Other royals continued the rage for the races and the fashionable elite followed the furlonged frenzy.
In line with the fashion brigade ever upping the anti in the best-dressed stakes, the status and stock of the humble horse took flight too. The breeding of racehorses became serious buisness largely due to the introduction of Arabian stallions with British mares resulting in the forefathers of the thoroughbred racehorses that we see on track today.
Thus, style and steed have developed hand in hand led by the flash of a golden guinea and the promise of a win. Betting on the gee-gees has always been the order of the day where a quick flutter has resulted in cheers and champers or a lighter wallet on the way home.
Well, tradition is upheld in every way at Newmarket when it comes to Ladies Day on Tuesday 5th July, where fashion rules and fun follows. Ladies' Day marks the beginning of Newmarket’s annual flagship summer event - The July Meeting, which is a three day festival of classic English racing.
Then, to follow that, there's Classic FM Race day on Wednesday 6th July where the National Symphony Orchestra and singer Katherine Jenkins will provide an early evening concert immediately following the afternoon racing. The meeting then culminates on Thursday 7th July with the pinnacle race of the meeting - the Darley July Cup.
A day at the races can make your heart thump a little harder, your feet sink a little deeper and your pocket feel a little heavier. Don a hat, choose a horse and spend a pony.