Epsom Derby: Glamorous early arrivals bask in the sunshine with elaborate headgear

Epsom Derby: Glamorous early arrivals bask in the sunshine with elaborate headgear 1 Making the most of the hot weather, the early arrivals sported their stunning summery frocks and elaborate hats for the day of festivities at the Surrey racecourse.

Glamorous racegoers basked in the sun today as they celebrated their wins at Derby Day at Epsom Downs racecourse in Surrey.

Making the most of the hot weather, the glamorous punters sported their stunning summery frocks, three-piece suits and elaborate hats for the day of festivities.   

Keeping Covid-safe with mandatory face masks, one arrival picked a silky blue gown and oversized fascinator to cheer on the horses, while another boldly opted for an all-white look, as many made the most of the daring monochrome trend. 

Simon Cowell and his wife Lauren Silverman lead the celebrities at the Surrey race course as they were joined by their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 15,  in a box, with the couple sharing a celebratory kiss.

They were later joined by Piers Morgan and his wife  Celia Walden who had a drink together in the box.

Like many of the attendees, Laura opted for an all-white dress with a lace fascinator and nude heels while Simon sported a black and grey three-piece suit. 

The event is usually attended by the Queen, who this year has decided to skip her trip because she fears it won’t be the same with Covid restrictions in place, reports suggest. 

Instead, the monarch, 95, will watch the famous race on television from the comfort of Windsor Castle.

Trainer Charlie Appleby won his second Epsom Derby with the horse Adayar, also giving jockey Adam Kirby his first win – a 16-1 surprise.

Trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by Adam Kirby, the Godolphin-owned son of Frankel shot clear in the final furlong to give his handler a second win after Masar in 2018.

Mojo Star, a 50-1 chance, took second, with the winner’s stablemate Hurricane Lane in third.

Just peachy! Another racegoer took to social media to show off her very glamorous raceday look in a peach dress and black bag

Just peachy! Another racegoer took to social media to show off her very glamorous raceday look in a peach dress and black bag

It'll be all white on the night! One racegoer sported a lace and tulle number bold opting for one of the summer's most daring trends

It'll be all white on the night! One racegoer sported a lace and tulle number bold opting for one of the summer's most daring trends

Just peachy! Another racegoer took to social media to show off her very glamorous raceday look in a peach dress and black bag (left) while another wore all white (right)

All white! A race-goer enjoys the sunshine on the second day of the Epsom Derby Festival horse racing with elobaroate shoes and a stunning white dress

All white! A race-goer enjoys the sunshine on the second day of the Epsom Derby Festival horse racing with elobaroate shoes and a stunning white dress

All white! A race-goer enjoys the sunshine on the second day of the Epsom Derby Festival horse racing with elobaroate shoes and a stunning white dress

Beautiful in blue! Another racegoer opted for a baby blue number with a clashing red nail for the festivities in Surrey

Beautiful in blue! Another racegoer opted for a baby blue number with a clashing red nail for the festivities in Surrey

Keeping safe! One racegoer opted for a face mask and black and red lace number for her day out in Surrey

Keeping safe! One racegoer opted for a face mask and black and red lace number for her day out in Surrey

Beautiful in blue! Another racegoer opted for a baby blue number with a clashing red nail for the festivities in Surrey

Enjoying a glass! Racegoers enjoy a bottle of Moet champagne at the races as they rest on their heels in the sun

Enjoying a glass! Racegoers enjoy a bottle of Moet champagne at the races as they rest on their heels in the sun

Enjoying a glass! Racegoers enjoy a bottle of Moet champagne at the races as they rest on their heels in the sun

Simon Cowell and wife Lauren Silverman share a kiss on the balcony with sons Eric and Adam in tow

Simon Cowell and wife Lauren Silverman share a kiss on the balcony with sons Eric and Adam in tow

Simon Cowell and wife Lauren Silverman share a kiss on the balcony with sons Eric and Adam in tow

Piers Morgan took to Twitter to share a snap with Simon and their wives Celia and Lauren

Piers Morgan took to Twitter to share a snap with Simon and their wives Celia and Lauren

Piers Morgan took to Twitter to share a snap with Simon and their wives Celia and Lauren

Simon Cowell and his wife Lauren Silverman lead the celebrities at the Surrey race course as they were joined by their son Eric, seven, and Lauren's son Adam, 15 Like many of the attendees, Laura opted for an all-white dress with a lace fascinator and nude heels while Simon sported a black and grey three-piece suit.

Simon Cowell and his wife Lauren Silverman lead the celebrities at the Surrey race course as they were joined by their son Eric, seven, and Lauren's son Adam, 15 Like many of the attendees, Laura opted for an all-white dress with a lace fascinator and nude heels while Simon sported a black and grey three-piece suit.

Simon Cowell and his wife Lauren Silverman lead the celebrities at the Surrey race course as they were joined by their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 15 Like many of the attendees, Laura opted for an all-white dress with a lace fascinator and nude heels while Simon sported a black and grey three-piece suit.

Go go go! Simon and Laura were joined by their children as they looked delighted to enjoy a day in the sunshine at Epsom

Go go go! Simon and Laura were joined by their children as they looked delighted to enjoy a day in the sunshine at Epsom

Go go go! Simon and Laura were joined by their children as they looked delighted to enjoy a day in the sunshine at Epsom

Catching up: Piers Morgan, Celia Walden and Lauren Silverman enjoy a drink as they watch the races today

Catching up: Piers Morgan, Celia Walden and Lauren Silverman enjoy a drink as they watch the races today

Catching up: Piers Morgan, Celia Walden and Lauren Silverman enjoy a drink as they watch the races today

Purple perfection: Another racegoer opted for a lace sheet strapless number and pink clutch bag which while her partner sported a baby blue tie

Purple perfection: Another racegoer opted for a lace sheet strapless number and pink clutch bag which while her partner sported a baby blue tie

Purple perfection: Another racegoer opted for a lace sheet strapless number and pink clutch bag which while her partner sported a baby blue tie

Lucky red! One racegoer had clearly backed a winner as she celebrated a victory in all red attire

Lucky red! One racegoer had clearly backed a winner as she celebrated a victory in all red attire

Lucky red! One racegoer had clearly backed a winner as she celebrated a victory in all red attire

ITV racing presenter Francesca Cumani during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse looked glamorous n polka dots

ITV racing presenter Francesca Cumani during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse looked glamorous n polka dots

ITV racing presenter Francesca Cumani during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse looked glamorous n polka dots

ITV racing presenter Francesca Cumani during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse looked glamorous n polka dots

ITV racing presenter Francesca Cumani during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse looked glamorous n polka dots

Glory! Racegoers cheer as winning results come in at the Epsom Derby today

Glory! Racegoers cheer as winning results come in at the Epsom Derby today

Glory! Racegoers cheer as winning results come in at the Epsom Derby today

Three makes it a party! A trio of well-dressed ladies looked out to the horses while stunning in white and orange dresses

Three makes it a party! A trio of well-dressed ladies looked out to the horses while stunning in white and orange dresses

Three makes it a party! A trio of well-dressed ladies looked out to the horses while stunning in white and orange dresses

Suave: Many male racegoers sported three-piece suits with tie, waistcoats, and tailcoats as well as opting for top hats

Suave: Many male racegoers sported three-piece suits with tie, waistcoats, and tailcoats as well as opting for top hats

Suave: Many male racegoers sported three-piece suits with tie, waistcoats, and tailcoats as well as opting for top hats

Dressed to the nines! One couple dressed up as a girl sported a flower print skirt and one shoulder top while her male companion opted to go smart casual in brown chinos and an open-collar shirt

Dressed to the nines! One couple dressed up as a girl sported a flower print skirt and one shoulder top while her male companion opted to go smart casual in brown chinos and an open-collar shirt

Dressed to the nines! One couple dressed up as a girl sported a flower print skirt and one shoulder top while her male companion opted to go smart casual in brown chinos and an open-collar shirt

Winning big! A racegoer dressed in a top hat, and waist cost celebrates with a fist pump as his horse wins the race

Winning big! A racegoer dressed in a top hat, and waist cost celebrates with a fist pump as his horse wins the race

Winning big! A racegoer dressed in a top hat, and waist cost celebrates with a fist pump as his horse wins the race 

All red-y to go! Racegoers enjoy themselves during the 'Derby' day as they relax on a bench between races

All red-y to go! Racegoers enjoy themselves during the 'Derby' day as they relax on a bench between races

All red-y to go! Racegoers enjoy themselves during the ‘Derby’ day as they relax on a bench between races

Sunny and chic: One racegoer looked stunning in a bright yellow dress as she joined a companion in a slick navy suit

Sunny and chic: One racegoer looked stunning in a bright yellow dress as she joined a companion in a slick navy suit

Sunny and chic: One racegoer looked stunning in a bright yellow dress as she joined a companion in a slick navy suit

Racegoers chat, eat, and drink during the 'Derby' day of the Epsom Derby Festival sporting flower dresses and neutral prints

Racegoers chat, eat, and drink during the 'Derby' day of the Epsom Derby Festival sporting flower dresses and neutral prints

Racegoers chat, eat, and drink during the ‘Derby’ day of the Epsom Derby Festival sporting flower dresses and neutral prints

Monochrome memo: One racegoer looked stunning in a structured white summer dress with a cinched waist and oversized hat while her partner opted for a waistcoat and top hat

Monochrome memo: One racegoer looked stunning in a structured white summer dress with a cinched waist and oversized hat while her partner opted for a waistcoat and top hat

Bit of all white! One woman sported a white shawl and matching fascinator while her partner opted for Union jack mask

Bit of all white! One woman sported a white shawl and matching fascinator while her partner opted for Union jack mask

Monochrome memo: One racegoer looked stunning in a structured white summer dress with a cinched waist and oversized hat while her partner opted for a waistcoat and top hat

Towering heels and purple shades! This group sported purples, reds and black with high heels for the Derby day out in Surrey

Towering heels and purple shades! This group sported purples, reds and black with high heels for the Derby day out in Surrey

Towering heels and purple shades! This group sported purples, reds and black with high heels for the Derby day out in Surrey

Making the most of the hot weather, the early arrivals sported their stunning summery frocks and elaborate hats for the day of festivities. Keeping Covid-safe with mandatory face masks, one arrival picked a silky blue gown and oversized fascinator to cheer on the horses

Making the most of the hot weather, the early arrivals sported their stunning summery frocks and elaborate hats for the day of festivities. Keeping Covid-safe with mandatory face masks, one arrival picked a silky blue gown and oversized fascinator to cheer on the horses

Two women sported glamorous summer dresses and white sandals for the sunny day out at the races in Surrey

Two women sported glamorous summer dresses and white sandals for the sunny day out at the races in Surrey

Making the most of the hot weather, the early arrivals sported their stunning summery frocks and elaborate hats for the day of festivities. Keeping Covid-safe with mandatory face masks, one arrival picked a silky blue gown and oversized fascinator to cheer on the horses

Blue skies and big bets! Two gentleman relaxed ahead of the big race day in complementing reds, pinks and blues

Blue skies and big bets! Two gentleman relaxed ahead of the big race day in complementing reds, pinks and blues

Blue skies and big bets! Two gentleman relaxed ahead of the big race day in complementing reds, pinks and blues

Today was the fourth time in 75 years the Queen missed the race. The monarch also missed the 1984 Derby, when she was in France for a D-Day anniversary and in 1956, when she made a state visit to Sweden. 

Elaborate headwear was the order of the day for many, with oversized hats and flamboyant fascinators adorned with feathers, flowers and frills spotted in the enclosure.

This year the The Style Awards is open to both males and females, and seeks out to find the very best dressed racegoers on the course.

Among the top prizes include a year’s supply of dresses from Chi Chi London, a year’s supply of shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt, Jeroboam of Moët & Chandon and an exclusive Jessica Rea Headpiece, plus a personal styling consultation.

It is therefore of little surprise racegoers were keen to pull out all the stops when it came to their looks, pushing the boundaries with outfits that were both creative and elegant.

Glammed up and ready to go: One group of glamorous ladies surrounded a man at Epsom today

Glammed up and ready to go: One group of glamorous ladies surrounded a man at Epsom today

Glammed up and ready to go: One group of glamorous ladies surrounded a man at Epsom today

Pretty in prints: Many racegoers opted for chic printed dresses including polka dots in neutral colours and pleated navy floral prints

Pretty in prints: Many racegoers opted for chic printed dresses including polka dots in neutral colours and pleated navy floral prints

Pretty in prints: Many racegoers opted for chic printed dresses including polka dots in neutral colours and pleated navy floral prints

Flowerly fun! One racegoer opted for a bold sunflower print for the sunny day out which she paired with a black and white dress

Flowerly fun! One racegoer opted for a bold sunflower print for the sunny day out which she paired with a black and white dress

Face mask fashion! One racegoer wore a face mask supporting the injured jockey's fund to the races today

Face mask fashion! One racegoer wore a face mask supporting the injured jockey's fund to the races today

Flowerly fun! One racegoer opted for a bold sunflower print for the sunny day out which she paired with a black and white dress

All love! Another posed with a 'Love' face mask alongside and black hat and white dress for the day out at the Derby

All love! Another posed with a 'Love' face mask alongside and black hat and white dress for the day out at the Derby

All love! Another posed with a ‘Love’ face mask alongside and black hat and white dress for the day out at the Derby

Coordinated chic! One gentlemen opted for an orange facemask with matching tie as part of his three-piece suit while his partner teamed up a navy outfit with a silky face mask

Coordinated chic! One gentlemen opted for an orange facemask with matching tie as part of his three-piece suit while his partner teamed up a navy outfit with a silky face mask

Coordinated chic! One gentlemen opted for an orange facemask with matching tie as part of his three-piece suit while his partner teamed up a navy outfit with a silky face mask

Lady in red! Another racegoer opted for a ankle length rouge number with a co-ordinating mask and hat to enjoy the sun

Lady in red! Another racegoer opted for a ankle length rouge number with a co-ordinating mask and hat to enjoy the sun

Lady in red! Another racegoer opted for a ankle length rouge number with a co-ordinating mask and hat to enjoy the sun

Polka dot perfection! Another woman posed it a spotted dress and sipped on a PImms for her day out at the races

Polka dot perfection! Another woman posed it a spotted dress and sipped on a PImms for her day out at the races

Polka dot perfection! Another woman posed it a spotted dress and sipped on a PImms for her day out at the races

Hat tricks! A behind shot shows one racegoer in a stunning blue feather hat with a matching dress while another opted for a top hat

Hat tricks! A behind shot shows one racegoer in a stunning blue feather hat with a matching dress while another opted for a top hat

Hat tricks! A behind shot shows one racegoer in a stunning blue feather hat with a matching dress while another opted for a top hat

Popular cold-shoulder and strappy dress styles allowed many women to flash a hint of skin without putting too much on display. 

Many donned frocks in vibrant hues of pinks and reds, while some opted for softer floral floral patterns.

Others bravely channelled one of the season’s other big style trends – head-to-toe neutrals – and donned dresses in daring shades of white and beige – despite the muddy and stormy weather.

The men mostly opted for top hats and three piece suits, often matching their dates with coordinating colours.

Others instead went for a more casual look with chinos and open-collar shirts. 

Posing up a storm!  A racegoer poses for a picture with the Lester Piggott statue during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at

Posing up a storm!  A racegoer poses for a picture with the Lester Piggott statue during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at

Getting one for the 'gram! Two racegoers took selfies - complete with face masks and elaborate hats - for the day at the races

Getting one for the 'gram! Two racegoers took selfies - complete with face masks and elaborate hats - for the day at the races

 Posing up a storm!  A racegoer poses for a picture with the Lester Piggott statue during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at

Monochrome chic: One person opted for a black and white polka dot gown while their date spored a waist coat as they sipped on Pimms

Monochrome chic: One person opted for a black and white polka dot gown while their date spored a waist coat as they sipped on Pimms

Monochrome chic: One person opted for a black and white polka dot gown while their date spored a waist coat as they sipped on Pimms

Blooming gorgeous! Another racegoer opted for a floral print number with a green hat and coordinating face mask

Blooming gorgeous! Another racegoer opted for a floral print number with a green hat and coordinating face mask

Blooming gorgeous! Another racegoer opted for a floral print number with a green hat and coordinating face mask

Monochrome magic! One racegoer kept it cool in a black and white print suit while another went for an all white number

Monochrome magic! One racegoer kept it cool in a black and white print suit while another went for an all white number

Monochrome magic! One racegoer kept it cool in a black and white print suit while another went for an all white number

Let me take a selfie! Two women posed for a selfie while sporting glamorous hats and gowns at the race course

Let me take a selfie! Two women posed for a selfie while sporting glamorous hats and gowns at the race course

Let me take a selfie! Two women posed for a selfie while sporting glamorous hats and gowns at the race course 

Love Island star Chris Hughes opted for a top hand and three piece suit for the big racing day in Epsom

Love Island star Chris Hughes opted for a top hand and three piece suit for the big racing day in Epsom

Love Island star Chris Hughes opted for a top hand and three piece suit for the big racing day in Epsom

A marching band performs during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse

A marching band performs during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse

A marching band performs during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse

A member of the Red Devils Parachute display team parachutes onto the course during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse

A member of the Red Devils Parachute display team parachutes onto the course during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse

A member of the Red Devils Parachute display team parachutes onto the course during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse

Red Devils Parachute display team parachutes onto the course during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival

Red Devils Parachute display team parachutes onto the course during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival

Red Devils Parachute display team parachutes onto the course during day two of the Cazoo Derby Festival

Today is the second of two days of racing at Epsom Downs and is Derby Day, one of the biggest occasions of the summer calendar.

Held at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, the Derby was first run in 1780.

It is Britain’s richest flat horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics – the other four of which are the 2,000 Guineas Stakes, the 1,000 Guineas Stakes, the Epsom Oaks, and the St Leger Stakes.

This year’s event will be restricted due to Covid. The famous hill, where up to 100,000 people normally stand to watch the race, will be closed.

And the ticketed area will be limited to just a quarter of its usual size.

But that – and a deluge of rain – did little to put of thousands of glamorous racegoers who flocked to Epsom Downs for Ladies’ Day yesterday.

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