Jockeys walk past horse owners and trainers on the way to their rides last Tuesday at the Ebor Meeting at York, England.
Crowds spill into the streets at the races.
Another crowd scene at York.
Horses parade around the rink prior to each race.
Lucarno was the winner of the Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes, Group 2. Ridden by Jimmy Fortune, the horse is trained by JHM Gosden and owned by George Strawbridge.
The Veuve Cliquot pavilion on opening day at the York Racecourse.
The Juddmonte hospitality pavilion was fronted by two late-model Jaguars.
A Channel 4 (England) reporter reads from her notes before the start of the race.
Jockey Johnny Murtagh heads towards the racecourse.
An enthusiastic crowd watches a close race.
Horses round the bend at full speed in their quest for victory.
Racehorse owners chat in the parade rink at York.
York grandstands and private boxes for viewing the races.
Wearing an elaborate hat on opening day of the Ebor Meet at York.
The grandstands decorated by rows of fresh flowers.
Jockey Jamie Spencer en route to the racecourse.
A pensive Jamie Spencer, pre-race.
Jamie Spencer rides a different horse in another race at York.
LaFranco Dettori rides Sargeant Cecil in the Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup, Class 1. The horse is trained by BR Millman and owned by Terry Cooper.
A reflective Frankie Dettori, riding Sargeant Cecil en route to the racecourse. Septimus, ridden by Johnny Murtagh won the race.
Booths are set up allowing punters to place their bet on each race. No, we did not bet any money!
Channel 4 eccentric horseracing personality John McCririck compares notes with a punter. Besides his penchant for horseracing, McCririck is known to British audiences for participating in Celebrity Big Brother and Wife Swap television shows.
The Channel 4 team share a laugh. Look at the size of McCririck's cigar!
Jockeys head towards their mounts.
Post-race enthusiasts head home across the Skeldergate Bridge in York.
More racegoers in their "Ladies' Day" finery head home. Several women attending the races seemed more appropriately dressed for a wedding than the races.
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