Fashion and glamour are synonymous with any raceday and on Friday 3rd July, Sandown Park Racecourse want women of all ages to bring out their inner fashionista for the racecourse’s annual Ladies’ Day.  A perfect balance of chic and elegance, the course will come to life with colour as women showcase their individual looks for a stylish summer afternoon of top class racing.

Last year's Best Dressed Lady, Gail McLean.

Last year’s Best Dressed Lady, Gail McLean.

This year’s celebrity judge for the highly coveted ‘Best Dressed’ lady title is Donna Air, the British actress, socialite and television presenter.  The winners and runners up will be announced during the afternoon and with some fantastic prizes on offer, the competition is set to be fierce both on and off the track.

Judging alongside Donna and offering generous prizes include ethical fashion label Beulah, shoe designer Lele PyP, British Milliner Noel Stewart and Lulu Guinness.

Prizes for the winner include a pair of shoes from Lele PyP, chosen from their Mayfair store; a hat selected personally with British milliner Noel Stewart from his studio collection; a personal shopping appointment with one of the stylists in Beulah alongside a £250 voucher plus and an iconic Lulu Guinness Lips Clutch bag.

A Noel Stewart creation

A Noel Stewart creation

Be it mothers, daughters, sisters, work colleagues or simply just friends, Ladies’ Day at Sandown Park is a time for all women to get together and enjoy a classic day at the races. The perfect curtain raiser for the eagerly anticipated Coral-Eclipse on Saturday 4th July, one of Britain’s most illustrious flat races.

Donna Air says, “I am delighted to be hosting the ‘Best Dressed competition’ at Sandown Park’s Ladies’ Day – a summer’s day out at the races is always so much fun.  This year, the judges are some of my favourite fashion labels, with an amazing prize for the lucky competition winner. In selecting the ‘Best Dressed’ we will be looking for ladies who epitomize sophistication and elegance, so dress for the occasion and enjoy!”

Celebrity judge, Donna Air

Celebrity judge, Donna Air

The Coral-Eclipse is a Group 1 race renowned for attracting many of racing’s equine heroes with past winners including greats such as Sadler’s Wells, Sea The Stars and Mukhadram to name just a few. The race is an integral part of Qipco British Champion Series which incorporates the 35 top flat races in Britain, showcasing the best of British racing to the rest of the world.

For more information or to buy tickets, simply visit sandown.thejockeyclub.co.uk.