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