Media Release: Hats off to Alea as casino chips in as title sponsor for 2014 Ladies’ Night at Hamilton Park


Glasgow entertainment venue backs one of the biggest events of Lanarkshire track’s season with up to 10,000 glamorous girls – and guys – expected to pack the racecourse in August

HAMILTON Park and Alea Casino have joined forces in a groundbreaking new partnership which will bring even more glamour to the racecourse’s annual ladies night.

Now less than one month away, Alea Casino Ladies’ Night at Hamilton Park is expected to attract one of the racecourse’s biggest crowds of the season.

The famous racenight, now backed by the most stylish casino in the West of Scotland, will take place on Saturday, August 2, and is the penultimate SuperSeal Super Six fixture of the season.

As always, fashion, fizz and fun are the theme for the highly anticipated event and once again the racecourse will be hosting its fabulous fashion show where ladies can take to the catwalk in a bid to win a host of fantastic prizes, including £1,000 for the best-dressed lady.

As well as the fashion highlights, race-goers will enjoy a Super Six race card which promises to provide an unforgettable night of on-track action before fan-favourites Big Vern ‘N’ the Shootahs take to the stage to provide the post-racing entertainment.

Thanks to the new sponsorship deal, there will also be an enhanced touch of glamour this year as stylish showgirls will greet the crowd of dressed-to-impress ladies at the event.

There will also be special offers for the Alea Casino available throughout the night and the sponsors will be putting on a free bus to take fans back to the casino, in Glasgow, once the racecourse festivities are done.

Hamilton Park Racecourse chief executive, Vivien Kyles, said: “This sponsorship is fantastic news for Hamilton Park and all the ladies who mark the event in their calendar ever year.

“The partnership with the Alea Casino will allow what was an already huge event to step up yet another gear.

“The Alea Casino Ladies Night is quite rightly one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year, especially for those hoping to throw their hats in the ring for the annual Best Dressed Lady competition.

“With such a high calibre of racing on show and a host of off-track entertainment, this year’s event is shaping up to be something special and we’re delighted to have Alea Casino on board to help make it an event to remember.”

Nicola Mackenzie at Alea Casino, Scotland’s biggest gaming venue, said: “We are delighted to sponsor this year’s Ladies Night event at Hamilton Park Racecourse.

“The decision to do so was easy, given the obvious synergy between the shared customer base of the ladies attracted by the glitz of this event and the glamorous Vegas-inspired entertainment package we offer at Alea.”

Before the action of the Alea Casino Ladies Nights kicks off next month, July is proving to be just as busy for Hamilton Park bosses with a mouth-watering racing double header next week.

The Horse Comes First raceday on Thursday, July 17, will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the remarkable physiology of the racehorse from Glasgow University Equine Hospital’s senior vet.

There will also be demonstrations during the fixture from three former racehorses now excelling in different equine disciplines thanks to help from the sport’s official charity, Retraining of Racehorses, and the chance to hear how the sport works closely with recognised animal welfare organisations, such as the Scottish SPCA.

The raceday will be informative, entertaining and provide race-goers with an insight into the five-star care and attention racehorses receive out of the public eye day-in, day-out.

The Horse Comes First fixture will be followed the next day by the ever-popular John Smith’s Fair Friday Racenight which takes place on Friday, July 18.

The richest raceday at Hamilton Park this season, there will be £96,000 of prize money up for grabs in a host of top quality races including the John Smith’s Scottish Stewards Cup and EBF Glasgow Listed Stakes.

As well as the high standard of racing, the off-track entertainment promises to a laugh out loud affair as Capital FM’s Des Clarke hosts a comedy show, also starring Gary Little and Jo Caulfield, before his capital counterpart, Adele Cunningham, brings the night to an end with a barnstorming DJ set.

Tickets for the Alea Casino Ladies’ Night and John Smith’s Fair Friday Racenight start at £20 while entry to the Horse Comes First Raceday starts at £15.

Tickets are available to buy online at, via telephone on 01698 283 806 or at the gates on the day.

As at all Hamilton Park fixtures this season, all under-18s can enjoy completely free entry, with under-16s required to be accompanied by a paying adult.

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