Residents at The Glen Residential Care Center celebrated Melbourne Cup with style, along with the rest of the Eurobodalla.
Residents at the aged care facility got into the spirit of race day, with top hats, fascinators, glitter, and flowers galore featuring prominently in Cup Day attire.
Staff dolled up too, with outfits ranging from glamorous to understated, with a couple of jockeys – complete with horses –making an appearance.
Activities on the menu, in addition to lunch, included an equine-themed quiz. The newest member of The Glen, companion dog Violet, got into the spirit with a matching purple fascinator – a fitting accessory for a fetching lady.
A number of venues held cup day lunches, with young and old turning out in their best.
Some had come further than others, with residents all the way from Yackandanda, Victoria, making the journey to the Far South Coast and heading out to the Soldiers Club to celebrate.
Broader NSW was also well represented, with attendees from Forbes, Barrack Heights and Port Stephens making an appearance.
Meanwhile, Eurobodalla residents jumped out of the barrier to head south to the Bega Valley for the Sapphire Coast Turf Club’s Melbourne Cup Day event.
Maddy Goodwin, Jo Imrie, Ebony Meyer and Kayla Kennedy, from Batemans Bay, made the journey to the Kalaru track.
Long Beach residents Lucy Mills, Peter Bond and Nina Poulton were also trackside.
Up to 3000 people attended the event, which is taken turnabout with Moruya Jockey Club. The Melbourne Cup day event will return to Moruya Racecourse next year.
Results were; in first place, REKINDLING (22) — Trainer: Joseph O’Brien, jockey: Corey Brown; in second place JOHANNES VERMEER (7) — Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, jockey: Ben Melham; in third place MAX DYNAMITE (9) — Trainer: Willie Mullins, jockey: Zac Purton; and in fourth place BIG DUKE (13) — Trainer: Darren Weir, jockey: Blake Avdulla
The 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and was first held in 1861.
For more images of Eurobodalla residents celebrating the race that stops the nation, see page 15, and our online gallery.
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