Melbourne Cup 2017: The faces in the crowd

With thousands of people at Flemington for the big day, it’s not just all about celebrity.

There’s real people frocking up and then there’s real people dressing up – it really does take all sorts.

With rain falling early in the morning, racegoers will be switching shoes and grabbing jackets for Cup day.

Things are looking a little soggy out there but the weather bureau is saying the skies will hopefully clear a little this afternoon. 

But, of course it’s not all about the fashionistas, there’s horse races to be run.

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