Stobo Castle Ladies Day Is Another Musselburgh Sell-Out
Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts Is Queen of Style Judge
Musselburgh Racecourse’s Stobo Castle Ladies Day on Saturday is another capacity crowd sell-out.
The 2 June race day is Scotland’s most prestigious horse racing event and the East Lothian course is pulling out the stops to ensure the more than 10,000 race goers have a day to remember.
All hospitality packages were snapped up months ago and the remaining general admission tickets have also sold out for what is widely regarded as Scotland’s premium race day.
More than £105,000 in prize money is on offer over the seven Flat races, which includes the £40,000 Listed race, the Stobo Castle Ladies Day Gold Cup.
Former Pussycat Dolls band member and Dancing on Ice judge Ashley Roberts will take part in the three-person judging panel who will select the Queen of Style winner, with the final hosted by radio and stage star Grant Stott.
Several changes to the established format will delight guests who flock to Musselburgh for a day of action-packed racing and wall-to-wall glamour. Arts and events specialist Rogue Village will add stylish twists to dress the main Stage Marquee in spectacular fashion and featuring botanical chandeliers and floral installations while live ice sculpting will be provided by creative masters The Edinburgh Ice Company.
Acrobat Ryan Knight Mitchell will drop in to Ladies Day with a stunning aerial performance and internationally renowned circus performer Valeriya Murzak will present a fitting finale with her acclaimed Mirror Ball act. The After-Racing Party will be hosted by Edinburgh’s Ladies on Rotation, providing a mix of soul funk, disco, hip hop and boogie.
The East Lothian course have also changed the method of selecting finalists for the Queen of Style best dressed lady event to make it more inclusive and the winner will drive off with a £3000 cash prize and the use of a Toyota GT86 coupe sports car for one week, courtesy of sponsors Western Toyota.
The King of Style, the best dressed man at Ladies Day, will receive a £1000 voucher from High Street favourite Slaters Menswear with the runner up receiving a voucher for £500.
Musselburgh Racecourse senior operations and commercial manager, Sarah Montgomery, said: “Another full house is testimony to the enduring appeal of Stobo Castle Ladies Day and we are looking forward to another day of drama, on and off the track.
“High quality horse racing is more than matched by the wonderful effort our guests put in to enjoying Ladies Day to the full and we are playing our part by introducing new features which add to the thrill factor. We try to give value for money at all our race meetings and Ladies Day is no exception, and we hope racegoers will enjoy the eye-popping performances and displays which form part of the overall entertainment package
“The Queen of Style event, with its superb prizes, is always a big draw and we hope changes made to the format will encourage even more of our beautiful guests to take part and to enjoy the spectacle.”
Gates open at 11am on Stobo Castle Ladies Day, the first race is at 1.40pm and the last race is at 5.30pm.