Ladies don their finest fashions for ‘social event of the year’

Racegoers arrive for day one of The Moet & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse Picture: SI

Racegoers arrive for day one of The Moet & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

The fascinators were out in force for the “hottest ticket” of the summer racing calendar in Suffolk today.

Racegoers enjoy The Moet & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA

Racegoers enjoy The Moet & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

The Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse got underway with Ladies’ Day attracting visitors from far and wide, dressed in their finest outfits.

While the racing kicked off with The Kingdom of Bahrain Trophy, elsewhere visitors were able to enjoy “epic entertainment” as well as competing in the hotly contested Best Dressed Lady Competition.

Sponsored by The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, the competition offered entrants the chance to win an array of prizes by wearing their finest outfit.

Entertainment included a performance from Simon Webbe, a member of the boy band Blue, who got behind the decks for a DJ set at Après Racing.

Stunning fashion on show Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA

Stunning fashion on show Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA


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A spokesman for the racecourse described Ladies’ Day as the “social event of the year”.

Ladies' Day fashions Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA

Ladies' Day fashions Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

Racegoers at The Moet & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA

Racegoers at The Moet & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

Outfits featured plenty of colour Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA

Outfits featured plenty of colour Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

Race day drew big crowds from across the country Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA

Race day drew big crowds from across the country Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

Racegoers arrive for day one of The Moet & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse. Picture: S

Racegoers arrive for day one of The Moet & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse. Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

Stunning outfits for the racegoers Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA

Stunning outfits for the racegoers Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

There were plenty of fascinators on show Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA

There were plenty of fascinators on show Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA - Credit: PA

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