Sandown Park’s Ladies’ Day – the precursor to their major Coral-Eclipse raceday – just happens to fall on July 4th this year. So to mark the occasion, Sandown is rolling out the welcome mat to American expats by offering half-price entry for all who bear a valid US passport.

And they’ve also introduced a little American flavour into their anticipated Best Dressed competition by encouraging entrants to wear the colours of the US flag (that’s red, white and blue – wear them individually or all together). The event will also be judged by the gorgeous Noelle Reno, American-born entrepreneur, TV presenter, socialite and star of Bravo Network’s Ladies of London.

Noelle Reno, who will judge this year's Best Dressed competition at Sandown Park. Photo from mailonsunday.co.uk.

Noelle Reno, who will judge this year’s Best Dressed competition at Sandown Park. Photo from mailonsunday.co.uk.

Last year’s event was judged by the super glamorous Caprice, with Frankie Haylock taking the winner’s prize in a feminine white frock, stand-out cobalt blue hat and stunning Valentino rockstud shoes.

Last year's Best Dressed winner Frankie Haylock with judge Caprice. Photo from Sandown Park Facebook page.

Last year’s Best Dressed winner Frankie Haylock with judge Caprice. Photo from Sandown Park Facebook page.

To get into the American spirit and glam it up with our friends across the pond, here are all the details you need for a fabulous day at Sandown Park.

Where: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Rd, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ.

When: Friday, July 4 – Ladies’ Day. Gates open at 12 noon and the first race is at 2pm. The Best Dressed competition will be open for entries between 12 and 3pm, with the final set to take place around 4:30pm. Tickets start at £16 (£8 for US passport holders).

Prizes: An assortment of goodies from Molton Brown, Hot Diamonds and couture milliner Ilda di Vico.

For further info: visit the Sandown Park Racecourse site.

Photos from The Mail on Sunday and Sandown Park Facebook page.

By Lisa Tan