THE Melbourne Cup has come to a finish after the last horses crossed the line – but it was the boozy revellers who could barely keep their balance.
In one snap two attendees had fallen into a rose bush while one held a bottle of wine in his left hand.
And after appearing to have had too much to drink, another woman collapsed into a fellow spectator’s lap.
Elsewhere, some men even opted to go bare foot in the hope mud wouldn’t stain their suits and shoes.
And there was also room for piggy-backing across the venue as scores of fans poured into the Flemington Racecourse to place their bets.
The past few days have witnesses mud sliding, rugby tackling and even arrests amid the wild party scenes.
Trainer Charlie Appleby said: “This is everybody’s dream. This year has been so incredible, winning a Derby and now this. I don’t want it to end.
“It’s a challenge that’s been a long road.
“It’s a very special day and one I will never forget.”