Racegoers put their best foot forward as they arrived for the last day of Aintree today, for the first Grand National since 2019, after the event took a two-year hiatus due to Covid.

This week has seen a return to the pre-pandemic years, with racegoers coming to the course in their droves to have a flutter on the horses. 

And once again, despite the weather reports looking less than optimum, attendees poured into the race ground, including football pundit Chris Kamara, defence secretary Ben Wallace, and royal Zara Tindall.

Aintree is known for its flesh-baring outfits, and true to form, since the three-day event kicked-off on Thursday, visitors have been snapped in a range of flashy outfits including open-toed heels, lace jumpsuits, and dresses without jackets – despite the winds and maximum temperatures of 10C.  

Suits you: attendees at Aintree today made sure they were dressed for the day’s frivolities, opting to make a statement in loud, brightly coloured suits

These men went all out, buying a row of pints to drink while watching the runners and riders

Meanwhile, this couple looked aghast during a race - perhaps worried they were going to lose money on a bet

Many got into the party spirit, downing pints of beer as they watched the runners and riders, and put bets on the horses during Grand National day

Colourful: this racegoer opted to wear a rainbow coloured suit as he rocked up to day 3 of Aintree, showing that men can oull off bright outfits as well as the ladie

Colourful: this racegoer opted to wear a rainbow coloured suit as he rocked up to day 3 of Aintree, showing that men can oull off bright outfits as well as the ladie

One guest was forced to use part of her outfit as an umbrella, holding it over her head as she shielded from the drizzle

All smiles: despite the rain, these ladies looked happy to be at the event, on the final day of the three-day festival

Despite drizzle threatening to ruin the day, some hardy racegoers seemed committed to their warm weather outfits, flaunting their legs in light skirts, and opting for open shoes

Rain poured down on racegoers, who were forced to take shelter under their coats - or simply brave the weather and run through the grounds

Rain poured down on racegoers, who were forced to take shelter under their coats – or simply brave the weather and run through the grounds

Hungry revellers were seen packing themselves into the food court area, perhaps hoping that a snack would distract them from the downpour

Hungry revellers were seen packing themselves into the food court area, perhaps hoping that a snack would distract them from the downpour

This man matched his tartan suit with yellow, black, and white checks with a pair of yellow-rimmed sunglasses

Meanwhile, this woman matched at dark red dress, made from a cutout fabric, with black accessories

In the red: Ainstree is as much about the clothing as the racing, and these attendees took full advantage of the event to break down striking outfits in red 

A full-length lace bodysuit was the order of the day for one attendee, while her friend opted for a dress

One racegoer rather optimistically donned shades for the event - despite the grey skies

A touch of drizzle wasn’t enough to encourage these women to stay inside, and they stepped out for the occasion dressed in glamorous Spring-style outfits

This couple chose to wear complementary suits, with the man adding a bit of sparkle to his look with a pair of glittery silver loafers

This couple chose to wear complementary suits, with the man adding a bit of sparkle to his look with a pair of glittery silver loafers

Time for a tipple: revellers were pictured getting into the party spirit, with pints in hand, as they wandered around the raceground

Time for a tipple: revellers were pictured getting into the party spirit, with pints in hand, as they wandered around the raceground 

These women coordinated, opting for similar satin dresses in complemetary shades of blue and white

However, these attendees decided against braving the elements unprotected, and covered up in warm coats

Weather appropriate: While some of Aintree’s guests seemed determined to bare all, despite the cool temperatures, others wrapped up with warm coats over their Spring frocks

Ready to party! Racegoers showed up to the last day of Aintree today, and despite the bracing temperatures, some opted to show off their bare legs and arms in dresses and jumpsuits

Ready to party! Racegoers showed up to the last day of Aintree today, and despite the bracing temperatures, some opted to show off their bare legs and arms in dresses and jumpsuits

This lady opted for a nude, lace covered micro minidress as her outfit for Grand National day

Meanwhile, this woman's hairdo was all a flutter, as she donned a hairband decorated with butterflies

Despite two days of bad weather, some racegoers were committed to showing off a Spring look today, and steeped out wearing light clothing instead of waterproofs 

A bar person pours glasses of bubbly as attendees prepare to enjoy a tipple and get rowdy during day 3 of Ainstree

A bar person pours glasses of bubbly as attendees prepare to enjoy a tipple and get rowdy during day 3 of Ainstree

Today was no different, with some ladies spotted baring their arms and legs, as well as optimistically opting for sunglasses, although others wrapped up more sensibly against the bracing temperatures, sporting suits and thicker jackets. 

Around 150,000 people are expected to attend the three-day festival, making it one of the largest of its kind in the world, with more than £25 million expected to be spent on bets.

And the revelry doesn’t stop there: previously the event, which is now in its 183rd year, has seen attendees down a staggering 20,000 bubbly to get into the party spirit.  

Away from the track, a further 500 million people in more than 140 countries are expected to tune in to watch the action. 

Soldiers guard the tent where the race winners trophies are kept prior to their presentation, including the trophy for the Grand National winner

Soldiers guard the tent where the race winners trophies are kept prior to their presentation, including the trophy for the Grand National winner

Zara Tindall, the Queen's granddaughter, was among the attendees at Aintree today, and was snapped watching the runners and riders

Also seen at Aintree today was Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, who was pictured while watching one of the races

Among the racegoers at Aintree today, the third day of the event and Grand National day, were royal Zara Tindall (pictured, left) and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (pictured, right)

Wet: Images from the day show racegoers making their bets with bookmakers, who are protected from the drizzle by umbrellas

Wet: Images from the day show racegoers making their bets with bookmakers, who are protected from the drizzle by umbrellas

Meanwhile, mobile beer and wine sellers parade the grounds, making sure attendees' drinks are kept well topped up throughout the day

Meanwhile, mobile beer and wine sellers parade the grounds, making sure attendees’ drinks are kept well topped up throughout the day

Odds for the races are displayed by book keepers, ready for gamblers to come and take a punt

Racegoers react as they anxiously watch the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle during Grand National Day of Ainstree 2022

Having a flutter: Odds are displayed for people who want to place a bet. Meanwhile, anxious guests watch a race, nervously awaiting the result

While many racegoers opted to wear muted, pastel tones, this lady chose to sport a more eye-catching look, wearing a plethora of neon tones, topped with a scarlet hat

While many racegoers opted to wear muted, pastel tones, this lady chose to sport a more eye-catching look, wearing a plethora of neon tones, topped with a scarlet hat

Tights, a thick coat, a faux fur stole, and hat were the outfit of choice for one racegoer who seemed determined to keep warm

Chris Kamara (pictured) also dressed more appropriately for the weather, adding a waistcoat for an extra layer underneath his blazer

Not everyone chose style over comfort, and some, like this racegoer (right), wrapped up against the cold in a think pink coat. Meanwhile, football pundit Chris Kamara was snapped entering the event wearing a grey three-piece suit

Another couple were snapped looking cosy, sporting tweed and sheepskin coats, ready to face today's temperatures, which are not set to exceed 9C

Another couple were snapped looking cosy, sporting tweed and sheepskin coats, ready to face today’s temperatures, which are not set to exceed 9C

The runners and riders in action during the Charlie Todd riding Party Business Construction Handicap Hurdle at Aintree Racecourse

The runners and riders in action during the Charlie Todd riding Party Business Construction Handicap Hurdle at Aintree Racecourse

Racegoers look pensive as they watch an event during day 3 of Aintree 2022, with many undoubtedly having placed a bet on the race

Excitement: one woman can barely contain her glee, watching the runners and riders during day 3

Anxious crowds watch the action during day 3 of Aintree 2022, the first time the public have been able to attend the event since 2019, after Covid forced organisers to hold it behind closed doors

Charlie Todd riding Party Business (pictured left, in red) clear the last to win The EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle at Aintree

Charlie Todd riding Party Business (pictured left, in red) clear the last to win The EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle at Aintree

The biggest competition, the 30-jump handicap steeplechase, takes place on Saturday, making today the most exciting for many racegoers. 

Less promising, however, could be the weather, after the Met office warned that today’s weather won’t be optimum for outdoor events, with top temperatures not expected to exceed 9C, and breezes predicted throughout the afternoon.

The Randox Grand National 2022, which is held at Aintree racecourse, runs from April 7 to April 9.



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