Ladies Day at the races

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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John Smith's Grand National

The John Smith's Grand National takes place at Aintree Racecourse on 6 April 2013.