Well dressed racegoers have chance of trip to Dubai

Racegoers at last year's Ebor Festival

Racegoers at last year's Ebor Festival

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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."

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11:04am Fri 15 Aug 14

Chip monk says...

Stand by for the "more free advertising, lads in ill fitting suits etc" comments! Well I will be one, I will be drunk everyday but I will go home everyday not causing one bit of trouble!
Stand by for the "more free advertising, lads in ill fitting suits etc" comments! Well I will be one, I will be drunk everyday but I will go home everyday not causing one bit of trouble! Chip monk
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4:05pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

"Win a trip to Dubai". I suppose there will be some people whose experience of York's race-goers will be thinking "Great! No mention here of the return trip back again...".
"Win a trip to Dubai". I suppose there will be some people whose experience of York's race-goers will be thinking "Great! No mention here of the return trip back again...". Ignatius Lumpopo
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10:02pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Great idea! Dress code in Dubai - http://www.expatwoma
n.com/dubai/monthly_
faqs_dubai_dress_cod
e_8955.aspx
"In a nutshell whilst you are out in public you should have everything from your shoulders to knees covered- which is not hard to do! You should also not wear clothing that is too tight or see through. Cleavage should also be covered as much as possible."
Drinking http://my.telegraph.
co.uk/expat/annabelk
antaria/10150455/dri
nking-in-the-uae-wha
t-you-need-to-know/
"Superficially, the UAE “tolerates” non-Muslims drinking alcohol, as long as they don’t cause trouble. But, the moment – and I mean the moment – you step out of line and alcohol’s involved, you’ll find the police not to be so tolerant. They’ll throw the book at you – hard."
Just like York then.
Great idea! Dress code in Dubai - http://www.expatwoma n.com/dubai/monthly_ faqs_dubai_dress_cod e_8955.aspx "In a nutshell whilst you are out in public you should have everything from your shoulders to knees covered- which is not hard to do! You should also not wear clothing that is too tight or see through. Cleavage should also be covered as much as possible." Drinking http://my.telegraph. co.uk/expat/annabelk antaria/10150455/dri nking-in-the-uae-wha t-you-need-to-know/ "Superficially, the UAE “tolerates” non-Muslims drinking alcohol, as long as they don’t cause trouble. But, the moment – and I mean the moment – you step out of line and alcohol’s involved, you’ll find the police not to be so tolerant. They’ll throw the book at you – hard." Just like York then. Pinza-C55
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