2017 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest and best years ever at Carlisle Racecourse… and, let’s face it, one of its most sensationally stylish!
Tickets for Jess Glynne’s show on July 8 continue to fly out of the door – easily the fastest-selling music event the Cumbrian Racecourse has ever staged.
And we are now delighted to reveal BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley will be the post-race host for #AmazingMonday on August 7. Jo will lead a ‘Party In The Paddock’ at our annual Ladies Day with what promises to be an electrifying DJ-set.
#AmazingMonday has rapidly become Carlisle’s most devilishly chic day out of the year, one which oozes style, glamour and fun.
And Jo is clearly relishing her day out in Cumbria. She said: “This is going to be a fantastic day. Carlisle is a wonderful city, and Carlisle Racecourse is at the forefront of supporting and celebrating women in racing so I cannot wait for August 7 – it’s going to be such a big party!”
Now in its seventh year, #AmazingMonday is a day Carlisle Racecourse is truly proud of – the world’s only all-female jockey race meeting.
And given the ethos of the day, which is to celebrate, empower and promote women in racing, Jo is the perfect choice to lead our post-race ‘Party In The Paddock’.
Jo is not only one of our top national broadcasters, but a true champion of women in music.
Together with the party atmosphere in the stands and around the course – where fine food, fabulous fashion (and dare we say it the odd glass of fizz) are the order of the day, there is the serious business on the track.
#AmazingMonday is at the forefront of bringing through and developing women in racing. 2016 saw the introduction of the Jockey Club North West Development Award for female jockeys.
This unique award is presented to the jockey who rides a winner at Carlisle’s #AmazingMonday fixture and then goes on to win the Ladies’ Trophy Handicap Stakes at Haydock Park.
Last year, Cumbria’s own Emma Sayer secured the £20,000 Development Award prize which provides an opportunity for personal development and support for female jockeys.
#AmazingMonday is a wonderful event on so many levels – be they sporting or social – so we cannot wait for this year’s meeting to get underway.
So, come on ladies, what are you waiting for? Secure your place at the party of the year and… LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS!
Tickets for #AmazingMonday on Monday August 7 are available at a limited time special offer price of £15. To buy yours call 0344 579 3002 or go online at www.carlisle.thejockeyclub.co.uk
For tickets for Jess Glynne’s show at Carlisle Racecourse on Saturday July 8, priced from £15 Child and £28 Adult, go to www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk