It was one of the warmest days in the history of Sydney’s spring racing, but while the horses scorched up the turf off the track the action may have been even hotter.
The sweltering heat did very little to deter punters from turning out to Sydney’s Rosehill racecourse on Saturday, as thousands of men, women and children flooded through the gates.
Wearing a variety of fancy frocks, suits and anything else under the sun the racegoers dressed to impress for the major day of racing, headlined by the $1 million De Bortoli Golden Rose.
But with the mercury hitting 33 and the drinks flowing at an increasing rate, as the afternoon wore on the crowd at Royal Randwick began to let loose – with some even turning the racetrack into a makeshift dance club.
On one of the hottest days in the history of Sydney’s spring racing, punters flocked to Randwick racecourse on Saturday
Wearing a variety of frocks, suits and anything else under the sun, racegoers dressed to impress for the major day of racing
This group of happy punters didn’t seem to be phased by the sweltering summer temperatures at the De Bortoli Golden Rose
The racing fever certainly got a hold of these two girls, who seemingly enjoyed a laugh at something hilarious while trackside
As the day wore on and the heat rose, many race-goers put on their dancing shoes and busted out a few moves
Age and skill was no barrier as they made a makeshift dance floor on the trackside concourse and partied the day away
Attracting a crowd of both male and female admirers, this man busted out some break dancing moves at the Rosehill races
These friends looked ready to celebrate summer – as they posed under a leafy archway
These friends appeared to be having a nice time on the day – keeping cool with the help of the archway
Tattoos of all varieties made an appearance at the races as well while others opted for a very casual style on the day
The De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day kicked off spring racing in the city’s west as these race goers enjoyed some dancing
This group of happy women fawned over a man who undid his shirt as the temperature at the races started to heat up
While the sweltering heat didn’t keep happy punters away, it did forced a few savvy men and women in the crowd to alter their outfits.
Two young women were spotted carrying dainty blue and bamboo parasols on the day to protect themselves from the sun.
They were also wearing dainty head and neck scarves, oversized sunglasses and matching off-the shoulder tangerine frocks – which reflected the summer vibe.
Dressed to impress in fancy suits (and equally fancy hats), these two mates showed off their strength even in the heat
This man appeared to be compensating for an injured leg – but managed to include a stubby holder on his contraption so he wouldn’t go thirsty
A group of friends make the most of the sizzling heat while posing for a cheeky group photo
This bride-to-be appeared to sip on a frozen beverage as she watched the races on the track
These friends took some time out from punting to have a breather on the lawn while a pair of mates embraced for a cute photo
A pair of race goers practice their selfie skills while enjoying a drink at the Rosehill races on Saturday
The heat didn’t seem to bother these two race goers as they practiced their dance moves at the Rosehill races
It was hard to get the right shot at the Rosehill races on Saturday as crowds posed for group shots and selfies
Other punters wore flowers in their hair or in the print of their dresses – reflecting the fresh buzz of spring.
One man, dressed in a blue gridded suit with matching tie, dragged a blue and white esky behind him – seemingly prepared for the mercury to arrive well above the month’s average.
Other punters made the most of the plastic chairs and shade umbrellas to escape the unseasonably hot conditions.
The De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day kicked off spring racing in the city’s west.
Other women, dressed in bright summer colours, appeared to be keeping cool with glasses of Rose wine and large hats.
The day seemed popular with many bridal parties as flocks of women came to celebrate with friends.
One man munches on some chips with his friends as they make their way to Sydney’s Rosehill races
With his purple tie in place, this man seemed to be getting into the spirit and cheered on as the races took place
One punter couldn’t resist showing a bit of skin on the day – revealing a hidden woman under his shirt
These two ladies appeared to have coordinated their floral outfits – and looked like they were ready to have fun at the races
The summer heat didn’t stop these women from posing for the camera as they continued with their day
These ladies dressed with summer in mind – choosing bright colours, big glasses and large hats to impress
This bride-to-be smiled behind her bridesmaid who appeared to be prepared for the day
This woman appeared to be staying indoors at the carnival – as the temperatures soared into the mid-30s
These friends appeared to dress the same for the day – taking note of the stifling conditions in the city’s west
These women were prepared for the soaring temperatures on Saturday when they went to the races with matching parasols
Tattoos of all varieties made an appearance at the races as well, with many baring their legs and chests proudly.
As the day wore on and the heat rose, many race-goers put their dancing skills to use to bust out a few moves.
One man quickly found himself surrounded by a bevvy of admirers as he showed off his break dancing ability.
But even as the heat broke records around the state, the partying did not slow down, with many kicking on well into the night.
This glamorous trio dressed to impress in little black dresses, classy shoes and spring -themed floral headwear
These two women were celebrating an upcoming wedding together and appeared to be in high spirits
Floral dresses, bigh hats and a seat in the shade appeared to be the most important things trackside
The heat did not dampen the spirits for these race goers as they enjoyed their drinks and posed trackside
This couple weren’t taking any chances with seats and appeared to be carrying their own around the track
This man appeared to be concerned with keeping cool so dragged an esky behind him on the day
A boys day out isn’t complete without a group photo as this group posed trackside