Fancy dresses and champagne flutes galore as glamorous women descend on Newbury’s races for Ladies’ Day
Running fans stepped out in Newbury this afternoon for Ladies Day, the social event of the summer season.
Attendees of this glamorous event presented a colorful exhibit with dresses adorned with flowers and more daring outfits with plunging necklines.
The well-dressed ladies certainly seemed to be having fun with plenty of champagne flutes and Pimms glasses while shouting encouragement at the races that went on throughout the day.
A cocktail demonstration kicked off the day and there was live music throughout the afternoon to keep guests entertained.
The afternoon race started at 1:50 p.m. and a wide range of food and drink was available.
The action promised to continue into the night, with glamorous guests being treated to a DJ performance by UK award winners and drum and bass band Rudimental.
Racing fans donned colorful dresses while enjoying the action at the Newbury Races. A lady in a pink dress and her friend in a flowered dress sit and smile while holding their drinks
Revelers celebrated by watching the biting action on the track (left), while others looked in high spirits during the day in Newbury
Two are better than one! A lady in red squeezing two pints and clearly enjoying her ladies day at Newbury, while another racing fan opted for a bright yellow ensemble (left)
Five very glamorous and happy women on Ladies Day. The five well-dressed ladies have pints of pimms and glasses of what looks like champagne, with more available in a nifty ice pack
Looking good! One runner arrived in a bridal outfit (left) in Newbury, while another opted for a chic floral dress (right) for the day
Two racing fans are clearly having fun holding their booze and holding their betting slips on an overcast day in Newbury
Cheers! These women are clearly having a fantastic time cheering on the horses and celebrating a day in Newbury
Keep on going! A lady in a blue dress, adorned with flowers, clutching her glass, phone and bet ticket while cheering a horse
Thumbs up! The revelers looked in high spirits as they enjoyed a day of action at Newbury Racecourse
Two women sharing a joke together as they walk together on Ladies’ Day in Newbury, with one woman holding two bags
Fun day! The revelers appeared to be in high spirits as the alcohol continued to flow over the famous Newbury Racecourse
In the race part of the day, favorite Gustav Klimt failed to shoot while Sir Dancealot achieved impressive success.
After being placed in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Prix Jean Prat, Gustav Klimt was last seen finishing fourth in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.
Down in distance and class, Aidan O’Brien’s colt was a hot order as a 15-8 favorite, but was under pressure from the start and ended up well beaten.
Sir Dancealot, coached by David Elsworth, had already picked up a few big-race wins at his seven favorite stadiums this season, triumphing in the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket in June and the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood at the end of last month.
The 4-1 shot was initially held back by veteran French jockey Gerald Mosse, but quickly progressed to strike the front on a wake and never seemed in real danger of being caught, easily scoring a length and quarter.
Dream Of Dreams finished second ahead of Breton Rock in third.
Beautiful flowering! Running enthusiasts opted for a range of floral ensembles, including two women who wore printed playsuits
Hungry work! Two ladies stop for a bite to eat and refuel, ready for more racing action at Ladies Day in Newbury
Bring on the glamor! Racing fans made sure they showed up in all their finery as they enjoyed a day in Newbury – including a group enjoying a hen
Two women with very striking fashion choices, one wearing a leopard print dress and the other with an elegant lime green dress
Enjoy! One participant put on a big smile as she enjoyed the day in Newbury, while another appeared to be in high spirits as she watched the action
Keep on going! Racing fans grab their betting strips and get involved in the action while holding their nearly empty rose glasses
Friends posing together for a photo and enjoying the races. Later that day there was to be a DJ set by Rudimental
Mixed emotions! The revelers appeared tense as they cheered from the sidelines at Newbury during a close race
Keep on going! Woman in a white dress with black spots squeezes her almost drunken pint and shouts encouragement to the racehorses