Here come the girls – LGFL go to the races

In celebration of seven year in business, Rita Gupta and Anne Leiper will be donning their nattiest hats and finest frocks for Gold Cup Day (Ladies Day) at Royal Ascot.

Tim Daoust Ascot 1It’s very fitting that the two ladies are celebrating at one of the country’s premiere events on the social calendar, as racing at this level is a bit like law; glamorous and exciting on the surface, backed by a lot of hard work and long hours of training!
Royal Ascot certainly attracts the best racehorses in the world, each competing for their slice of the £5.5million prize money on offer. The Gold Cup race is Britain’s most important race for horses that run over long distances, known as stayers.

The LGFL ladies and their special guests will be in good company on Gold Cup Day; Her Majesty The Queen has attended every Royal meeting during her reign, and her Royal Procession marks the formal start to every day of racing at Royal Ascot.

However, Gold Cup Day is probably most famous for the fashions, and especially the hats! This display of high fashion is something that Royal Ascot take very seriously, going so far as to produce a style guide for race-goers featuring hot fashion trends for 2015. There’s even The Royal Ascot Millinery Collective, featuring stunning statement hats designed by top milliners including Philip Treacy and Piers Atkinson.

There are strict rules as to what can be worn where. All ladies’ hats worn within the Royal Enclosure, for example, must adhere to strict dimensions, according to the 2015 style guide: “Fascinators are not permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm).”

Elsewhere, the rules are a little more relaxed, but Royal Ascot does like to maintain a high level of sartorial elegance across the Grandstand and Silver Ring areas too. The overarching rule is that “Fancy dress, novelty and branded / promotional clothing are not allowed on site.” (So no LGFL sponsored football team jackets allowed, ladies!)

Rita and Anne have also booked that quintessential Ascot treat, a delightful champagne afternoon champagne tea. So everyone can raise a glass (or two) to seven highly successful years of LGFL – and look forward to many more.

The team will be back at their desks on Friday ready to help with any matters of family law you may require assistance with. Just call us to book your free 30-minute consultation, or with any hot racing tips you may have for the Gold Cup!