Chester Racecourse is saddling up for two days of high glamour and exciting racing, with the Grosvenor Shopping Centre Ladies Evening on Friday, June 26 and the Stella Artois Midsummer Meeting on Saturday, June 27.

Grosvenor Shopping Centre has launched a competition to find the most stylish racegoer; the Ladies’ Evening Best Dressed competition will be held at their race meeting on Friday.

Stylish racegoers will be invited for judging at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre’s giant photo frame located by the Paddock Rooms. The judges will select their shortlist of best dressed racegoers and finalists will enter the parade ring where the overall winner and a second and third place will be selected.

The Shopping Centre recently held a ‘Gold Cup’ event for the chance to win tickets to the Grosvenor Ladies Evening at Chester Racecourse. The centre invited shoppers to put their riding skills to the test using a fun horseracing simulator.

The jockey wannabes who made it into the top ten on the leaderboard on June 6 and June 7 were all awarded pairs of tickets.

Shoppers at Grosvenor Shopping Centre trying to win tickets for Ladies Evening at Chester Racecourse

Race-goers will also have the chance to win £100 to spend in Grosvenor Shopping Centre by entering the shopping centre style competition on Facebook.

The winner of the Ladies’ Evening best dressed competition will be announced on the day and awarded a £1,000 pamper and shopping experience at Debenhams, a whole host of prizes are up for grabs for second and third place, including a meal for two at Piccolino, a cut and style at Regis and a luxury nail treatment at Nailista for second place.

A £500 bespoke shopping experience at Hugo Boss will also be up for grabs on June 26, participants will be asked to enter via the competition slip in the racecard and post their entry into a special post box at the racecourse on the day.

Julie Webb, general manager, Grosvenor Shopping Centre said: “The Ladies Evening best dressed competition is an iconic part of a ladies’ race meeting and this year, we are delighted to be running the event as title sponsors, in collaboration with Chester Racecourse.

“We appreciate the shopping hours that go into finding the perfect outfit and are looking forward to seeing the latest looks and finding our best dressed racegoer.”

Gates open at 4pm on Friday for Grosvenor Shopping Centre Ladies’ Evening with the first of six races at 6.30pm.

At 11.30 on Saturday, the gates to the Roodee will open again for one of summer’s most popular fixtures, the Stella Artois Midsummer Meeting. There are seven races on the card, starting at 1.55pm.

Tickets for both days are selling quickly and are priced from £10 on the Friday (open course). Ages 17 and under go free but must be accompanied by an adult. Group discounts available.

For further information and to buy tickets visit www.chester-races.com or call the box office on 01244 304610.

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