Melbourne Cup day was an excuse to frock up and go out on Tuesday, November 5, for many in the Eurobodalla Shire.
Guests at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club dressed up to the nines for the annual event.
There were 81,408 racegoers at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday to watch the Australian-bred, trained, ridden and owned Vow And Declare win the Cup.
It was a dip in numbers, for the fourth year in a row.
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday in a peaceful anti-cruelty event that was part demonstration, part celebration with live music and costumes.
Trainer Danny O'Brien did not believe the Melbourne Cup carnival had lost its gloss, even as Sydney racing authorities ramp up the spring competition between the states.
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