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112625-5054 GOODWOOD FEATURES (RJ) MRW 28/7/2011''// all pix as chosen by Louise Allen, style guru from Portsmouth with Rachel Jones from The News - MRW // ''The lady Jockeys line up for The Magnolia Cup''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112625-5054)
112625-5054 GOODWOOD FEATURES (RJ) MRW 28/7/2011''// all pix as chosen by Louise Allen, style guru from Portsmouth with Rachel Jones from The News - MRW // ''The lady Jockeys line up for The Magnolia Cup''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112625-5054)
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Jockeys, horses and punters aren’t the only winners at Glorious Goodwood this year. There were plenty of victors in the style stakes at the event’s annual Ladies’ Day yesterday.

And The News prize for the Best-Dressed Lady went to Liz Singleton, 46, from Chichester (pictured, right).

Wearing a Forever Unique dress and a stunning Victoria Ann hat, she was presented with a rosette and Debenhams voucher.

She said: ‘I had the dress and I was originally going to wear a different hat, but I decided to go for something more flamboyant.

‘My daughter is show jumping at Hickstead today and she’ll be devastated if I come back with a rosette and she doesn’t.’

Liz was selected for the prize by Portsmouth image consultant and fashion author Louise Allen.

Louise, who runs Khrysalis image consultancy, said: ‘She was wearing an amazing hat and an unusual colour scheme that really worked. She was brave and pulled it off.’

Elsewhere, Louise spotted several fashion trends. She said: ‘People were wearing blocks of colour, summer fruit colours and florals.

‘With the summer dresses, there seemed to be a slight 1950s feel.

‘And then there were the abstracts: angular lines, dots and dramatic black and white stripes.

‘There was also a more relaxed, informal look with linen and quieter colours.’

On the hat front, Louise was pleased to see fewer fascinators than in previous years.

She said: ‘It’s goodbye to fascinators. Something of nothing, this is over.

‘They are okay for weddings and evenings, but at events like this a hat is far more glamorous and stylish.’

Louise also gave a note of caution to women heading for racing events.

She warned: ‘What devalues an outfit is too much cleavage or leg.

‘Dress for your figure and a light fake tan is fine, but too much St Tropez can clash with a beautiful outfit.’

Celebrity Race

The women were taking centre stage on the racecourse as well as off this year as Glorious Goodwood featured the first celebrity ladies’ race.

Winner was top model and face of Burberry, Edie Campbell (pictured, far left).

After the race, which was run over six furlongs and held in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, Edie said: ‘I didn’t really know what was going on. I had to keep reminding myself to check where everyone else was, but it was so much fun.’

It was Edie’s first-ever race and she hopes to continue in the saddle.

Second place went to Channel 4 racing presenter Emma Spencer. She said ‘Edie was always a clear winner’ and added: ‘I haven’t raced for years, but I think it went well. It was such good fun and raised loads of money.’

The other plucky celebrity lady jockeys included DJ Sara Cox, eventer Claire Milford Haven, Tatler editor Kate Reardon and Annette Mason, actress, racing driver and wife of Pink Floyd drummer Nick.

The ladies turned out in special racing silks, created by renowned fashion designers.

Those working with the jockeys as trainers, supporters and grooms included Liz Hurley and BBC news reader Kate Silverton.