Racegoers dazzle at Great Yarmouth’s Ladies Day

Kelly-Ann Hanley and Sarah Tarrant enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth.

Kelly-Ann Hanley and Sarah Tarrant enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Dressed to the nines ladies held onto their hats on a windy race day in Great Yarmouth.

Horse racing action from the third day of the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. Ladies day at Yarmo

Horse racing action from the third day of the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. Ladies day at Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The annual three day Eastern Festival of Racing attracted a stylish crowd, chinking glasses and proving to be winners in the fashion stakes.

For groups of friends it was a chance to get dressed up for one of the biggest days in the racing calendar.

And while half the eyes were trained on the racing action many more were people-watching taking in the floaty dresses and wide-brimmed hats.

With over £220,000 in prize money up for grabs the event attracts a crowd of some 15,000 people over three days.

Horse racing action from the third day of the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. Ladies day at Yarmo

Horse racing action from the third day of the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. Ladies day at Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher


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The best dressed competition was sponsored by intu Chapelfield whose team of style spotters, including Norfolk-based fashion bloggers scanned the crowds for those who went the extra furlong to pull off the perfect look.

Off the shoulder dresses were very much in evidence with high heels and elaborate fascinators adding a touch of glamour.

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Horse racing action from the third day of the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. Ladies day at Yarmo

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Kelly-Ann Hanley and Sarah Tarrant enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth.

Kelly-Ann Hanley and Sarah Tarrant enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Amanda Miller and Anna Burgess enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth.

Amanda Miller and Anna Burgess enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Pearl Smith and Anita Gillman enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth.

Pearl Smith and Anita Gillman enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Jane Savage, Julie Thomas and Mary South enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmout

Jane Savage, Julie Thomas and Mary South enjoying ladies day at the 2018 Eastern Fesitval at Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

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