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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? 

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 08 April 2022 in the Red Rum Garden - first race 2.0pm last race 5.25pm

Known as ‘Ladies Day’, the second day of the Randox Grand National Festival is one of the most popular racedays in the calendar, renowned not only for the action on the racecourse but also the fashion and entertainment off the track.

Prizes : This year sees Never Fully Dressed introduce a collection of contemporary, sophisticated, sassy pieces for Randox Ladies Day. Renowned for their bold, standout prints and multi wear styles, Never Fully Dressed is a brand that empowers women to feel good and what better way to do that than dressing up for the races. 

As part of our partnership, Never Fully Dressed would like to offer a 10% discount on our NeverFullyDressed raceday edit to all our current Ladies Day bookers. To redeem your 10% please use code NFDLadiesday22 which will give 10% off of our raceday edit.

Registration: Pre-register online or register on the day

Ascot: - Ascot

When: Thursday June 16 2022 - traditionally the third day of Royal Ascot in June. First race 2.30pm last race 6.10pm

Prizes: To be announced

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

Ayr: - Ayr

When: Coral Scottish Grand National Ladies Day - Friday 01 April 2022 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.

Gold Cup Ladies Day - Friday 16 Sept 2022 

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 29 July 2022 -  Gates open 11.30am 

Prizes: Yes

Registration: On the day.

Bath: - Bath

When: Saturday 11 June 2022 First Race: 5.00 pm Last Race: 

Registration: On the day 

Beverley: - Beverley

When: Wednesday 10 August 2022 - First race tbc last race tbc. The Famous Beverley Ladies Day, widely hailed as one of the best in the country is back for 2022. Ladies it's time to dress to impress as the great and good of Yorkshire descend on the Westwood.

Stay tuned for exciting news about our new and improved style awards and afternoon's entertainment.

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

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

Beverley Racecourse Ladies DayBeverley Racecourse Ladies Day

Brighton: Brighton


When: Thursday 04 August 2022 First Race: 13.00  Last Race: 16.00 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 01 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 2022

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:  24 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 16 March 2022 - 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.

Entertainment and live music from Tommy & The Fuse,  Lucky 15's will be playing throughout the day in The Village  and the Hipcats will be playing Jazz

Chepstow: - Chepstow

When: Ladies Evening Friday 08 July 2022 - 

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

Prizes: 

Registration: On the day - Premier entry ticket required

Chester: Chester

When: Boodles Ladies Day Thursday 05 May 2022

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.

Book early for the best discounts

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 08 September 2022 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

Home of the Epsom Derby

When: Friday 03 June 2022 - Investec Ladies Day Gates open at 10.30m, and the first race is off at 1.45pm.

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Prizes : Have included luxury holiday to Mexico.

Registration: Attendance on the day. 

Exeter: - Exeter

TBC 2022 Winter Ladies Day 

Prizes  to be confirmed, keep an eye on their website

Fakenham: - Fakenham

Sunday 22 May 2022, Jarrold Ladies Day 

Prizes  to be confirmed, keep an eye on their website

Fontwell: Fontwell

When: Thursday 18 August 2022

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: TBC August Ladies Day 2022 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: Thursday 28 July 2022 - 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 28 July 2022 - Gates open 4pm first race 6.15pm last race 8.45pm

Prizes: Not known

Registration: Attendance on the day

Haydock: Haydock

When: TBC - 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

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Hereford: Hereford

When: Friday 25 March 2022

Make sure you dress to impress to be in with a chance to win our Style Awards competition for your chance to win an amazing prize!

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.

Registration: On the day

Huntingdon: Huntingdon

When: TBC 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 29 May 2022 Gates open 12.10pm first race 2.10pm last race 5.20pm

Best Dressed Shop Window in Kelso 

Best Dressed Lady

Best Dressed Gentleman

Best Dressed Couple

Best Hat 

Keep the party going by joining us for the Ladies' Day and Season Finale afterparty following racing.

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: TBC 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: TBC 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: TBC 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 16 July 2022 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: Stobo Castle Ladies Day Friday 05 August 2022

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: TBC 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 23 July 2022 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.

Now firmly established as the highlight of the social calendar in the North East, Ladies Day is the perfect setting to enjoy a day out with your friends and family.

The most glamorous race day of the flat season combines an exciting day of fashion, fillies, live music and of course a glass of fizz!

Olly Murs performs Live After Racing

Registration: Attendance on the day

Newmarket: Newmarket

When: Thursday 07 July 2022 - 1st race 2.10pm last race 5.30pm

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

Ladies Day at Newmarket is the hottest ticket of the summer. Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the thrilling racing, epic entertainment and of course fabulous fashion.

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 21 June 2022

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 07 May 2022 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:

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Perth: Perth

When: Thursday 12 May 2022 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 08 May 2022

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 03 August 2022

Prizes: Best Dressed Lady Prizes kindly sponsored by RIU

1st Prize: 1 week holiday with long-haul flights for two people (Last years winner got to stay in the RIU Cancun Hotel in Mexico!)

2nd Prize: 3 nights away in Europe for two people (Last years runner up stayed in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin)

3rd Prize: VIP trip to Ponte Races in the Park Suite Restaurant

Gents, you’re more than welcome on our Ladies Day – it’s open to all. But, if you’re hoping to catch the eye of a flashy filly, make sure you’re dressed to the nines.

Best Dressed Gent Competition:

1st Prize: £300

2nd Prize: £150

3rd Prize: £50

Registration: Attendance on the day

Redcar: Redcar

When: Saturday 18 June 2022

Gates Open 11:00 First race 13:00 Last race 17:00

"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 16 June 2022 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 09 July 2022 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 02 July 2022 Gates open 12.0pm first race 1.20pm last race 5.15pm

Prizes: 

1ST PLACED PRIZES: A year’s supply of shirts from Charles TyrwhittPrize from Ana Bella MillineryRoyal Couture Designer Claire Mischevani, is offering a prize of a £500 gift voucherThe Velvetiser Hot Chocolate System from Hotel ChocolatJeroboam of Moët & ChandonBouquet from Buds & Blooms

2ND PLACED A £250 voucher for Charles TyrwhittHotel Chocolat Little Ray of Sunshine HamperBottle of Moët & ChandonBouquet from Buds & Blooms

3RD PLACED A £100 voucher for Charles TyrwhittHotel Chocolat Summer Desserts Sleekster BoxBottle of Moët & ChandonBouquet from Buds & Blooms

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: Wednesday (evening) 24 August 2022 Gates open 3.00 first race 5.00 last race 8.00

Prizes: TBC

Join us for the highlight of the social calendar, Ladies Evening 2022 at Sedgefield Racecourse is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening out with your friends and family.

A treat for the senses, Ladies Evening at the races is your chance to experience the fantastic atmosphere of live jump racing alongside the elegance and incredible fashion of those watching it.

Entertainment after racing t.b.a.

Southwell: - Southwell

When: Sunday 14 August 2022 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'.

A treat for the senses, Ladies Day at the races is your chance to experience the style, drama, and atmosphere as exciting live horse racing and stunning Ladies Day fashion combine to create a gorgeously fun-filled day out.


Stratford-on-Avon: Stratford-on-Avon

When: Ladies Day on Sunday 18 July, 2022

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: TBC 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


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Thirsk: Thirsk

When: Ladies Day is Saturday 03 September 2022  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 09 June, 2022 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, 07 May 2022 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 07 June 2022

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: TBC 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 13 June 2022

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 Womens Competition returns with some amazing prizes up for grabs.

Registration: On the day

Wolverhampton: - Wolverhampton

When: 03 Sept 2022 - 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 04 June 2022 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 13 July 2022 - 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 18 August 2022

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

Registration: Attendance on the day

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