Racegoers flocked to Flemington for another day of racing on Saturday as the Spring Carnival draws to a close.
Young and old were dressed to the nines as they made their way into the racecourse for Stakes Day on Saturday morning for the lady day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Revellers were determined not to let the rain dampen the mood, with some seen busting out wild dance moves while others pulled out some very risque head pieces.
Risque! One man was captured wearing a very risque headpiece at Stakes Day at the Flemington Racecourse on Saturday
Cheeky! A reveller turned heads as he donned a very unusual head piece while celebrating a day at the races
Hang loose! A lady dressed in white pulls the hang loose sign as she stands with a friend during Stakes Day
Winners are grinners: A group of friends celebrate the end of the Spring Carnival with one pumping his fist in the air
Spotted! A group of friends smile and point at the camera as they take a knee during a day at the races at Flemington
Dance party! Ladies take to the dance floor at the Stakes Day carnival after a day full of races at Flemington Racecourse
Bust a move! A group of friends leave the track and head to the dance floor to show off their moves at Flemington
Tango! Two friends hold onto each other as they bust some moves on the dance floor at Stakes Day
Many punters, appeared to prefer the dance floor to the tracks.
A group of girls were seen busting a move inside on Stakes Day, while others placed their bets.
Two friends were caught mucking around in between races as they wrestled each other to the ground.
The races left some a little worse for wear as a mate was seen leaning on his friends after a long day at the races.
Stopping to smell the roses: A reveller heads for the bushes after mucking around with a mate at Flemington’s Stakes Day carnival
Heads up! A couple take shelter under an umbrella while another racegoer jumps over them at Flemington
Time for a break: A group of punters help out a friend after a long day at the Stakes Day carnival in Melbourne
Messing around: Two friends wrestle each other at the race day with one wearing a bright blue and orange suit
Headed for the roses! Two punters laugh as they wrestle with each other in front of a bed of roses at the Stakes Day carnival
Ladies dressed for the occasion with many donning bright colours in dresses, jumpsuits and skirts.
One woman carried her a pair of high heels for a friend as they headed home after a long day of racing.
Others came to Flemington more prepared, with one woman carrying a can of spray to ensure she was always looking her best.
The wet weather got the best of some revellers as a woman was captured being helped up by a friend after slipping on the pavement.
Taking a knee! One woman crouches down while carrying some champagne as her friend dressed in a white jumpsuit appears to fix a sign
Heading home: A woman leaves Flemington racecourse while one of her friends carries her heels after a day of racing
Always prepared! One woman came prepared to the races carrying a bottle of spray to ensure she’s looking her best
Brace yourself! One man runs towards his friend as the pair muck around in between races at Stakes Day
Party time! Two friends laugh as they enjoy a day out at Flemington on Saturday for Stakes Day
Missing shoe! A left shoe is captured laying on the grass at Flemington as a woman stands beside wearing some high heels
Helping hand! One man helps up a friend after she looses her balance in the wet at the Stakes Day Carnival
Need a hand? One woman slips out of her shoe while walking on the wet pavement at Flemington Racecourse
Taking cover! Two friends seek shelter from the wet conditions using a jacket to cover their heads during the rain
Let the rain pour! Revellers laugh as they hide under a jacket as the Melbourne weather takes a turn for the worse
Show off your moves! One man in a blue suit busts some moves with friends on the last day of the Spring Carnival
Many ran for cover as the rain started to pour using ponchos, jackets and coats to protect their outfits.
As the chilly weather set in some cosied up in blankets as the day wore on into the evening.
Those lucky enough to bring an umbrella spent the day under cover as the rain began to set in on the track
Keeping warm: Racegoers keep warm during the chilly Melbourne weather using blankets to wrap around their shoulders
Wet weather: Punters took advantage of umbrellas at Stakes Day as the rain poured over the racecourse
Keeping dry! Revellers used rain ponchos to stay dry during the wet conditions at Stakes Day on Saturday
Act of kindness: A man is seen lending his suit jacket to a woman in the midst of the chilly weather in Melbourne
Run for cover! Racegoers were forced to run for cover at Stakes Day after the rain began to set in
Fashion forward: Rain ponchos were in abundance during Stakes Day as the rain started to fall over Flemington Racecourse
Some took a well deserved break taking off their shoes to sit down on the grass at the track.
Cool and casual was the dress code, with floating summer dresses and simple but elegant headpieces the go-to fashion choice for female racegoers.
One man wore an unusual ensemble of a shirt with matching shorts covered in Victoria Bitter bottles.
Race over: Racegoers head out of the gates of Flemington Racecourse as the Spring Carnival comes to an end
Phone check: A group of friends take a break with one checking her phone and two crouching on the ground at Stakes Day
Much needed break: A group of friends in matching flamingo suits take a much needed break after a long day at the races
Juggling act! A man holds four beers in his hands while chatting to a friend at Stakes Day on Saturday
Girl time! A group of women ignore the rain and head for the track as the races kick off for the day
Sore feet! Some racegoers gave their feet a break taking off their shoes off as the carnival came to an end on Saturday afternoon
Furtastic! Some racegoers use their fur coats as protection from the wet weather while heading home after a day of racing
New accessory: Friends share a rain poncho as the wet weather sets in over Flemington Racecourse on Saturday
Helping out: A reveller helps out his friend as he tries his best to tie up one of her high heels during Stakes Day
Having a blast! A racegoer is seen throwing her hand in the air as she celebrates the last day of the Spring Carnival
Catch of the day! One happy punter shouts for joy as he catches a pair of goggles during a day at the races on Saturday
Over here! A group of enthused revellers shout as they try their best to catch a pair of goggles being thrown into the crowd
Safety first: Emergency services in high visibility vests are seen wheeling a stretcher during Stakes Day at Flemington
Families dressed to impress made their way to Flemington for the carnival with many wearing matching outfits.
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.
Candy coloured: Punters have raced through the gates at Flemington in a bid to get prime position for the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival
Girl’s day out! A group of friends donning pink and black dresses seemed eager to get their day underway as they posed together by the terraced houses outside the racecourse
Fancy dress! One female reveller posed in a lilac outfit with her strikingly-dressed companion who caught the eye in a Victoria Bitter-themed shorts and jacket
Burst of colour! One racegoer (left) did not let the rainy skies at Flemington stop her from displaying her sense of fashion in an elegant orange dress, while the outfits of two other revellers in a stylish combination of colours (right) contrasted the wet conditions
Day at the races: One racegoer looked glamorous in a red and white-spotted dress as she made the most of the occasion despite the less-than-perfect conditions
All smiles! Two attendees looked ready to celebrate the end of the Melbourne Cup Carnival whatever the weather was as grey skies hovered overhead
Picture perfect: Cool and casual was the dress code, with simple but elegant headpieces the go-to fashion choice for many of the female racegoers
Rain got in the way of revellers’ fully flaunting their outfits though – with the conditions early in the afternoon forcing punters to duck for cover.
One racegoer looked glamorous in a red and white-spotted dress as she made the most of the occasion despite the rain, while another posed in a lilac outfit with her strikingly-dressed companion.
Like father like son: Young and old were dressed to the nines as they made their way into the racecourse for Stakes Day on Saturday morning
Running to the races: 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
Lady in Lilac! Lilac appeared to be a popular colour for racegoers in Melbourne on Saturday as another posed happily in black high heels
Strut your stuff! Three racegoers were dressed to impress as they walked through the famous Birdcage as proceedings at Flemington kicked off
Where’s the umbrella? Rain got in the way of revellers’ fully flaunting their outfits though – with the conditions early in the afternoon forcing punters to duck for cover
Pretty in pink! One female racegoer in a pink jacket was dressed to impress, completing her look with a wide-brimmed black hat
One female racegoer in a pink jacket was dressed to impress, completing her look with a wide-brimmed black hat.
Another group of friends donning pink and black dresses seemed eager to get their day underway as they posed together by the terraced houses outside the racecourse.
As well as a contingent of AFL players, Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams is also in attendance as a spectator.
Washed away: Overcast conditions in Melbourne were forecast to put a dampener on proceedings at Flemington Racecourse throughout Saturday
Place your bets! Racegoers looked in high spirits despite the wet conditions as they eagerly watched on during the second race of the day
Williams looked a world away from the race track as he swapped his jockey uniform for a matching black jacket and tie.
Fellow jockey Stephen Baster, for whom this Melbourne Cup will be his last, also joined racegoers to farewell the carnival on Saturday.
Punters were fast through the gates when they opened at 10.15am ahead of a lucrative day for Australia’s racing industry – with two $2million races scheduled for the day.
The Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes, a weight-for-age race, will start at 4.55pm while the Group 1 Darley Sprint Classic will see some of the world’s fastest horses go head to head at 2.50pm.
The festivities will be just as enticing off the track as they will be on it though with younger attendees taking part in the Fashions on the Field family racewear competition at Flemington.
Family day! Punters were eager to get through the gates when they opened at 10.15am ahead of a lucrative day for Australia’s racing industry – with two $2million races scheduled for the day
Race ready! The Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes will start at 4.55pm while the Group 1 Darley Sprint Classic will see some of the world’s fastest horses go head to head at 2.50pm
Suit up! As well as a contingent of AFL players, Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams (left, fellow jockey Stephen Baster right) is also in attendance on Saturday as a spectator
Fashionista Lindy Klim will be a guest judge of the competition as well as of the boys and girls racewear categories for young entrants aged six to 17.
‘I have the hardest task out of all the judges,’ Klim told AAP earlier this week.
‘I don’t want to break anyone’s heart, they’re so sweet these children.’
Catwalk! The festivities will be just as enticing off the track as they will be on it though with attendees taking part in the Fashions on the Field family racewear competition at Flemington (preliminary finals pictured)
Fashionista! Lindy Klim will be a guest judge of the competition as well as of the boys and girls racewear categories for young entrants aged six to 17
Klim said she would consider how age-appropriately each child is dressed.
‘It’s difficult, which I’m finding now with my 13-year-old, to make sure that she’s not dressing older than she actually is and that’s really hard to do,’ she said of daughter Stella.
‘Trying to get that balance right, that’s a challenge for sure.’
Tabcorp, meanwhile, will be busy hosting AFL stars in the Bulldogs’ Tory Dickson, Lachie Hunter and Mitch Wallis, Carlton’s Patrick Cripps, Richmond half-back Nick Vlaustin and Bomber Dyson Heppell.
All dressed up! Klim said she would consider how age-appropriately each child is dressed when deciding on a winner in each of the fashion events