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Collingwood Insurance Ladies Day

Collingwood Insurance Ladies Day 2014

Collingwood Insurance Ladies Day

Join us for one of the biggest social events in the North East calendar where action and glamour combine. The most glamorous race day of the flat season brings more than 20,000 visitors to High Gosforth Park to make this an exciting day of fashion, fillies and champagne.

This is one of the most popular race days of the year, with ladies and gentlemen going all out to impress. Don't miss out on the highlight of the social calendar in Newcastle - definitely the place to be seen!


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Totally Take That

We have tribute band Totally Take That to entertain you after racing so stick around and enjoy the music! They'll be on stage for approximately one hour after the last race.

Raceday Programme

11:00am
Gates Open
1:55pm
First Race
5:25pm
Last Race

Ticket Prices

Grandstand & Paddock
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Grandstand & Paddock
This enclosure has excellent facilities and viewing areas. Ideal for families and groups you have access to the main Grandstand and seating area, extensive bar and betting facilities as well as the Family Food Hall. You can also access the Parade Ring, Winners' Enclosure and the picnic area.
£30.00
Premier Admission
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Premier Admissions
The Premier Enclosure has the prime viewing position on the racecourse on the winning line and the most comprehensive facilities. You have access to the Parade Ring, Winners' Enclosure, Brandling House, the Colonel Porter Stand and the Premier Lawn.
£50.00
Raceday Experience
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- Premier admission ticket
- Food and drink voucher
- Racecard
- Advanced bookings only.
£57.00

Experience the Collingwood Insurance Ladies Day

History behind the name

Named after a British Thoroughbred racehorse...

The Collingwood Insurance Beeswing Ladies Day is named after the 19th century British Thoroughbred racehorse from the North of England called Beeswing.

Beeswing was hailed as the greatest mare in Britain and one of the greatest of all time. Beeswing raced at many venues between 1835 and 1842 and was a real favorite with the crowd. Entering 63 events, she won an incredible 51 times. Of the 57 races she finished, she was placed lower than 2nd on only one occasion. Her most notable victory was the 1842 Ascot Gold Cup. She won the Newcastle Cup an amazing six times and won the Doncaster Cup for the fourth time and was retired afterwards.

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Ladies get thinking about your outfit for 2014!

Dress, shoes, hat, fascinators, jewellery... Dress to impress and stand out from the crowd for our Best Dressed Judges.

You will receive unbelievable prizes for winning The Best Dressed and we also have lots of fantastic runner up prizes to give away too.


Download our best dressed prize list


Looking for the perfect Ladies Day dress? Look no further and try Celeb Boutique's brand new 'Races Collection' designed with all the race rules in mind. With an added helping of glam. The Celeb Boutique Races collection focuses on knee length styles and figure fixing cuts & designs, perfect for making a statement at the races this season.


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make your day even more special

Enjoy hospitality restaurant dining

Ideal for corporate entertaining, a family celebration or getting together with a group of friends.

Hospitality guarantees a reserved table for the duration of the day.

Whether you choose from the tradition of the Grade II Brandling House suites or the luxury of our private boxes, our award winning catering team will provide delicious food and drink to accompany the thrilling racing action. With intervals between each race, there's plenty of time to wine and dine, entertain your guests and place your bets!

Charles Brandling Room Restaurant - £120 - SOLD OUT!

Non-viewing

Ideal for those wishing to enjoy a Festival dining experience - great value for money

  • Hospitality admission ticket
  • Reception drink
  • 3 course lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Raceday programme
  • Tote betting facilities

Grand Buffet in Park View Restaurant - £240 - SOLD OUT!

All inclusive bar. Viewing

Everything you need for the ultimate experience!

  • Hospitality admission ticket
  • Reception drink
  • Grande Buffet
  • Afternoon tea
  • Raceday programme
  • Unlimited bar - beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks (Excluding Champagne)
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Televised racing action

All hospitality packages are advance bookings only and are for parties of two or more. To check availability please call 0191 236 2020.

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Why not treat yourself, colleagues or friends to a great day out in style with one of our fantastic Pavilions?

We offer premier hospitality, fabulous dining and panoramic views of the course with a variety of different packages to suit all tastes and budgets.

New & Improved Picnic Package - £102

Our Picnic Package has now been moved to a NEW location with the best seats in the house and outstanding views from the centre course.

  • Premier Badge
  • Picnic Hamper to include lunch and a half bottle of wine per person
  • Racecard
  • Reserved seating in the centre course


Minimum booking of 4 guest required. Please note there is no wet weather plan in place for this package.

Sergeant Cecil Pavilion - £138 - SOLD OUT

Non-viewing

Ideal for those wishing to enjoy exclusive Pavilion facilities.

  • Hospitality admission ticket
  • Bucks Fizz reception drink
  • 3 course lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Cash bar facilities
  • Raceday programme
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Televised racing action

Harchibald Pavilion - £204 - SOLD OUT

All inclusive bar. Non-viewing

Enjoy Pavilion facilities with a great value food and drink package.

  • Hospitality admission ticket
  • Reception drink
  • 4 course lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Raceday programme
  • Unlimited bar - beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks (Excluding Champagne)
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Televised racing action

Tominator & Overturn Pavilion - £222 - SOLD OUT

All inclusive bar. Viewing

Enjoy exclusive Pavilion facilities with a great value food and drink package.

  • Hospitality admission ticket
  • Reception drink
  • 4 course lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Raceday programme
  • Unlimited bar - beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks (Excluding Champagne)
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Televised racing action

Minimum booking of 30 people required.

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plan your day

Newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle Racecourse is located within the 812 acre estate of High Gosforth Park and only 5 miles from the City Centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

To find where everything is, from our many food outlets to betting facilities download our course map.

Need somewhere to stay?

Check out our list of local accommodation.

Why not upgrade?

Upgrades are available on the day, subject to availability, but we advise you buy your tickets or badges in advance to avoid disappointment.

GETTING HERE

To avoid hold-ups, remember to check out the traffic updates.

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By Car

Follow brown and white tourist board signs bearing a horse and rider from the A1, A1 and main approach roads to the city.

By Train / Bus

By train: Newcastle Central Station is 15 minutes by taxi from Newcastle Racecourse and is also linked to the Metro system. Free buses run from Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends Metro stations on racedays 90 minutes before the first race and for one hour after the last.

By bus: Numbers 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 leave from Haymarket bus station in the city centre every few minutes.

By Air

Newcastle International Airport is situated 6 miles from Newcastle Racecourse and is easily accessible. If travelling by helicopter please contact the racecourse.

Parking

Parking onsite is free of charge, with some tarmac areas. Please be aware some parking is on grassed areas.

ACCESSIBILITY

Our racecourse enclosures cater for disabled customers and their carers (we give carers free admission), as well as ample space to view the racing we provide the following facilities;

  • Designated disabled parking, in close proximity to the main entrance
  • Majority of facilities are at ground level, with wheelchair access to main public areas and toilets
  • Disabled toilets are available in both the Premier and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I bring a picnic?

Food is permitted in the designated Picnic enclosure however no alcohol can be brought onto the racecourse and will be confiscated by security staff upon arrival. Alcohol can be bought at our onsite bars available in all enclosures.

Can I bring alcohol with me?

It is strictly forbidden to bring alcohol onto the racecourse and it will be confiscated by security staff upon arrival. Alcohol can be bought at our onsite bars available in all enclosures.

When will I receive my ticket?

Tickets will be issued 2-3 weeks prior to the raceday. If you order your tickets 5 days before the raceday tickets will be available for collection only. Advance bookings are all subject to a £2.50 booking fee per booking (not per person) online or on the phone.

Where do I collect tickets on the day?

Ticket collection is from the Racing & Events office, which is located next to the Border Minstrel Public House.

Do you run free shuttle buses?

We run free shuttle buses from Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends Metro stations on racedays 90 minutes before the first race and for one hour after the last. These buses run in a loop, once they are filled, so you may have to wait as there's no set timetable.

DRESS CODE

Our Premier dress code is collared shirts, no polo shirts, dress trousers and shoes (smart denim is acceptable). During Ladies Day Festival racegoers like to dress for the occasion. Ladies dress is smart.

There is no dress code in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure, however the removal of shirts is not permitted. Fancy dress is also allowed, so long as it won't cause offence to other racegoers.