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Aintree revelers get into the party spirit for the Grand National as racegoers booze and brave freezing temperatures

RACEGOERS let their hair down as they partied at the Grand National for the first time in two years today.

The Prosecco was flowing as the revelers returned to Liverpool’s Aintree Racecourse the world famous meeting, what was 2020 cancelled and 2021 because of Covid.

Revelers returned to Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National today - and the mood was very high

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Revelers returned to Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National today – and the mood was very highCredit: JOHN MATHER/PICTURE VIEW
It all got to be too much for a man who had to lie down on the carpet after stepping on his shirt

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It all got to be too much for a man who had to lie down on the carpet after stepping on his shirtCredit: JOHN MATHER/PICTURE VIEW
Two friends beamed as they rested their aching feet

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Two friends beamed as they rested their aching feetPhoto credit: AFP
It is the first time in two years after Covid hit that the races are going ahead

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It is the first time in two years after Covid hit that the races are going aheadPhoto credit: AFP
Visitors cling to their fascinators as they arrive at the square

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Visitors cling to their fascinators as they arrive at the squareCredit: PA

And during the day may have started with glamor and classas evening fell, the guests were ready to take off painful high heels and loosen their ties.

Racing fans celebrated big victories – or drowned their sorrows after betting on the wrong horse.

A man was stretched out on the floor of a bar while a laughing friend took a picture of him.

Two blonde ladies threw some very enthusiastic forms on their own makeshift dance floor.

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Meanwhile, a reveler in a suit and boots was seen gleefully pouncing on his friend as the festivities continued.

Princess Anne was among the racegoers who seemed delighted to be back at the racecourse today.

Unfortunately, she didn’t seem to be a guest at any of the wild and boozy parties.

The Princess Royal came prepared for the poor forecast, donning a forest green jacket and burgundy hat for the occasion.

Temperatures only reached 10°C and there were blustery winds and drizzle.

However, the weather didn’t stop the contestants from wearing their party best.

Ladies have been spotted in little dresses, sky-high stilettos and jumpsuits.

Most decided to leave their coats at home to show off their outfits better.

During the three-day festival 150,000 people will enjoy the best that Aintree has to offer.

a throw £25m will be spent on betting and 20,000 glasses of sparkling wine are drunk, heating up the atmosphere.

Off the track, 500 million people in more than 140 countries are expected to tune in.

The Biggest Competition – the 30 jump handicap steeplechase – takes place on Saturday.

And in jubilant news, the weather should be getting better.

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Met Office forecasters say tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with highs of 9C, although showers will return in the afternoon.

Saturday will also be bright with no rain forecast for the big race.

During the evening, a lady swapped her heels for flip-flops before hitting the dance floor

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During the evening, a lady swapped her heels for flip-flops before hitting the dance floorCredit: JOHN MATHER/PICTURE VIEW
She quickly joined others who enjoyed the music

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She quickly joined others who enjoyed the musicCredit: JOHN MATHER/PICTURE VIEW
A man in a suit and boots celebrated what appeared to be a great victory by jumping on his friend's back

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A man in a suit and boots celebrated what appeared to be a great victory by jumping on his friend’s backCredit: JOHN MATHER/PICTURE VIEW
One girl appeared to be carrying a bottle under her arm as she watched the action

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One girl appeared to be carrying a bottle under her arm as she watched the actionCredit: JOHN MATHER/PICTURE VIEW
A lady was taken away by a friend as the festivities began at a bar

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A lady was taken away by a friend as the festivities began at a barCredit: JOHN MATHER/PICTURE VIEW
Princess Anne was among those present - although unfortunately she did not dance

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Princess Anne was among those present – although unfortunately she did not danceCredit: PA
The weather was miserable, with lots of rain and highs of just 10ºC, but it didn't stop visitors from carrying their party as best as they could

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The weather was miserable, with lots of rain and highs of just 10ºC, but it didn’t stop visitors from carrying their party as best as they couldPhoto credit: BackGrid

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