Preparations underway for ladies’ day at Catterick Racecourse

A previous ladies day at Catterick Racecourse.

Catterick Racecourse is preparing for Ladies’ Day on Wednesday, August 30.

Among the racing action, there will be fashion competitions, live music and complimentary cocktails.

The gates open at 12pm with the first 100 people to visit the Yorkshire Dales Distillery stand will be treated to a complimentary strawberry and thai basil cocktail served with either tonic or lemonade.

The first race, the Dave Watson Memorial / EBF Restricted Maiden Stakes gets under starters orders at 2.10pm, while the feature race, the Yorkshire Dales Distillery Handicap Stakes is scheduled for 3.10pm.

The last race on the card is the Holiday at Home Classified Stakes at 4.45pm.

Racegoers can enjoy live music performed by singer-songwriter Elena Larkin and fashion enthusiasts will have the opportunity to showcase their style and elegance in the fashion competitions.

Firstly, the Best Dressed Lady on the day will win a satchel and purse from Berber Leather, worth £165, plus a £100 voucher for their shop in Richmond, in addition to a £150 voucher from Holiday at Home to use towards a stay at Brompton Lakes, where they will receive a Yorkshire Hamper and bottle of fizz on arrival.

The winner of the Best Dressed Lady competition will also go on to represent Catterick at the Go Racing in Yorkshire Best Dressed Final, which will take place online via a public vote following the final Yorkshire Ladies’ Day at Doncaster Racecourse in September.

Sponsored by Fascination by Cherished, the lady wearing the Best Hat on the day will receive a £200 voucher for hat hire from Fascination by Cherished in Ripon.

Emma Stevenson, general commercial manager, said: “The style stakes are always high when it comes to Ladies’ Day; we’re very grateful to our sponsors for offering some wonderful prizes and are looking forward to seeing the fashions this year.”

In addition to the fashion competitions, there will also be a chance for racegoers to win a pair of tickets to a raceday of their choice at Catterick Racecourse by entering the prize draw on

With the meeting falling in the last week of the school holidays, it’s worth noting that there will be free children’s entertainment in the Course Enclosure during the afternoon to ensure a fun-filled afternoon for everyone – and remember accompanied under 18’s race free at all of Catterick’s fixtures!

Tickets are available online at or over the phone by calling the racecourse office on 01748 811478 and will also be available at the gates on the day.

There is a free shuttle bus which brings racegoers to the racecourse from Richmond Market Place.

The bus leaves approximately one hour before the first race and will return after the last race.