Thousands flock to ladies night at Ayr

The most glamorous night of the year at Ayr Racecourse – QTS Ladies Night - attracted a crowd of more than 6,000 on Saturday night.

And the introduction of a Fashion Show before racing in the Paddock Lawn Marquee proved a huge hit with hundreds attending and rounds of the Best Dressed Ladies competition – also held in the same venue – were busy too.

Jennifer Reoch, host of STV’s Riverside Show was celebrity compere along with Gary Lamont, the actor who plays Robbie Fraser in BBC’S River City.

A total of 14 lucky ladies received bronze coins and a place in the final on William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ladies Day on Friday September 19 when up to 27 finalists will draw the name of a horse running in that day’s William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup.

First prize is a Vauxhall Adam Glam 1.4 courtesy of Kerr & Smith, runner-up prize is a fabulous holiday for two to Dubai courtesy of Stewart Travel with the winner and a friend flying from Glasgow to Dubai with Emirates Airlines and enjoying four nights at the four star Vida Downtown Dubai a great location close to Burj Khalifa, Dubai mall.

And third prize is cosmetic treatments from Coast Clinic.

The weather played a huge part on Saturday with many of the large crowd soaking up the sunshine on the Champagne Lawn Gardens at the course.

Clothes for the Fashion show were provided by Wish with hats from William Chambers.

Ayr Racecourse Sales & Marketing Manager Lindsey Smith said : “The evening was an unqualified success. We tried something a little different with the Fashion Show and it worked a treat.”