With another Gold Cup now come and gone, it is safe to say this year's race day did not disappoint, drawing in a huge crowd for an action-packed day of racing and cheer.
There were some fashion hits and misses and plenty of action as the gates crashed back for the main race.
Hardcore fashionistas entered Fashions on the Field, with some impressive outfits and millinery creations winning in each category.
With eight races throughout the day, there was also something for every punter to bet on.
Our photographers and journalists were among the thousands at the track, capturing the action all day.
A tight group of 15 friends had travelled together for the two-day cup carnival. To identify their pack, the ladies each wore a leopard print sun hat.
Hailing from Wollongong, they've come to celebrate Dot's 60th.
"We've got races in Wollongong, yeah but they're not like this," Dot said.
"Everyone tells us this is the best."
With families in tow, they'll always be able to spot each other in the crowd with their matching hats.
The leopard print tradition began last year with friend, Nelle's birthday.
"It was my 60th last year, and we went to Bali. We all wore leopard print, because why not? I loved it even when it was daggy," Nelle said.
Leanndra Mackie sets a note on her calendar each year to be at the Gold Cup.
Living in Canberra, she met Wendy and her sister Donna when Wendy took a short foray into capital life.
"I've never gone to the Canberra races, but I love to be in Wagga," Ms Mackie said.
She's made the annual trip for 17 years, and the catch up now includes Wendy's husband, Brian Connolly.
The party of three are not surprised that the weather has turned from frightful to the perfect autumn day.
"It always does. Sometimes it's overcast, sometimes hot or cold but it never actually rains."
Ms Mackie backed All Too Soon, because he's orange - her favourite colour.
Wendy, however, has had her favourite scratched. Willy White Socks was chosen for the likeness to "my nephew's name."
The wet conditions served to only increase the chances of crowd favourite Abdon.
One long-time race goer, Brian Belt spoke of the horse's superiority under the inclement conditions.
"Abdon is where my money is going, everyone tells me he's good in the wet," Mr Belt said.
For others in the crowd though, the races were just peripheral distraction to the real entertainment: the fashions.
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