Glamorous revellers donned fabulous headpieces and vibrant frocks as they descended on Newmarket racecourse for Ladies Day today.
Ladies Day at Newmarket is regarded as one of the hottest tickets of the summer season and visitors come from far and wide, donning their finest outfits, to enjoy the thrilling racing, epic entertainment – and to compete in the hotly contested Best Dressed Lady Competition.
And today proved no different, with attendees opting for fancy fascinators and colourful gowns as they arrived for the first day of the races today.
Women descended in their droves, in dresses of all shapes, sizes and colours, and naturally each and every attendee wore a hat – one more outlandish than the other.
The glamorous guests beamed in their fanciest frocks as they took in the sights before enjoying a day in the sun, and a day of horse racing.
Glamorous revellers donned fabulous headpieces and vibrant frocks as they descended on Newmarket racecourse for Ladies Day today
Ladies Day at Newmarket is regarded as one of the hottest tickets of the summer season and visitors come from far and wide, donning their finest outfits, to enjoy the thrilling racing, epic entertainment – and to compete in the hotly contested Best Dressed Lady Competition
Revellers opted for fancy fascinators and colourful gowns as they arrived for the first day of the races today (pictured left and right)
The Style Awards Best Dressed Lady offers ladies a chance to win a wonderful array of prizes just by donning their most stylish outfit.
The winner will land a number of prizes, including a 12 month subscription to rental service The Devout, which has a value of £708, and a House of Cavani voucher worth £300.
The Style Awards judges will be on the look-out for those stylish attendees who have made an incredible effort with their head-to-toe look for their day at the races.
And while style, creativity and originality, as well as attention to detail and appreciation of current fashion trends, are important, this year the judging panel will also be looking at the sustainability of the outfit and the accessories.
Many attendees appeared dressed-to-the-nines as they prepared to enter The Style Awards – with some opting for impressive over-the-top hats and fabulous fascinators for the occasion
One fashionable racegoer opted for a muted black headpiece for Ladies Day – but added a pop of colour with a vibrant blue and purple floral addition
There was also plenty of entertainment to help revellers get into the spirit of the races as they arrived at Newmarket this morning for the day out
Attendees appeared excited to be returning to the races today, where they will lap up the atmosphere and entertainment in the warm sunshine
And it’s not just ladies attending! One pair of gents opted for smart white shirts and muted suits as they arrived for a big day at the races this morning
Headpieces such as fascinators and hats always catch the eye of the judges.
Racegoers were blessed with good weather as they arrived in Suffolk for the first day of the annual festival, with sun shining on the racecourse.
Today is the first of the annual festival and racegoers were eager to get their early and place their bets with the entry lines filling up fast this morning.
The racing kicks off with Britain’s oldest horse race, The Newmarket Town Plate. This historic, amateur horse race, which has been run at Newmarket’s Round Course since 1666 was instigated by King Charles II, who also won the first running, and stated that it should be run ‘forever’.
The racecourse was neatly prepared, with flowers along the parade ring perfectly trimmed and tidied ahead of Ladies day of the Moet and Chandon July Festival at Newmarket racecourse
The action packed seven-race card today will be headlined by the Group Two Princess of Wales’s Stakes over a mile and a half and boasts some high profile previous winners.
Elsewhere across the course, racegoers will be lapping up the live music and other entertainment throughout the day, with Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts set to play later this evening.
Her appearance comes days after Adele announced she is ‘cancer free’. She was diagnosed with Stage 2 bowel cancer in October 2021, and has shared her experience of chemotherapy and surgery since her diagnosis.
Posting a photo of herself jumping for joy outside the hospital last month, the DJ revealed it was ‘the day I’ve been waiting for’ as she received scan results from her doctor.