It was one of the warmest days in Sydney's racing history, but while the horses scorched up the turf - off the track the temperature may have been even hotter.
The sweltering spring heat did little to deter punters from turning out to Sydney's Rosehill racecourse on Saturday, as thousands of men, women and children flooded through the gates.
Wearing a variety of fancy frocks, suits and anything else under the sun the racegoers dressed to impress for the major day of racing, headlined by the $1 million De Bortoli Golden Rose.
But with the mercury continuously rising and the drinks flowing at an increasing rate, as the afternoon wore on the crowd at Royal Randwick began to let loose - with some even turning the racetrack into a makeshift dance club.
On one of the hottest days in the history of Sydney's spring racing, punters flocked to Randwick racecourse on Saturday
Wearing a variety of frocks, suits and anything else under the sun, racegoers dressed to impress for the major day of racing
This group of happy punters didn't seem to be phased by the sweltering summer temperatures at the De Bortoli Golden Rose
The racing fever certainly got a hold of these two girls, who seemingly enjoyed a laugh at something hilarious while trackside
As the day wore on and the heat rose, many race-goers put on their dancing shoes and busted out a few moves
Age and skill was no barrier as they made a makeshift dance floor on the trackside concourse and partied the day away
Attracting a crowd of both male and female admirers, this man busted out some break dancing moves at the Rosehill races
These friends looked ready to celebrate summer - as they posed under a leafy archway
These friends appeared to be having a nice time on the day - keeping cool with the help of the archway
Tattoos of all varieties made an appearance at the races as well while others opted for a very casual style on the day
The De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day kicked off spring racing in the city's west as these race goers enjoyed some dancing
This group of happy women fawned over a man who undid his shirt as the temperature at the races started to heat up
While the sweltering heat didn't keep happy punters away, it did forced a few savvy men and women in the crowd to alter their outfits.
Two young women were spotted carrying dainty blue and bamboo parasols on the day to protect themselves from the sun.
They were also wearing dainty head and neck scarves, oversized sunglasses and matching off-the shoulder tangerine frocks – which reflected the summer vibe.
Dressed to impress in fancy suits (and equally fancy hats), these two mates showed off their strength even in the heat
This man appeared to be compensating for an injured leg - but managed to include a stubby holder on his contraption so he wouldn't go thirsty
A group of friends make the most of the sizzling heat while posing for a cheeky group photo
This bride-to-be appeared to sip on a frozen beverage as she watched the races on the track
These friends took some time out from punting to have a breather on the lawn while