Gallery/Video: Women dazzle at Newmarket Ladies’ Day

THE SUN shone for the ladies at Newmarket Races yesterday who themselves dazzled in bright hues.

Despite the abysmal weather this week, there was not a drop of rain in sight at Goldsmiths Ladies’ Day at the July Course. Every year the ladies dress to impress and this year was no different.

One of the women who stood out was Becky Greenhill, from Ely, who wore a purple and red outfit.

She said she already had the Jaques Vert hat which she jazzed up with an ostrich feather and it was “just a Lipsy dress, nothing over the top”.

“I wanted to go bright this year,” she said. “I wore black last year.”

The 33-year-old added: “I try to make it most years to the ladies’ day. It’s a nice occasion just to dress up. I have come here with my mum [Diana] this year.”

Susan Mordecai, who had come with a group of friends, was modelling a hat made by Hasketon Women’s Institute member Edith Standard, 94. The handmade creation shows horses making their way around a racecourse.

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Mrs Mordecai, 44, from Ipswich, explained the hat had been mad for the Suffolk Show, but when it was cancelled Ms Standard gave it to her to wear for the races, She said she felt privileged to be wearing it. “It’s brilliant,” she said.

Mrs Mordecai’s friend Judith Curtis, 42, from Needham Market, said they loved ladies’ day for “getting dressed up, all getting together. It’s fun”. The group have been going every year since 2007.

Friends Carole Collier, 48, from Stowmarket, Claire Cape, 27, from Framlingham and Gemma Morgan, 35, from Ipswich, were the ladies in pink, matching their ‘premier’ tickets perfectly.

Mrs Morgan said: “It’s the first time I have been. It’s a treat. It’s nice to get all dressed up and plan it.”

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