Racegoers at Saturday’s Newbury’s Super Sprint were photographed in daring dresses with cutouts, plunging necklines and high hems as they struggled to stay cool amid the heat.
Temperatures at Berkshire racecourse were set to hit around 30C today amid the UK heatwave.
Despite dressing for the heat, some revelers were even seen kicking off their shoes and having drinks as they tried to avoid overheating under the blazing sun.
The day’s events with around six races and an appearance by Craig David took place despite the high temperatures.
Racegoers in Newbury today opted for daring dresses with high hems and cut-outs to stay cool amid the UK heatwave
Despite dressing for the heat, some revelers were seen kicking off their shoes and downing drinks as they tried to avoid overheating
One guest chose a black dress with a deep scoop neckline and a thigh-high slit for the hot day
Daring: Toe-free strappy sandals and mini dresses were popular with the guests, who were not impressed by the high temperatures
Bottom up! Meanwhile, others appeared to be enjoying the heat in a positive way as they donned sundresses and shades and clutched cool pints of beer
Refreshing pints: These women carried pints of beer as the sun beat down on the racecourse all afternoon
This race-goer kicked off her shoes, headed for the shade and sipped on a cool drink amid the blistering heat
Super Sprint Saturday was created in 1991 and is taking place for the 31st time this year.
The day’s events, which featured around six races plus a performance by Craig David, took place despite the hot weather.
Despite the hot temperatures, crowds gathered to watch the day’s racing action, which spanned around six races
Aerial photos of the ground today show people gathering in large groups to watch the action, unfazed by the heatwave
Racing action got underway at 1.15pm today with the bet365 EBF Novice Stakes being won by Hectic, ridden by PJ Dobbs.
In the second race, the Steventon Stakes at 1:50 p.m., Grocer Jack, ridden by Tom Marquand, secured first place.
At the Highclere Castle Gin Cup Stakes at 14:25 Reshoun, ridden by Jim Crowley, was victorious.
Minzaal, ridden by Jim Crowley, won the Hackwood Stakes at 3:00 p.m. and Eddie’s Boy, ridden by Hollie Doyle, won the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes at 3:30 p.m.
The last race, the Lifetime In Racing Award Winner British EBF Premier Fillies Handicap, was won by Morgan Fairy, ridden by Hollie Doyle.
Pat Dobbs on Hectic wins the bet365 EBF Novice Stakes at Newbury Racecourse today
Tom Marquand on Grocer Jack wins the bet365 Stakes (aka Steventon Stakes) at Newbury Racecourse
Jim Crowley on Reshoun wins the Highclere Castle Gin Cup Stakes at Newbury Racecourse during today’s Supersprint Saturday
Minzaal driven by Jim Crowley (centre) on his way to victory in the bet365 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury Racecourse today
Eddie’s Boy ridden by Hollie Doyle on his way to winning the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes
Morgan Fairy ridden by Hollie Doyle (right) on his way to winning the Lifetime In Racing Award Winner British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap today
Hollie Doyle celebrates winning the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes on Eddie’s Boy