LADIES' Day has kicked off in style at Cheltenham, with glamorous guests pulling out all the stops with their outfits.
As usual there are numerous fashion triumphs and hats galore at one of Britain’s most anticipated racing events.
And it wouldn’t be a racing event without an abundance of tweed on show too.
Carol Vorderman led the way in leather leggings and knee-high boots, after being seen at the event yesterday.
Other guests to return again for a second day were royal couple Mike and Zara Tindall, who looked loved up as they posed together for a photo.
The Queen Consort was also in attendance, and looked elegant in a camel coat and matching hat.
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Cheltenham Festival 2023 is running over four days – from Tuesday to Friday – at Prestbury Park Racecourse, also known as Cheltenham Racecourse.
Each day ITV are broadcasting five of the seven races and coverage will kick off on ITV1 at 1pm and finish at 4.30pm each day.
Around 250,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the four-day event.
While today is Ladies' Day, tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day and Friday will be Gold Cup Day.
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Last year was the first time crowds have been allowed back to the Cheltenham Festival since the 2020 meeting when the coronavirus pandemic kicked in.
We recently shared how horse racing has officially ditched its formal dress code with immediate effect – meaning punters can wear what they want to Cheltenham Festival.
The Jockey Club has said racegoers can wear what they like, within reason, at any of their 15 racecourses.
The only exception to the new rule is the Queen Elizabeth II stand on Epsom Derby Day – and those racecourses not owned by The Jockey Club including the likes of Ascot and its Royal meeting.
'Offensive' fancy dress or offensive clothing of any kind and replica sports shirts remain on the banned list.
Bosses said the radical move was a bid to make racing more 'accessible and inclusive' – although Nigel Farage said it was a sign there are 'no standards left in this country'.
Rather than digging out the old tweed, chiefs want punters to 'dress as you feel most comfortable and confident'.
Explaining the decision, Nevin Truesdale, Chief Executive at The Jockey Club, said: "Horseracing has always been a sport enjoyed by people from all different backgrounds and it’s really important to us to be accessible and inclusive.
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"We hope that by no longer placing an expectation upon people of what they should and shouldn’t wear we can help highlight that racing really is for everyone.”
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