Why travel to Flemington when keen racegoers could escape the unpredictable Melbourne weather and watch the cup from the comfort of the Forster Golf Club.
Fascinators, fancy hats, fun and frivolity was the order of the day as wine and champagne flowed throughout the afternoon
Melbourne Cup-goers were being urged to pack an umbrella with up to 30mm of rain forecast to fall at today.
As the horses jump at 3pm, those at Flemington are facing a 30 per cent chance of rain and cool, temperate conditions of about 19 degrees.
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