11 Jun 2010 Pre-2014 Releases

Football, what football? Ladies, if you want to give footie the boot this summer and escape the World Cup, then hot heel it to one of the fabulous Ladies’ Days at Britain’s racecourses, many of which take place as the football kicks off. Rub shoulders with the cast of Hollyoaks at Chester, as the racecourse hosts its first ever ‘Pink Mile’ in aid of Breast Cancer Care, or catch some Group 1 action and sip Champagne on the lawns of Royal Ascot while your other half is busy watching England progress through  Group C.


Never mind strictly World Cup, it’s Strictly Come Dancing at Sandown Park, where glamorous winner Camilla Dallerup will be the ‘face of the day’ at one of the finest Ladies’ Days in the social calendar, the Coral-Eclipse. So leave the football shirt at home, get glammed up and treat yourself to a stylish Ladies’ day out that’s not to be missed.


Forget watching the soccer stars in South Africa, do some star-gazing yourself at one of horseracing’s renowned music nights. With live, open-air concerts in a stunning setting, an amazing atmosphere and a world class line up including JLS, Westlife, The Feeling, Alexandra Burke and Spandau Ballet, give the sofa the boot and party until late!


If you’re flying solo with the kids this summer, then why not head to one of the fantastic Family Days at the races. With free entertainment on offer including petting zoos, inflatables and organised games, there’s plenty to keep the little ones busy while you enjoy a glass of Pimms, or two! With under 16s receiving free entry at most racecourses on almost all days, this is not only a truly enjoyable day out, but also an affordable way to escape the World Cup.

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds and need to find a family day out where Dad doesn’t have to miss out, then tackle him off the sofa and head to a racecourse near you to catch the World Cup action on the giant screens. Dad can have a bet on the football, a flutter on the fillies, enjoy a beer and watch the football – making him think he’s the real winner while the rest of you enjoy the other on-course action!