Ladies’ Day at Aintree: Glamour on the track
For tickets worth £20 up to £600, you could have seen The Grand National Race 2015, the longest in the UK, with 16 different fences. 40 runners were participating in The Aintree Racecourse, and the luckiest horse won £561 300, the 2nd – £211 100, and the third received £105 500. Happy days, yes.
But the happiest one was the Ladies' Day, when women were advised to adopt a smart dress code, with no sport or fancy clothes, just like every single year. See one of the best and worst outfits we've picked out for you.
1. THE HEAD-TURNER
Windy and rainy afternoons, dusty barriers, or slippery grass. During a racecourse, horses have to carry on despite the weather conditions to win the race.
This lady ignored this filthy landscape, also, just to win everybody else's attention.
2. BREAKING NEWS
While most horse racing amateurs are used to running through the pages of national newspapers looking for insight on the next race, onlookers were searching for a different kind of tip when this lady walked around the track.
Many Clouds was the one who won the 2015 Grand National Aintree Race. We guess this particular woman was his strongest supporter, given the message written on her pageant sash.
And let's not forget about the almighty champagne bottle.
4. KNOCK ON WOOD
When betting on a horse or supporting a jockey, you want to make sure he wins, even if this means to believe in various superstitions: blow out all your birthday candles, wear a lucky underwear, don't walk under ladders.
But do not, under any circumstances celebrate before-hand.
5. THE X-FACTOR
During the 2015 horse race, there were quite a few losers, as well. It wasn't meant to be, or maybe the jockeys were paying more attention to Rebecca Fergusson than to their horse.
Can you blame them, when she was wearing this daring pink dress with a pair of provoking jeweled purple shoes?
6. GONE WITH THE WIND
Once the race is on, the ground starts shaking under the horses' hoofs, and the wind gets angry.
If you stand too close to the race field, you might spill your beer.
7. ART WORK: 3 FOR 1
Jumping obstacles, running like mad, and putting both oneself and the horseman in danger during every race, a horse has a serious task to perform.
That's why is always good to have someone at the finish line, that helps him catch his breath, waving a fan.
8. WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK
At the Aintree Racecourse, thoroughbred horses are the main attraction, and their grace and skills are under the spotlight.
Therefore, when attending such an event, you must do your best to keep up with the etiquette. Black & white is always a good choice.
9. PICNIC DAYS
You can see many things at a horse race gathering: green fields, trained jockeys, fresh air, sunglasses and beautiful women.
So, make sure you choose to wear a dress like this at the next Aintree, to blend in perfectly.
10. LADY IN RED
Gorgeous, long gorgeous red dress with an angelic decolletage, black shoes, and natural flowers in the hair. Presumably, this woman tried her best to impress her favourite jockey, but missed just by 100 miles.
No pressure, no pressure. She'll do better next time.
Hair extensions, elegant head-gears, unearthly tight get-ups, platform shoes with sky-scraping heels, grandeur and class. At the 2015 Aintree Ladies' Day from Liverpool, you could have seen it all. Unfortunately, there were rumors about banning England's most famous race, but it did not happen.
That's why, choose a top operator that offers great content and tips around the Grand National 2017 by clicking this link, and prepare yourself to win. Next year.