Melbourne Cup Day 2017 celebrated on the Sapphire Coast | photos

Before the fields take to Flemington in this year’s Melbourne Cup Day races, flick back to last year when frocks, fascinators and fashionable suits were the order of the day throughout Merimbula.

Club Sapphire and Merimbula RSL both hosted Melbourne Cup Day luncheons, and we were there to capture the colour and commotion of “the race that stops a nation”.

Click or swipe through the above gallery and see if there’s anyone there you recognise. Will any fashions be making a reappearance this year?

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