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Penny Lancaster nails country chic to ring in her 51st birthday with Rod Stewart, 77, at Cheltenham

Penny Lancaster rang in her 51st birthday in style as she stepped out alongside her cheeky husband Rod Stewart on Tuesday.

The couple pulled out all the stops as they joined revellers to attend Cheltenham Festival for the opening day of the four-day event. 

Rod appeared to be having a blast and larked around for cameras as he was puckered up to Penny’s chest while posing for photos with pals. 

Stylish: Penny Lancaster looked quintessentially English as she nailed country chic to ring in her 51st birthday with Rod Stewart, 77, at Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday

Penny looked quintessentially English as she nailed Country chic in corduroy trousers and a checked blazer for her outing. 

The model opted for a colour-blocked look as she donned shades of tan for her fashionable ensemble. 

Underneath her jacket she added a knitted sweater and a crisp white shirt that peaked out at the sleeves. Penny completed her outfit with a practical pair of knee high leather boots and a matching weaved belt. 

Do ya think I'm chesty? Rod appeared to be having a blast and larked around for cameras as he was puckered up to Penny's chest while posing for photos with pals

Do ya think I’m chesty? Rod appeared to be having a blast and larked around for cameras as he was puckered up to Penny’s chest while posing for photos with pals

Birthday girl: Penny seemed to ignore Rod's antics as she smiled for the camera

Birthday girl: Penny seemed to ignore Rod’s antics as she smiled for the camera  

Cheers! The rocker had plenty of pints as he watched the races unfold

Cheers! The rocker had plenty of pints as he watched the races unfold 

Fun-filled! The couple pulled out all the stops as they joined revellers to attend the opening of the four-day event

Fun-filled! The couple pulled out all the stops as they joined revellers to attend the opening of the four-day event

Close: They looked as in love as ever at the racing event

Close: They looked as in love as ever at the racing event 

To accessorise, she tied a patterned burgundy scarf around her neck and layered over a long delicate gold necklace. 

She wore her blonde locks in an effortless blow dry as she perched a pair of aviator sunglasses on her head.  

Rod put on a dapper display in a checked waistcoat with cream chinos and a beige wool coat.   

Embrace: They shared a sweet hug with each other as they watched the races

Embrace: They shared a sweet hug with each other as they watched the races 

Having fun: They joined thousands of others on the first day of the event

Having fun: They joined thousands of others on the first day of the event 

Suave: Rod put on a dapper display in a checked waistcoat with a matching blazer, cream chinos and a beige wool coat

Suave: Rod put on a dapper display in a checked waistcoat with a matching blazer, cream chinos and a beige wool coat

Celebrations: Penny posed for a selfie with some friends as she celebrated her big day

Celebrations: Penny posed for a selfie with some friends as she celebrated her big day

Little and large: Penny showed off her 6ft6 model figure as she swept Frankie Dettori off his feet during day one of Cheltenham on Tuesday

Little and large: Penny showed off her 6ft6 model figure as she swept Frankie Dettori off his feet during day one of Cheltenham on Tuesday

Sealed with a kiss: Penny affectionately greeted Frankie, also 51, with a kiss on the lips as they met by the racetrack before she headed to her VIP box with husband Rod Stewart, 77

Sealed with a kiss: Penny affectionately greeted Frankie, also 51, with a kiss on the lips as they met by the racetrack before she headed to her VIP box with husband Rod Stewart, 77

Posing for the sweet snap in front of Rod’s lavish car, he penned: ‘Happy Birthday darling, let’s get a winner.’  

Other VIPs included the Queen’s grandchildren Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, and Zara’s husband Mike. 

Fashion designer Jade Holland Cooper, James Haskell and pregnant Chloe Madeley and Richard Hammond were also present. 

Having a laugh: The statuesque blonde larked around with the 5ft3ins jockey on her 51st birthday and couldn't resist lifting him up for the cameras

Having a laugh: The statuesque blonde larked around with the 5ft3ins jockey on her 51st birthday and couldn’t resist lifting him up for the cameras

Animated hello: The pair showed how good friends they were as they threw off their hats to greet each other with a kiss

Animated hello: The pair showed how good friends they were as they threw off their hats to greet each other with a kiss 

Fashionable: Penny looked quintessentially English as she nailed Country chic in corduroy trousers and a checked blazer for her outing

Fashionable: Penny looked quintessentially English as she nailed Country chic in corduroy trousers and a checked blazer for her outing

Big day: Posing for the sweet snap in front of Rod's lavish car, he penned: 'Happy Birthday darling, let’s get a winner'

Big day: Posing for the sweet snap in front of Rod’s lavish car, he penned: ‘Happy Birthday darling, let’s get a winner’

It's back! The high-spirited event, a highlight of the British racing calendar, is welcoming punters for the first time since 2020

It’s back! The high-spirited event, a highlight of the British racing calendar, is welcoming punters for the first time since 2020

The high-spirited event, a highlight of the British racing calendar, is welcoming punters for the first time since 2020 after the pandemic forced organisers to hold last year’s event behind closed doors.

The famous festival was one of the last major sporting events to be held with spectators before lockdown in March 2020. 

It was accused of being a Covid super-spreader event, with a number of famous faces including Andrew Parker Bowles, comedian Lee Mack and footballer Charlie Austin all contracting the virus.

Over the next four days, as many as 250,000 horse racing enthusiasts are set to descend on the Gloucestershire course. 

VIP: Richard Hammond sported a khaki suit and fedora hat as he made a dapper appearance

VIP: Richard Hammond sported a khaki suit and fedora hat as he made a dapper appearance

Celebrity arrivals: James Haskell and pregnant Chloe Madeley (left)put on stylish displays as they stepped out for the event

Celebrity arrivals: James Haskell and pregnant Chloe Madeley (left)put on stylish displays as they stepped out for the event

Tommy Shelby Chic! Dozens of male racegoers sported Peaky Blinders style caps as the day got underway

Tommy Shelby Chic! Dozens of male racegoers sported Peaky Blinders style caps as the day got underway

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