Residents from around the Fleurieu Peninsula frocked up in celebration for the race that stops the nation today, November 7.
First-time winner Rekindling was crowned the winner of the Melbourne Cup, to give young Irish trainer Joseph O'Brien a win on his first attempt.
The Times sent photographers to events at The Grosvenor in Victor Harbor, the Hotel Elliot in Port Elliot and the Rosetta Village in Victor Harbor.
An event at Sails at Clayton Bay raised $526 for both the local CFS and the Clayton Bay Community Association.
Rekindling became the first three-year-old to win the race since 1941 and became the second winner for jockey Corey Brown, who won on Shocking in 2009.
Second went to Johannes Vermeer, who finished just behind Rekindling, while the third to finish was European raider Max Dynamite, for Irish trainer Willie Mullins.
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