It’s the race that stops the nation and the Melbourne Cup did just that.

But before punters watched the horses race, they showed off their outfits and some of them were a little worse for wear while others wowed.

Cody Simpson

Christian Wilkins

Christian Wilkins, the 27-year-old model son of Channel 9 presenter Richard Wilkins wore a stunning pastel green tailored silk suit worn with dark green platform heels.

MasterChef judge Melissa Leong wore a satin suit, while singer Delta Goodrem was in a floral Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Eddie McGuire

Lara Worthington

This year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival was the first time since the pandemic halted major events around the world.

Around 90,000 spectators attended the event with those unable to join in tuned in to the race.

Delta Goodrem

Ally Langdon

The 2022 Melbourne Cup was won by Gold Trip, ridden by Mark Zahra, with Emissary in second place.

High Emocean hit the finish line at third place with fan favourite Deauville Legend finishing in fourth.

Images: Getty/Instagram

This article first appeared on OverSixty.