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
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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