Embarrassing behaviour at Australian Derby Day

A punter at Derby Day, Melbourne (AAP)
A punter at Derby Day, Melbourne (AAP)

The Melbourne Cup may still be a few days away, but that did not stop hopeful punters in Victoria getting out and getting messy at this weekend's Derby Day.

Embarrassing behaviour at Australian Derby Day

A race-goer passed-out (AAP)

The annual spring event attracted around 90,000 race-goers, who bared the heat to enjoy a day's competition, as well as a bit to drink.

The event proved a busy day for Flemington staff, with security, paramedics and police officers out in force among the glamorous attendees.

Embarrassing behaviour at Australian Derby Day

A punter bares his behind (AAP)

Strict bag checks did not stop many trying to smuggle booze into the racetrack, with security finding alcohol hidden in water bottles, zip-lock plastic bags and Pringles cans.

While many retained their dignity throughout the day, emergency services were required to deal with multiple cases of intoxication and violence among those in attendance.  

Embarrassing behaviour at Australian Derby Day

Race-goers enjoying themselves (AAP)

Photographs show race-goers collapsed on the ground or being escorted out of the venue, unable to walk themselves.

Embarrassing behaviour at Australian Derby Day

A woman is removed from the race-track by wheelchair (AAP)

The clean-up that followed looked equally as messy, with an estimated 250 tonnes of rubbish, along with "lots and lots" of underwear, shoes and sunglasses being removed on Derby Day alone, according to the head of event management company Incognitus.

Embarrassing behaviour at Australian Derby Day

A man stands on his head (AAP)

Public intoxication at an event such as Derby Day could lead to fines of up to AU$777 for disorderly behaviour.

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