Thousands of people turned out for Ladies’ Day at Perth Racecourse today.
The glamorous event is one of the biggest days on the Tayside social calendar and revellers were able to look forward to seven races and a host of other entertainment.
Some eye-catching fashion was on show throughout the day, as an estimated 7,000 crowd packed the course, with nearly all areas of the venue sold out.
The attendance easily beat the crowd of 5,000 which turned out for the last day of the Perth Festival.
The feature race of the afternoon was to be the Totepool Handicap Hurdle – a £15,000 race – with support going to the Breast Cancer Now charity.
As well as racing, Scottish band Carbon Copy were due to perform on the VIP stage from 5.30pm.
Ladies’ Day followed on from the Hoteliers Race Night yesterday, which also featured seven races.
Hazel Peplinski, chief executive of Perth Racecourse, said ticket sales for last month’s three-day Perth Festival had increased by 31% on last year and “set the bar high” for the rest of the season.
She said: “The summer sunshine is getting everyone in the mood for more racing and we couldn’t wait for Totepool Ladies’ Day.
“Once again it generated huge interest and anticipation, and with so much happening on and off the track there was terrific value to be enjoyed.
“We’ve invested significantly in our racing this season, including for Totepool Ladies’ Day, and that is being reflected by support from some of the UK’s major trainers.
“There was to be a lot of entertainment before and after racing too, with Lovely Laura and Ben Santiago the highlight to help race-goers dance on into the summer night.”