Stylish racegoers accessorised with umbrellas as the rain failed to dampen spirits at Aintree’s Ladies Day.
Wet weather conditions have hit Aintree racecourse in Liverpool as Ladies Day gets under way – but there was no dampening racegoers’ enthusiasm for fashion.
One of the biggest days of the sporting and betting calendar takes place on Saturday as 40 horses and jockeys take on 30 fences in the Crabbie’s Grand National.
Horse-racing, a sport associated with the rich aristocracy, but today marked the annual event where all airs and graces are thrown out of the window.
The English Grand National is almost upon us, and we'll soon join in with some 600 million viewers from around the world, placing over £150 million in bets on the £1 million steeplechase race at the Aintree course, which sees the winner taking home over £500,000.