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Grand National Festival: Live action from Ladies Day at Aintree Racecourse

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Grand National Festival: Live action from Ladies Day at Aintree Racecourse
Ladies Day Aintree 2024 - Style Awards - The Guide Liverpool

Ladies Day is Liverpool’s most fabulous event and today, April 12, Aintree Racecourse will welcome race-goers in their thousands to the second day of the Randox Grand National Festival 2024.

As always, we at The Guide will be there giving live coverage, on and off the course, so it goes without saying we’re very excited!

Our very own Jay Hynd will be joined by Gemma Cutting and Pete Price, at the Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse… they will be bringing you the latest in what’s going on at this year’s Ladies Day

Keep checking our socials to see the highlights of the day, and tagging us in all of your pictures!

Yesterday was an absolutely fantastic day and today’s event is set to be even bigger and better, with entertainment from the incredible Chris Stark, Toni James Band – and of course the iconic Style Awards are back.

Our Gem will be on the judges panel again this year representing The Guide Liverpool.


5.03pm

We reflect on an incredible Ladies Day 2024 at Aintree Racecourse


4.19pm

Meet the winners of this year’s Ladies Day Style Awards

Gemma chats to Claire Illingworth and Ainsley Briscoe winners of the two Best Dressed Awards, and also Sally Ann Morgan who was winner of this year’s new award for The Most Sustainably Dressed.


3.29pm

What a view!

There’s something magical about the views from the stands overlooking this iconic Racecourse.


3.18pm

The winners of this year’s Style Awards are announced

This Year's Style Awards winners (R-L)Claire Illingworth, Sally Ann Morgan, and Ainsley Briscoe
This Year’s Style Awards winners (R-L)Claire Illingworth, Sally Ann Morgan, and Ainsley Briscoe

Claire Illingworth and Ainsley Briscoe were winners of the two Best Dressed Awards.

They each pick up a £4,000 River Island voucher, two Garden Club tickets to next year’s Ladies Day at the Randox Grand National Festival, a Randox Health Full Body Everywoman or Everyman package plus a £250 voucher from House of Cavani.

Sally Ann Morgan was winner of this year’s new award for The Most Sustainably Dressed, specially designed to reward the person who’d shown style didn’t have to cost a fortune, with an outfit from a resale site like Vinted or Depop, a vintage or charity shop buy, or a look that’s been recycled.

They will receive a £2,000 River Island voucher, two Garden Club tickets to the 2025 Ladies Day, a Randox Health Full Body Everywoman or Everyman package plus a £250 voucher for Virgin Experience Days.

Runners up for Best Dressed were named as Lewis Connolly and Olivia Laveric, with Emily Bull runner up in the Most Sustainably Dressed Award.

Read more here.


2:55pm

What a day at Aintree Races so far

Pete is out and about having a laugh with racegoers and getting you all the latest goings on.


2.50pm

More outfits from todays Pink Carpet

Josh will be going live on Instagram at 3pm ready for the winners of this year’s Style Awards to be revealed.


2.23pm

The judges are getting to work

Ladies Day Style Awards 2024 judges get to work. (L-R) Emily Sleight, Gemma Cutting, Frankie Foster - with their 2 little helpers. Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool
Ladies Day Style Awards 2024 judges get to work. (L-R) Emily Sleight, Gemma Cutting, Frankie Foster – with their 2 little helpers. Aintree Racecourse – The Guide Liverpool

Gemma Cutting from The Guide Liverpool, Frankie Foster and Emily Sleight from the Liverpool Echo (plus two little helpers) have began judging the Style Awards now that entries are closed. The winners will be announced around 3.10pm.


2.19pm

Even MORE stunning looks

The competition for the winner of the Style Awards this year is very high.


2.00pm

We are loving some of the looks at Aintree today.

Our latest video is filled with contenders for the Style Award which is announced at 3.10pm – Good luck everyone!


1.42pm

More glamorous outfits at Ladies Day


1.21pm

Pete Price has been let loose at Aintree

It’s not just the horses who are at the start line, Pete is ready and raring to go too. He’s off to chat to the many Ladies Day attendee’s


1.04pm

More incredible outfits at Aintree today

@theguideliverpool

Some of the looks for #LadiesDay so far at Aintree Racecourse as Day Two of the Randox Grand National Festival. 👗🤩 #liverpool #liverpooltiktok #fyp #viral #grandnational #liverpoolcity

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Don’t forget to follow us on TikTok for even more coverage of Ladies Day at Aintree Racecourse.


12.55pm

The crowds are gathering nicely at Aintree


12.12pm

Watch as Gem meets some of the best dressed so far

The style stakes are VERY high this year. If you’re wanting to take part in this year’s Style Awards you have until 2.20pm to enter at one the Style Pods around Aintree Racecourse.


11.40am

More stunning outfits at Ladies Day

Don’t forget if you’re at Aintree today you have until 2.20pm to enter the Style Awards. Find one of the Style Pods and get your picture taken… it’s that easy!


11.04am

Stunning outfits are hitting the Pink Carpet

There’s already some gorgeous garments here at Ladies Day today – we’re getting really excited for the Style Awards this afternoon!


11.01am

And we’re offf!

Jay, Gem & Pete launch today’s coverage and have found the Style Award prize!


10.40am

The team at The Guide Liverpool are ready!

(L-R) Pete Price, Jay Hynd, Gemma Cutting from The Guide Liverpool ready for the Grand National Festival: Ladies Day 2024 at Aintree Racecourse
(L-R) Pete Price, Jay Hynd, Gemma Cutting from The Guide Liverpool ready for the Grand National Festival: Ladies Day 2024 at Aintree Racecourse

Jay, Gem, and Pete are as excited as ever to bring you all the latest goings on at Ladies Day today!


10.31am

The Gates are open!


10.24am

The Pink Carpet is ready

Pink Carpet - Ladies Day 2024 - Grand National Festival - Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool
Pink Carpet – Ladies Day 2024 – Grand National Festival – Aintree Racecourse – The Guide Liverpool

Gates open at 10.30am. We hope you all have a fabulous day!


10.14am

Merseyrail is bringing the entertainment

Have you noticed the street entertainers around Aintree station? There’s also a fantastic DJ set to get you in the party mood as you head over to Aintree Racecourse.


10.02am

What you can win for this year’s Style Awards?

Grand National Festival - Ladies Day 2024 - The Guide Liverpool
Grand National Festival – Ladies Day 2024 – The Guide Liverpool

For the first time ever there will be two Best Dressed racegoers plus a Most Sustainably Dressed, so three chances to win a fantastic prize package. 

The two Best Dressed will each pick up a £4,000 River Island voucher, two Garden Club tickets to next year’s Ladies Day at the Randox Grand National Festival, a Randox Health Full Body Everywoman or Everyman package plus a £250 voucher from House of Cavani.

The Most Sustainably Dressed will receive a £2,000 River Island voucher, two Garden Club tickets to the 2025 Ladies Day, a Randox Health Full Body Everywoman or Everyman package plus a £250 voucher for Virgin Experience Days.

Both categories of the contest are open to women and men, so best dressed could actually be best suited, it’s all about who wears it well on the day. Most Sustainably Dressed will include pre-owned outfits from one of the resale sites like Vinted or Depop, or a vintage shop or charity shop buy, or a look that’s somehow been recycled in a stylish way. Then it’s all down to who impresses the judges most.


9.33am

Don’t forget to pick up your flip flops

Credit: Merseyrail
Credit: Merseyrail

Treat your feet after a day in heels at the Grand National Ladies Day with the iconic Merseyrail flip flops – available to pick up for FREE at Aintree Station.


8.20am

When do gates open for Ladies Day?

Aintree Racecourse - The Guide Liverpool - Grand National 2024 Opening Day
Aintree Racecourse – The Guide Liverpool – Grand National 2024 Opening Day

Gates open earlier today at 10.30am. So make sure you get a good Raceday Breakfast down you – it’s gonna be a good one!


8.01am

Ladies Day Style Awards

For the first time ever there will be two Best Dressed racegoers plus a Most Sustainably Dressed, so three chances to win a fantastic prize package. 

Are you looking to take part in this year’s Style Awards?

The organisers at Aintree have made it super easy to take part in this year’s Style Awards. Look out for Style Pods which you just step into, give your details in, you’ll be photographed and that’s it – that’s your entry.

Entries close at 2.20pm, all the photos will go to the panel of judges to decide and then the winners will be announced at around 3.10pm. 

Take a look at our chat with last year’s winner Sian Jones below:

Find out everything you need to know here.


7.47am

Travelling to Aintree

Aintree Station. Credit: Merseyrail
Aintree Station. Credit: Merseyrail

The easiest way to travel to Aintree Racecourse is by train. Merseyrail have updated their timetable for travelling to today’s Grand National. They are operating a seven-and-a-half minute service running between Liverpool city centre and Aintree station. 

To keep updated with Merseyrail and their times check out their website.


Grand National Festival – Ladies Day: 7.34am

Weather forecast for today

Grand National Festival - Ladies Day - 2023
Grand National Festival – Ladies Day – 2023

Boss news! No Rain is expected today but it will be a bit windy with gusts up to 23mph.

Temperatures are between 11°C – 16°C.

Cloudy conditions will continue all day.

Keep checking back for more updates about Ladies Day at the Grand National here at The Guide Liverpool.

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