Thursday (June 17) was Ladies Day at The Royal Ascot horserace meeting in England - the traditional day when women racegoers wear their biggest and most flamboyant hats.
GV Entrance of course
GV Crowd at side of track
GV Finish of Ascot Gold Cup.
Sagaro was the 15-8 on favourite. He trailed the field of seven as they approached the straight. Piggott then brought him wide and he finished a convincing winner. Crash Course ran second and Sea Anchor third.
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Background: Thursday (June 17) was Ladies Day at The Royal Ascot horserace meeting in England - the traditional day when women racegoers wear their biggest and most flamboyant hats.
SYNOPSIS: People travel from all over the world to take part in the annual carnival atmosphere of Royal Ascot. This year the day was marred by overcast weather -- but this didn't deter the crowds.
Fashions, some more eyecatching than practical, provided part of a good day's entertainment for all.
Many an aspiring model has made her debut at Royal Ascot - the place where everyone goes to look at everyone else.
Inside the course, the atmosphere is slightly more serious. Once the ladies have finished their show, the racing begins. This year, champion jockey Lester Piggott won on the French-trained horse Sagaro. it was Piggott's seventh Ascot Gold Cup win. BBC Commentator Peter O'Sullivan describes the finish of the race.