For the first time ever in the celebrated festival’s history, Glorious Goodwood, the five-day horseracing event from 26–30 July, will be presenting a Celebrity Ladies Race in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, on Ladies Day, Thursday 28 July.

A selection of female celebrities, partnered with celebrity owners and trainers and exclusively designed racing silks by selected fashion designers such as Issa, Pearl Lowe and Amanda Wakeley, have been invited by Lord March.

Daring female celebrities such as Edie Campbell, Kate Reardon, Laura Bectolsheimer and Sara Cox have been confirmed as riding, supported by the likes of Liz Hurley, Chemmie Alcott and Madeline Lloyd Webber.

Lord March said: “We are delighted with the level of interest we have received from such high-profile women, willing to give up their time to support such a worthwhile charity.  We very much hope that this will become an annual event in the racing calendar.”

Goodwood is delighted to announce that the day is being sponsored by Audi and it also has the generous support of Garrard, one the oldest and most prestigious jewellers in the world;  Garrard has created a beautiful gold and silver prize trophy to accompany the Celebrities Ladies Race: The Magnolia Cup.

In the lead-up to Ladies’ Day, Goodwood will be hosting a Goodwood Race Week Ball in honour of the UK’s leading children’s research hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Renowned as the most fashionable event of the horseracing season, Glorious Goodwood welcomes thousands of visitors, from first time racegoers to regular racing enthusiasts, to one of the most beautiful and historic racecourses in the world.

Ladies’ Day on Thursday is quite simply the place to be and be seen! Fashionista chic and elegance dominate the renowned race day where a host of celebrities gather together to attend the most popular race of the Festival.

General admission prices to Glorious Goodwood start from £15 to the Lennox Enclosure and £37 to the Gordon Enclosure with early booking discount information available via www.goodwood.com

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