Off To The Races No.2: Ladies’ Day






This year sees the 300th Anniversary of Royal Ascot – but Ladies’ Day has only been a feature of the festival since 1823.



It was in this year that one poetic soul described Gold Cup day – traditionally the Thursday – as “Ladies’ Day, when the women, like angels, look sweetly divine”. The name caught on and Ladies’ Day was born.




In 1976, Dame Edna Everage attended Ladies’ Day wearing a four-foot replica of Sydney Opera House on her head. His head. Er… her head.


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