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Thousands flocked to Southwell Racecourse yesterday to enjoy the Advertiser Ladies Day.

It was back on the district's calendar after missing last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

With an extra year to prepare, 7,500 people dressed to impress for the afternoon of racing, which was followed by a closely-judged style awards and live music.

Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251752)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251752)
L-R Dennis and Lillian Thompson of Coddington, Linds and Mark Wohlers of Balderton at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252471)
L-R Dennis and Lillian Thompson of Coddington, Linds and Mark Wohlers of Balderton at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252471)

For many race-goers, this was the first time they had been to Ladies Day, including Sonia Gravell, of Newark, and Margaret Hill.

Sophie Goode and Millie Ridley, also of Newark, said they bought their tickets as an opportunity to get glammed up after not being able to for so long.

They said: "We came because we just couldn't wait to get dressed up."

Millie Ridley and Sophie Goode of Newark at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252331)
Millie Ridley and Sophie Goode of Newark at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252331)
L-R Nigel Harrison and Darren Bekisz of Worksop at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251815)
L-R Nigel Harrison and Darren Bekisz of Worksop at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251815)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251936)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251936)

Sisters Lisa Rowlands and Charlotte Bridges told the Advertiser their ancestors had helped to build Southwell Racecourse.

The pair grew up in Southwell and have fond memories of their upbringing.

Laurence and Sarah Sugarman had recently moved from Nottingham to Southwell.

L-R Amanda Eade of Southwell, Lisa Rowlands, Charlotte Bridges of Southwell, Aerona Heli at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252474)
L-R Amanda Eade of Southwell, Lisa Rowlands, Charlotte Bridges of Southwell, Aerona Heli at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252474)
The crowd reacts to the final race of the day. (50251622)
The crowd reacts to the final race of the day. (50251622)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252312)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252312)

Laurence said: "We moved here at the end of February and we said we'd go because we have never come here before."

The first race began at 1.35pm with a photo finish from the winning horse, Triple Jaye, who was ridden by jockey, D. Allen.

Visitors enjoyed the bustling atmosphere and glasses of prosecco until the final race at 4.30pm.

Laurence Sugarman and Sarah Sugarman of Southwell at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252102)
Laurence Sugarman and Sarah Sugarman of Southwell at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252102)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251706)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251706)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252089)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252089)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252096)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252096)

The racing was followed by the Style Awards, where the best frocks of the day were judged by Aimee Stutchbury, from Arena Racing Company, and Newark Advertiser editor Sharon Hodkin.

After a tight competition, the title of best dressed was given to Stacey Marr, of Cotgrave, with her 1920s-inspired vintage dress.

The Style Awards finalists. (50251612)
The Style Awards finalists. (50251612)
Runners up, Sophie of Newark and Alexandra of Ollerton, with winner, Stacey of Cotgrave (50251610)
Runners up, Sophie of Newark and Alexandra of Ollerton, with winner, Stacey of Cotgrave (50251610)
Style Awards winner, Stacey (50251491)
Style Awards winner, Stacey (50251491)

"I feel amazing. I didn't think I'd win because I have my own unique style," she said.

"I'm all for re-using sustainable clothing. I made the decision about a year about a year ago to be more sustainable."

Stacey will be using her £500 prize money as extra funds for her upcoming house move.

The Chip Shop Boys at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50251485)
The Chip Shop Boys at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50251485)
Enjoying The Chip Shop Boys at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50251482)
Enjoying The Chip Shop Boys at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50251482)

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Enjoying The Chip Shop Boys at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50251468)
Enjoying The Chip Shop Boys at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50251468)

The afternoon finished with a performance from pop and rock covers group, The Chip Shop Boys.

To purchase photos from the day, please visit www.photos.iliffemedia.co.uk.

Yvonne Sutton of Old Clipstone (back centre) at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252452)
Yvonne Sutton of Old Clipstone (back centre) at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252452)
L-R Janet Zaccaria, Angela Ashworth, Elaine Leak of South Scarle, Doreen Bass. at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252449)
L-R Janet Zaccaria, Angela Ashworth, Elaine Leak of South Scarle, Doreen Bass. at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252449)
L-R Lauren Brown of Horsham, Rhianna Johnson of Edwinstowe, Sophie Kettle of Crawley, Hannah Stretton of Edwinstowe at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252447)
L-R Lauren Brown of Horsham, Rhianna Johnson of Edwinstowe, Sophie Kettle of Crawley, Hannah Stretton of Edwinstowe at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. (50252447)
L-R David Jephson, Kate Jephson, Rachael Briggs, Dave Briggs of Calverton. at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252333)
L-R David Jephson, Kate Jephson, Rachael Briggs, Dave Briggs of Calverton. at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252333)
L-R Louise Cheng, Joanne Picker, Adrianna West, Jodie Mills, David Billington, Katy Robb, Rebecca Stone. All from Howdens, Newark at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252329)
L-R Louise Cheng, Joanne Picker, Adrianna West, Jodie Mills, David Billington, Katy Robb, Rebecca Stone. All from Howdens, Newark at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252329)
Mad Dog and The Sophisticats entertaining the crowds Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252324)
Mad Dog and The Sophisticats entertaining the crowds Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252324)
L-R Laura Shreeves of Burton Joyce, Laura Clarke of Calverton, Leoni Carter of Lowdham at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252327)
L-R Laura Shreeves of Burton Joyce, Laura Clarke of Calverton, Leoni Carter of Lowdham at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252327)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252316)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252316)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252310)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252310)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252308)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252308)
L-R Lisa Barker of Coddington and Laura Francis of Balderton at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252306)
L-R Lisa Barker of Coddington and Laura Francis of Balderton at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252306)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252121)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252121)
L-R Chelsea Hill, Katie Orridge, Kate Lee of Fiskerton, Sarah Huffen of Southwell, Amber Waterfield Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252110)
L-R Chelsea Hill, Katie Orridge, Kate Lee of Fiskerton, Sarah Huffen of Southwell, Amber Waterfield Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252110)
L-R Jack Burrows, Brian Matto, Luke Sowter, Harry Grout, George Barker of West Bridgford Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252108)
L-R Jack Burrows, Brian Matto, Luke Sowter, Harry Grout, George Barker of West Bridgford Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252108)
L-R Bahrak Bahrami,and Jess Andrews with Amber Smith of Fernwood. Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252106)
L-R Bahrak Bahrami,and Jess Andrews with Amber Smith of Fernwood. Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252106)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252104)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50252104)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251965)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251965)
L-R Ellie Marrian, Georgie Cooper, Bella Reed, Amelia Wright, Victoria Harker, Alice Stubbs. All from the Bingham area at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251962)
L-R Ellie Marrian, Georgie Cooper, Bella Reed, Amelia Wright, Victoria Harker, Alice Stubbs. All from the Bingham area at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251962)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251860)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251860)
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Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251856)
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Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251745)
L-R Sue Holland and Val Taylor of Ashby-De-La-Zouch at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251737)
L-R Sue Holland and Val Taylor of Ashby-De-La-Zouch at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251737)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251721)
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251721)
L-R Paula Nelson, Charlotte Kabanagh, Rachael Heppell, Sam Haul at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251713)
L-R Paula Nelson, Charlotte Kabanagh, Rachael Heppell, Sam Haul at Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251713)
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Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251632)
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Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251630)
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Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251620)
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Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251624)
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Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251616)
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Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse (50251614)


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