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It's time for a proper 'Ladies Day'

A tweet I put out on Monday evening got a bigger response than I thought but unsurprisingly it was from mostly ladies that the retweets and favourites were coming from.

"Wonder how an all lady riders card like the one in @CarlisleRaces tonight would go down in Ireland?" I asked as I watched Carlisle who did exactly that ... staged a meeting for female riders only.

Hayley Turner was the star name but it proved a good opportunity for others and we have the likes of Katie Walsh, Nina Carberry, Jane Mangan, Kate Harrington Sarah and Ana O'Brien, Aine O'Connor, Caroline Murtagh and many others.

Even the likes of Cathy Gannon could come over to take part? Surely Irish racecourses have tried worse things to get a crowd?