At Epsom, Snow Fairy gets its day in the sun

The headgear came out with the sun for Ladies' Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey, yesterday.

Racegoers saw Ryan Moore ride Snow Fairy, trained by Ed Dunlop, to a thrilling victory in the Oaks, the 9-1 shot beating Meeznah into second place in a close finish.

Today Epsom Downs plays host to the highlight of the British flat-racing calender, the Derby.

Jan Vermeer, ridden by the Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh, is favourite for the race after St Nicholas Abbey was ruled out through injury.