About 100,000 punters flooded into Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday for the 2017 Melbourne Cup.
In a flurry of fascinators and bold fashion, racegoers were keen to enjoy their state-wide public holiday.
Many found cause for celebration as the horses dashed across the track, and champagne flowed freely among the crowds - with many holding on to more than one bottle at a time
Bottoms up! Champagne flowed freely throughout the day on Tuesday as punters turned out in droves to watch the Melbourne Cup
Dream team: One woman posed for a picture with her brother as they knelt on the grass and linked arms to drink
Taking a break! A woman laughs as she rests her feet by sitting on the ground with a male friend
Uneven ground? A man is seen falling back on to the grass, with his sunglasses falling off his head, after a big day at the races
Feeling shy? A man is seen throwing up a skater symbol after falling over, as his friend appears to hide from the camera. Moments later, the pair are seen rolling around on the grass together
Saving time: One man chose to avoid the line at the bar by purchasing his drinks in bulk and carrying them around with him
Cheers! A man is seen backing up against the wall after exploding an oversized bottle of Mumm champagne
Bright colours appeared to be the look of the day, with most racegoers appearing undeterred by grey skies, light rainfall and ominous clouds.
More than 100,000 punters are expected to brave the gloomy weather to watch 'the race that stops the nation' on Tuesday afternoon.
They've come prepared though, with many seen hiding under clear ponchos or umbrellas, doing their best to not compromise their outfits.
Keeping dry and looking fly: Women chose to don clear ponchos over their glamorous outfits at the 2017 Melbourne Cup
Can you 'ear me? One woman, seen looking serious as she spoke on the phone, paired her fitted yellow dress with a fascinator crafted from pink and yellow flowers and feathers, designed in the shape of bunny ears
Looking regal! Liam and Annie McKerran from Cranbourne pose in blue and gold outfits created by Annie herself
Others came prepared with umbrellas to shield them from the light rain, but their attempts to stay dry were thwarted by strong winds
Struggling to see? The umbrellas were not the most crowd-friendly of ideas though, with one man seen ducking down to see past a woman's umbrella as she cheered on a horse
Orange appeared to be the colour of the day, with many seen making bold statements in the colour.
For one woman, it appeared to be her lucky colour, as she was pictured breathlessly watching a race while holding on to her hat.
Another used the eye-catching colour to stand out from her friends as they walked hand in hand through the racecourse.
'If that horse wins, I'll eat my hat': One woman was seen breathlessly watching Race Four ahead of the anticipated Melbourne Cup race
Was it a winning choice? The woman was seen earlier in the day with friends as they inspected betting guides
Three female friends are seen stepping out hand in hand on Tuesday, each in vastly different outfits
Women were not the only sartorial attractions on Tuesday, with many men opting to join in on the fun.
While some stuck to their plain suits in shades of blue, black or grey, others took a more creative route and chose something more festive.
One man was seen appropriately dressed for the occasion in a black suit with bright yellow horses on it. A group of four chose to match, all wearing suits with American dollars printed on.
Sticking to the theme: One man stepped out proudly in a black suit with yellow horses printed on to the fabric
Stuck in the middle: This trio of men donned top hats for their big day at the races,