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Punters run through the gates at Stakes Day as families dress to impress

And they’re off! Punters run through the gates at Stakes Day as families dress to impress on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival

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Punters have raced through the gates at Flemington in a bid to get prime position for the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Young and old were dressed to the nines as they made their way into the racecourse for Stakes Day on Saturday morning.  

The carnival’s last event is unofficially dubbed Family Day, with a number of marquees in the invite-only Birdcage closed for the final and most relaxed day.

Punters have raced through the gates at Flemington in a bid to get prime position for the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Young and old were dressed to the nines as they made their way into the racecourse for Stakes Day on Saturday morning

Young and old were dressed to the nines as they made their way into the racecourse for Stakes Day on Saturday morning

The carnival's last event is unofficially dubbed Family Day, with a number of marquees in the invite-only Birdcage closed for the final and most relaxed day

The carnival’s last event is unofficially dubbed Family Day, with a number of marquees in the invite-only Birdcage closed for the final and most relaxed day

As well as a contingent of AFL players, Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams is also in attendance as a spectator. 

Williams looked a world away from the race track as he swapped his jockey uniform for a matching black jacket and tie. 

 

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