IT WAS glamour all the way as Ladies Day came to Chester Races.
A crowd of 23,021 attended the event last Thursday, the second of the popular three-day May meeting.
Chief executive Richard Thomas said: “We’re delighted, the crowd is up overall for the day but slightly down on the open course.”
Friday’s attendance was 25,159 and as the three-day festival meeting closed Mr Thomas said:
“It’s been fantastic, to have attendance of nearly 65,000 over three days, in these times. The crowd is very good-humoured.”
Grand National-winning jockey Bob Champion visited Chester racecourse as part of his 60:60 charity challenge.
The racing legend is visiting race meetings at all 60 racecourses in Britain in 60 days and travelled from Ffos Las this morning to Chester.
To donate and buy a raffle ticket for the prize draw, visit www.champions6060. org.uk.
All proceeds will be shared equally between the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Racing returns to the Roodee on Saturday, May 22, for Roman Day.