While sporting fans will no doubt be glued to the action on the track, Wednesday at Cheltenham is all about fashion for stylish racegoers.
Ladies Day kicked off on a suitably glamorous note this morning as early arrivals put their best foot forward in very colourful outfits.
While many of yesterday’s attendees opted for the tweedy country casuals look, revellers were definitely upping the style stakes this morning.
Racegoers have been encouraged to ‘dress up in all your finery’ and add a splash of colour to their outfits to be in with a chance of winning the coveted Best Dressed Lady prize, which includes a Mini One car.
The first race of the day doesn’t get underway until 1.30pm, but enthusiasts started streaming through the gates as soon as they opened at 10.30am.
Finalists from the Miss Cheltenham contest were out in force, posing up a storm in their best outfits and opulent hats.
Three generations of racegoers, Savannah Williams (centre) with her mum Kelly Evans (left) and nan Geraldine Howe arrive at ladies day at the Cheltenham Festival, looking delightfully colourful
Carly and Nicole Handson showcased their differing styles on the most fashionable day of the festival. A woman put on an eye-catching display in a bright orange dress, teamed with leopard print accessories
My fair ladies! Miss Cheltenham finalists were on hand to add a glamorous touch to proceedings as Ladies Day got underway in Gloucester
Tickled pink! Miss Cheltenham finalists embraced the festival’s ‘splash of colour’ theme for Ladies Day
Breezy conditions a the racegoers had attendees holding on to their hats so they didn’t get blown away
Today is expected to be dry, breezy and cloudy, with temperatures of around 11 to 12°c and many racegoers were spotted holding on to their hats for dear life as they made their way through the breezy course.
Cheltenham is always popular with celebrities and sports stars and famous faces among the early arrivals included Jeremy Kyle, comedian Dom Joly, cricket legend Phil Tufnell and snooker player Ken Doherty.
The Duchess of Cornwall, who is an honorary member of the Jockey Club, will be in attendance later today to present the trophy to the winning owner, jockey and trainer of The Queen Mother’ Champion Chase 2018.
A racehorse is lead back to the stables as crowds gather ahead of Ladies Day at Cheltenham
Savannah Williams was a ray of sunshine in a vibrant yellow outfit (left). Another racegoer made sure she stood out from the crowd in clashing pink and green
Ready for action! A group of friends in matching fur collars were ready to embrace a day of fun and sporting action
Although racegoers were encouraged to embrace a colourful theme, some opted for more muted shades (left). Right: A woman added edge to her casual look in a pair of leather leggings
The event is always a favourite with celebrities and sports stars. Among the early arrivals were cricket legend Phil Tufnell and snooker player Ken Doherty, while comedian Dom Joly was in his country best for the occasion
Cheers! A group of friends got the day off to a bubbly start with a glass of prosecco
Miss England Stephanie Hill wrapped up in a teal coloured coat (left), which she later removed to reveal a pretty floral dress
Jeremy Kyle, 52, and former nanny Vicky Burton, 36, made a smart couple as they arrived arm-in-arm
Despite the spring chill, these ladies stepped out in all their finery for a day at the races
Glamorous girls! A group of friends were eager to pose up a storm for photographers in their best outfits