WELL-DRESSED racegoers on Ladies Day during York Racecourse's Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival will have a chance to win a trip to Dubai.

Throughout next week's four-day festival, standside racegoers will be able to visit the Ebor Fashion Lawn, set in the picturesque surroundings of the former pre-parade ring, and take part in a contest to win the title Best Dressed Racegoer.

The winner on Ladies Day -Thursday - will win a short break for two to the Marriott Hotel in Dubai, including a trip to the races at Meydan Racecourse.

Racecourse spokesman James Brennan said that with registration and participation each day between 11am and 2.30pm, racegoers would also be able to win prizes including a Smith & Downes vintage style kimono wrap, French Connection goody bags and clutch bags provided by Browns of York, while for the gentlemen, there would be Italian crafted shirts from 7 Camicie and smart leather goods from Zatchels.

"The Lawn will come complete with a catwalk encased in climbing white roses and lit by lanterns, evoking a sense of vintage garden party blended with an open air society wedding," he said.

"The competition is free to enter once you have purchased an admission to either County Stand or Grandstand & Paddock, and racegoers attending on multiple days can keep coming back."