Gather your friends, book the tickets and most importantly; start outfit planning for the most challenging and thrilling events in the sporting calendar.

These traditional racing events never fail to bring out the crème de le crème of fashion so if you’re looking for day of glamour, captivating excitement and a glass of champagne or two; follow our guide on the essential outfit you’ll need to up the style stakes.

  1. Cheltenham Festival – 15th – 18th March

Kick starting the Jump season, Cheltenham’s festival aims to showcase the finest horses, jockeys and trainers who’ll be battling it out for the racing honours. Whether you’ll be attending their Ladies, Champion or St Patrick’s Day celebrations; make sure you’ve got our recommended dusky pink ensemble to look the epitome of feminine chic.

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Shop the Edit: Left to right – Phase Eight Dress OneJacques Vert Pearl Pill BoxRavel Silver satin ‘Fulton’ heeled sandalsDebut Silver metallic jacquard pashminaRed Herring Pearl and crystal expander bracelet.

  1. Grand National – 9th April

Hosting a day of sensational live music, entertainment and world class equestrian competitors; the Grand National is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Eyes will be on the guests as well as the horses, as judges will be crowning Aintree’s most impressive fashionista with a Style Award, so be a show stopper yourself in this modern floral number and fabulous feather hat.

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Shop the Edit: Left to right – Phase Eight Gemma Feather Detail HatPhase Eight Juno Jacket, Coast Giugletta printed dressJon Richard Isabella crystal and pearl flower earringFaith Pale pink studded high sandals, Faith Light pink patent clutch bag.

  1. Royal Ascot – 14th – 18th June

Previously attended by Her Royal Highness the Queen, join in this regal affair and witness the action unfold in person, alongside the elite of the racing world. With the day sure to be a spectacle of elegance, it’s only right there is an outfit to match; follow our outfit guide consisting of subtle blue hues for a simply stunning appearance on the day.

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Shop the Edit: Left to right – Phase Eight Mint jewel hair piece, Phase Eight Lilac Flower DressJon Richard Graduated diamante crystal choker necklaceDebut Light green satin bow applique clutch bagCall It Spring Light blue ‘Coola’ high court shoes.

Now the dress and accessories are sorted, all that’s left to do is bet on a winner and enjoy the spectacular sporting display.

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