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Ladies' Day photos

Coleen Rooney

Liverpool native Coleen Rooney, on her 23rd birthday, arrives at Aintree racecourse without husband, footballer Wayne

Racegoers at Aintree

The Friday is known as Ladies' Day, but the garish dressing also extends to some of the men on day two of the meeting

More racegoers

It may be a light-hearted occasion for some, but the day's racing includes the Melling Chase, with the winner collecting 114,020

More scantily-clad racegoers

The continued fine weather means good going for Saturday's Grand National, and plenty of exposed flesh around Aintree


More flesh, this time of the equine variety, on show before the first race is off at 1400 BST, live on BBC Two

Two girls share a joke

Clothes designer Jeff Banks at Aintree: "I wish half the people at Ascot would make half the effort that people here do"

Coleen Rooney and Steve McManaman

Mrs Rooney looks delighted to meet former Liverpool wide man Steve McManaman in a corporate box at the course

Paddy Flood and Schindlers Hunt, Robert Thornton and Voy Por Ustedes

The day's feature race, the two-and-a-half mile Melling Chase, is won in a thrilling finish by Voy Por Ustedes (R)

Irish Raptor and Paddy Brennan

Irish Raptor and Paddy Brennan en route to a terrific victory in the Topham Chase, over the National fences

Racegoers young and old

As the racing draws to a close, attention switches to the big race on Saturday - a race in which young and old alike enjoy a flutter

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