While the heavens might have been pouring onto racegoers in Melbourne, racing fans in the Bega Valley were still able to dress up in their best and head out for a social day of fun, friends, family – and the occasional bet.
The weather was not perfect either across the South East, with patches of rain falling in what would have been a boost for the region's farmers.
But there was still plenty of fun to be had across the Valley for those who chose to celebrate the Melbourne Cup.
At the Bermagui Country Club, members and visitors were treated to a luncheon.
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