As always the amazing outfits paraded on Ladies Day at York Racecourse (August 20) come in every different style and shade.

But women racegoers who have chosen a particular colour are likely to come home with the largest pot of winnings.

That’s according to a survey released to coincide with the opening of the Fashion Lawn, now a tradition at the Ebor Festival.

They polled York women to discover their luckiest colour. And at number one is the very regal purple

York women’s top five lucky colours

  1. Purple
  2. Green
  3. Pink
  4. Blue
  5. Red

The poll, conducted by beauty brand Dove, questioned why the women plumped for their lucky colour.

More than half the 2,000 women polled said specific colours make them feel more confident – and confidence is the key to feeling lucky.

Tom Stone, Dove brand manager, said:

Seeing purple emerge as York’s luckiest colour is exciting.

The Ebor Fashion Lawn is renowned for being awash with style during the races and is a fantastic opportunity for women to feel truly colour confident on such a glamorous day.