The Friday racing, before the Saturday of the famous flat race, The Derby, is known as Invested Ladies Day. The Oaks flat race held that day is a race for top class fillies.
Also to be seen at Epsom last Friday was some more top class fillies (sorry for sexist comment) as the ladies dress up in lovely outfits, complete with hats and very very high heeled shoes. There is a contest to award a prize to the lady with the best outfit.
Link to information about next year's Lady's Day Epsom Racecourse Lady's Day, 2016
This is where we prefer to sit, it is the far side of the course from the grandstand, and being grassy, it is excellent for a picnic. The weather was sunny, the racegoers in a fun mood, and all seemed to enjoy the day.
Some of the younger men punters stripped off their shirts, possibly to attract the attention of the ladies! There was a few little children running around, and the whole atmosphere was one of fun, excitement and enjoyment.
Away from the course is a large fairground with alarmingly frightening rides, the kind that make you throw up your picnic!
|Epsom punters and bookie.|
|The Heath, Epsom with screens in the background|
|The runners flash past rather fast - thundering hooves.|