Virgin Trains’ travellers are first past the post in Ebor Festival fashion stakes

Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

unnamed (3)Virgin Trains has been giving Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival racegoers the opportunity to strut their stuff on a specially constructed catwalk at York station today.


It is partnering the Best Dressed Couple award each day at the prestigious annual race meeting where it is also handing out goodies, including sunglasses and 30% off vouchers for travel on Virgin Trains’ services.


Virgin Trains’ catwalk and prizes for best dressed arrivals into the station today have given racegoers an early chance to impress in the station’s atrium.


And first past the fashion post today, and winning a pair of First Class tickets on Virgin Trains, were colleagues Richard Lomax and Erin Peart who had travelled to York from Newcastle.


Erin, who is a surveyor with the Hanro Group, said: “For me the Ebor Festival is as much about the fashion and people-watching as the racing itself. I do wonder if wearing red helped sway the Virgin judges, but I’m delighted to walk off the train and on to Virgin’s catwalk today!”


Richard, who is a solicitor at DWF LLP, added: “We’re regular racegoers and it’s a great day – but I never expected to be on a catwalk as part of it!”


James Brennan, Head of Sponsorship at York Racecourse, said: “We are delighted that Virgin Trains have come onboard for Ebor Fashion Lawn. A sense of fun with fashion at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival is key and the events at the train station only add to the occasion.”


Suzanne Donnelly, Commercial Director for Virgin Trains on its east coast route, said: “The Ebor Festival is one of the country’s top race meetings of the year – and one of Yorkshire’s most glamorous occasions. People really do dress to impress and it’s a great combination of top class sport and social occasion.


“We’re delighted to partner Ebor Fashion Lawn for the first time, with prizes for the Best Dressed Couple on each of the four days. And we have loads of goodies at the station and at the course to help make it a more memorable occasion for racegoers.”



Source:- Virgin Trains


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