Melbourne Cup 2021: Not so elegant party starts at Ascot

One would think that the Melbourne Cup was in Perth, which players in Ascot celebrated on Tuesday.

After a long day of racing, thousands of patrons let their hair down.

Melbourne Cup Day in Ascot: Things are starting to get a little wilder in the afternoon in Ascot.
Camera iconGroup hug! Credit: Michael Wilson/The Western Australian

With bars opening at 10, many had already surpassed themselves in the early afternoon.

While some had their fists in the air to celebrate a victory, others used them in a more sinister way, with a melee start shortly after lunchtime.

Melbourne Cup Day in Ascot: A fight breaks out in the afternoon.
Camera iconWhile some had their fists in the air to celebrate a victory, others used them in a more sinister way, with a melee start shortly after lunchtime. Credit: Michael Wilson/The Western Australian

Others sacrificed their drink to take a picture.

In a classic party move, some were seen limboing under a piece of fence near the racetrack.

The Melbourne Cup celebration of 2021 has been held in Ascot
Camera iconClassic party outfit. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The Western Australian

But it was not just fun and games for everyone with a number of racers escorted from the scene by security guards.

The Melbourne Cup celebration of 2021 has been held in Ascot
Camera iconNot fun and games for everyone. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The Western Australian

Verry Elleegant claimed victory in the $ 7.75 million Melbourne Cup ahead of red-hot favorite Incentivise.

Melbourne Cup Day in Ascot: Things are starting to get a little wilder in the afternoon in Ascot.
Camera iconOthers sacrificed their drink to take a picture. Credit: Michael Wilson/The Western Australian

The audience saw the shock victory from the Ascot Racecourse, where they enjoyed a sunny day in Perth.

Bright colors seemed to be a theme for the ladies this year with many wearing yellow, pink, green and red.

Melbourne Cup Day in Ascot: A fight breaks out in the afternoon.
Camera iconThe audience saw the shock victory from the Ascot Racecourse, where they enjoyed a sunny day in Perth. Credit: Michael Wilson/The Western Australian

WA Premier Mark McGowan was spotted on the racetrack mingling with players chasing a selfie and chatting with jockeys.

A strong police presence was visible for the wild scenes that began to unfold in the early afternoon.

Melbourne Cup Day in Ascot: Things are starting to get a little wilder in the afternoon in Ascot.
Camera iconStand out from the crowd! Credit: Michael Wilson/The Western Australian

Six-year-old Verry Elleegant stormed home in just after a dominant victory over Peter Moody-trained Incentivize in second place, importing Spanish Mission in third place and Floating Artist in fourth place.

The horse paid $ 16.50 to win.

Melbourne Cup Day in Ascot: Premier Mark McGowan with jockey (name to come).
Camera iconWA Premier Mark McGowan was spotted on the racetrack mingling with players chasing a selfie and chatting with jockeys. Credit: Michael Wilson/The Western Australian

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