Like any successful Melbourne Cup Day event, a luncheon held at Tallwoods Golf Club for the 'race that stops a nation' was celebrated in fine style.
The sell out celebration attracted 90 'racegoers' who enjoyed a fantastic meal in The Kranky Goat Restaurant.
The event was the brainchild of Tallwoods Golf Club owners, Viven and Barry Sale, while it was co-ordinated by women's president, Maxine Richards.
Several years have passed since a Melbourne Cup Day function has been held at Tallwoods, and the 'new' owners were keen to re-introduce the popular event.
Maxine's strong and co-ordinate committee members included Viven Sale, Robyn Murray, Paula Livermore, Marilyn Wilson and Marea Biskin.
The lunch wasn't all horses and sweepstakes.
A fashion parade of the latest fashions from Yarads, Forster, Sampson and Delilah, Forster and A Stones Throw, Diamond Beach was a great hit with the crowd.
Models were Robin Archer, Sandra Wilkins, Suzanne Elderfield, Brian Pearson, Viven and Barry Sale and Maxine Richards.
Sweeps were organised and run by Bill Livermore and Brian Pearson.
The day was sponsored by luxury car dealer, Mercedes Taree, which brought along a display of vehicles.
Residual funds from the day were donated to Great Lakes Hospice Palliative Care Forster, while monies from the lucky door prize and hamper auction, donated by The Kranky Goat, was donated to RFS Diamond Beach
A Melbourne Cup Day event wouldn't be complete without a 'best'; best dressed male was Ron Gallagher, while judges awarded Mary Gleeson, Hanna Roslaniec and Patricia Pearson the best dressed woman.
This event was just so successful it could become an annual event.