Star soprano to bring her elegant style to the iconic event next year
Thursday 29th September 2016 – Aintree Racecourse today announces ‘sporting soprano’ Laura Wright as an official Ladies Day Ambassador for the 2017 Randox Health Grand National.
The classical singer, renowned for performing at some of the world’s biggest sporting events including the Rugby World Cup, The British Grand Prix and the Ashes, will be bringing her renowned voice and elegant style to one of the most anticipated days on the horse racing calendar for a second year.
Laura will again introduce the world’s most iconic horse race, by singing the National Anthem on before the Randox Health Grand National race, alongside local school children from around Aintree Racecourse.
As Ladies Day ambassador, the avid sports fan and fashionista will be discussing her style secrets and how to best achieve elegant ensembles at the star-studded event on Friday 7th April. On the day itself, Laura will participate in the judging panel that will search for stand-out competitors in the style stakes and crown the elegant event’s ‘Best Dressed’ style award, which last year was won by Anna Gilderoy who took away the biggest Style Award prize ever, a Range Rover Evoque.
Laura will also perform at the new Alder Hey Hospital during Aintree’s annual jockey visit to the world renowned children’s hospital on the morning of Ladies Day. Laura will perform three songs from her impressive repertoire to children and parents before joining the jockeys and trainers visiting kids of the wards.
Laura Wright comments: “I am delighted to be part of Randox Health Grand National 2017 as the event brings together both my love of sport and my love of fashion. Ladies Day is such a colourful day and it is wonderful seeing so many women really make the effort to look stylish and glamourous. Combined with the excitement around the racing itself, a fabulous and unique event that Liverpool should be very proud of. I am also honoured to be asked to sing the National Anthem before the world’s most famous horse race, The Randox Health Grand National and so excited to sing and be part of the annual visit to Alder Hey and perform at the much loved hospital.”
Tickets for the 2017 Randox Health Grand National Festival are available to purchase at www.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
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 The Jockey Club which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2014: £162.9m), attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; the National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing’s people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter with Her Majesty The Queen its Patron, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.
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:
Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07884 655990 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nigel Payne, Press Officer for Aintree for The Crabbie’s Grand National on 07768 025265 email: email@example.com