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Glamorous racegoers let their hair down as they arrive at Aintree for Ladies Day festivities 


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

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

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

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

One racegoer opted for a very skimpy thigh slit

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

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

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

Dancing Queen! Many racing fans couldn’t contain their excitement and thre themselves onto the makeshift dancefloor 

One woman appeared to be dancing a little more subdued in her bodycon dress

Time to get dancing! Excited revellers threw their hands into the air and dropped down to the floor during the afternoon at the racecourse

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

Downing it! One partying race-goer was seen swigging from an enormous bottle of fizz which she could barely lift on her own 

One lady was seen throwing her hands into the air before dropping down low to the ground as she danced with the music

She bent down low to the ground as she showed off her best move

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

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

One woman in a forest green blazer dress clutched onto a jug of alcohol while dancing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They clutched their winning ticket to the sky as they celebrated the win

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

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

Did we win?! This pair of women were ecstatic as they clung onto their tickets at the event, cheering enthusiastically for their horses

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

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

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

Let's go! A group of women threw their hands into the air

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

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

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

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

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 (pictured) and actress Claire Sweeney (right) were among the high profile arrivals at the event

Actress Claire Sweeney (pictured) was among the high profile arrivals at the event

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

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

Strike a pose! This gentleman opted for a bright pink number for the day out

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

Feeling cheeky! 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

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

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

Others topped up large glasses with fizz

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

Meanwhile another woman donned a fluffy orange and pink co-ord

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

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

The two couldn't contain their giggles as they sipped on champagne

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

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

The woman perfectly coordinated her outfit and nails with the fluffy pink hat

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

Meanwhile another reveller posed with an entire bottle of prosecco

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

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

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

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

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 

Swigging from the bottle! One well-dressed racegoer sported a navy suit and Ray-ban sunglasses as he swigged wine from the bottle

Co-ordination queen! One racegoer opted to coordinate her pink dress with her pink wine as she drank straight from the bottle

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

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

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

Down in one! One racegoer ditched the glass and opted to drink straight from the bottle as she partied the day away at Aintree

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

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

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

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

These near identical blondes also opted for similar colourful lace dresses

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

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

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

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

Orange you glad I came to visit! A reacegoer opts for an orange and pink 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She later could be seen bending over as she clutched at her stomach in apparent laughter

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

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

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 

Ultra-glamorous pairs! Many friends arrived side-by-side at the racecourse and were unafraid to show off their spring tan in tiny mini dresses

Meanwhile others coordinated their outfits with one another

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

Another reveller appeared delighted to be enjoying a glass of wine at the races

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

One reveller couldn't contain her happiness as she shared a laugh with friends while arriving at the racecourse

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

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

Other revellers opted for over-the-top dresses, including a woman who wore a mini dress with a sheer train attached

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

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

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

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

Another pair were sophisticated in pretty spring midi dresses

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

Former Love Island star turned television presenter Chris Hughes was among the stars leading the way at Ladies Day earlier 

All smiles! One enthusiastic racegoer put on a very racy display in a Bridgerton inspired outfit, complete with corset detailing across the bodice

All smiles! One enthusiastic racegoer put on a very racy display in a Bridgerton inspired outfit, complete with corset detailing across the bodice

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

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

Meanwhile another racegoer made a fashion statement in blue checked suit

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

Snapping selfies! Giggling attendees were quick to grab drinks before leaning in to take plenty of snaps for their social media pages 

One woman opted for a bold blue and yellow fascinator, sweeping her locks to one side for maximum effect, as she attended the races

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

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

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

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)

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

Feeling bold and vibrant...or understated in monochrome? Another wore a white mini dress

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

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

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 

This trio used the big day out to make a statement in flamboyant fascinator

While some of the punters opted for soaring hemlines, others donned a more modest look, wearing slinky midi dresses

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

Another racegoer perfectly coordinated her fascinator with her dress as well as her striking nail polish

Flirty and floral! Some revellers gave a nod to the start of spring with their fascinators, opting for headwear featuring intricate floral designs 

The two friends showed off their stylish outfits as they arrived at the racecourse earlier today

Making the most of the spring sunshine! These ticket holders braved the chill in a daringly short dresses

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

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  

As well as killer heels, thigh-skimming dresses and plunging necklines, the event is famous for its display of flamboyant headgear (pictured, one woman wearing a vibrant yellow ensemble)

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

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

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

One woman donned an elegant pink ruffled dress for the glamorous day out

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

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

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

This trio proved they weren't worried about any spring chill as they stepped out in bare legs and without jackets

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

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

Glamorous ladies arriving at the racecourse were unafraid to flash the flesh during the outing earlier today

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

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

Other revellers ditched the mini dresses for floor length floral gowns

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

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

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



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