It’s Gold Cup day at Cheltenham, and eager revellers – including Zara Tindall and Jade Holland Cooper – were determined to go all out, donning extravagant ensembles to witness the festival’s spectacular grand finale.
Feathers and tweed were the order of the day, with many opting for chic tartan suits and fur-lined coats to keep out the early Spring chill, while others opted for St. Patrick’s Day themed costumes.
The Gold Cup is the jewel in the crown of jump racing, and racegoers ensured they stood out from the crowd for the popular event by wearing gorgeous country chic looks or bright green outfits to celebrate March 17th.
The historic society event, which dates back to the early 19th century, has unveiled a new ‘inclusive’ dress code this year, which organisers hope will make spectators feel ‘confident and at-ease’ for their visit.
But despite dresses, heels and hats no longer being mandatory, glamourous guests have still opted to pull out all the fashion stops for the annual event.
Double trouble! Two friends dressed in blazers and shorts walk hand-in-hand as they arrive at the Cheltenham Festival
Celebrities arriving at the event included Nick Knowles, 60, and his glamorous girlfriend Katie Dadzie, 32, who opted for a colourful check blazer and shorts, teamed with thigh-high boots.
Elsewhere, Jade Holland Cooper posed up a storm with her Superdry husband Julian Dunkerton at the racing event.
The British fashion designer showcased her style prowess in a pink houndstooth longline coat and matching trousers.
She teamed the vibrant outfit with a tan belt and coordinating boots, while sporting a stylish pair of sunglasses.
Meanwhile, Princess Anne’s daughter, 41, and her rugby ace husband, 44, were all smiles as they stopped for photographs upon their arrival at the historic racing event.
The couple looked typically stylish with mother-of-three Zara opting for a longline coat from Laura Green which she paired with a vibrant pink hat from Juliette Botterill.
She completed her simple yet elegant look with a pair of black boots from Stuart Weitzman and a dazzling set of earrings from Laurence Coste.
Her husband – who couldn’t resist joining some racegoers in a selfie – looked equally sophisticated in a check suit.
What a laugh! Mike and Zara Tindall couldn’t help but smile as they posed up a storm at the final day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse
Mike, dressed in a check suit, couldn’t resist joining some racegoers in a selfie
Mike Tindall and James Nesbitt pose for a photo together at the Cheltenham Festival 2023
Princess Anne’s daughter, 41, and her rugby ace husband, 44, were all smiles as they stopped for photographs upon their arrival at the historic racing event
British TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson arrives for the final day of the Cheltenham Festival
Holding an umbrella, Jeremy donned a navy suit and teamed the outfit with sunglasses
Say cheese! A group of well-dressed women pose for a photograph during day four of the race meeting
Girl power! A group of women showcase their figures in daring hemlines and chunky boots
These boots were made for walking! Glamorous racegoers put their best fashion foot forward as they attend today’s event
Celebrities arriving at the event included Nick Knowles, 60, and his glamorous girlfriend Katie Dadzie, 32, who opted for a colourful check blazer and shorts, teamed with thigh-high boots
Elsewhere, Jade Holland Cooper posed up a storm with her Superdry husband Julian Dunkerton at the racing event
The British fashion designer showcased her style prowess in a pink houndstooth longline coat and matching trousers
Check her out! Princess Anne opted for a check blazer and skirt combo when stepping out today at Cheltenham Racecourse
A royally good day out! The Princess Royal with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence
Julian Dunkerton (left) and Idris Elba ahead of day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse
Lydia Millen arriving ahead of day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse
It’s Gold Cup day at Cheltenham, and eager revellers were determined to go all out, donning extravagant ensembles to witness the festival’s spectacular grand finale
Hat’s the spirit! Beaming racegoers showcased their fabulous headpieces as they arrived at the festival today
Twinning! These racegoers opted for silver and black glittering suits as they celebrated Gold Cup day at Cheltenham
Suited and booted! These revellers opted for stylish boots, while one donned a caped dress and the other wore a blazer and shorts
Celebrity guests: Ed Westwick and Amy Jackson arrive on day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse
Going for gold: A woman showcases her stylish prowess in a gold and black ensemble as she arrives alongside a dapper man
Ready for their big day out! This group all looked equally glamorous as they arrived at the final day of Cheltenham Festival
Beaming racegoers showcased their fabulous headpieces as they arrived at the festival today – including little green hats to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Others made a statement in tweed ensembles, embracing the country chic look that’s been the star of the show at this year’s festival.
Many racegoers opted to brave the cold for the event, donning thigh-skimming mini skirts for the big day out, while others plumped for the trouser suit, in bold patterns, in a bid to marry style with comfort.
When it came to headwear, there was a sea of stylish trilby hats coming through the Festival’s doors, with others opting for striking feathered fascinators.
This year’s official dress code for the festival, posted on the event’s website, outlines exactly what racegoers should consider when choosing an outfit.
It reads: ‘For some, wearing a nice sweatshirt, pair of jeans and clean trainers is what makes them feel confident and at-ease. For others, they might prefer to turn heads with a sharp suit or glamorous dress and high heels, particularly for one of our big race meetings.
‘But whatever your tastes, the most important thing when choosing your outfit is, of course, comfort and confidence. So wear what feels right for you and will keep you feeling your best from start to finish, whatever the weather.’
Strike a pose! A glamorous racegoer smiles for the cameras as she arrives at the racing festival
Thumbs up! These racegoers couldn’t help but smile as they attended the event today
Girl squad! This group of radiant women commanded attention in their country chic attire
Looking good: This stylish group of friends opted for glamorous ensembles when attending today’s racing festival
Glam squad: Four friends pose up a storm when attending the final day of this year’s Cheltenham Festival
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This racegoer opted for a green leprechaun costume when attending today’s event
Let’s have some fizz! Ladies pose for photos with bottles of Champagne during the festival