Top hats and top horses: Royal Ascot day 1 in pictures

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  • Day 1 of Royal Ascot (Tuesday 17 June) brought sunshine and top racing.

    Toronado was an impressive winner of the opening race of the meeting — the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes — while John Gosden’s Kingman put in a strong performance in the St James’s Palace

    In the fashion stakes bright colours and monochrome were popular trends, while the men scrubbed up well in top hats and tails.

    See our gallery below for highlights of day 1 at Royal Ascot.

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