The ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition at Wetherby’s recent Ladies’ Evening meeting was won by Annette Knowles from Lowdham, in Nottinghamshire.

Annette caught the eye of the judges in an elegant Sarah Danielle designed copper coloured dress with matching Bolero jacket and a hat from Eleda Hats in Guiseley, near Leeds, featuring pheasant and sea green feathers.

The winning outfit was finished off with peep hole heels and clutch bag, both in sea green, and accessorised with pearl jewellery.

Her prizes included a voucher to the value of £600 to spend with James Brindley Interiors who kindly sponsored the competition, a hand-tied bouquet and a bottle of pink champagne.

Commenting on her success, Annette, who also won the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition at Thirsk last year said: “I was completely lost for words when my name was called out, given how lovely all the other ladies looked. I only decided to wear this outfit at the last minute but it looks like I made the right choice.”

Annette now goes forward to represent Wetherby in the Grand Final of the ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire Best Dressed Lady 2014’ competition which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday October 25th. 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.

Annette added: “The final last year was such a great event that I’m delighted I will be back again in October. Ladies’ Days are fantastic occasions and I really do encourage ladies to add at least one to their social calendar this summer. If they haven’t been, they don’t know what they are missing.”

The prize for the overall winner is a luxury two night break in a Spa Suite with treatments included at the Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel in Doncaster, a £500 fashion voucher for Yasmine of Bawtry and Epworth and a fabulously stylish art deco diamond ring valued at £2,250, courtesy of lovevintagediamonds.com.

The winner will also become the face of Go Racing in Yorkshire for 2015, which promotes racing at the county’s nine racecourses.

The competition for the best hat was won by Cafolin Campbell of Birmingham who wore a design by Michelle Foley Millinery. Cafolin received a £150 voucher to spend at James Brindley Interiors as well as flowers and champagne.

The next Ladies’ Day in the county takes places at Ripon on Thursday 19th June. Full details of every Ladies’ Day meeting in Yorkshire can be found at www.goracing.co.uk.

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