Ladies Night attracts thousands to Ayr Racecourse in Ayrshire Scotland

From: Fame Publicity Services
Published: Sun Aug 17 2008

OH what a night! That was Ladies Night at Ayr Racecourse as the rain stayed away and glamorous girls turned out in their thousands.

There were hats in all shapes and sizes, dresses designed to brighten up even the dullest evening, and heels that should have carried a health warning.

A crowd of more than 6,300 enjoyed a great night’s racing followed by entertainment from Counselled Out playing in the Ayrshire Suite and Midnight performing in the Horseshoe Bar.

The night got off to a great start for hundreds of girls enjoying Hen Nights at the course when the aptly named Almost Married romped home in the first race at odds of 14/1.

The champagne lawns were buzzing as the girls took advantage of a bright dry evening to sit outside and soak in the atmosphere of what is fast becoming THE social event of the year in Ayr.

And at the end of the night, nine lucky ladies bagged a silver coin and a place in Ladies Day Final on 19 September when the top prize is a silver Alfa Romeo Spider 2.2 JTS convertible worth £25,000 courtesy of sponsors Kerr & Smith/Iveco Trucks, suppliers of commercial vehicles in South West Scotland.

Second prize is a £3,000 white gold Vivienne Westwood necklace and ear-rings set with diamonds and pearls and is provided by Oghams the Jewellers of Ayr and Edinburgh. And third prize is a seven night Ocean Village cruise for two plus flights courtesy of Stewart Travel of Prestwick.

Overall Best Dressed Lady on Saturday was Wendy Rattray of Glasgow who won a complete Beauty Makeover from KZ Hair. Other silver coin winners were Ann Marie Murray, Irvine; Linda Reynolds, Glasgow; Sharri Parker, Crosshouse; Yvonne Brown, Gourock; Gwen Cochrane, Kilmarnock; Audrey Thomson, East Kilbride; Alana Montgomery, Kilmarnock and Kate Godfrey of Dorset.

Ayr Racecourse marketing manager Lindsey Smith was delighted with the night. "We were so lucky with the weather", she admitted. "All the ladies made a huge effort and a lot of thought was put into the various outfits, meaning the standard was the highest ever and our judges had a difficult time picking the winners.

"Now everyone is looking forward to Ladies Day Final when more silver coins will be won and 27 girls will then draw a horse running in the Silver Cup and have a chance of winning a terrific prize."

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Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association formed last year of some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse and the Western House Hotel, and member company activities include building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail

Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

Clydesdale Bank
Ayr Racecourse
Western House Hotel
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Accident & Injury Claims Centre
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers
Donald Ross Estate Agents:
William Skinner & Son Building Contractors
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants
Paligap Creative Agency
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects
Brunston Castle Golf Club
Accident & Injury Claims Centre
Fouters Restaurant
Christie Financial Planning Ltd
Allison Lightbody Waddell Chartered Surveyors
Kestrel Press
Fame Publicity Services Public Relations Consultancy
Easton Property
Easton Kitchens & Bathrooms

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