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Grand National bosses clamp down on unruly ladies' pictures

By Pat Hurst

Bosses at the Grand National will aim to cover up the modesty of Liverpool women with a ban on unflattering photographs this year.

One of the annual highlights of the world's greatest steeplechase meeting has been Ladies' Day, a firm fixture on the north west social calendar, frequented by celebrity Wags such as Colleen Rooney and Alex Curran.

The parade of ostentatious hats, risque dresses and impressive tans worn by sometimes well-refreshed women has led to accusations of southern media using the event to sneer at northern women simply enjoying a day at the races by catching them in unflattering poses.

Aintree managing director John Baker said: "We have talked about trying to monitor those photographers, so if we see any element clearly looking for a negative shot and we can identify that, we will take their accreditation off them and we'll kick them off the site."

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