Finally feeling glorious! Goodwood revellers don floral frocks and VERY daring necklines on day two

It’s day two at Goodwood, and eager racegoers revelled in the return of summer after yesterday’s washout.

Floral frocks and bright colours were the order of the day as smiley guests flooded through the doors of the Sussex racecourse this morning.

It was a far cry from yesterday’s scenes, which saw revellers battling the gale force winds with umbrellas and plastic ponchos. 

Today is the second of five days of top quality horseracing at the Qatar Goodwood Festival in Chichester, which attracts some of the best equine athletes in the world.

Floral frocks and bright colours were the order of the day as smiley guests flooded through the doors of the Chichester racecourse this morning

Floral frocks and bright colours were the order of the day as smiley guests flooded through the doors of the Chichester racecourse this morning

Floral frocks and bright colours were the order of the day as smiley guests flooded through the doors of the Chichester racecourse this morning

Many female racegoers this morning donned extravagant headgear and summer pastel shades as they arrived for day two of Goodwood

Many female racegoers this morning donned extravagant headgear and summer pastel shades as they arrived for day two of Goodwood

Many female racegoers this morning donned extravagant headgear and summer pastel shades as they arrived for day two of Goodwood

The main event this afternoon is the £1million Qatar Sussex Stakes – one of the highlights of the flat racing season.

It’s previously been won by the peerless Frankel, the French sensation Solow and in 2017, by the 20/1 shot Here Comes When. 

A resurgent Too Darn Hot is tipped to continue Frankie Dettori’s Group One dominance in the 3.35 race, though Lord Glitters looks capable of spoiling the party.

Yesterday Dettori was victorious in the Qatar Goodwood Cup with his horse Stradivarius, taking home the £500,000 prize pot.

Dress codes at Goodwood vary depending on the enclosure; Richmond is its most stylish and exclusive, so female guests are recommended to wear floaty dresses or an elegant top and trouser or skirt combination. 

The Tootsie Rollers girlband arrive in matching purple and white polka dot outfits for day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival

The Tootsie Rollers girlband arrive in matching purple and white polka dot outfits for day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival

The Tootsie Rollers girlband arrive in matching purple and white polka dot outfits for day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival

Belinda Strudwick (left) and Alexandra Strudwick (right) pose for an elegant photograph on the course prior to the races this afternoon

Belinda Strudwick (left) and Alexandra Strudwick (right) pose for an elegant photograph on the course prior to the races this afternoon

Belinda Strudwick (left) and Alexandra Strudwick (right) pose for an elegant photograph on the course prior to the races this afternoon

Bright colours were certainly the order of the day, with pink a popular shade. Pictured: a glamorous pair arrive at the course

Bright colours were certainly the order of the day, with pink a popular shade. Pictured: a glamorous pair arrive at the course

A pair of gents were keen to make a statement with their suits

A pair of gents were keen to make a statement with their suits

Bright colours were certainly the order of the day, with pink a popular shade. Pictured left: a glamorous pair arrive at the course; right: a pair of gents were keen to make a statement with their suits

Not a brolley in sight! Racegoers basked in the dry conditions, with many not bothering to bring a jacket to the Sussex racecourse today

Not a brolley in sight! Racegoers basked in the dry conditions, with many not bothering to bring a jacket to the Sussex racecourse today

Not a brolley in sight! Racegoers basked in the dry conditions, with many not bothering to bring a jacket to the Sussex racecourse today

A glamorous racegoer sports an elaborate peach fascinator which sets off her strapless floral gown beautifully

A glamorous racegoer sports an elaborate peach fascinator which sets off her strapless floral gown beautifully

A glamorous racegoer sports an elaborate peach fascinator which sets off her strapless floral gown beautifully

Some revellers opted for some very daring necklines

Some revellers opted for some very daring necklines

The Tootsie Rollers posed for a sun selfie prior to the racing

The Tootsie Rollers posed for a sun selfie prior to the racing

Some revellers opted for some very daring necklines (left) while the Tootsie Rollers posed for a fun selfie prior to the racing (right)

Racegoers arrive carrying large confetti balloons during day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse

Racegoers arrive carrying large confetti balloons during day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse

Racegoers arrive carrying large confetti balloons during day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse

Sore feet already? A racegoer removes one of her wedges to nurse her tender toes while a suited and booted gent keeps her company

Sore feet already? A racegoer removes one of her wedges to nurse her tender toes while a suited and booted gent keeps her company

Sore feet already? A racegoer removes one of her wedges to nurse her tender toes while a suited and booted gent keeps her company

Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket accompanied by a tie, cravat or polo-neck sweater. 

Organisers also recommend avoiding stiletto heels as the uneven ground can be tricky to walk on.

The Gordon Enclosure is slightly less formal while the Lennox Enclosure, popular among families, has no strict dress code, though many racegoers do still like to dress up.

Qatar Goodwood is considered one of the more relaxed race meetings when it comes to the dress code, but these ladies still got dolled up

Qatar Goodwood is considered one of the more relaxed race meetings when it comes to the dress code, but these ladies still got dolled up

Qatar Goodwood is considered one of the more relaxed race meetings when it comes to the dress code, but these ladies still got dolled up

Racegoers enjoy traditional picnics in the car park prior to the beginning of the races on day two of the popular meet

Racegoers enjoy traditional picnics in the car park prior to the beginning of the races on day two of the popular meet

Racegoers enjoy traditional picnics in the car park prior to the beginning of the races on day two of the popular meet

A racing fan enjoys the view of the stunning Sussex countryside from Trundle Hill shortly before the action gets underway

A racing fan enjoys the view of the stunning Sussex countryside from Trundle Hill shortly before the action gets underway

A racing fan enjoys the view of the stunning Sussex countryside from Trundle Hill shortly before the action gets underway

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Wednesday’s meeting at Goodwood

 ROBIN GOODFELLOW

1.50 Lil Rockerfeller

2.25 Persian Moon (nap)

3.00 Liberty Beach

3.35 Lord Glitters

4.10 Mighty Spirit

4.45 Moll Davis

5.55 Aljady

 GIMCRACK

1.50 Timoshenko

2.25 Mind The Crack

3.00 Maven

3.35 Too Darn Hot (nap)

4.10 Mrs Bouquet

4.45 Nearooz

5.55 Aljady

Newmarket – 3.35 Too Darn Hot (nb); 4.45 Nearooz (nap); Northerner – 3.00 Liberty Beach (nap); 4.10 Mighty Spirit (nb).

 

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