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Grand National revellers mark Ladies Day from home

It’s Fabulous Friday! Glamorous Grand National revellers mark Ladies Day from home by donning colourful frocks and cracking open the bubbly

  • Would-be racegoers marked Ladies Day at home as Aintree is closed to visitors
  • Second day of Grand National Festival one of most popular race days in calendar
  • Fans posed in their gardens dressed up in summer dresses and elaborate hats 

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Would-be racegoers celebrated the Grand National Ladies Day in style from the comfort of their own homes today, as Aintree remains closed to visitors due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Revellers dressed to the nines to mark the second day of the festival – usually one of the most popular racedays in the calendar – and posed for photos in their gardens and various rooms of their houses.

Many sported glamorous summer dresses and slinky jumpsuits, while others went all out and incorporated an elaborate headpiece as they kicked off the weekend early.

One fan shared a snap of her tucking into a glass of fizz before midday, while another sported a VERY patriotic ensemble, fashioning a gown out of a Union Jack flag.  

Would-be racegoers celebrated the Grand National Ladies Day in style from home today, as Aintree remains closed to visitors due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. One fan shared a snap of her tucking into a glass of fizz before midday

Would-be racegoers celebrated the Grand National Ladies Day in style from home today, as Aintree remains closed to visitors due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. One fan shared a snap of her tucking into a glass of fizz before midday (right)

Revellers dressed to the nines to mark the second day of the festival - usually one of the most popular racedays in the calendar - and posed for photos in their gardens

Revellers dressed to the nines to mark the second day of the festival – usually one of the most popular racedays in the calendar – and posed for photos in their gardens

Taking selfies in bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms, the would-be attendees showed off their finest outfits online – which included feathered hats and stylish coats. 

The would-be Ladies Day attendees have been encouraged to don their Sunday best and submit pictures of their outfits for consideration in its best-dressed awards on Facebook, using the hashtag #AGrandDayIn. 

The winner will be given a £4,000 donation to their chosen charity, Randox Everyman or Everywoman health package worth £500, two tickets & hospitality at next year’s Randox Ladies Day, £200 betting vouchers for your day’s racing and a bottle of champagne.

And ladies from across the country have given judges a tricky job as they swapped cosy slippers and lockdown loungewear for precarious heels, statement hats and dramatic dresses.   

Glamorous race goers shared there snaps of themselves in their garden - with these two ladies pulling out all the stops

Glamorous race goers shared there snaps of themselves in their garden - with these two ladies pulling out all the stops

Glamorous race goers shared there snaps of themselves in their garden – with these two ladies pulling out all the stops

Many of the glamorous revellers sported glamorous summer dresses - including this summery yellow off-the-shoulder dress

Many of the glamorous revellers sported glamorous summer dresses – including this summery yellow off-the-shoulder dress 

Another reveler sported a VERY patriotic ensemble, fashioning a gown out of a Union Jack flag

Another reveler sported a VERY patriotic ensemble, fashioning a gown out of a Union Jack flag

Leading the glamour: These ladies didn't let lockdown stop them getting dressed up in full glamour to pose at home

Radiant in red: One gorgeous woman posed in all rogue get-up

Leading the glamour: These ladies didn’t let lockdown stop them getting dressed up in full glamour to pose at home

The feature race is the Grade One JLT Chase (known traditionally as the Melling Chase), which usually features stars from the previous month’s Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. 

Both the Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase and the Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle bring together potential stars of the future, while the Randox Topham Chase is one of the most competitive and popular events of the meeting. 

The second race of the week to be run over the Grand National fences, the Topham features horses with a love for the iconic and unique obstacles, but perhaps not quite the stamina for Saturday’s feature contest.

Last year’s Cheltenham Festival was the last major UK sporting event to be staged just ten days before the UK went into lockdown, and attracted controversy over claims it acted as a super-spreader of the virus. 

Taking selfies in bathrooms, kitchens and gardens, the would-be attendees showed off their finest outfits online - which included spectacular hats and bright ensembles

Taking selfies in bathrooms, kitchens and gardens, the would-be attendees showed off their finest outfits online – which included spectacular hats and bright ensembles

Another glamorous virtual racegoer looked the picture of of elegance as she posed alongside an impressive colourful display

Another glamorous virtual racegoer looked the picture of of elegance as she posed alongside an impressive colourful display 

Pretty in pink! Another glamorous reveller brightened up an otherwise cloudy day in a floral-patterned dress complete with belt detail

Pretty in pink! Another glamorous reveller brightened up an otherwise cloudy day in a floral-patterned dress complete with belt detail

Another virtual racegoer opted for a monochrome ensemble and completed her look with a pastel blue coat and colourful silk headscarf

Another virtual racegoer opted for a monochrome ensemble and completed her look with a pastel blue coat and colourful silk headscarf

One reveller opted for a stylish two-piece which featured intricate daisy-detailing along the collar and sleeves

One reveller opted for a stylish two-piece which featured intricate daisy-detailing along the collar and sleeves 

Another would-be racegoer put on a glamorous display in a blue patterned dress complete with stylish fascinator

Another would-be racegoer put on a glamorous display in a blue patterned dress complete with stylish fascinator

A pregnant reveller clutched her baby bump as she prepared for a day of celebrations ahead (pictured)

A pregnant reveller clutched her baby bump as she prepared for a day of celebrations ahead (pictured) 

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