Despite the damp conditions at Flemington on Tuesday, Melbourne Cup revellers certainly enjoyed themselves - some maybe too much.
The 2018 edition of 'the race that stops a nation' was one of the wettest on record, but that clearly didn't stop punters from letting loose.
News.com.au reports that Victorian Police evicted 15 people from Flemington for a variety of offences, ranging from being drunk in a public place to possessing a drug of dependence.
There were also several arrests, including three women and a man, after an animal cruelty protest outside the track.
Plastic bags were used as cover from the inclement weather and in some cases, as flotation devices for the bored and intoxicated.
The Melbourne Cup was won by English stayer Cross Counter, but the race was marred by the tragic end to Northern Hemisphere star The Cliffsofmoher.
The Irish-bred galloper couldn't be saved, after suffering an injury in the early stages of the race - the sixth Melbourne Cup horse to die since 2013.