The race that stops a nation is done and dusted and it was Vow And Declare claiming the almighty prize for 2019.
Master of Reality and Prince of Arran rounded out the placings in second and third.
Locals made the trip to the Kempsey Heights Bowling Club to celebrate the Melbourne Cup today and they enjoyed a terrific lunch and a few beverages ahead of the race.
Do you recognise any faces in our gallery above?
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