Revellers flock to Doncaster Racecourse on Ladies Day

Getting the beers in early! Ladies Day revellers at Doncaster Races brave the showery conditions in colourful thigh-skimming frocks and towering stilettos

  • Guests were spotted getting the beers in early as they strutted around the track – one of the oldest in Britain
  • Several embraced the opportunity to dig out their finest headwear for the annual St Leger Ladies Day event
  • Others braved showery conditions with sleeveless dresses, stilettos, thigh-skimming hemlines and no coats

Doncaster Racecourse was a sea of floral frocks and brightly coloured outfits today as revellers flocked for its annual St Leger Ladies Day event.

Guests were spotted getting the beers in early as they strutted around the racetrack – one of the oldest racecourses for horse racing in the country.

Several embraced the opportunity to dig out their finest headwear for the occasion, with one racegoer sporting an elaborate floral and feather-inspired number with a large bow.

Other ladies braved the showery conditions with sleeveless dresses, strappy stilettos, thigh-skimming hemlines and no coats – though one carried a parasol as part of her vintage-inspired look.

Guests were spotted getting the beers in early as they strutted around Doncaster Racecourse today – one of the oldest sites for horse racing in the country

Doncaster Racecourse was a sea of floral frocks and brightly coloured outfits today as revellers flocked for its annual St Leger Ladies Day event

Several embraced the opportunity to dig out their finest headwear for the occasion, with one racegoer sporting an elaborate floral and feather-inspired number with a large bow

Most racegoers choose a smart casual outfit when attending the races, but Doncaster Racecourse has differing dress codes depending on the enclosure and fixture you attend.

The dress code for the premier enclosure and the Mallard/Lincoln restaurant is a jacket and tie for gentlemen and smart attire for ladies. 

This year attendees were encouraged to ’embrace the rainbow’ by dressing in an array of colours to say thank you to the NHS for their work during the pandemic. 

Many will be hoping to be in with a chance of winning the £1,000 cash prize on offer in this year’s Style Awards – with the most well-dressed lady also winning entry to the Go Racing In Yorkshire Ladies Day Final at Doncaster next month, where they’ll be treated to hospitality for the day and in with a chance to win a piece of diamond jewellery worth £2,000.    

One female racegoer opted for a vintage look for the event, donning a floral dress with a matching frill waistcoat, dainty white gloves and a parasol

Most racegoers choose a smart casual outfit when attending the races, but Doncaster Racecourse has differing dress codes depending on the enclosure and fixture you attend

This year attendees were encouraged to ’embrace the rainbow’ by dressing in an array of colours to say thank you to the NHS for their work during the pandemic

One reveller looked stunning in a peach dress and matching oversized hat as she enjoyed a glass of champagne at the event this afternoon 


This racegoer made a statement in a bright pink feathered fascinator paired with a yellow satin dress decorated with a pink floral design as she attended the Cazoo St Leger Festival today 

One racegoer opted for a white and pink floral gown paired with vibrant make up and a crystal emblazoned tiara at the event today 

One guest showed off her dramatic manicure as she admired another racegoers dramatic headdress ahead of Ladies Day today 

This year attendees were encouraged to ’embrace the rainbow’ and three racegoers dressed up in colourful gowns and fascinators as they posed for a selfie today 

Last year’s Doncaster Races were cancelled in their usual format due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but bosses had planned to run a pilot event allowing a small crowd back into a racecourse for the final three days of the St Leger meeting.

However Doncaster’s Borough Council’s Director of Public Health Dr Rupert Suckling pulled the plug last minute due to a backdrop of local infection rates rising, costing the organisers roughly £250,000. 

Britain’s 59 tracks were losing £8million a month while the sport was locked down and continued to lose roughly £4miliion while they raced behind closed doors. 

Average revenue from racegoers is 47 per cent of their overall racecourse income and that rises to around 60 per cent for the bigger tracks with larger crowds and meatier hospitality spend. 

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for today’s meeting at Doncaster 

ROBIN GOODFELLOW

1.10 Giogiobbo

1.40 Daiquiri Francais

2.10 Ever Given

2.40 Kawida

3.15 Free Wind

3.45 Motawaajed

4.15 Secret Protector

GIMCRACK

1.10 Lord P

1.40 Summer’s Day

2.10 Ever Given

2.40 Inspiral (nap)

3.15 Save A Forest (nb)

3.45 Run To Freedom

4.15 Harrovian

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