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Ladies Day draws thousands of fashion fans to Aintree

Frocks, feathers and fascinators – it can only be Ladies Day at Aintree.

Taking place ahead of the Grand National on Saturday, the spectacle at the Merseyside racecourse attracts up to 50,000 people for day two of the National meeting.

The meeting has a television audience of more than 600 million globally.

Ladies Day draws thousands of fashion fans to Aintree
Ladies Day draws thousands of fashion fans to Aintree

Jester Jet was the winner of the day’s first race, the Alder Hey Children’s Charity Handicap Hurdle.

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Image caption The wet weather has not dampened spirits: it just created an excuse for race-goers to add an extra accessory

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Image caption The less prepared used their improvisation skills

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Image caption Trends at the racecourse included neutral shades, floral patterns and feathered hats

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Image caption The weather hasn’t stopped the ladies from enjoying themselves

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Image caption Thousands of glamorously dressed racegoers gather the day before the Grand National, with many sporting unusual and distinctive hats

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Image caption Aintree has a team of fashion ambassadors who rate visitors’ outfits. It’s worth the effort – the winner of the Style Award will win a Range Rover

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Image caption Some attendees unfortunately suffer from hat envy

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