HEXHAM Racecourse is gearing up for its biggest day of the year.

A pristine and colourful array of sleek summer dresses and appropriately large headwear is expected at the annual Ladies Day meeting on Sunday, June 23.

Hundreds are expected to turn out for the final race meeting before the summer break, which will include competitions for the best dressed lady, best dressed couple, best hat and best dressed little miss.

Entertainment for children is also provided with a bouncy castle and large garden games. Gates open at 12.10pm with the first race starting at 2.10pm, and the final race at 5.30pm.