FANCY frocks and eye-catching outfits were displayed at this year’s popular Ladies Day at Worcester Racecourse.

Thousands of people flocked to the city’s racecourse from local and afar where they showed off their colourful attire to watch the seven summer jump races.

Visitors enjoyed their drinks in the sunny weather, while jazz players performed live music in the background.

Steve McCabe, who has been attending the Worcester races for five years, said: “It is such a beautiful day with the weather. There are a lot of ladies who have made a big effort with their outfits.”

Mr McCabe, 61, from Worcester said: “We come to Ladies Day every year, it is always a great day out.

“Ladies Day is usually a very lucky day for me. Last year I had four winners – I hope this year can be an even better one.”

The annual spectacular was as popular as always, with a crowd of over 10,000 people.

A waiting list was in operation for guests to visit the on-site Severn Restaurant.

The private boxes for racegoers were also sold out, as well as St Richards Hospice marquee.

There was the chance to win the Best Dressed Lady title, with prizes including £300 in cash, an overnight stay at Stanbrook Abbey in Callow End, a meal for two in the Severn Restaurant and a Family Portrait Experience voucher worth £795.

The ladies – who arrived in groups or with their companion - were able to enjoy a card of seven races during the afternoon at Pitchcroft on Saturday, before dancing to the tunes of top Spice Girls tribute band, Wannabe.

The band were located at the main stage inside the Centre Course Enclosure.

The horseracing event helps raise money for St Richard’s Hospice, who provides vital care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses.


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