Excited Melbourne Cup punters sprint through Flemington entranceNovember 5, 2019
First out of the gate! Racegoer wearing a fluoro dress and sparkly trainers makes a run through the barriers at Flemington Racecourse for the best spot at the Melbourne Cup
- The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious horse race, with $8million prize money up for grabs
- Punters started to enter Flemington Racecourse at about 9am and ran through the ticket barriers
- Glamorous women in high heels and hats were among the keen racing fans who ran to get best seats
- They were accompanied by dapper men in suits and ties, some carrying newspapers and cooler bags
Punters have started to pour in to Flemington Racecourse hours before the Melbourne Cup.
Glamorous women in high heels and hats were among the keen racing fans who ran to secure the best view of the track after having their tickets checked at the entrance at around 9am.
One in a fluorescent dress and golden sparkly trainers looked particularly determined as she sprinted past the turnstiles.
The ladies were accompanied by dapper men in suits and ties, some carrying newspapers, others bearing cooler bags filled to the brim with snacks and supplies for the day’s revelry.
Australia’s most prestigious horse race starts at 3pm with $8million prize money up for grabs.
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The early bird catches the worm: One woman was extremely determined to get the best seat in the house as she ran through the barriers at around 9am
Glitz and glamour! Women in high heels and hats were among the keen racing fans who ran to secure the best view of the track
Fully loaded: Dapper men in suits and ties were seen bearing cooler bags filled to the brim with snacks and supplies for the day’s revelry
Love is in the air! A young couple embraced and shared a kiss as inside Flemington Racecourse as they geared up for the big race
Stretching the legs: Women and men run through Flemington racecourse as excitement builds ahead of the Melbourne Cup
Checking the odds! One racegoer dressed in a navy blue suit was seen carrying a newspaper as he entered the course
The race before the race! Men and women sprinted along the cobbles as they entered the racecourse ahead of the Melbourne Cup
Determination: One woman in a red and grey dress was resolutely focused on running to the stands ahead of the race
The race is on! A group of men in suits and sunglasses jogged towards the stands and they scrambled for the best view
Running wild: One punter in a very bright blue suit flew past the entrance with a glamorous blonde woman behind him
Left: Two racegoers opted for very colourful outfits. Right: Punters took the train to get to Flemington Racecourse
Open the gates! A group of men in suits were among the first let into the racecourse as stewards prepared to check their tickets
The calm before the scramble: Race-goers wait for the turnstiles to officially open so they can run to get the best view
All smiles! Two women posted for photos next to a statue of renowned horse trainer Bart Cummings who died in 2015
Left: One woman opted for a mesh yellow skirt paired with a cane and black gloves. Right: A young man wore a white suit with red splattered over it
Reading the form guide: A group of punters sitting together took some time to familiarise themselves with the field
On the move: Men in suits rain to get a top view of the track as they headed into Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday
Dozens of celebrities also passed the turnstiles early on Tuesday morning.
Leading the red carpet arrivals was The Block’s Elyse Knowles, who revealed a generous glimpse of cleavage in a plunging leopard-print dress.
The model oozed style, completing her slinky look with a black wide-brimmed hatinator, micro handbag and black pointy-toed heels.
Also in attendance was former Bachelorette and Ten presenter Georgia Love, who took a sartorial risk in a striking fuschia frock.
The Bachelorette’s Georgia Love (left) turned heads in a shiny pink frock as she led he celebrity arrivals at The Melbourne Cup 2019 in Flemington on Tuesday. Right: The Loop host Liv Phyland
Peppermint delight! Bright colours appear to be the trend du jour, with beauty Britt Davis (left) sporting a vibrant peppermint hue on the ruby pile. Right: Former Bachelor Tim Robards
Unusual: McLeod’s Daughters star Doris Younane (left) chose to wear an unusual visor-inspired head-covering. Right: Elyse Knowles turned heads in a plunging leopard-print frock
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