Ladies Evening on Thursday 31st August is proving to be even more popular this year than the previously well attended events.

Following the announcement of Craig Charles, who will be performing a live DJ set after racing, ticket sales have been soaring with almost a sell-out of two main restaurants and popular admission packages.

The legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is one of UK’s most beloved characters. From Robot Wars, Red Dwarf to Coronation Street, Craig has become one of the UK’s most established faces, after ten years of broadcasting on BBC 6 Music and now also part of the Radio 2 Saturday night output with his House Party Show he is also one of the UK’s most renounced radio DJ’s. The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show is now a brand in its own right with Craig’s extensive music knowledge bringing him an authority and passion to every show. With its 6 Music Saturday night broadcast, with its assortment of classic gems and emerging artists, Craig has garnered global support as one of the world’s foremost Funk and Soul commentators, DJ’s and promoter of new music. The show has become a European benchmark for artists who want to connect directly with their fans.

Jill Williamson, Executive Director at Sedgefield Racecourse said: “Ladies Evening is always a highlight of the region’s social calendar.  The response has been amazing since we announced that Craig Charles will be performing a live DJ set after racing to help us celebrate our sixth year of hosting this event.”

“As well as the racing and the live performance there will also be the annual chance to win £500 cash prize for the best dressed Lady and this year, gents also have the opportunity to snatch up £500 cash prizes awarded to the best dressed Gent 2017. I’d urge anyone who hasn’t already booked up to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

The annual Roflow raceday, which gets started at 2.55pm with gates opening and the first race at 4.30pm, will include seven live races, best dressed ladies competition and live entertainment.

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