Radio star Jo Whiley is inviting you to a ‘Party In The Paddock’ on #AmazingMonday – Carlisle Racecourse’s most stylish and fun-packed day of the year.
Broadcaster and Radio 2 presenter Jo will perform a special post-race DJ set as part of this summer’s fantastic Ladies Day event which takes place on Monday August 7.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday January 19 at a special limited time price of just £15 – a fantastic saving of £10 on the normal gate admission.
#AmazingMonday is the world’s only all-female jockey race meeting as Cumbria’s premier racecourse once again celebrates and promotes women in racing.
On top of a day of top quality racing, the event is an ever-popular fixture in Cumbria’s social calendar oozing style, glamour and fun.
Jo Whiley said: "This is going to be a fantastic day at Carlisle Racecourse. I always love DJ'ing at race meetings as the crowds are always in a great mood after a day's superb action on the track.
“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 is going to be such a big party!”
Geraldine McKay, Carlisle Racecourse’s General Manager, said: “#AmazingMonday is one of the highlights of our race calendar both in terms of the action on the track and the atmosphere in the stands and around the course.
“And we are delighted to announce Jo Whiley will be the star of our Party In The Paddock. Jo is not only one of our top national broadcasters, but a true champion of women in music.
“Given the ethos of #AmazingMonday, which is to celebrate, empower and promote women in racing, we believe Jo is the perfect choice to lead our post-race Party In The Paddock.”
Now in its seventh year, #AmazingMonday is at the forefront of promoting women in racing. 2016 saw the introduction of the Jockey Club North West Development Award for female jockeys.
The 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 to support individual requirements for female jockeys. This could take the form of extra tuition or course fees, and will be dictated by the winning jockey.
Geraldine added: “Carlisle is proud to be at the forefront of supporting female jockeys with #AmazingMonday – the only raceday in the world that has a female-only card.
“The Development Award can make a real difference by way of providing financial support and wonderful exposure for female jockeys and we cannot wait for this year’s meeting to get underway.”
Tickets for #AmazingMonday go on sale at 9am on Thursday January 19. The special offer price of £15 is available for only a limited time. To buy tickets call 0344 579 3002 or go online at carlisle.thejockeyclub.co.uk