Aintree revellers proved they know how to got the party started today as they swigged champagne from the bottle and showed off their pins in daring mini dresses on Ladies Day.
Day two of the Liverpool horse racing event is a return to the pre-pandemic years, with racegoers arriving at the course in their droves to have a flutter on the horses.
Attendees stepped out in all their high-octane finery for Ladies Day – when the coveted style award is presented to the best-dressed female.
While the festival is all about horse racing, many racegoers appeared more than happy to flaunt their stuff as they compete to win the £5,000 prize for best dressed.
Bookmakers are currently gearing up for a record-breaking weekend, with the Grand National, The Masters, and Manchester City v Liverpool all colliding.
Ladies Day is full of colour, light and stylish fashion – and this year’s festivities have proved no different as glamorous racegoers returned to Aintree racecourse, after taking a two-year hiatus due to Covid
Racegoers were snapped cheering on ‘Jonbon’, the winner of the Betway Top Novices race, during the ‘Ladies Day’ of the Randox Grand National Festival
The drinks are flowing! Two women couldn’t help but start dancing as they sipped on drinks and soaked up the party atmosphere at Aintree
Feeling fabulous! Glamorous attendees opted for skimpy outfits during the day out in Liverpool earlier today (left), with one opting for a very racy thigh slit (right)
Now THAT’S a statement hat! Another woman donned an over-the-top pink fluffy hat, which she paired with a matching dress and gold boots
Put your hands up in the air if you’re having a good time! One racegoer appeared ecstatic as she relaxed along with her friends earlier today
Dancing Queen! Many racing fans couldn’t contain their excitement and thre themselves onto the makeshift dancefloor
Time to get dancing! Excited revellers threw their hands into the air and dropped down to the floor during the afternoon at the racecourse
Downing it! One partying race-goer was seen swigging from an enormous bottle of fizz which she could barely lift on her own
Showing off all her best moves! One lady was seen throwing her hands into the air before dropping down low to the ground as she danced with the music
It’s party time! This trio of ladies appeared ecstatic to be back on the dance floor at Aintree after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic
We feel like dancing! Ladies in mini dresses bobbed and sang along to the music at the racecourse earlier today
Hands in the air ladies! As the afternoon wore on, many revellers couldn’t help but get out of their seats as they celebrated the day away
A little help from my friends! One woman was propped up by a pal as they made their way through the racecourse today
But it wasn’t all celebrations! One pair of gentlemen looked a little downcast as they perched on the steps of the racecourse earier
The coveted prize of best dressed will see one glamorous lady taking home a £500 Never Fully Dressed or £300 House of Cavani voucher, as well as £5,000 cash prize and a spa break away.
They will also receive £1,000 donation to their chosen charity, as well as a box of chocolate and a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
While Aintree may not have the royal touch Ascot does, it certainly holds its own in the fashion stakes when it comes to flashing the flesh.
As well as killer heels, thigh-skimming dresses and plunging necklines, the event is famous for its display of flamboyant headgear.
While some celebrated, others seemed a little less excited to be at the races, with one man putting his head into his hands while his friend comforted him
One excited attendee threw her hands onto the air in triumph after watching one of the races earlier today
Others could hardly contain their joy as they cheered and shouted their horses on during the races at Ladies Day
Coronation Street star Rosie Flanagan was joined by her mother and friends at the event, and could be seen cheering on her horses
Feeling lucky! One duo of women were snapped bellowing with joy after watching n ‘Jonbon’, the winner of the Betway Top Novices race
Let’s celebrate ladies day! These group of girls howled with laughter as they arrived at the race course linking arms earlier
Did we win?! This pair of women were ecstatic as they clung onto their tickets at the event, cheering enthusiastically for their horses
Time to party! Another racing fan could be seen clutching a large drink as she threw her hands into the air with happiness at the event
Crowds of racing fans appeared delighted to be attending Ladies Day at the racecourse for the first time in two years, as the event returned after the Covid-19 pandemic
Celebrating a win! Excited revellers clutching onto empty champagne flutes were seen celebrating amid the races during the event today
Cheering on their horses! Around 150,000 people are expected to attend the three-day festival, making it one of the largest of its kind in the world, with more than £25 million expected to be spent on bets
Around 150,000 people are expected to attend the three-day festival, making it one of the largest of its kind in the world, with more than £25 million expected to be spent on bets.
And the revelry doesn’t stop there: previously the event, which is now in its 183rd year, has seen attendees down a staggering 20,000 bubbly to get into the party spirit.
Away from the track, a further 500 million people in more than 140 countries are expected to tune in to watch the action.
Posing up a storm! One racegoer poses in an orange dress with strappy golden shoes as her friend in blue and white snaps a picutre
Giddy up! This enthusiastic trio appeared overjoyed to be attending the races, and were even snapped mounting a mechanical horse
Rows of women lined up to have their picture taken on the pink carpet as they arrived at Aintree racecourse earlier today
Feeling neon! Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley (left) and actress Claire Sweeney (right) were among the high profile arrivals at the event
My fair ladies! Another trio opted for a themed black-and-white outfit ensemble inspired by the film as they stepped out in Aintree today
And it wasn’t just the women who were dressed up for the big day! One gentleman opted for a baby pink ensemble, perfectly coordinating his hat, bag and shoes for the occasion
Feeling cheeky! One group of girls flaunted their perfect tan as they posed for a picture alongside one another (left) Meanwhile this trio were more than happy to strike a pose for a quick picture as they donned thigh-skimming mini dresses for the big day
Taking centre stage! Another woman threw her arms into the air enthusiastically as she joined a group of friends at the races
Sipping from the bottle! Some racing fans ditched the glasses as they started their weekends early (left), while others topped up large glasses with fizz (right)
Pretty in purple! One racegoer opted for a sparkling latex look in a purple crop top and micro mini skirt for the day out in Aintree (left) Meanwhile another woman donned a fluffy orange and pink co-ord (right)
The party has arrived! One set of friends playfully posed as they rushed into the racecourse earlier this morning in thigh-skimming mini dresses
Drinking from the bottle! Another excited racegoer ditched her glass and instead sipped her champagne straight from the bottle while her friend watched on
She’s ready to party! One reveller, who had perfectly matched her a pretty pastel mint green jacket and tiny hot pants, threw her arms into the air with joy as she arrived at the racecourse
Now that’s what you’d call a hat! One sporting fan opted for an over-sized, fluffy, neon pink headpiece which was particularly eye-catching at the event
Cheers! One attendee poured herself a glass of fizz to celebrate the return of Ladies Day after two years (left) while another posed with an entire bottle of prosecco
Going all out! A glamorous foursome were eager to snap a picture together having opted for coordinating over-the-top fascinators
Happy hen do! One bride-to-be, perfectly dressed in an all white ensemble with a stylish ‘bride’ hat, was beaming as she posed with her friends at the event
First, let me take a selfie! Two racegoers pose up a storm as they snap social media pictures to document their glorious day out
Attendees abandoned flip flops, bottles of water and even coats outside the racecourse and instead opted for full-out glamour, slipping into their skimpy outfits
Co-ordination queen! One racegoer opted to coordinate her pink dress with her pink wine as she drank straight from the bottle (right) One well-dressed racegoer sported a navy suit and Ray-ban sunglasses as he swigged wine from the bottle (left)
Up up and away! One reveller showed how the drinks were flowing at Aintree as she posed in a blue jumpsuit with her bottle swinging in the air
It’s all kicking off! This group of well-dressed racegoers opted for bright summery colours as they swung their legs up in the air during the races
Double parked! Another attendee sipped on two drinks at once as she stunned in an electric blue jumpsuit for her day out in Aintree (left) Down in one! One racegoer ditched the glass and opted to drink straight from the bottle as she partied the day away at Aintree (right)
While the biggest competition, the 30-jump handicap steeplechase, takes place on Saturday, there are plenty of elite races across the three-days for equestrian enthusiasts to get excited about.
Ladbrokes bookmaker have been knocked over with bets on Snow Leopardess making Grand National history tomorrow by becoming the first mum to win the race in living memory.
The gamble on the grey mare has intensified in the last 24 hours and she is now clear favourite for the world’s most famous race at odds of 7/1.
Hot pink! Many groups of friends appeared to coordinate their outfits, with this group wearing different shades of hot pink for the occasion
Girls day out! This group of ladies appeared to be enjoying the day as they sipped on cocktails and pints of beer together
Another woman was perfectly coordinated with a yellow carousel horse in her mustard coloured gown
Matching! One set of racing fans posed in their near-identical peach pink bodycon dresses at the racecourse (left) while these near identical blondes also opted for similar colourful lace dresses (right)
Showing off their tans! These two friends wore white mini dresses as they flaunted their perfectly tanned pins
A bit of all white! One racegoer opted for a thigh-skimming white dress with a deep V-neck cut and frilling shoulder-design. She added a chunky belt for a cinched in waist and a statement hat with colourful flowers and clear Perspex shoes
Strutting her stuff! Another racegoer went for a less bright look, pairing towering black heels with a silver and black dress for the day out
Perfect in pink! Revellers were proud to show off their tans in the coral and pink tones at the racecourse today, they also opted for pink bags, hats and headpieces
One group of friends quickly rushed together for a photograph outside the racecourse in Liverpool today
Getting into the swing of it! One group of girls could barely contain their excitement as they arrived at the racecourse earlier
While one woman risked a wardrobe malfunction after taking a tumble in her blue mini dress, her trio of friends posed for snaps in the background. She could be seen howling with laughter as she took a seat on the ground
The women couldn’t contain their giggles after one of their group collapsed onto the ground as they posed for a snap ahead of Ladies Day
In hysterics! The group of girlfriends couldn’t contain their laughter as they stumbled over each other outside the venue earlier today
Risking a wardrobe malfunction! Perching on a grass cube at the event, one woman carefully attempted to tie the strap of her stiletto heeled shoe around her leg
Strike a pose! Many racegoers were keen to show-off their outfits in pictures snapped by their friends as they arrived at the racecourse
In the pink! One group perfectly coordinated their vibrant outfits with the fuschia carpet at Aintree earlier this morning
Got that Friday feeling! One woman put on a very leggy display in a daring red dress as she arrived at the racecourse in the sunshine
Going all out! One group got into the party spirit after picking up drinks at the bar in the racecourse
Pop the fizz! Another group in coordinated pastel dresses and matching white shoes and fascinators clutched at their champagne as they arrived at the racecourse
Friends who attend the races together, stay together! Ultra-glamorous gal-pals arrived side-by-side at the racecourse and were unafraid to show off their spring tan in tiny mini dresses (left). Meanwhile others coordinated their outfits with one another (right)
Getting into the party spirit! One attendee was snapped smoking a cigrarette as she entered the racecourse in a flamboyant fascinator earlier this morning (left). Another reveller appeared delighted to be enjoying a glass of wine at the races (right)
Happy to be back! Many of the attendees pulled out all the stops with their glamorous outfits today, opting for pink and orange tones as they marked the return of Ladies Day after the pandemic
And pose! One group of friends in bright neon outfits put their heads together and leaned in for a photograph ahead of the days festivities
Bearing it all! Arriving arm-in-arm with a handsome attendee, one racegoer was unafraid to flaunt her assets at the races (left). Meanwhile other revellers opted for over-the-top dresses, including a woman who wore a mini dress with a sheer train attached (right)
Here comes the girls! A group of glamourous racegoers link arms and smile for cameras as they enjoy the Liverpool sun at the races
Perfection in pink! One racegoer poses in a tulle pink dress that looks ballerina-inspired as she attends the race day
Bottoms up! A group of women hold their champagne glasses and sport extravagant headpieces with towering heels at Aintree
At one point, Charlie Longsdon’s mare was as big as 20/1 for the race, but her popularity knows no bounds.
If she wins, Ladbrokes believe Snow Leopardess will be a worse result than last year when Rachael Blackmore made history in becoming the first female jockey to win the race on Minella Times.
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: ‘Snow Leopardess’ popularity knows no bounds and as the Grand National edges closer, the gamble intensifies.
Bringing Hollywood glamour to Liverpool! Some attendees ditched the tiny mini dresses for vibrant floor length gowns (left). Meanwhile another pair were sophisticated in pretty spring midi dresses (right)
Former Love Island star turned television presenter Chris Hughes was among the stars leading the way at Ladies Day earlier
All smiles! One enthusiastic sporting fan put on a very racy display in a Bridgerton inspired outfit, complete with corset detailing across the bodice
A kiss to celebrate race day! One couple put on a very loved-up display as they snuggled up while arriving at Aintree earlier
One woman flaunted her figure in a bodycon peach dress with a matching fascinator and nude clutch (left). Meanwhile another racegoer made a fashion statement in blue checked suit (right)
Snapping selfies! Giggling attendees were quick to grab drinks before leaning in to take plenty of snaps for their social media pages
Battling it out for best dressed! Racegoers looking to snap up the £5,000 best dressed prize pulled out all the stops as they attended the event in Liverpool today
‘The whole country seems to have gotten behind the new mum and with the money we are seeing thus far, we reckon she will be more popular than Rachael Blackmore was last year. If she does oblige, we are starring down the barrel at the costliest Grand National winner ever.’
It comes as bookies gear up for a record-breaking weekend with bets on the Grand National alone expected to top £150million.
As well as the flagship horse race at Aintree, other big events include golf superstar Tiger Woods’s return in the Masters in the US, and Manchester City’s crunch game against Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
Bookies had a bumper few days with the Cheltenham Festival last month, but are said to be having ‘sleepless nights’ over the prospect of last year’s National winner Rachael Blackmore successfully defending her title.
Making a statement! Glamorous racegoers opted for vibrant and colourful ensembles as they arrived at the racecourse earlier today
Girls day out! Two women made a statement in a blazer dress and a purple latex co-ords for the boozy day out at the races
While some donned eye-catching ensembles, other revellers opted for a more muted colour palette. One racegoer donned a black-and-white outfit with pops of red (pictured)
Feeling bold and vibrant…or understated in monochrome? One reveller opted for a full colour-black outfit, perfectly matching her crimson dress to her fascinator and heels (left), while another braved the spring chill in a white mini dress (right)
Here come the girls! One group beamed into the sunshine as they posed for a snap alongside one another
Others arriving at Aintree today chose to forgo the fascinator trend completely, with one woman sweeping her locks into a bouncy blow dry style for the occasion instead
While some of the punters opted for soaring hemlines, others donned a more modest look, wearing slinky midi dresses (right), Meanwhile others used the big day out to make a statement in flamboyant fascinators (left)
Flirty and floral! Some revellers gave a nod to the start of spring with their fascinators, opting for headwear featuring intricate floral designs
Making the most of the spring sunshine! These ticket holders braved the chill in a daringly short dresses
This year’s event marks a return to pre-pandemic years, with revellers due to arrive at the course in their droves to have a flutter on the horses
It’s all about the statement suit! Many racegoers looking to compete for the coveted prize of best dressed opted for matching jackets and trousers for the outing
Ladies Day is full of colour, light and stylish fashion – and this year’s festivities have proved no different as glamorous racegoers returned to Aintree racecourse today, after taking a two-year hiatus due to Covid
While many of the glamorous attendees donned colourful ensembles for the big day out, others opted for a more neutral outfit with pops of colour
Here come the girls! Revellers appeared delighted to be returning to Aintree in Liverpool today ahead of the races, with many showing off their finest outfits for the occasion
Attendees were beaming in the April sunshine as they arrived at the racecourse earlier this morning, with many opting for colourful outfits to mark the occasion
While some opted for thigh-skimming skirts and daring necklines, other attendees were more modest in colourful floor length gowns
Her feat, as the first woman to win the race, cost the industry a fortune as thousands of small-time punters had a flutter.
Around half of people in the UK and Ireland place bets on the Grand National, with the average stake last year around £2.50.
The Randox Grand National 2022, which is held at Aintree racecourse, runs from April 7 to April 9.
While Aintree may not have the royal touch Ascot does, it certainly holds its own in the fashion stakes when it comes to flashing the flesh (pictured left and right)
Feeling bold and beautiful! Many appeared delighted to be lapping up the spring sunshine as they enjoyed the blue sky weather in Liverpool today
Tickled pink! Several attendees opted for ultra-girly outfits and flamboyant fascinators for the day out in Liverpool (left and right)
As crowds gathered at the racecourse, bookies are gearing up for a record-breaking weekend with bets on the Grand National alone expected to top £150million
While the festival is all about horse racing, many racegoers appeared more than happy to flaunt their stuff as they compete to win the £5,000 prize for best dressed