Racegoers make the most of 82F sun as they dress to the nines

Toasting success! Lads and ladies of Epsom dress to the nines and enjoy a drink in the sun as temperatures hit 82F

  • Anthony Van Dyck has won the Epsom Derby for trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Seamie Heffernan
  • Thousands flooded through the gates on a sunny second day of the races in Surrey
  • Many famous faces were seen in the grandstand including The Queen, Chris Grayling and Georgia Toffolo
  • Her majesty attended to support her horse Sextant who was in with a ‘real chance’ in the day’s sixth race

Epsom racegoers were treated to a scorcher for the Derby day as the mercury soared to 82F (27.7C) and most were seen taking full advantage of the sun while having a celebratory tipple.  

Despite the heat and the copious amounts of prosecco consumed yesterday at Ladies day, thousands of punters turned up in their finery to watch Anthony Van Dyck create history with victory in the Epsom Derby. 

Anthony Van Dyck won the Derby for racing horse trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Seamie Heffernan. 

This is the first time jockey Seamie Heffernan has won the Investec Derby for the first time, having had two near misses in the past.

A variety of famous faces were seen including Mary Berry, The Only Way is Essex stars Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh, former Made in Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo and Chris Grayling, the transport secretary.

And so to is the queen who has come along to support her horse Sextant who is in the sixth race of the day. 

Derby day is traditionally the busiest of the two days in terms of races and features seven races, including the Greatest Flat race in the World.

Racegoers enjoy the warmth and atmosphere during Derby Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, Surrey, where temperatures are predicted to reach highs of 72 F (22 C) today

Keeping the sun off their heads punters look glamorous as they sip the non-official drink of the race – prosecco

Knight in shining armour: This gentlemanly racegoer carried his partner over a patch of water on the ground

Time for a tipple: These dressed-up ladies take a break from watching the races to top up their glasses with rosé

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This racegoer showed off her boldly bright yellow dress while she twirled around 

These three ladies marched in formation while having a cooling drink during the hottest day of the year at the Epsom races

One racegoer injected a splash of colour into his outfit by donning a red top hat while drinking his beer 

These two ladies showed off their bet slips while striking a pose and sipping on a refreshing beverage 

A racegoer looks elegant in a black cloche style hat and chic sunglasses 

Georgia Toffolo, a former Made in Chelsea star also known as Toff, wears a floral dress and headband with a small shoulder bag 

Three ladies show off their 

A young racegoer tries on a hat during Derby Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse

The gorgeous puffed long sleeve summer dress with a low v-neck line looks the picture perfect embodiment of summer on Miss Toffolo 

Enjoying a glass of Pimms the racegoers shield from the sun with wide brimmed straw and top hats 

Mary Berry (right) presents Trainor Sir Michael Stoute with the trophy for winning the Investec Diomed Stakes with Zaaki during Derby Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, Surrey

Queen Elizabeth II wears vibrant blue during Derby Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, Epsom

Anthony Van Dyck ridden by Seamie Heffernan (Pink) wins the Investec Derby Stakes on Derby Day today

Chris Grayling, Transport minister, takes a swig from his glass of drink at the Investec Epsom Derby horse racing, Epsom, Surrey, today

Mr Grayling wears a smart three piece suit complete with a tie on the year’s first day of summer  

Racegoers appear as silhouettes in the sunshine during Derby Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse


Blush beauty: Charlotte Hawkins ventured out of the ITV studios to host for ITV racing at Epsom Race’s Ladies’ Day at on Friday

Streaming sun shines down on those lucky enough to be at the races for the second Derby day today

A group of lads break from tradition and  lose the top hats instead opting for multi-colour ties

Two women watch the races with extravagant head pieces during Derby Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival

An array of hats can be seen in a shot over the crowd as they wait for a race to start 

Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh, The Only Way is Essex stars, attend Derby Day of the Investec Derby Festival. Lucy dresses in a mini dress with lace cap sleeves and a bow detailing while Ryan wears a classic three piece suit 

Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh, The Only Way is Essex stars, are seen giggling in a box while they watch the races


The pair were later seen in a box having a refreshing drink while watching the races

Snap happy: The reality stars film the race as it takes place, as Lucy appears to hold a betting slip 

Fans arrive on the Epsom buses prior to Derby Day at Epsom races with one sheltering from the sun under a parasol while others wear hats

TV presenter Francesca Cumani blends in with a life sized zebra while wearing stripes

Wearing traditional Epsom races dress a couple look smart in a top hat and large brimmed hat with a fascinator on top 

A man snaps a pic of the racecourse from a viewing platform while wearing a top hat

YES! A man yells in elation as a race comes to the end while others watch on with less enthusiasm

A woman wears an ivy and flower crown with pearl earings and a pretty pink dress

It’s all smiles for these racegoers as they celebrate a win as they check results on a phone

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