HORSE RACING

July 01, 2007

A SWEET 16 races make up the Royal Ascot, Britain's most prestigious horse racing event. But the real competition is in the stands, where last Thursday fans kept the Ladies' Day tradition of pairing formal wear with loopy headgear. For the record, Yeats won the Gold Cup, the signature race, and the Queen's hat—yes, you could wager on its color—was cream.

PHOTOTOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS (HORSE HATS) PHOTOTOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS (CIGARETTE HAT) PHOTODAVID DAVIES/PA/AP (HEART HAT)
PHOTODAVID DAVIES/PA/AP (JOCKEY CELEBRATING) PHOTODAVID DAVIES/PA/AP (RACE) PHOTOALASTAIR GRANT/AP (PRINCE CHARLES AND HIS WIFE) PHOTOCHRIS JACKSON/GETTY IMAGES (UNION JACK HAT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)