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Royal Ascot day three photos

Model Laura Meakin arrives wearing a bespoke hat by designer Louis Mariette during Ladies Day

A model arrives at Ascot wearing a bespoke hat by designer Louis Mariette with Ladies Day attracting a wide range of outfits

Photographers take pictures of a lady in a hat

Ladies and their hats are the centre of attention at Ascot with photographers eager to capture the latest designs

A racegoer holds on to her hat

Racegoers are greeted by warm summer sun at the Berkshire course but a blustery wind causes problems with headwear

Bruce Forsyth and his wife Wilnelia Merced e

Plenty of well known faces make the trip to Royal Ascot with Bruce Forsyth and wife Wilnelia Merced enjoying their day out

Cilla Black

Fellow entertainer Cilla Black is also in attendance and has trouble keeping her hat in place as the wind picks up

The Queen arrives at the course

The Royal procession makes its way towards the parade ring in beautiful sunshine with the Queen wearing a pale blue outfit

South Central pips Spin Cycle to victory in the Norfolk Stakes

The opening race is a classic tussle, with favourite South Central in the purple colours pipping Spin Cycle in the Norfolk Stakes

Michita wins the Ribblesdale Stakes

Jimmy Fortune stears Michita to victory in the Ribblesdale Stakes with the filly looking impressive in victory over Arthur's Girl

Jockey Johnny Murtagh walks the course with trainer Aidan O' Brien

Jockey Johnny Murtagh walks the course with trainer Aidan O' Brien as they bid to guide Yeats to a third successive win in the Gold Cup

Yeats romps to victory in the Gold Cup

The superb Yeats makes history as he romps to a third Gold Cup victory in a row as Murtagh and O'Brien's fine week continues

Murtagh celebrates the historic win

Murtagh celebrates the historic win as Yeats becomes only the second horse ever to achieve the feat after Sagaro in 1977

Dame Helen Mirren poses for a photograph

Dame Helen Mirren sports a wide-brimmed hat and black and white outfit for her first ever visit to Royal Ascot

Ryan Moore pictured on board Colony

Ryan Moore wins the final race of the day as 11-2 favourite Colony lands the King George V Stakes from Frankie Dettori on Savarain




see also
Yeats claims Gold Cup hat-trick
19 Jun 08 |  Horse Racing
Royal Ascot day two photos
18 Jun 08 |  Horse Racing
Royal Ascot day one photos
17 Jun 08 |  Horse Racing
Royal Ascot meeting schedule
12 Jun 08 |  Horse Racing
Horse racing on the BBC
19 May 08 |  Horse Racing
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