Idris Elba and Georgia Toffolo raise fashion stakes at Cheltenham as racegoers celebrate Gold Cup day


TODAY is the last day of Cheltenham Festivals and guests are going out with a bang with their fashion looks.

Idris Elba is among the famous faces who have arrived for the Gold Cup event, along with I’m a Celeb winner Georgia Toffolo, Ed Westwick and Nick Knowles.

SplashIdris Elba was all smiles as he arrived, looking dapper in a grey suit[/caption]

PAIdris Elba arrives with Jade Holland Cooper for the last day of racing and looked very elegant for the occasion[/caption]

PAGossip Girl heartthrob Ed Westwick and girlfriend Amy Johnson looked very stylish as they arrived in a Rolls Royce[/caption]

SplashNick Knowles and girlfriend Katie Dadzie were dressed to the nines as they arrived for the racing[/caption]

Made in Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo looked pristine in a white and black ensembleRex

PAMike and Zara Tindall were back for another day of racing at Cheltenham and looked very smart[/caption]

SplashBlogger Lydia Millen looked the picture of elegance in a midi white dress paired with a tweed coat[/caption]

SplashTwo racegoers celebrating one of their 21st birthdays looked chic in bodycon dresses for the occasion[/caption]

SplashOne reveller braved the cold in a strappy dress and seemed in high spirits[/caption]

SplashA group of friends arrives for the Gold Cup festivities[/caption]

SplashKnee-high boots were popular among attendees[/caption]

ReutersGuests did not hold back with their eye-catching headwear[/caption]

SplashGuests flocked to the famous racecourse[/caption]

SplashChecked dresses were popular among female attendees[/caption]

PAMade in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke (left) and husband Gareth Locke arriving ahead of day four of the Cheltenham Festival[/caption]

SplashPeople put their best fashion feet forwards for the racing meet[/caption]

Gossip Girl actor Ed was seen with stylish partner Amy Johnson, dressed head to toe in Holland Cooper.

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Meanwhile, Luther actor Idris cut a fashionable figure, arriving with Holland Cooper founder Jade Holland Cooper, who looked sensational in a pink, checked pant suit from her brand.

Royal couple Mike and Zara Tindall were back for another day of racing today, and looked smart in elegant coats.

And it’s not just the A-listers who have pulled out all the stops with their looks.

Racegoers are dressed to the finals for the final day of racing.

While some women have opted for checked or tweed suits, others have braved their fanciest frocks for the occasion.

Cheltenham Festival 2023 is running over four days – from Tuesday to Friday – at Prestbury Park Racecourse, also known as Cheltenham Racecourse.

Each day ITV are broadcasting five of the seven races and coverage will kick off on ITV1 at 1pm and finish at 4.30pm each day.

Around 250,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the four-day event.

Last year was the first time crowds have been allowed back to the Cheltenham Festival since the 2020 meeting when the coronavirus pandemic kicked in.

We recently shared how horse racing has officially ditched its formal dress code with immediate effect – meaning punters can wear what they want to Cheltenham Festival.

The Jockey Club has said racegoers can wear what they like, within reason, at any of their 15 racecourses.

The only exception to the new rule is the Queen Elizabeth II stand on Epsom Derby Day – and those racecourses not owned by The Jockey Club including the likes of Ascot and its Royal meeting.

‘Offensive’ fancy dress or offensive clothing of any kind and replica sports shirts remain on the banned list.

Bosses said the radical move was a bid to make racing more ‘accessible and inclusive’ – although Nigel Farage said it was a sign there are ‘no standards left in this country’.

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Rather than digging out the old tweed, chiefs want punters to ‘dress as you feel most comfortable and confident’.

Explaining the decision, Nevin Truesdale, Chief Executive at The Jockey Club, said: “Horseracing has always been a sport enjoyed by people from all different backgrounds and it’s really important to us to be accessible and inclusive.

“We hope that by no longer placing an expectation upon people of what they should and shouldn’t wear we can help highlight that racing really is for everyone.”

SunSport has you covered here for all the runners and riders, with our race-by-race schedule, TV and streaming guide.

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