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Glamorous revellers battle the elements at blustery York Racecourse

Getting back on course! Glamorous revellers arrive in flirty frocks and statement hats for the first weekend of racing post-lockdown as they battle the elements at blustery York Racecourse

  • Glamorous racegoers didn’t let a little poor weather stop them from pulling out all the fashion stops today  
  • Revellers appeared delighted as they arrived for first weekend of racing post-lockdown at York Racecourse
  • Dressed in all their finery, racegoers turned heads with plunging necklines, thigh-high slits and flirty frocks 

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Glamorous revellers didn’t let a little poor weather stop them from pulling out all the fashion stops for the first weekend of racing post-lockdown at York Racecourse today.

Dressed in all their finery, racegoers turned heads with plunging necklines, thigh-high slits and flirty frocks as they made their way into the ground, which is boasting thousands of guests for the first time since October 12, 2019, due to coronavirus restrictions easing. 

Gaggles of friends chatted and giggled as they strolled inside, with many of them donning elaborately designed hats featuring bright colours and explosions of feathers. 

Just 4,000 tickets were made available ahead of today’s races – which is 10 per cent of the number of people that would’ve usually have been invited pre-Covid, according to The York Press.

Following the easing of restrictions, courses in England can accommodate up to 4,000 people or 50 per cent of capacity, whichever is smaller. 

Dressed in all their finery: Racegoers (pictured) turned heads with plunging necklines, thigh-high slits and flirty frocks as they made their way into the ground, which is boasting a crowd of thousands for the first time since October 12, 2019, due to coronavirus restrictions easing

Red proved a popular colour choice for many revellers as they stepped out in shades from cherry to rose. Others opted for bright pinks – with one particularly daring race-goer donning a flamboyant pink hat and bag to match.

While female racegoers drew the most attention upon their arrival, a contingent of suited and booted men made sure they weren’t outshone completely.

One handsome reveller made sure to bring the charm in a check suit with a burgundy tie, while finishing his look with a pair of stylish sunglasses.

Protocols during the day included wearing masks inside buildings, except when eating or drinking, along with one-way systems and safety ‘hands, face and space’ reminders. The formal dress code was also relaxed.

Gaggles of friends chatted and giggled as they strolled inside, with many of them donning elaborately designed hats (pictured) featuring bright colours and explosions of feathers

Radiant: A woman appears in great spirits as she attends the races today

Bringing out their best frocks! Gaggles of friends chatted and giggled as they strolled inside, with many of them donning elaborately designed hats (pictured) featuring bright colours and explosions of feathers

Here come the boys! While female racegoers drew the most attention upon their arrival, a contingent of suited and booted men made sure they weren't outshone completely

One handsome reveller made sure to bring the charm in a check suit with a burgundy tie, while finishing his look with a pair of stylish sunglasses

Here come the boys! While female racegoers drew the most attention upon their arrival, a contingent of suited and booted men made sure they weren’t outshone completely

Lady in red! Red proved a popular colour choice for many revellers as they stepped out in shades from cherry to rose

Racegoers pictured arriving at the course

Lady in red! Red proved a popular colour choice for many revellers as they stepped out in shades from cherry to rose. Pictured, racegoers arriving at the course

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