Doncaster fillies fight the freeze on Ladies Day at the races and give Aintree girls a run for their money in the glamour stakes
19:55 GMT, 13 September 2012
The ladies of Doncaster are not likely to let a cold snap ruin their fun.
London Fashion Week might be just around the corner but today the south Yorkshire town's racecourse was as colourful as any catwalk as the women of the small town donned their most glamorous gear and gave Aintree girls a run for their money.
Satin strapless dresses, rainbow shoes and OTT feathered fascinators were big trends of the day … all accessorised with a a pint of local beer and a smile.
Winner: A glamorous racegoer matches her feathered fascinator to her sleeveless dress
Who needs a glass when you can drink straight from the Pimms jug Ladies Day is thirsty work for one racegoer, while two friends take a stroll around the enclosure to show off their figure-hugging outfits
Friends at the racing meet made sure that their outfits were colour co-ordinated
All eyes were off the track and on the groups of glamorous girls arriving at the event, also known as the Ladbrokes St. Leger Festival.
The women braved grey skies and a nippy eighteen degree temperature to dress up to the nines for the annual Ladies Day event teaming their barely-there dresses with huge hair and lashings of lipstick.
Backless, strapless and sleeveless dresses of every colour were on parade, worn with huge hats, fearsome fascinators and killer heels that were discarded the second they started sinking in to the soft race course.
Chill: The 18 degree temperatures didn't deter the backless, strapless and sleeveless outfit choices
Queues at the champagne bar as the girls spend their winnings
A woman in Cadbury-coloured satin picks picks up drinks for her friends, while a lady in red enlists the help of a handsome blonde to steady her across the field
One lucky racegoer had the right idea, arriving on the arm of a handsome escort who helped steady her as she crossed the field in her towering heels.
Celebrities sightings were thin on the ground, ok, there weren't any.
But as the locals made their way to
the champagne lawn of the County Enclosure to dance the night away after
the last race they didn't need any famous faces to make them feel like
Rainbow coloured shoes and hats made sure racegoers didn't blend in to the background
Hardworking heels: Patterns and satin ribbons on a pair of statement shoes
Long day The ladies give their toes a break as they relax with a few pints on the concourse