newmarket: Newmarket

When: Thursday 09 July 2020 - 1st race 2.10pm last race 5.30pm

Prizes: An ever increasing array of fabulous prizes sponsored by The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel

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 2020

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

Registration: Attendance on the day

Nottingham: Nottingham

When: Ladies' Day Saturday 09 May 2020 First race 2.05pm last race 5.35pm

Live music after racing

Prizes in 2016: Two flights courtesy of Ryanair

Registration: Attendance on the day or book in advance- 

Nottingham is also well known for its football team Nottingham Forest and footy enthusiasts may be interested in the latest news from FIFA:

Hat For Ladies Day

Perth: Perth

When: Thursday 14 May 2020 Gates Open - 11.30 • First Race - 2.00pm last race 5.00pm

Prizes: £2000 cash

The selection of all these prizes will take place between 11.30am and 12.15pm so do make sure you’re in to win!

Live music after racing.

Registration: Attendance on the day or book in advance

Plumpton: Plumpton

When: Sunday 10 May 2020

Gates Open: 12.00am

First Race: 2.10pm

Last Race: 5.25pm

Race programme and parking: FREE

Prizes: Past 1st Prize: A 2 night break at the historic Buxted Park Hotel, with dinner on the first night and afternoon tea on the second day plus £300 of spending money.

2nd and 3rd Prize prizes –tba 

“Best Dressed Man”

Lunch for two in Plumpton Racecourse’s Paddock Restaurant with entrance tickets on a raceday of your choice

“Best Dressed Child”

Amazon gift vouchers

Registration: Attendance on the day

Pontefract: Pontefract

When: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Prizes: a holiday for 2 to the stunning Ocho Rios RIU resort in Jamaica!

This all inclusive week long trip includes flights!
The winner will also compete to be the Best Dressed Lady in Yorkshire at the final at Doncaster Racecourse.


The runner up will win a fabulous three night break in the RIU Plaza Espana Hotel in Madrid!

Registration: Attendance on the day

Redcar: Redcar

When: Saturday 21 June 2020

"What to wear at the races" fashion show by Betty Leigh Boutique, and there will be some glittering prizes up for grabs in our Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat Competitions.

Attendance on the day 

Ripon: Ripon

When: Ladies Day is Thursday 18 June 2020 First race 2.10pm last race 5.35pm

Prize for winner (and 3 friends) of best hat is a 'Millinery Taster Course' at the studio of Harrogate milliner Jenny Roberts. Plus many other prizes to be annnounced

£500 voucher from Snooty Frox (Of Harrogate), a stunning bouquet of flowers and a bottle of Harrogate’s finest Slingsby ‘Spirit of Harrogate’ Gin. They will also go on to represent Ripon at the Yorkshire ‘Best Dressed Competition’ Final.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Salisbury: Salisbury

When: Saturday Evening 11 July 2020 Gates open 3.30pm first race 6.0pm last race 9.0pm

Prizes: Fabulous prizes to be announced

Followed by 


Registration: Attendance on the day

Sandown: Sandown

When: Friday 03 July 2020 Gates open 12.0pm first race 1.20pm last race 5.15pm

Prizes: First prize for the Style Awards is a seven night holiday for two people at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa in beautiful Mauritius. This includes private hotel transfers and Economy Class flights from London. This will be on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

All you have to do is dress to impress and enter the Style Awards competition on the day to be in with a chance of winning.

Registration: Attendance on the day

Sedgefield: - Sedgefield

When: Tuesday (evening) 27 August 2020 Gates open 3.00 first race 5.00 last race 8.00

Prizes: £500 Cash, PLUS MANY MORE PRIZES!

Entertainment after racing t.b.a.

Southwell: - Southwell

When: Sunday 16 August 2020 Gates open 11.0am first race 2.0pm last race 5.0pm

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

Live music after racing 

Stratford-on-Avon: Stratford-on-Avon

When: Ladies Day on Sunday 19 July, 2020

Seven excellent National Hunt Races

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

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

Taunton: Taunton

When: Thursday 02 April 2020 - First race 2.10pm last race 5.10pm

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 2020  first race 2.05pm last race 5.35pm

Prizes: The Best Dressed Lady & Best Hat Competitions 

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

Uttoxeter: - Uttoxeter

When: Thursday evening 11 June, 2020 Gates open 4.0pm first race 6.00pm last race 9.00pm - Entertainment after racing 

Prizes: To be announced

Music by DJ Craig Charles

Registration: On the day

Warwick: - Warwick

When: Saturday, 09 May 2020 First race 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Last year prizes included flights for two people to Doha, an Audi TT experience for the weekend and an overnight spa stay. This year's prizes will soon be announced.

Registration: On the day

Wetherby: - Wetherby

When: Tuesday 09 June 2020

Gares open 11.40am First race 5.50pm last race 8.50pm

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: Thursday 07 May 2020

Prizes: The best turned out ladies placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd will win a prize. Plus the first 150 ladies through the gate will be given a glass of Prosecco to ensure their day starts the right way. 

Registration: On the day

Windsor: Windsor

When: Monday 15 June 20120

Ladies Evening returns for 2019 bigger and better than before on Monday 17th June. Travel in style and arrive by boat whilst popping a prosecco or two for a special night. Dress to impress this evening with your finest dress and heels as the Best Dressed Women’s Competition returns with some amazing prizes up for grabs.

Registration: On the day

Wolverhampton: - Wolverhampton

When: 22 August 2020 - first race 14.20pm

Prizes: Be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes in the best dressed competition. Liam Payne entertains after racing.

Worcester: - Worcester

When: Saturday 06 June 2020 Gates open 11.30am first race 1.45pm last race 6.05pm

Live Music after racing by Bjorn Again

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: Wednesday Evening 15 July 2020 - fantastic prizes with live music on the lawns. Gates open 4.0pm first race 5.50pm last race 8.50pm

Prizes: £1,000 in cash prizes for the first 3 in our Best Dressed competition.

Entertainment after racing tba

Registration: Attendance on the day

York: York

When: Thursday 20 August 2020

Prizes: - Dress to impress for fabulous prizes on the Slingsby Ebor Fashion Lawn.

Registration: Attendance on the day



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When: Saturday 22nd August 2015 - Gates open 3pm, first race starts at 5.30pm and last race finishes at 8.05pm. Prizes: For the "Best dressed Lady" …

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