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The crowds have returned to Newmarket for Gentleman’s Day at the races.

Last year the festival took place behind closed doors, but this year the doors were wide open – despite reduced capacity.

Around 4,000 people attended Gentleman’s Day Photo credit: ITV News Anglia

It’s fantastic to be here again and it’s fantastic to have a lot of people here, albeit limited, you know the atmosphere, the hustle and bustle.

Sophie Able General Manager, Newmarket Racecourses

Around 12,000 visitors are expected on the three days of the Moët & Chandon July Festival – compared to the usual 35,000. But the managers hope that more people will be let back in as the season progresses.

Not only the ladies provided a splash of color! Photo credit: ITV News Anglia