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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 13 April 2018 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 21 2018 - 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: Coral Scottish Grand National Ladies Day - Friday 20 April 2018 First race 2.10pm last race 5.25pm gates open 12.10pm.

QTS Ladies Night - Saturday 11 August 2018 - 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 03 August 2018 -  First race 2.05pm last race 5.35pm

Prizes: Yes

Registration: On the day.

Bath: - Bath

When: Saturday 16 June 2018 First Race: 5.00 pm Last Race: 8.00 pm

Ladies Twilight evening Saturday 18 August 2018

Prizes: To be advised

Compete in the best dressed and best hat competitions

Registration: On the day 

Beverley: - Beverley

When: Wednesday 15 August 2018 - 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 11 August 2018 First Race: 2.00 pm Last Race: 5.00 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 06 August 2018

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

Jo Whiley will perform a special post-race DJ set as part of this summer’s fantastic Ladies Day event.

The World's only race fixture exclusively for Lady Jockeys

Registration: Attendance on the day

Cartmel: - Cartmel

When: None in 2017 

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 17 August 2018

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 14 March 2018 - Festival Week

Gates Open 10.30 First Race 13.30 Last Race 17.30


• £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

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

• £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: Winter Ladies Day Saturday 24 February 2018 - first race 1.55pm last race 5.20pm 

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

Prizes: Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Man – (please note this will take place in the Premier Enclosure and you will need a Premier Entry ticket). The prizes will be £500 for the best dressed woman and £500 for the best dressed man. There’s also £500 for the best dressed couple, with an overnight stay at the St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club.

Registration: On the day - Premier entry ticket required

Chester: Chester

When: Boodles Ladies Day Thursday 10 May 2018

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

Friday evening, 24 June 2016 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 13 September 2018 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 01 June 2018 - 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

Ladies Night - 08 May 2018 

Gates Open: 3.45pm

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 ( ) or through the call centre:08445 793 005 - its 25% off if booked early.

Prizes: Goodie Bags for first 200 ladies to arrive. 

Prizes for the best dressed lady include one midweek night’s stay at South Sands boutique hotel in Salcombe,

Includes dinner, bed and breakfast for two and a fabulous Gin school experience for two to share at the Salcombe Distilling Co. (the home of Salcombe Gin) including developing and distilling your own 70cl bottle of gin.

There is also a voucher for a dress from Henry Hunt, a Somerset-based company which specialises in high quality, stylish and chic women’s wear.

Second best dressed lady will win a pair of hand-crafted wellies from Salcombe-based Rudds Wellies, the perfect boots for riding, walking and spending time in the countryside. We think you’ll want to live in these wonderful wellies! 

Ladies’ night is cause for further celebration with the crowning of the winner of our Exeter Racecourse intermediate series, the culmination of nine qualifying races that have taken place across the Devon and Cornwall Area.

To conclude the evening there will be live music of The New Heroes to dance and sing along to. 

Registration: On the day - 25% discount if booking before 16th April and free bus service from Exeter.

Fontwell: Fontwell

When: Thursday 23 August 2018

First Race: 5.00 pm Last Race: 8.00 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 26 May 2018 - Gates open 4.0pm First Race 6pm last race 9.0pm

A live concert by Jason Donovan follows racing

Friday 24 August Ladies Day 2018 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: Friday 03 Aug 2018 - 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: 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 04 Aug 2018 - Gates open 4pm first race 6.15pm last race 8.45pm

Prizes: Not known

Registration: Attendance on the day

Haydock: Haydock

When: Friday 13 Aug 2018 - 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 10 March 2018

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 22 May 2018 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.

Saturday 24 Nov 2018 Winter Ladies Day

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 27 May 2018 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 07 July 2018 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 21 July 2018

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 13 May 2018

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

           2nd £100, champagne, flowers, chocs

           3rd £50, champagne, chocs


Market Rasen: - Market Rasen

When: Friday 01 June  11.30 - 18.00 2018

Best dressed competitions, fashion shows, music from Olly Murs after racing.

Saturday 21 July - 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

Saturday 20 OctoberThe Elixir Bathrooms Winter Ladies Day

The Oldrids & Downtown Style AwardsThe competition is FREE to enter and open to all racegoers! 

There are three categories;
Best Dressed Lady - Best Dressed Man - Best Dressed Group (up to 8 people)

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs including vouchers from Oldrids & Downtown, Champagne, Raceday Hospitality Packages, Hotel stays and much more...

Musselburgh: Musselburgh

When: Saturday 16 June 2018

Doors Open 11:00am  First Race 2.00pm  Last Race 5:25pm

Ladies Day is a very popular event in Scotland.

International fashion expert Gok Wan is set to DJ at the acclaimed after-racing party (open to all Ladies Day racegoers).

Previous Prizes: £3000 cash

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

Newbury: Newbury

When: Saturday 18 August 2018 - Gates Open - 11.00 • First Race - 1.25 • Last Race - 5.20

Racing followed by entertainment by Olly Murs

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

Registration: Attendance on the day or book in advance

Newcastle: Newcastle

When: Saturday 28 July 2018 Gates Open - 11.00am • First Race - 2.10pm • Last Race - 5.40pm

Prizes: Lots of unbelievable prizes including runner up prizes

Registration: Attendance on the day

Entertainment by a Tribute Band after racing

Newmarket: Newmarket

When: Thursday 12 July 2018 - 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: Wednesday 21 August 2018

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 12 May 2018 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- 

Saturday 08 July Ladies Night - Details TBC

Perth: Perth

When: Thursday 17 May 2018 Gates Open - 12.00 • First Race - 2.00pm last race 5.20pm

Prizes: Top prize in 2016 was £1000 also many prizes for the best dressed male and best hat. In conjunction with Break through Breast Cancer. Live music after racing.

Registration: Attendance on the day or book in advance

Hat For Ladies Day

Plumpton: Plumpton

When: Sunday 13 May 2018

Gates Open: 12.00am

First Race: 2.15pm

Last Race: 5.30pm

Race programme and parking: FREE

Prizes: 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 08 August 2018

Prizes: 1st prize: An all inclusive trip for 2 to the stunning RIU resort in Sri Lanka!

The winner will also compete to be the Best Dressed Lady in Yorkshire at the final at Doncaster Racecourse.

The Best Dressed Lady Competition will again be judged before racing starts. Watch out for the radio crew from Heart who will allocate numbers to 100 lucky finalists.

They'll be on the lookout from the minutes that the gates open at midday and the 100 finalists will then gather in the Parade Ring at 1pm with the top 3 announced shortly after 1.30pm. 

Registration: Attendance on the day

Redcar: Redcar

When: Saturday 23 June 2018

Saturday 25 August 2018 Ladies & Gents Evening

  • Best dressed lady
  • Best dressed gent
  • Best couple

Our “spotters” will be mingling through the crowds so make yourself known to them and if you’ve come dressed to impress you could be onto a winner.

The judging of the Competitions will take place in the Winners’ Enclosure:

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

Play at the Fun Casino and enjoy music from the local band The Persuaders

Registration: Attendance on the day

Ripon: Ripon

When: Ladies Day is Thursday 21 June 2018 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

Entertainment from Frankly Jazz after racing

Registration: Attendance on the day

Salisbury: Salisbury

When: Saturday Evening 14 July 2018 Gates open 3.30pm first race 6.0pm last race 9.0pm

Prizes: Fabulous prizes to be announced

Followed by Coldplay Tibute band - Coldplace concert

Registration: Attendance on the day

Sedgefield: - Sedgefield

When: Tuesday (evening) 30 August 2018 Gates open 3.00 first race 5.00 last race 8.00

Prizes: £500 Cash, PLUS MANY MORE PRIZES!

Entertainment by DJ Craig Charles funk and soul show

Southwell: - Southwell

When: Sunday 19 August 2018 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 16 July, 2018

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

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Taunton: Taunton

When: Thursday 26 April 2018 - 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 08 September 2018  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 14 June, 2018 Gates open 4.0pm first race 6.00pm last race 9.00pm - Entertainment after racing 

Prizes: To be announced

Music by tba

Registration: On the day

Warwick: - Warwick

When: Friday, 12 May 2018 First race 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Advanced tickets are just £12.50 when booked before midnight 9th May.

Prizes: To be announced

Registration: On the day

Wetherby: - Wetherby

When: Tuesday 05 June 2018

Gares open 11.40am First race 2.10pm last race 5.10pm

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 15 May 2018

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: Saturday 30 July 2018 Gates open 1.50pm first race 3.50pm last race 8.5pm - concert after racing

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

Registration: On the day

Worcester: - Worcester

When: Saturday 02 June 2018 Gates open 11.30am first race 1.45pm last race 5.30pm

Live Music after racing by Take That Experience

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 18 July 2018 - fantastic prizes with live music on the lawns. Gates open 4.0pm first race 5.50pm last race 8.50pm

Entertainment after racing tba

Registration: Attendance on the day

York: York

When: Thursday 23 August 2018

Prizes: - tba

Registration: Attendance on the day

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