Cheltenham 2020: All the outfits

Cheltenham 2020: All the outfits

Guests turned up the glamour as they arrived for the final day at the Cheltenham Festival in Gloucestershire today, brushing aside coronavirus fears. 

Racegoers were seen in an array of stylish ensembles, matching hats and sky-scraper heels as they prepared for day four of the frivolities, which originated in 1860. 

Not letting the cool weather rain on their parade, many female racegoers were pictured braving the chill to attend Gold Cup Day, where the ‘cream of the crop’ race each other, in style. 

This week the World Health Organisation officially declared the outbreak a pandemic and the number of confirmed cases in the UK rising to 458 – an increase of 85 in a single day. 

Guests turned up the glamour as they arrived for the final day at the Cheltenham Festival in Gloucestershire today, brushing aside coronavirus fears

Racegoers were seen in an array of stylish ensembles, matching hats and sky-scraper heels as they prepared for day four of the frivolities, which originated in 1860

Checks, tartan clashing fabrics and 90s inspired ensembles were the theme of the day, with glamorous guests channelling country chic. 

Elsewhere royal guests were in attendance too, with separated couple Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, 42, and his wife Autumn, 41, arriving for another day of festivities, proving they are on good terms despite recently announcing their split.

Princess Anne was pictured arriving in a stylish green hat and coat and ensemble and dark shades. 

The four-day event is held just a short drive from Gatcombe Park, Princess Anne’s Gloucestershire estate where Autumn and Peter continue to live while they co-parent their daughters, Savannah, nine, and Isla, seven. 

It was reported last month that Peter and Autumn informed their families of their ‘amicable’ decision to divorce ‘at the end of last year’ after deciding it was ‘the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship’. 

On Monday a Cheltenham Racecourse spokesman confirmed there were no plans to postpone the event, saying: ‘British Racing has been in close communication with the Government.

‘We welcome the guidance that the business of the country should continue as usual at this time, while ensuring we adhere to the latest public health advice in full.’ 

Feeling blue! Many racegoers brightened up the grey day with shades of baby blue and soft greys in dresses, tartan and oversized blazers

Racegoers elsewhere showed off their best fascinators as they arrived for the final day of the festivities today

Country chic! Meanwhile others went for tweed and suede, clashing textures and patterns and completing their looks with a top hat

Amy Williams (left) and Victoria Pendleton (centre) arriving for day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

 This week the World Health Organisation officially declared the outbreak a pandemic and the number of confirmed cases in the UK rising to 458 – an increase of 85 in a single day – but guests still made the most of the day

Faux fur and fedora hats! Over the knee boots were another big theme to keep warm in style as the women descended on Cheltenham

The Princess Royal during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

Hats and feathers! Guests looked chic in tweed, suits and hats as they looked in good spirits ahead of the grand finale

Nick Knowles arriving for day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

Peter and Autumn Phillips were seen getting on wonderfully as they watched the races today

Princess Anne was pictured arriving in a stylish green hat and coat and ensemble and dark shades (left) while Kirsty Gallacher looked chic during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

Racegoers cheer on a runner in the JCB Triumph Hurdle during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

Lily Allen was seen holding her head in despair as she watched a race at Cheltenham festival today

Hand sanitiser stations have also been installed at Cheltenham Racecourse in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The news comes after Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that events such as Cheltenham should go ahead as planned despite cancellations and postponements being made public in other European countries.

We are guided by the facts and we are guided by the evidence,’ he told BBC Breakfast.   

‘At the moment the advice is clear from the chief medical officer: there isn’t a need to cancel such events.’

The annual horse racing event, the first of the spring calender, ends on Friday.

Elsewhere royal guests were in attendance too, with separated couple Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, 42, and his wife Autumn, 41, arriving for another day of festivities, proving they are on good terms despite recently announcing their split. Autumn wore a Really Wild coat and Camilla Rose hat, Maje boots and a William and son hat

Left: It was reported last month that Peter and Autumn (seen) informed their families of their ‘amicable’ decision to divorce ‘at the end of last year’. Left: Right: Josh Cuthbert and Chloe Lloyd arriving for day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

Racegoers using hand sanitiser dispensers due to the coronavirus outbreak during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

Joining the royal brigade! Mike and Zara Tindall  were pictured arriving  to the final day of Cheltenham, with Zara donning a purple Claire Mischevani coat, a Trilogy Stores dress, a Sarah Cant Millenary hat, Laurnce Coste earrings, and Aspinal bag and coordinating Kurt Geiger heels along with a matching hat while Mike looked dapper in an overcoat

At the 2018 festival there were six horse deaths, leading to a BHA review into equine safety and recommendations for reduced field size numbers at Cheltenham and a pre-race veterinary check for all runners at the festival.

At the 2019 festival there were three horse deaths, leading to another BHA review.

On Monday some horses had already arrived at the course by the time news of the latest case of coronavirus was made official, leading some racing fans to worry about the possibility of a last-minute change to the schedule. 

Tragically, Copper Gone West was the first horse to die at the Cheltenham Festival this year, following a fatal injury. 

Checkmate! Lily Allen (left) looked chic in a printed trench and suede boots, while fellow racegoers turned heads in stylish ensembles (right)

Hand sanitizers are put into place during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecours

No self isolating here! Racegoers arrive during day four of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

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