Refusing to rein it in! Stylish Goodwood revellers brave the wet weather as they bring the glam to the final day of the Chichester races
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Glamorous Goodwood revellers didn’t let the miserable weather stand in the way of their summery ensembles as they arrived at the final day of the races today.
The festival, which takes place in Chichester, West Sussex, is considered to be one of the highlights of the racing calendar.
The annual event – which is drawing to a close today with the Coral Stewarts’ Cup – gives well-heeled fans an excuse to get dressed up in their finery.
Despite the wind and rain, fashion-conscious guests still opted for an array of summery outfits for their day at the races.
One stylish woman was pictured arriving at the racecourses in a bright green silk mini dress and white heeled sandals.
Pictured: this stylish guest wore a cream blazer over her bright green silk dress and finished off her look with some white heels
She finished off her ensemble with a cream blazer and tried to take cover from the rain with a hot pink umbrella.
Meanwhile, another stylish racegoer did her best to protect her outfit with a see-through plastic raincoat.
Before the heavens opened, the woman had put on a floral coat over her navy dress – which she paired with a long pearl necklace.
Along with some fuchsia pink peep-toe high heels, the racegoer completed her look with a cream fascinator.
What’s more, a third racing fan opted for a pretty white-and-blue sundress with a knee-high slit and strappy heeled sandals for her day out.
However, the guest happily accepted a raincoat from staff as she arrived with an equally glamorous friend – who was dressed in a blue floral dress with a tan blazer and green heels.
The Glorious Goodwood dress code celebrates ‘quintessentially British style’ which can be anything from high fashion to a more relaxed look.
In particular, the festival’s website notes the event is known for linen suits, Panama hats and chic dresses.
The glamorous racegoer had put on a floral coat over her navy dress – which she paired with a long pearl necklace
Another racing fan opted for a pretty white-and-blue sundress with a knee-high slit and strappy heeled sandals for her day out
These fashion-conscious guests arrived at the festival prepared with umbrellas and waterproofs
The annual event – which is drawing to a close today with the Coral Stewarts’ Cup – gives well-heeled fans an excuse to get dressed up in their finery
It’s been a challenging few years for the festival, which was due to welcome 5,000 racegoers through its gates on the final day of 2020 – but those plans were scrapped by the Government a day before it was due to go ahead because of the pandemic.
Goodwood managing director Adam Waterworth said at the time that the U-turn cost the track a ‘six-figure sum’ but the cost to racing was much, much bigger.
‘It has cost us six figures. But it was never a money-making exercise, it was about proving we could get crowds back,’ he said.
‘The loss is huge in what is already a year when there is no profit and the loss figure is getting bigger and bigger. Crowds are what we are all about.
‘Between 70 and 80 per cent of our revenue is directly due to people coming through the gates. It’s a big kick because there was a bit of light at the end of the tunnel having thought we had actually done it getting crowds back.’
Waterworth revealed to Sportsmail that the cancellation of the trial did, in fact, cost Goodwood over £250,000 and confirmed that the track lost millions from not having any racegoers in attendance throughout the whole season.
Goodwood held just 13 racedays – six less than usual – in 2020 due to rescheduling and all went ahead without any paying punters.
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