Inverell VIEW Club had a very pleasant get together on Tuesday for Melbourne Cup Day.
Members dressed to impress showing off their lovely fascinators and racing outfits to suit the theme.
Member Helen Foster was a fantastic host and of course a few bets were placed as to who would win the very race that stops the nation.
The day also raised funds for the Inverell VIEW Club’s Learning for Life children.
A fun time was had by all with a delicious lunch and some happy Melbourne Cup winners who picked the winning horse- Cross Counter.
Cross Counter ended two decades of Melbourne Cup frustration for the powerful global stable Godolphin by winning Australia’s greatest horse race.
On a rain-affected track and ridden by Kerrin McEvoy for trainer Charlie Appleby, Cross Counter defeated Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran in an all-northern hemisphere finish.
One of the most influential racing operations in the world, the Sheikh Mohammed-backed Godolphin stable has been trying to win the Melbourne Cup since 1998.
Starting a $9 chance, Cross Counter settled in the second half of the field but producing a stirring finish to overhaul Marmelo ($12) who was initially being hailed the winner for Hugh Bowman.