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The Government ‘roadmap’ suggests that we may see a return to welcoming back larger crowds from June 21st onwards. This date is not guaranteed and is simply a guideline for the earliest possible relaxation on any legal limits on social contact. We very much hope that this race meeting will see a return to pre-pandemic conditions and we will monitor the situation as time progresses and update the details when we are able to confirm – this may be extremely close to the raceday itself.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a new outfit, then look no further. The glitz and glamour hits Ponte Carlo on the 4th of August. With an array of hats, fascinators and stilettos, the ladies of Yorkshire truly do ‘dress to impress’ in an effort to win the coveted Best Dressed Lady Competition. And once again in 2021, we’ll have a Best Dressed Gents competition too!
BEST DRESSED GENTLEMAN COMPETITION (1pm)
The Best Dressed Gent Competition will be judged before racing starts. Watch out for the judging team who will allocate numbers to 25 lucky finalists. They’ll be on the lookout from the minute that the gates open at midday and the 25 finalists will then gather in the Parade Ring at 1pm with the top 3 announced around 1.10pm.
1st prize £350
2nd prize £100
3rd prize £50
BEST DRESSED LADY COMPETITION (1.15pm)
The Best Dressed Lady Competition will be judged before racing starts. Watch out for the judging team who will allocate numbers to 100 lucky finalists. They’ll be on the lookout from the minute that the gates open at midday and the 100 finalists will then gather in the Parade Ring at 1.15pm with the top 3 announced around 1.40pm.
The 2021 prizes:
In 2021, our Best Dressed Lady will win a holiday for 2 for 7 nights at the Riu Palace Baja California in Los Cabos, Mexico. This all inclusive week long trip includes flights! The winner will also compete to be the Best Dressed Lady in Yorkshire at the final at Doncaster Racecourse.
THE RUNNER’S UP
The runner up will win a fabulous three night break to the RIU Gresham Hotel in Dublin.
The second runner up will win a VIP trip to Pontefract 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. Looking to really make the most of your Ladies Day? Then why not create your own bespoke Ladies Day experience? Or upgrade to a Premier Gold experience!
DISCLAIMER: Raceday entertainment is provisionally booked (eg Best Dressed Competition) and will only take place if Government restrictions allow and if social distancing restrictions enable us to do so. We will confirm the raceday schedule on each day as soon as we are able.