Today has been Ladies' Day at Aintree, with thousands of women competing in the fashion stakes at the Grand National course.
The main racing event takes place tomorrow - but today was all about the dresses, the shoes, and, possibly, a little bit of fake tan.
Paul Crone has spent the day sampling the sights and sounds of the concourses at Aintree:
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Animal welfare campaigners will gather outside Aintree racecourse, calling for the Grand National to be banned on the grounds of cruelty.
Your guide to all the runners in the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree.