Top Hats, Waist Coats, Fascinators And Heels Head To Redcar

Ladies and gentlemen across the North East are being encouraged to dress to impress for Redcar Racecourse’s red carpet event with superb designer prizes up for grabs.

The annual Ladies’ & Gents’ Evening on Saturday August 27th, is the social highlight of the racing calendar with thousands of racegoers expected to don their most fabulous outfits for an evening at the races.

As is tradition at the racecourse’s Ladies’ & Gents’ Evening, there are fabulous prizes to be won for the ‘Best Dressed Lady’, ‘Best Dressed Gent’, and ‘Best Dressed Couple’, which have been donated by Bakers Tailoring, Chic Hats, Eastwood Photography, Hays Travel, Market Cross Jewellers and Orange Kerr Hair & Beauty.

The best dressed lady on the evening will win a bespoke fascinator and matching bag from Lynne Young Chic Hats, a Lola and Grace collerette necklace from Market Cross Jewellers, a cut and blow dry voucher and gift bag from Orange Kerr Hair & Beauty.

The best dressed gent will be rewarded for looking dapper by receiving the following prizes: £400 men’s suit, shirt and tie from Bakers Tailoring and a Hugo Boss pen from Market Cross Jewellers.

For those competing in the ‘Best Dressed Couple’ competition, prizes up for grabs for the winning couple are His & Hers Armani watches and £100 gift vouchers from Market Cross Jewellers, £100 travel vouchers from Hays Travel, Redcar and a couple’s photoshoot including 10 images and A4 print from Eastwood Photography.

Amy Fair, Redcar Racecourse’s general manager, always looks forward to this particular Premier meeting, as it’s an evening which can be enjoyed by everyone.

She said: “This is one of the most highly anticipated events of the racing season. We’re looking forward to welcoming ladies and gents from across the region to an evening of racing and fashion at Redcar Racecourse.

“Whether you are a social racegoer or a racing enthusiast, this is the perfect meeting for you. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate any occasion and an ideal opportunity to strut your stuff on the red carpet.”

Alongside the chance to win some incredible designer prizes in the ‘Best Dressed’ competitions, racegoers will enjoy a fun casino, live entertainment from local band The Persuaders and a free photo booth.

Competition ‘spotters’ will mingle with the crowds throughout the evening and select the finalists for each of the hotly contested competitions.

In the run up to the big night, Redcar Racecourse is also celebrating its only evening meeting of the season by giving one lucky racegoer the chance to win a VIP day for four people by taking part in its prize draw on social media.

The winner and their three friends will receive a day out to remember with VIP admission badges and racecards with hospitality including a three course meal with a bottle of wine and table for the evening in the Voltigeur Restaurant.

Ladies’ and Gents’ Evening is the sixth Premier meeting of the racecourse this year and the last Premier meeting is the Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day on Saturday, 1st October.

Admission prices on the evening start from £5 per adult with free admission for accompanied children aged 17 and under. The admission gates will open at 3pm, there will be seven races on the evening with the first race scheduled to start at 4.40pm and the last race takes place at 7.50pm.

Parties of 10 or more can also save over 20% when they book their Grandstand or Course Enclosure admission tickets in advance.

For more information, visit http://www.redcarracing.co.uk/ and to enter the Ladies’ & Gents’ Evening VIP competition, visit https://www.facebook.com/RedcarRacing/

Facebook & Twitter: @Redcarracing

Instagram: @RedcarRacecourse

2016 remaining Premier meetings:

  • Saturday 27th August – Ladies’ & Gents’ Evening
  • Saturday 1st October – Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day

Photo: The winners of last year’s ‘Best Dressed Couple’ competition Kennedy Young and Lewis Bennett.