PICTURES: Ladies take centre stage at St Leger Festival

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees
8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

Thousands of women from Doncaster came out dressed to impress for the St Leger Festival ladies day.

Whether it was to celebrate a birthday or a wedding or just to enjoy time with friends, ladies from across the borough and beyond went to Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, to enjoy the annual event.

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

The eagerly anticipated DFS best dressed contest was won by Maria Gledhill from Rossington, who has won a trip to New York.

Shesaid: “It’s fantastic, I can’t believe it.

Also soaking up the September sunshine were mother and daughter Louise Sheldon, 32, and Julie O’Donnell, 59, of Bentley.

Louise said: “It’s the first time we’ve been. We’re enjoying the day and having some champagne.”

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

8 Sept 2016..., Bset Dressed Lady Maria Gledhill at Ladies Day at the St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

8 Sept 2016..., Bset Dressed Lady Maria Gledhill at Ladies Day at the St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture Scott Merrylees

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Harriet Flint. Picture Scott Merrylees

8 Sept 2016..., Ladies Day the St Leger at Doncaster Racecourse. Harriet Flint. Picture Scott Merrylees