2 Ladies Day 2019

Perth Thanks Capacity Crowd For Unforgettable Ladies Day

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Perth Racecourse has thanked more than 7,000 reveling racegoers for generating the perfect party atmosphere which was the seven-hour soundtrack to a record-breaking 2019 Ladies Day.

In idyllic weather, Perth looked its picturesque best, only bettered by the amazing outfits of the capacity crowd. Those judged best dressed for the big prizes were:

  • Elegance of Perth Best Headwear Winner, Kira Neilson - £500 voucher
  • Slater Menswear Best Dressed Male, Lee Cook - £1,000 voucher
  • Eva Lucia Grand Lady, Roxanne Hausrath - £1,000 vouchers + £1,000 CASH
  • Eva Lucia VIP Grand Lady, Jennifer Eadie – £1,000 voucher 

An afternoon of high fashion, competitive racing, good food and stacks of entertainment was given the finale it deserved when Greg James of BBC Radio 1 had the full house dancing to party anthems in the early evening sun, taking extra time for lots of selfies with his adoring fans.

Hazel Peplinski, Perth Racecourse Chief Executive, said: “What a fantastic day! From start to finish the whole place was absolutely jumping and you could feel the energy all around the racecourse.

“A huge vote of thanks goes to the full team at Perth for putting on such a spectacular party and to each and every racegoer who contributed to what was a special day. Within this, we sincerely thank their generosity in helping Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now raise such a fantastic total which will help make a real difference to the lives of many. It really was a perfect day!”

In addition to all the fun in the sun, Perth’s Ladies Day again supported Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, with racegoers raising more than £7,750 for the charity.

Ashleigh Simpson, Policy and Campaigns Manager (Scotland) at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, said: “Ladies Day has been raising funds for the charity for over eight years and this year the event raised £7,755.56 to help fund our life-saving breast cancer research and specialist support services for people living with the impact of the disease.

“This incredible total will take us one step closer to realising our ambition that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and receive the support they need to live well. We’re very grateful that Perth Racecourse continues to support Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now and we would like to sincerely thank all of the racegoers who gave so generously.”

For those already looking forward to it, Ladies Day 2020 is already in the diary – Thursday, 14 May, 2020 – with tickets on sale from October this year.

Meanwhile, next up at Perth Racecourse this year is Gold Cup day on Sunday 9 June and BRAW! Raceday on Sunday 22 June.