Best dressed winner

Best Dressed Lady - debbie Grogan'Weatherby Racecourse'28-05-2015'PIC Louise Pollard
Best Dressed Lady - debbie Grogan'Weatherby Racecourse'28-05-2015'PIC Louise Pollard

Deborah Grogan from Shropshire won the Best Dressed Lady competition at Wetherby Racecourse’s recent Ladies’ Evening meeting.

The parade ring at the popular course became a sea of colour and glamour as a host of elegantly dressed women defied the cool and blustery conditions to take part in the annual fashion pageant.

It was Deborah’s 1950’s inspired outfit including a Chi Chi Curve Alyssa bold pansy print dress with petticoat, matching picture brim hat by Sharper Millinery and mint green sling back shoes from Dorothy Perkins which caught the eye of the judges.

The winning look was accessorised with vintage diamante gloves and a pearl clutch bag from Debenhams.

Deborah, a past winner of the overall Best Dressed Lady Race Goer in Yorkshire competition said: “I love the 1950’s as a fashion era and mint is a very popular colour this season so I was keen to combine the two.

“The whole outfit only cost around £100 so I would call that money well spent. It also proves that you don’t need to spend a fortune on race day wear.”

Her prizes included a half day spa package for two including mud rasul, champagne and afternoon tea, kindly donated by The Bridge Hotel and Courtyard Spa, Wetherby.

She also received a Swaroski clutch bag and a bouquet of flowers.

Deborah now goes forward to represent Wetherby in the Grand Final of the Go Racing in Yorkshire Best Dressed Lady 2015 competition which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday October 24.

The final will feature the winners of all the individual Best Dressed Lady competitions held during the hugely popular Ladies’ Day meetings at the county’s nine racecourses throughout the summer. Deborah added: “Ladies’ Days are a fantastic social occasion and all the Yorkshire courses go out of their way to make it extra special.

“For many of us it is the highlight of the summer as it gives us a rare chance to really dress up and be guaranteed a wonderful day out.”

The Best Hat competition at Wetherby was won by Anne Marshall from Redcar who chose a striking black raffia and red feathers creation to compliment her red outfit.

The next Ladies’ Day in the county takes places at Ripon on Thursday June 18.

Full details of every Ladies’ Day meeting in Yorkshire can be found at