Sheffield race night theme goes Brazilian

Hail a cab for the most glamorous race night of the year as Sheffield’s St Luke’s Hospice gets in the carnival spirit at the city’s Owlerton Stadium.

Mercury Taxis has been confirmed as the sponsor of the St Luke’s Hospice Owlerton Stadium Ladies’ Day on Tuesday, July 15. And this year the evening will have an extra splash of exotic colour with a Rio Carnival theme.

For £10, guests can enjoy admission, a racecard, a cocktail or glass of house wine, two £1 bets and a Brazilian basket meal.

A £25 ticket includes admission, racecard, Bucks Fizz reception and a three-course dinner in the stadium restaurant.

Also available are executive boxes for parties of 12 or 24 guests at £25 per person.

Kathryn Burkitt, head of fundraising at the Whirlow hospice, said: “We are delighted to be coming back to Owlerton. It’s an evening when the ladies can wear their most glamorous outfits and enjoy a great party atmosphere.”

Gates open at 6pm, with the first race at 6.38pm.

n For details, call 0114 234 3074.