Catterick Racecourse gearing up for Countryside Ladies’ Day

A previous ladies day at Catterick Racecourse.

Catterick Racecourse’s 2023/24 National Hunt season finale takes place on Wednesday, March 6, when the course will stage its Countryside Ladies’ Day.

Alongside the six-race card, racegoers will be invited to take part in fashion competitions including Best Dressed Lady and Best Accessory.

Catterick’s racegoers are encouraged to dress for the weather during the National Hunt season and, as a result, the judges will be looking for Countryside inspired outfits with both style and practicality important factors.

The Best Dressed Lady competition has been sponsored by the Black Bull Inn and Catterick’s Jumps Season Best Dressed Lady for 2024 will win a two-course meal for two people and a bottle of wine.

The Black Bull Inn, located just five miles from the racecourse in Moulton, also offers a discount to Catterick’s Annual Card Holders and all racegoers with a valid race card.

Secondly, Millbry Hill Country Store are offering a prize for the best accessory on the day, so whether you have a favourite fedora, gorgeous gloves or beautiful boots, make sure you wear them to Catterick Races on Wednesday 6 March for a chance to win a £50 Millbry Hill voucher

Emma Stevenson, general commercial manager at Catterick Racecourse, said: “This meeting is the final fixture of our 2023/24 National Hunt season – we’ve had a fantastic season so far with some brilliant performances including a number of trebles, so it’s great to finish on a high note with Countryside Ladies’ Day!”

Catterick’s Champion Trainer and Jockey will also be decided by the end of racing on March 6.

It’s been a close competition for the jockeys this season, with Brian Hughes, Emma Smith-Chaston and Richie McLernon all on four wins so far.

Brian Hughes just nudges in front on number of placings and will be keen to hang onto the top spot to secure his fourth year in a row at the top of the table.

Meanwhile, local trainer Micky Hammond currently sits at the top of the Champion Trainer series with six wins so far, although Jonjo O’Neil is close behind with five wins, having enjoyed a treble on January 11.

The first race on Wednesday, March 6 is due to take place at 1.50pm, while the feature race, the Best Odds Guaranteed at Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle Race is due to take place at 4.15pm. The last race is scheduled for 4.45pm.

The gates will be open to the public from 12noon, with all facilities available from then onwards and a free shuttle bus will run from Richmond Market Place to bring racegoers to the racecourse approximately an hour prior to the first race and will return after the last.

Tickets are available to purchase at the gates on the day, while advanced and group booking discounts are available up until 48 hours prior to the race day either online at catterickbridge.co.uk or via the racecourse office by calling 01748 811478.

As with all of Catterick’s fixtures, accompanied under 18’s are admitted free of charge and concessions are available for racegoers aged 65+, students and military personnel.