Ugly scenes at the Melbourne Cup while a wild fight breaks out between smartly dressed gamblers near a business tent
- The day of racing fun became ugly when a wild fight broke out between a group of gamblers
- Combat took place near the Uber pick-up zone after technical failures caused delays
- Footage shows five men exchanging strokes while security attempts try to intervene
Ugly footage emerged from an all-in fight that broke out at a business tent after the final race at the Melbourne Cup.
At least six men were involved in the fight that took place Tuesday afternoon at Uber's pick-up and drop-off zone at the Flemington Racecourse.
Video showed the men exchanging blows while guards tried to break the fight.
Two men continued to struggle on the grass in front of shocked spectators while other racegoers threw punches at the pair.
A glamorous day of racing fun quickly became ugly when a wild fight broke out between a group of gamblers at the Melbourne Cup
At one point a woman tried to break the fracas, but she was dragged away by her friends.
Tensions were high when Uber encountered technical problems with his app, which led to huge delays for gamblers trying to leave the race course.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said Daily Mail Australia officers were called on site at 5.45 p.m.
& # 39; The fighting was stopped when the police arrived shortly afterwards & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; There were no injuries and no formal complaint was received. & # 39;
Happier scenes: excited gamblers posed for a photo at Flemington Racecourse earlier in the day
At least 81,000 spectators piled up the racetrack to see Vow and Declare claim victory, with glamorous women popping up high heels and hats to get the best view of the track early.
As the day progressed, racegoers became more relaxed with clear grins on their faces because the sunny weather and good cheer made up for empty purses.
Some amorous couples locked lips while lounging on the grass after a romantic day out.
Festivities continue on Thursday with Oaks Day, when beauty, femininity, style and grace are central to the racecourse.
Vow and Declare won the Melbourne Cup by improving the international competition and winning the biggest race in Australia
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