Cheltenham 2020 Ladies Day: Pictures reveal boozy carnage as fans hit the races

Cheltenham 2020’s Ladies Day kicks off today – and bosses will be hoping to avoid scenes like these.

Race fans will be out in force for one of the biggest days in the horse racing calendar – with seven big races.

Ladies Day may be when the guys and gals bring out their best fashion, but it also has developed a reputation for when things can become utter carnage.

Punters are banned from bringing their own booze, and bag searches will be in place.

Cheltenham chiefs have also rolled out a restriction that race fans can also only buy up to four alcoholic drinks at a time.

And with all that, they will be hoping to avoid scenes like these from Ladies Days’ and the races of years past, including at Cheltenham, Royal Ascot and Aintree.

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Pictures from these previous events shows race fans rolling on the floor in their best clothes.

Appearing to be enjoying a little too much booze, they can be seen mugging to the camera.

Clutching bottle of champers, they can be seen looking a little bit worse for wear.

Cheltenham this year is however offering complimentary water at all bars to perhaps help ease the mad scenes.

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One snap of Aintree shows two lasses rolling around on the floor amidst a sea of crush plastic pint glasses.

And in another snap, a lass can be seen enjoying herself as she necks champagne straight from the bottle.

Meanwhile, one lass gets cheeky as she places her hand on a pal’s bum.

And another lady pulls up a friend’s skirt as they pose the cameras.

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Pictures from a Ladies Day at Cheltenham shows a pile of empty champagne bottles filling up a wheelie bin.

And then in one snap from 2016, one bloke goes a bit overboard as he ran stripped off and legged it across the course.

The follow up shows him beaming as he gets led away by groundsmen after his ambitious adventure during the Gold Cup.

Another snap from Ladies Day at Cheltenham in 2015 shows one punter necking prosecco from the bottle.

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And in one infamous incident in 2016, Love Island stars Jessica Hayes and Katie Salmon flashed their boobs to snappers as they held champagne flutes.

They exposed her nipples from the hospitality box, with Katie later joking it led her becoming known as “Cheltenham Girl”.

And in the end it was a move that got them banned from the races “for life”.

Katie returned last year however as she donned an organ ensemble – seemingly no longer being banned.

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At the same event that year, a bloke was spotted urinating a pint glass in a VIP box.

And in another picture a group of blokes are seen ready for the races with Guinness top hats.

Snaps from last year however also showed the negatives as a bloke was pictured being detained just outside the race course.

Despite the boozing however, Ladies Day is still all about celebrating the finest fashion.

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Jockey Club officials say there isn’t an “official dress code” for the festival – but its all about looking your best.

Advice for the day reads: “From feathers to tweed, dresses to hats, anything goes at The Festival. Gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar, and ladies often opt for hats, in all enclosures and our restaurants and hospitality facilities.”

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Punters are however urged to wear suitable footwear for the conditions.

And fancy dress is allowed, so long as it is not offensive and Cheltenham reserve the right to decline entry.

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