PONTEFRACT RACECOURSE WEDNESDAY 7th AUGUST 2019 LADIES DAY
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a new outfit, then look no further as our annual Ladies Day is just around the corner. With an array of hats, fascinators and stilettos, the ladies of Yorkshire truly do to ‘dress to impress’ in an effort to win the coveted Best Dressed Lady Competition. And once again in 2019, we’ll have a Best Dressed Gents competition which will take place before the ladies.
Both winners will be receiving top prizes with the Best Dressed Lady jetting off to the wonderful island of Jamaica, courtesy of RIU Hotels and Resorts! The runner-up of the competition will also be jetting off, as they will be heading for a luxurious three-night stay in Madrid. There is also a prize for second runner-up, who will be treated to a VIP day out at Pontefract Races. The Best Dressed Lady Competition will start around 1.15pm in the parade ring, after The Best Dressed Gent Competition has come to its conclusion. The winner of the Gents will be walking away with £350 cash in his pocket, £100 for the runner-up and £50 for second runner-up.
If you’d like to be considered for either competition, then the Heart Angels will be on the lookout for the Best Dressed Racegoers from the minute the gates open at 12noon and will allocate numbered cards to lucky finalists. The judging gets under way for the Best Dressed Gentlemen in the Parade Ring at 1pm and the prestigious Best Dressed Lady Competition starts at 1.15pm. This year’s panel is made up of Heart Drivetime Show hosts, Dixie and Emma, the National Business Manager for RIU, Maria Battersby and last year’s Best Dressed Lady winner, Lisa McArdle.
The Racecourse is urging anyone wishing to be considered for either of the Best Dressed competitions to arrive early so they don’t miss out. There is a further incentive of arriving early, as the first 500 ladies through the Premier Enclosure entrance will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly on the house, as part of the track’s #Magic500 promotion.
There’s some great action on track with seven fantastic races lined up. The feature on the day is tiesplanet.com – Ladies Love Guys In Ties Handicap for a £15,000 prize. There’s an impressive role of honour with 2016 winner, Stars Over The Sea, going on to win last year’s Cesarewitch Trial Handicap at Newmarket.