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Revellers compete for style award at Scottish Grand National Ladies Day in Ayr

Ayr come the girls! Revellers make the most of a sunny afternoon in daring strappy dresses as they compete to be crowned Most Stylish at the Scottish Grand National Ladies Day

  • Revellers are competing to win one of four style awards at Ayr Racecourse on Ladies Day
  • Temperatures dipped below freezing at one point, but attendees weren’t afraid to flash the flesh 
  • One woman stood out from the crowd in a fluffy luminious yellow jacket and a lime green hat 
  • Two-day event will culminate in the Scottish Grand National on Saturday afternoon 

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With most of the country experiencing changeable Spring weather, revellers at Ayr Racecourse today made the most of a sunny afternoon as they donned strappy dresses and sandals.

Ensuring that they amped up the glamour for Ladies Day, racing fans paraded through the course in an array of colourful creations, topped off with statement millinery of course. 

One woman stood out from the crowd in a fluffy luminious yellow jacket and a lime green hat, while elsehwere a group of friends showed off their perfect pins in an array of summery dresses. 

Another commanded attention in a floor-length red off-the-shoulder gown with a daring thigh high slit, despite temperatures in Ayr being dipping below freezing.  

It’s Ladies Day! Revellers show off their perfect pins in strappy dresses and sandals as they enjoy a sunny afternoon at Ayr Racecourse for the Coral Scottish Grand National

Born to be wild! One woman turned heads in a green tiger print dress with a daring asymmetric hemline, teamed with black strappy sandals

Born to be wild! One woman turned heads in a green tiger print dress with a daring asymmetric hemline, teamed with black strappy sandals 

But first, let me take a selfie! A group of glamorous women pose for a photo at the Scottish Grand National Ladies Day

But first, let me take a selfie! A group of glamorous women pose for a photo at the Scottish Grand National Ladies Day

Hat's the way to do it! A cheerful reveller opted for an orange hat festooned with feathers for her afternoon at the races

Keeping it simple: This racecgoer wore a beaded hadband rather than a hat and paused to take a selfie of her glamorous look

Hat’s the way to do it! A cheerful reveller opted for an orange hat festooned with feathers for her afternoon at the races (left). Keeping it simple: This racecgoer wore a beaded hadband rather than a hat and paused to take a selfie of her glamorous look (right) 

A spectator donned a very stylish gray hat adorned with a flower with drop earrings. While she looked very glamourous, we're not sure she got the best view of the racing course

A spectator donned a very stylish gray hat adorned with a flower with drop earrings. While she looked very glamourous, we’re not sure she got the best view of the racing course 

One of the revellers donned a blue fascinator to match her navy dress, which she paired with a glamourous makeup with dramatic blue eyeliner

One of the revellers donned a blue fascinator to match her navy dress, which she paired with a glamourous makeup with dramatic blue eyeliner 

The ladies braved the chilly weather in bustiers and tops, some goes as far as taking their jackets off to make the most of the Scottish sun

The ladies braved the chilly weather in bustiers and tops, some goes as far as taking their jackets off to make the most of the Scottish sun 

A glamourous racegoer donned a forest green fur coat with a matching fascinator adorned with an eye-catching yellow ribbon

A glamourous racegoer donned a forest green fur coat with a matching fascinator adorned with an eye-catching yellow ribbon 

One woman stood out from the crowd in a fluffy luminious yellow jacket and a lime green hat, while her companion was equally vibrant in a pink suit

One woman stood out from the crowd in a fluffy luminious yellow jacket and a lime green hat, while her companion was equally vibrant in a pink suit 

What cold spell? These women were determined not to let the chilly weather ruin their fun and stepped out in strappy dresses

What cold spell? These women were determined not to let the chilly weather ruin their fun and stepped out in strappy dresses

But it’s no surprise given that there are four style prizes to be won over the course of the afternoon, for both ladies and gents. 

Judges will be scouting the course for the Most Stylish Lady and Most Stylish Gent, while there are also awards for Most Stylish Hat and Most Stylish Couple. 

The lucky winner of the best-dressed lady award, will walk away with a £500 voucher for Quiz clothing, a champagne afternoon tea at Derby Lane, which describes itself as a Hamptons-style eatery in Finneiston, and skin rejuvneation treatment at a clinic in Ayrshire.

Glitter girls! Sequins were the order of the day for this glamorous pair who stopped for a photo on their way into the event

Glitter girls! Sequins were the order of the day for this glamorous pair who stopped for a photo on their way into the event

Burst of sunshine! A woman wore a vibrant orange hat that caught the eye as she enjoyed a drink at Ayr Racecourse

Burst of sunshine! A woman wore a vibrant orange hat that caught the eye as she enjoyed a drink at Ayr Racecourse

My best angle: Influencer Molly McFarlane poses for a photo at the Grand National Ladies Day at Ayr Racecourse

My best angle: Influencer Molly McFarlane poses for a photo at the Grand National Ladies Day at Ayr Racecourse

Fun in the sun! Rocking monochrome and tonal ensembles, a group of women arrived for a day of fun at the races

Fun in the sun! Rocking monochrome and tonal ensembles, a group of women arrived for a day of fun at the races

Old Hollywood glamour: This couple brought a vintage-inspired feel to the day in their leopard print and high-end hats

Old Hollywood glamour: This couple brought a vintage-inspired feel to the day in their leopard print and high-end hats

Meanwhile, the most stylish gent will be able to go on a £500 Remus Uomo shopping spree, as well as the chance to take 10 friends to watch an Ayrshire Bulls Game in an all-expenses-paid hospitality suite at Ayr Rugby Club, and £125 to spend at The Drunken Coo steak house. 

Crowds are back at the racecourse for the first time in three years, so it was no surprise that attendees were quick to get into the spirit of things as they downed pints and glasses of fizz. 

The two-day event will culminate in the Coral Scottish Grand National tomorrow afternoon, while the Listed Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase is today’s feature race, and the event is seen as a warm up for the Grand National at Aintree next week. 

Sharp dressers: Statement suits and floral frocks were the order of the day for revellers arriving at Ayr Racecourse

Sharp dressers: Statement suits and floral frocks were the order of the day for revellers arriving at Ayr Racecourse

Racing ahead in the style stakes! One woman commanded attention in a floor-length red off-the-shoulder gown with a daring thigh high slit, and was perfectly co-ordinated with her companion, who opted for a red shawl, sandals and accesories to match her blue dress

Racing ahead in the style stakes! One woman commanded attention in a floor-length red off-the-shoulder gown with a daring thigh high slit, and was perfectly co-ordinated with her companion, who opted for a red shawl, sandals and accesories to match her blue dress

Can't go wrong with an LBD! A racing fan kept it simple in an elegant blazer dress, while another added flair to her cream dress with a patterned faux fur coat (right)

Can’t go wrong with an LBD! A racing fan kept it simple in an elegant blazer dress, while another added flair to her cream dress with a patterned faux fur coat (right) 

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