Chester race-goers glam up for Ladies Day as punters dodges shower to soak up the sunshine

Stylish women are bringing a dose of glamour to proceedings at the course which welcomed 15,000 punters yesterday.

Among guests were comic Paddy McGuinness and wife Christine, along with Wayne and Coleen Rooney, as glam women took centre stage

Despite the ever present threat of bad weather the ladies arrived looking ready for some sunshine.

Bright and bold colours were mixed with more muted floral prints, while some chose a monochrome look.

There were plenty of fascinators and elaborate headwear on display too as eager punters rolled up for a day of boozing and betting.

There’s also the threat of showers with temperatures peaking at about 14C.

Organisers will be hoping to avoid the a repeat of the shameful scenes that were witnessed at Goodwood races over the weekend.

Shocking video footage filmed the moment a racegoer was booted in the head as he lay unconscious after a booze-fuelled brawl.

It featured 25 louts throwing punches at each other.

But soccer star Wayne appeared cool-headed amid reports he had just agreed a deal that could see him leave Everton for Major League Soccer this summer.

One thug took a run-up before booting another man in the head as he lay unconscious on the ground.

Six men were left needing medical treatment.

The British Horseracing Authority said the violence “casts the sport in a poor light”.

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