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Ladies Day glamour at Wolverhampton Rugby Club - with PICTURES

By Liam Keen | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

One of the biggest days in the horse racing calendar made waves in the Black Country as hundreds came out and looked dressed for the part.

Thousands of punters descend on Ladies Day at Ascot every year, and the sporting event gives Wolverhampton Rugby Club the chance to bring some glamour to the Black Country.

Around 417 men and women, dressed in their best outfits, took over the Castlecroft venue for an all-day event under a huge marquee.

It was a huge increase on guests after last year attracted 371 people.

Revellers came dressed in unique hats and fancy dresses for the 16th annual event to watch the races and raise money for a number of local charities.

Race-goers enjoyed all the glitz and glamour of Ascot without leaving Wolverhampton thanks to the city’s rugby club

Guests had a flutter on the action enjoying a live jazz band and DJ, an 'Ascot three-course lunch' and an afternoon tea.

A raffle was also held to help raise more money for Tettenhall Rotary Club and the rugby club.

Organiser Kenneth Clive said: "We always help local as it helps the people that attend the event.

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"It's too early to say how much we raised, but typically we raise around £3,000-£4,000.

"It was a fantastic day, they all enjoyed the lunch and jazz band and then the DJ in the evening.

"It's a phenomenal event, one of the biggest in Wolverhampton I'd say.

"They all loved it, we had a queue out of the door and people are already booking tables for next year, we've booked around 20 tables already.

"It's a great event."

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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