chris cook

@claimsfive

Write about horse racing for The Guardian. Just looking for the next winner

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. . . so you have to find a way through here to an alternative exit. Yikes!

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The downside to a big crowd. 5 mins before yesterday's 2nd race, this exit from stand to trackside is closed

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Today's must-have accessory: wellie boots that match your dress

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Silly hat - balloons! (must be about time for some racing soon . . .)

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Silly hat (bloke division) Red topper

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Spectacular silly hat - pheasant feathers

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Silly hat - titanic being sunk by an iceberg

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Rain has eased off, allowing fashion photographers to operate without cover

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Best dress with matching umbrella (she checked the forecast)

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Silly hat - afternoon tea version

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Silly hats having a good time

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Silliest hat of the day (shurly a deliberate attempt)

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The entrance to the Royal Enclosure has lost a little of its glamour

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Today's fashion photography is taking place in constrained circumstances, huddled against the grandstand

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The Ascot gatemen are typically well prepared

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The first well-dressed lady across the threshhold demonstrates today's must-have accessory

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So You Think in pre-parade ring

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The catwalk show draws a crowd to rival those who came to see Frankel in the paddock yesterday

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The horses aren't the only ones strutting around today

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The fashion snappers tell me I am no good at this stuff and should stick to tipping losers

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