| 11.6°C Dublin

Coleen and her pals add a touch of glam to the races

COLOURFUL outfits were centre stage at Aintree today as thousands of women flocked to Ladies' Day at the Grand National Festival.

The fashion stakes were led yesterday by Coleen Rooney, wife of Manchester United star Wayne, who attended the festival's first day in a fuchsia mini dress with flowing sleeves. The couple shared a box with friends including United's Darren Fletcher and his wife Hayley.

The excitement was all too much for one racegoer, who tripped over her heels arriving at the Liverpool course and ended up on the ground.

A busy day of racing is almost a distraction today as Aintree hosts one of the most fashionable events in the racing calendar.