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Grand National Ladies Day Style Award Judging Panel Announced

Thursday 1st March 2018 – Aintree Racecourse is delighted to announce Love Island star Gabby Allen, and celebrity stylist, Lorraine McCulloch as judges for this year’s Style Award, alongside representatives from Outfit Fashion and Liverpool based celebrity salon, Barbara Daley Hair & Beauty.

This year brings one of the best ever Style Award prizes for the Randox Health Grand National Festival, racegoers have the chance of winning a brand new Range Rover Evoque 2.0 SE Tech, £1000 Outfit Fashion vouchers and a hamper from Barbara Daley Hair & Beauty.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Gabby Allen is most recently known for participating on last year’s ITV reality show, Love Island and since finishing the show, Gabby has moved to London progressing her career as a health and fitness instructor and her newly launched fitness app ‘Shape Up with Gabby Allen’.

 

Gabby Allen, said: “I’m so excited to be judging the Style Award. Ladies Day is a fabulous day in Liverpool’s social calendar – it’s all about expressing your individual style whilst having a great day out at one of the biggest horseracing Festivals of the year with your friends. As a Style Judge, it’s not necessarily about the latest trends, I will be looking for outfits with colour, style and personality.”

 

One of the best known and respected fashion stylists in the country, Lorraine McCulloch will head up the judges this year. Her portfolio spans 20 years and includes work with top female celebrities, styling countless shoots with fashion publications and most recently starring as the celebrity stylist on the brand new ITV1 daytime makeover series ‘Star Treatment’. In January, Lorraine styled a globally inspired photoshoot with Ladies Day ambassadors, Sam Quek, Laura Wright and Katie Walsh to announce the new style partnership with Outfit Fashion.

 

Loraine McCulloch said “I am absolutely delighted to be asked to be one of the judges for the Style Award for the internationally renowned Aintree Ladies Day this year. It is a fantastic prize for the winner, I will be looking for a racegoer who stands out from a huge crowd.

“Style isn’t just about wearing a certain label or necessarily spending a lot of money, it’s about being comfortable and confident with a head turning look.”

 

Alongside Gabby and Lorraine will be Marketing Manager, Charlotte Perini, who will be representing Aintree’s new style partner, Outfit Fashion, as well as Andrea Daley, Creative Director of the Liverpool based award-winning hair salon, Barbara Daley Hair & Beauty.

To enter the Style Award and a chance of winning the fantastic prizes on offer, ladies and gentleman must be photographed in front of the beautiful #FabulousFriday flower walls, located in the Red Rum Garden or spotted by one of the seven Style ambassadors across the racecourse.

 

Charlotte Perini, Marketing Manager for Outfit Fashion said “We are excited to be the official style sponsor and with £1000 shopping spree for the winner, they will be the best dressed this Spring/Summer. Ladies Day is the perfect opportunity to make a style statement. Spring is the season of COLOUR, so don’t be afraid to play with pastels, or dare to be different in vintage floral”

 

Tickets for Ladies Day are selling fast so make sure you do not miss out by purchasing your tickets via the website randoxhealthgrandnational.co.uk or by calling 0344 579 3001. Racegoers can also buy tickets directly from the sales office at Aintree Racecourse. Hospitality packages are currently available to purchase, please call 0151 522 2911 for more information.

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About Aintree Racecourse / The Jockey Club

Aintree is home to The Randox Health Grand National, the most famous horse race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year.  The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England.  More information is available at aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

Aintree is part of About The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny we make goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. We were founded in 1750 and today we are the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and our charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

Key Timings for the Style Award

Please note, the below is subject to change:

10.30am – Gates open and the competition begins

2pm – Competition entries close

2.25pm – The finalists will be announced on the big screens (keep an eye out!)

2.45pm – Finalists to make themselves known to staff at the stage area in the Red Rum Garden

2.55pm – Interviews with the finalists

3.05pm – The winner of the Style Award is crowned

For more information about the Style Award, head to the Randox Health Grand National website here

About Randox / Randox Health

Randox Health is the largest healthcare diagnostics company from the UK, with 1400 employees of 44 different nationalities, including 300 research scientists and engineers. Established in 1982, Randox now has offices and distribution in over 145 countries and exports 95% of its products. It has four key manufacturing and R&D sites: in County Antrim, Northern Ireland; Dungloe, County Donegal, Ireland; Bangalore, India, and in the Greater Washington DC area, USA. Every year over 370 million patients are diagnosed using Randox technology. With over 20% of the world’s major laboratories using Randox products and services, the company works across a range of settings, including hospitals, clinical, research and molecular labs, food testing, forensic toxicology, veterinary labs and life sciences.  Randox has more new tests in development than any other diagnostic company, and the unique patented Randox BioChip Array Technology is the world’s only diagnostic grade biochip.  The Randox Health check, the world’s most advanced preventative health check, is available in Randox Health clinics currently located in London and Belfast, with ambitious plans to roll out a number of new clinics across the UK over 2016-2017. More information on Randox products and services is available at www.randox.com, or for more information on the Randox Health Clinics visit www.randoxhealth.com

For further information please contact:

Please contact Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07884 655990 email: grant.rowley@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Or

Nigel Payne, Press Officer for Aintree for The 2017 Randox Health Grand National on 07768 025265 email: nigel@earthsummit.demon.co.uk