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Glamorous punters dress up for the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Racecourse

Punters enjoyed a classy day at the races before wet weather dampened the celebrations at the iconic Golden Slipper event, as the horse-racing season draws to a close. 

The glamorous revellers were in high spirits at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney and donned their sharpest attire for a day filled with drinking and placing bets.

Sparkling champagne was flowing and the sun was shining until a mid-afternoon shower descended on the popular racecourse.

The glamorous revellers were in high spirits at the Rosehill racecourse in Sydney and donned their sharpest attire for a day filled with drinking and placing bets

Sparkling champagne was flowing and the sun was shining until a mid-afternoon shower descended on the popular racecourse

Sparkling champagne was flowing and the sun was shining until a mid-afternoon shower descended on the popular racecourse

Punters enjoyed a classy day at the races before wet weather dampened the celebrations at the iconic Golden Slipper event, as the horse-racing season draws to a close

Punters enjoyed a classy day at the races before wet weather dampened the celebrations at the iconic Golden Slipper event, as the horse-racing season draws to a close

Racegoers looked smart as they watched the jockeys battle for the $3.5 million prize money on Saturday.

Plenty of women dressed in stylish frocks and selected eye-catching headpieces as they celebrated with a healthy dose of alcohol.

The attendees proved it would taken more than a light sprinkle of rain to dampen their spirits as the skies darkened and a deluge fell on the track.

Short spring-inspired dresses were the theme of the day for the ladies while the men looked dapper in handsome suits and ties.

Racegoers looked smart as they watched the jockeys battle for the $3.5 million prize money on Saturday

Racegoers looked smart as they watched the jockeys battle for the $3.5 million prize money on Saturday

Plenty of women dressed in stylish frocks and selected eye-catching headpieces as they celebrated with a healthy dose of alcohol

Plenty of women dressed in stylish frocks and selected eye-catching headpieces as they celebrated with a healthy dose of alcohol

Plenty of women dressed in stylish frocks and selected eye-catching headpieces as they celebrated with a healthy dose of alcohol

The attendees proved it would taken more than a light sprinkle of rain to dampen their spirits as the skies darkened and a deluge fell on the track

The attendees proved it would taken more than a light sprinkle of rain to dampen their spirits as the skies darkened and a deluge fell on the track

Short spring-inspired dresses were the theme of the day for the ladies while the men looked dapper in handsome suits and ties

Short spring-inspired dresses were the theme of the day for the ladies while the men looked dapper in handsome suits and ties

These two punters showed their affection for eachother while enjoying the Golden Slipper race on Saturday

These two punters showed their affection for eachother while enjoying the Golden Slipper race on Saturday

Plenty of women dressed in stylish frocks and selected eye-catching headpieces as they celebrated with a healthy dose of alcohol

Plenty of women dressed in stylish frocks and selected eye-catching headpieces as they celebrated with a healthy dose of alcohol

Plenty of women dressed in stylish frocks and selected eye-catching headpieces as they celebrated with a healthy dose of alcohol 

Several women were ahead of the pack by opting for minimalist fascinators while others chose to simply ignore the racing tradition and went bare-headed.

Some loved-up racegoers were pictured sharing affections at the event while others were simply there to enjoy free-flowing champagne and watch the multi-million dollar race.

When the rain began to fall the day was still very much in full-throttle so some punters used jackets to cover themselves from the light showers.

Most revellers appeared happy and seemed to enjoy the festivities while having a dance on the grass.

Several women were ahead of the pack by opting for minimalist fascinators while others chose to simply ignore the racing tradition and went bare-headed

Several women were ahead of the pack by opting for minimalist fascinators while others chose to simply ignore the racing tradition and went bare-headed

Some loved-up racegoers were pictured sharing affections at the event while others were simply there to enjoy free-flowing champagne and watch the multi-million dollar race

Some loved-up racegoers were pictured sharing affections at the event while others were simply there to enjoy free-flowing champagne and watch the multi-million dollar race

This woman opted for a hat-style fascinator and matching red earrings to celebrate the iconic raceday event 

This woman opted for a hat-style fascinator and matching red earrings to celebrate the iconic raceday event 

Punters appeared to be in high spirits as they celebrated by placing bets and having a dance on the greens 

Punters appeared to be in high spirits as they celebrated by placing bets and having a dance on the greens 

This glamorous reveller opted for a simple white dress paired with statement pale-blue heels

This glamorous reveller opted for a simple white dress paired with statement pale-blue heels

White was the theme of the day for these ladies who matched eachother in cream-coloured frocks 

White was the theme of the day for these ladies who matched eachother in cream-coloured frocks 

Most revellers appeared happy and seemed to enjoy the festivities while having a dance on the grass

Most revellers appeared happy and seemed to enjoy the festivities while having a dance on the grass

Some punters needed a quick rest from the dancing as they perched on the grass at Rosehill racecourse

Some punters needed a quick rest from the dancing as they perched on the grass at Rosehill racecourse

Racecourses across Australia have become a hotbed for the most daring of outfits and ridiculous of behaviour.

Bright colours and floral patterns appear to be the theme of this year’s fashion trends, with both women and men turning up in such outfits.

Traditional and elaborate headpieces were also in an abundance, ranging from the simple to the strange. 

The Golden Slipper was one of the last spring racing events for the season before the Stakes Day and the championships take place later this month and in April.

When the rain began to fall the day was still very much in full-throttle so some punters used jackets to cover themselves from the light showers

When the rain began to fall the day was still very much in full-throttle so some punters used jackets to cover themselves from the light showers

Bright colours and floral patterns appear to be the theme of this year's fashion trends, with both women and men turning up in such outfits

Bright colours and floral patterns appear to be the theme of this year’s fashion trends, with both women and men turning up in such outfits

Traditional and elaborate headpieces were also in an abundance, ranging from the simple to the strange

Traditional and elaborate headpieces were also in an abundance, ranging from the simple to the strange

The Golden Slipper was one of the last spring racing events for the season before the Stakes Day and the championships take place later this month and in April

The Golden Slipper was one of the last spring racing events for the season before the Stakes Day and the championships take place later this month and in April

It was the first-ever win for jockey Brenton Avdulla who described his victory as 'very emotional' (punters pictured)

It was the first-ever win for jockey Brenton Avdulla who described his victory as ‘very emotional’ (punters pictured)

Winner Estijaab was the fastest on the day, flying across the 1200-metre race track and taking an early lead.

It was the first-ever win for jockey Brenton Avdulla who described his victory as ‘very emotional’.

‘I’ve just won a Slipper. I don’t know what to say,’ he told Nine News.

‘You dream of riding Golden Slipper winners. When I was 15 and starting apprentice school I was the biggest in the class and they said I had 12 months in the saddle and then I was going back to school.’



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