One of the most popular events in Catterick Racecourse’s social calendar, Ladies’ Evening on Friday 17 August, promises a night of fun, fashion and fabulous racing!
The gates will be open to the public from 3:40pm, with the first of six races getting underway at 5:40pm. The feature race of the evening, Moody Construction Nursery Handicap Stakes, will take place at 6:40pm.
Alongside all the action on the track, there will be live music throughout the evening with The Serenity Duo and the annual Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat competitions will take place between races. These competitions always provide an exciting atmosphere, and there’s some wonderful prizes in store again this year.
Catterick’s Best Dressed Lady will receive a voucher to the value of £500 to spend on a bespoke La Fille Rouge outfit of their choice. La Fille Rouge, based on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, offers a range of unique handmade capes, wraps, jackets and accessories made from exquisite Yorkshire Tweed. The winning lady will also go on to represent Catterick at The Go Racing in Yorkshire Grand Final, held at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 27th October 2018.
In addition, if that wasn’t enough of a reason to start your search for the perfect outfit, the owner of the Best Hat on the night will walk away with a gorgeous cream leather Casablanca satchel from Berber Leather, worth over £100.
This year, the course has added a new addition to the fashion competitions and will have 30 goody bags on offer as spot prizes for ladies with stand-out accessories on the evening. The goody bags will include a wish bracelet from The Edinburgh Jewellery Boutique, betting vouchers, beauty products and more! Spotters will be keeping their eyes on the crowds throughout the evening in search of unique and beautiful accessories – anything from a special pair of heels, to a stand out bag or perhaps a statement piece of jewellery.
Emma Binnian, Sales & Marketing Manager said: “We’re really grateful to our wonderful competition sponsors - La Fille Rouge, Berber Leather and The Edinburgh Jewellery Boutique for providing us with some fantastic prizes this year. We can’t wait to see all the amazing hats and outfits, and to crown our winners for 2018!”
Ladies arriving early on the evening will be treated to a complimentary Yorkshire Dales Distillery signature gin cocktail as they arrive at the course, and with a number of trade stands on site, selling a range of items including handbags and jewellery, there will be plenty to enjoy before the racing gets underway.
Of course gentlemen are also welcome on the evening, and as with all of Catterick’s fixtures under 18’s go free when accompanied by an adult. The racecourse also offers a discount for all military personnel and for any group bookings made in advance.
Racegoers looking to make the most of their evening will be pleased to know that a limited number of hospitality packages are still available, including the new Ladies’ Evening Trackside Marquee Package, where racegoers can enjoy all the racing action in style and truly make their evening one to remember.
Tickets start at just £5 and will be available to purchase at the gates on the day, as well as in advance via the racecourse office or online here.