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Pink Ribbon Cup leaves racegoers emerge in VERY high spirits

Thousands of revellers had the time of their lives at the Pink Ribbon Raceday on Saturday as they soaked up the sun at the course in Queensland.

The annual event in Gold Coast raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and racegoers are encouraged to wear pink to show their support.

One woman donned a red dress with a stunning pink and red headband while men dressed in togas were seen drinking from pink cups at the Gold Coast Turf Club. 

Men donned fluorescent pink ties and Roman-era gladiator costumes to bring light to the day

One woman donned a red dress with a stunning pink and red headband while men dressed in togas were seen drinking from pink cups 

Roman: One man took a break from the festivities to sit next to a statue as he enjoyed a drink in the glorious sunshine on Saturday

Roman: One man took a break from the festivities to sit next to a statue as he enjoyed a drink in the glorious sunshine on Saturday

Many women were seen soaking up the sunshine as they sat and posed for selfies with their pals.

Others couldn’t stop smiling as they pressed themselves against the fence to get the best view of the runners and riders. 

Double trouble: This pair looked in high spirits as they posed for selfies in the sunshine while racing commenced

Double trouble: This pair looked in high spirits as they posed for selfies in the sunshine while racing commenced 

Others couldn't stop smiling as they enjoyed a glass of wine and pressed themselves against the fence to get the best view of the runners and riders

Others couldn’t stop smiling as they enjoyed a glass of wine and pressed themselves against the fence to get the best view of the runners and riders 

As the day wore on patrons kicked off their heels after standing on their toes for hours and fully embraced the spirit

One woman struggled for grip as she balanced her black sandal heels in her arms

Heel or no heel? This young racegoer kicked off her high heels as the day wore on and decided to go barefooted 

One woman was seen darting across the warm bitumen holding her heels in her hand as she headed home from a great day at the races

One woman was seen darting across the warm bitumen holding her heels in her hand as she headed home from a great day at the races  

This woman shed her jacket as the mercury soared to 25C. Her kind friend holds out her hand to help her with her belongings

This woman shed her jacket as the mercury soared to 25C. Her kind friend holds out her hand to help her with her belongings

As the day wore on patrons kicked off their heels after standing for hours and were seen walking around barefooted. 

They darted across the warm bitumen, holding their shoes in their hands. 

One energetic man could be seen on his mate’s back, mimicking a jockey riding its horse around on the grass.

One man was seen on the back of a fellow race-goer and mimicked riding a horse across the grass

Giddy up! One man got a ride on his friend's back across the grass

Giddy up! One energetic man could be seen on his mate’s back, mimicking a jockey riding its horse around on the grass 

He had wrapped his legs around his friend's waist as he held himself up as though he was a jockey

He had wrapped his legs around his friend’s waist as he held himself up as though he was a jockey

His right arm was extended behind him as though he was holding a whip behind him to make his pal go faster

First place dreams? A pair of men were seen pretending to be jockey and horse at Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday

First place dreams? The man’s right arm was extended behind him as though he was holding a whip behind him to make his pal go faster

He had wrapped his legs around his friend’s waist as he held himself up as though he was a jockey.

His right arm was extended behind him as though he was holding a whip behind him to make his pal go faster.

The man who was acting as a horse couldn’t stop laughing as his friend fell off his back onto the grass.

The man who was acting as a horse couldn't stop laughing as his friend fell off his back onto the grass

The man who was acting as a horse couldn’t stop laughing as his friend fell off his back onto the grass 

The man who acted as the jockey repaid the favour as he held a female racegoer on his back in a similar fashion

The man who acted as the jockey repaid the favour as he held a female racegoer on his back in a similar fashion

As she stumbled, the burly man wrapped his arms around her and tried to set her down on the ground

As she stumbled, the burly man wrapped his arms around her and tried to set her down on the ground

The pair were all smiles and giggles as they horsed around at the Gold Coast Turf Club's annual event on Saturday

The pair were all smiles and giggles as they horsed around at the Gold Coast Turf Club’s annual event on Saturday

The man who acted as the jockey repaid the favour as he held a female racegoer on his back in a similar fashion.

As she stumbled, the man wrapped his arms around he and tried to set her down on the ground.

The pair were all smiles as they horsed around. 

One woman took a moment to gather her thoughts as she leaned into a hedge. She sat on a row of flowers while her friends watched on

One woman took a moment to gather her thoughts as she leaned into a hedge. She sat on a row of flowers while her friends watched on

A couple were seen sharing a quiet and intimate moment, holding hands and staring into each other's eyes

A couple were seen sharing a quiet and intimate moment, holding hands and staring into each other’s eyes

Feeling the love? A man and woman took a break from the races to share a quiet conversation

Feeling the love? A man and woman took a break from the races to share a quiet conversation

Others were seen taking a seat to have a moment away from the loud festivities. 

One woman could be seen leaning back into a bush while her friends watched on. 

A couple were seen sharing a quiet and intimate moment as they held hands and spoke with their faces centimetres apart.

One man appeared to be a little stuck after sitting backwards in a chair and sticking his legs through a gap

His friends laughed on at his unfortunate situation

One man appeared to be a little stuck after sitting backwards in a chair and sticking his legs through a gap

The man eventually broke free of the chair only to be mounted by a friend as he lay trapped on the grass

The man eventually broke free of the chair only to be mounted by a friend as he lay trapped on the grass 

One man appeared to be a little stuck after sitting backwards in a chair and sticking his legs through a gap.

His friends laughed at his unfortunate predicament.

The eventually broke free of the chair only for his mate to come and sit on top of him. 

Others embraced the day and seemed in very high spirits throughout the day. 

Breast foot forward: Others embraced the day and seemed in very high spirits throughout the day

Breast foot forward: Others embraced the day and seemed in very high spirits throughout the day 

One woman was seen laughing at with one of her friends. She showed off her legs in a daring ensemble as her sunglasses slid down her nose

One woman was seen laughing at with one of her friends. She showed off her legs in a daring ensemble as her sunglasses slid down her nose

Back to black: This couple chose black outfits but the man chose to insert  a bit of colour by donning a pink baseball cap

Back to black: This couple chose black outfits but the man chose to insert  a bit of colour by donning a pink baseball cap

One woman pushed passed the gate as she returned to the venue in a form-fitting white lace mini-dress

One woman pushed passed the gate as she returned to the venue in a form-fitting white lace mini-dress

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