VIDEO: Stylish women do town proud on Ladies Day

Stylish ladies from across Doncaster and beyond came out dressed up to the nines for the social highlight of the St Leger Festival.

Women travelled to the racecourse in their finest ensembles for Ladies’ Day at Doncaster racecourse.

Armthorpe outing from friends from left, Karen Porter, Nikki Parker, Helen Stewart, Julie Legdon, Sharon May, Katie Legdon, Lucie Bunting and Shelley Hall.

Armthorpe outing from friends from left, Karen Porter, Nikki Parker, Helen Stewart, Julie Legdon, Sharon May, Katie Legdon, Lucie Bunting and Shelley Hall.

One of the highlights of Ladies’ Day is always the hotly contested best dressed competition, which this year was won by Doncaster’s Jayne Walker-Ellis.

The 40-year-old sales manager teamed a stylish monochrome dress with an ornate and striking black and white ‘hatinator’.

A trip for two to New York courtesy of DFS was among Jayne’s haul of prizes, as was a Mercedes car for the weekend, tickets to London Fashion Week, and a year’s premier membership at Nuffield Health Doncaster.

Doncaster ladies did the town proud, with third place in the best dressed competition going to Bentley’s Cherrie-Leigh Pearman, wearing an eye-catching embellished cream number.

Winner (Centre) and Two runners up of DFS Best Dressed Lady 2014

Winner (Centre) and Two runners up of DFS Best Dressed Lady 2014

Mark Spincer, managing director of Doncaster Racecourse, said Ladies’ Day had, as usual, been a hugely popular fixture once again this year.

He said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the turnout for Ladies’ Day, which is undoubtedly the social highlight of the four-day St Leger Festival.

“The popularity of the occasion has grown year-on-year and so have the efforts made by the ladies of South Yorkshire to pull out all the stops in the style stakes so they stand out in front of the best dressed lady scouts and judges.

“Once again judges had an incredibly tough job on their hands, but Jayne Walker-Ellis, a local lady from Doncaster, was a really deserving best dressed lady.

Kerry, left, and her mum, Carol Woods-Hanson and their friend Louise Shaw from Cusworth and Warmsworth bring some glamour to Ladies Day.

Kerry, left, and her mum, Carol Woods-Hanson and their friend Louise Shaw from Cusworth and Warmsworth bring some glamour to Ladies Day.

“I hope she enjoys the fantastic prize package, which continues to be a huge draw on the day thanks to the tremendous support from our partners and sponsors.”

Race-goer Donna Kevan, of Zetland Road, Town Moor, said she had really enjoyed the day. The 38-year-old said: “It’s been gorgeous weather and we’re £5 up now so I’m happy!”