Perth Racecourse will be handing out a £2,000 prize to the best dressed racegoer at this year’s Ladies Day.
The cash prize for best dressed lady is the highest ever recorded in Scottish racing, and is expected to draw huge crowds to the already popular event.
Ladies Day, which is in aid of Breast Cancer Now and takes place on Thursday May 12, will see thousands of women up their style stakes to get their hands on the coveted title and cash prize.
Perth Racecourse chief executive Hazel Peplinksi said: “Ladies Day is a huge fixture in our racing calendar and always draws in a stylish crowd. But with £2,000 up for grabs, the competition might be stiffer than usual.”
The prize is sponsored by St. John’s Shopping Centre which has contributed £1,000 to the grand total, with Perth Racecourse doubling it to make it Scottish racing’s largest ever best dressed cash prize.
A panel of judges will crown the best dressed lady on the day, and the winner will be announced live on stage.
A highlight of the social calendar and one of the most popular meetings of the season, Perth Racecourse is expected to welcome more than 5,000 people to the glamorous event.
Racegoers will enjoy seven jump races throughout the day, with drinks from the Champagne Bar and Pimms Hut.
Not forgetting the stylish gents in attendance, there will also be an award for best dressed male.
Director for Scotland at Breast Cancer Now Mary Allison said: “We’re very grateful that Perth Racecourse has continued to support Breast Cancer Now over the past seven years.
“Not only does the event raise thousands of pounds for our vital research in Scotland but it also spreads awareness of this devastating disease.”
Ladies Day is the second of two fixtures next week, with Party in the Paddock, Perth’s first evening meeting of the season, taking place on Wednesday night.
The events follow the hugely successful three-day Perth Festival, which saw over 11,000 people grace the parklands of Scone to kick off the racing season.