28 May 2024

Here are the best dressed at Salisbury Races Ladies’ Evening

This Friday (20th August) saw the return of Ladies’ Evening to Salisbury Racecourse. As racegoers dressed to impress with fascinators, frills, and fedoras, Love Salisbury spoke to the event’s best dressed to see how they were enjoying the return of the races.

The day saw an afternoon of action-packed racing, followed by live music from the Queen tribute band ‘Majesty’. Pearl Glory retained her unbeaten status in a tight victory against The Organiser. There was an apt winner of the final race at Highclere Castle Gin’s Ladies’ Evening, as Spirit Mixer galloped to victory.

First, we spoke to Katie Welch, Carol Welch and Anita Drummond, who are pictured sporting elegant fascinators, and patterned dresses.

“We love Ladies Day. We come here to the races quite a lot, it’s a nice day out and it’s great to get back to racing,” they said.

Katie Welch, Carol Welch and Anita Drummond

Next is Nicki Morgan, Grace Ruddle, Amy Brown, Amy Curtis, a group of care workers dressed to impress while celebrating a long-awaited night out.

“It’s nice to be back at the races. We come here every year but because of the pandemic, this is our first night out in two years. We’ve had a hard year with Covid as we are all care workers, so it’s nice to be together again.”

Nicki Morgan, Grace Ruddle, Amy Brown, Amy Curtis

Pictured in classic florals and statement pink are Poppy Neame, Steph Dowson, Vivienne Baxter, Lesley McHugh, Morine Pearce and Dawn Carter.

“It is amazing and exciting to be at the races. It’s my first trip and we’re happy to be here,” commented Poppy.

Poppy Neame, Steph Dowson, Vivienne Baxter, Lesley McHugh, Morine Pearce, and Dawn Carter.

Looking like a classy couple was Garry and Paula Groves, who told Love Salisbury, “It’s fantastic being back at the races, it’s been a long time and it’s good to see the horses live in the paddock.”

Garry and Paula Groves

Tallulah Hastings and her friends brought blazers to The Bibury Lawn, pictured in a classic stripe and a contemporary co-ord.

They commented, “We’re so excited to be here and we’re loving it. It’s great to have a drink in hand and we can’t wait to be in The Chapel later, our favourite place”.

Tallulah Hastings, Tara King, Emma Thomas, Victoria Vigar, Georgia Viven, Emily Viven

Christabell Aloizio, Amelia Channer, and Maddie Burley looked incredibly elegant for their first time at Salisbury Races.

“It’s our first time at Salisbury Races. We’ve come down from Southampton so we are hoping for some beginners luck,” they said.

Christabell Aloizio, Amelia Channer, and Maddie Burley

Jim Broomfield and Ian Cross are pictured in front of the classic 1966 bus bar – the Hop-On Inn. An appropriate backdrop for a timeless look.

“We’ve come here especially for this race, it’s a great track and everyone’s really friendly so we had to come back,” said Jim.

Jim Broomfield and Ian Cross

Sarah mcCall and Josh Trowern tied their looks together with statement jewellery, sporting beautiful red earrings and a vintage pearl necklace.

“I’m so excited to be here. It’s my first time at Salisbury Races and we are having the best time. It’s lovely to be with all my friends again,” said Sarah.

Leo Edson and Yvette Emmerson went bold and beautiful pairing blues with pinks and reds.

“We live in Salisbury but this is our first time at the races. We are actually from South Africa but we’ve lived in Salisbury for 5 years. We like it here because the history is beautiful and the people are lovely,” said the ladies.

Leo Edson and Yvette Emmerson

Lisa Axer and Alyce Lane pulled off orange and navy jumpsuits with stylish fascinators to match.

“This is our first time at Salisbury Races, we both work with horses and have worked with racehorses previously,” said Lisa.

Lisa Axer and Alyce Lane

Bonnie Murray and Deborah Perry matched chic clutch bags with their patterned dresses.

“It’s a lovely small racecourse where everyone is so friendly. We are staying at the campsite and it’s amazing!”

Bonnie Murray and Deborah Perry

Amber Benco and Vicky Harris are from the villages surrounding Salisbury and wore a gorgeous green jumpsuit and a beautiful floral dress.

“Last time we came to the races was Amber’s hen do so it’s great to be back together after Covid. We’ve had a winner so I’m happy!

Brenda Harris is pictured pretty in pink.

“I’ve had a nice win at the races today. Lilac is my favourite colour but I fancied wearing pink today,” she told Love Salisbury.

Brenda Harris

The next racing day at Salisbury Racecourse is on Tuesday 24th August for an evening of summer racing. Find all future fixtures here.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty