Friday night is ladies’ night at Catterick Racecourse

One of the most popular events in the North Yorkshire track’s calendar, Ladies’ Evening at Catterick Racecourse promises a night of fun, fashion and fantastic racing.

The gates will be open to the public from 3.30pm, with the first of six races getting underway at 5.30pm.

The feature race of the evening, The Raydale Preserves Nursery Handicap Stakes, will take place at 6.30pm.

Alongside all the action on the track, jazz band The Gershwin Gang will be playing live throughout the evening and the annual Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat competitions will take place between races.

This year, Catterick’s Best Dressed Lady will win dinner, bed and breakfast for two people at The West Park Hotel in Harrogate, which has been kindly donated by The Black Bull Inn, Moulton.

The winning lady will also go on to represent Catterick at The Go Racing in Yorkshire Grand Final, which will be held at Doncaster Racecourse on October 28.

The owner of the Best Hat on the night will walk away with a cream leather satchel from Berber Leather, worth over £100.

Emma Binnian, sales and marketing manager, said: “We’re really grateful to our wonderful sponsors, The Black Bull Inn and Berber Leather, for providing us with some fantastic prizes for our competitions this year.

“We can’t wait to see all the amazing hats and outfits, and to crown our winners for 2017.”

Racegoers arriving early on the evening will be treated to a free glass of fizz as they arrive at the course, and with a number of trade stands on site, selling a range of items from make-up and skin care products to handbags and jewellery, there will be plenty to enjoy before the racing gets underway.

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 is also offering a discount for all military personnel and for any group bookings made in advance.

Tickets for the evening 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 at