64-year-old racegoer wins Aintree Ladies Day style crown

Faith Amond (centre) Credit: PA

The Aintree Ladies Day style crown has been claimed by a 64-year-old racegoer.

Faith Amond, from County Carlow, Ireland, beat off thousands of stylish hopefuls to claim the Style Award, winning prizes including a £35,000 Range Rover Evoque and £1,000 of shopping vouchers.

The mother-of-three wore a red and pink outfit with a striking red hat and accessorised with Chanel pearls and a red handbag and gloves.

She said:

Mrs Amond said she had picked the outfit from clothes she already owned, but had bought flowers from the garden centre to add to her hat.

She said she had been coming to the race meeting for the past 15 years.

She said:

Among the judges for the award was Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek, who was wearing a white dress with black panels by Liverpool designer Philip Armstrong.

The Team GB hockey player and I'm A Celebrity contestant said the standard of entries had been "really, really fantastic".

She said:

Thousands turned out for the second day of the racing festival, which traditionally sees female racegoers compete in the glamour stakes.

Fashion designer Tony Armstrong, who helped to judge the style contest, said: