December 6 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 19, 2013
High heels and high drama brought Great Yarmouth Racecourse’s Eastern Festival to a close today.
Despite this afternoon’s gloomy weather, there were feathers on fascinators and eye-catching colours on show for the Ladies Day event.
More than 4,000 people attended the flat races with thousands of women from all over Norfolk dressing their best for the annual event.
Braving the wind and drizzle, judges picked out their best dressed lady of the day in the parade ring and prizes were donated by Bartholomew jewellers in Yarmouth.
Racecourse general manager Glenn Tubby said: “We’ve had a lovely day, not such great weather, but the ladies were fantastic and still dressed up in their hats and heels. The parade ring was packed with people for the best dressed contest which was great to see.”
Mr Tubby said numbers for this year’s Eastern Festival were slightly down on last year, with about 13,000 people through the gates over the past three but feedback was hugely positive.
The course will hold two more race days before the year is out, finishing with the family-friendly season finale on October 29.