Racegoers have experienced harsher security measures on Flemington on Stakes Day, in the aftermath of the Bourke Street terrorist attack that claimed the life of a man.
The lethal attack from Melbourne saw the knife-wielding Somali terrorist Mohamed Khalif set fire to his car and stabbed three men before he was shot.
For the first time during the Melbourne Cup carnival, every race track was scanned at the entrances to the track.
Security also closely monitors the bags of each race, which has caused long queues and delays.
Racegoers finally see some sunshine on the racetrack on Saturday after a cool and wet Melbourne Cup carnival
Racegoers have passed long security checks when entering the Flemington racecourse, which will see the final day of the Spring Carnival
Fashion fanatics are plentiful in the Cup week final, which is expected to be filled with quality racing, fashion and entertainment
The improved security checks did not dampen any spirit, as gamblers sipped champagne flutes and mixed in the sun
Victoria Racing Club says there is a "bulky security and police operation". is in place.
"We continue to work closely with the authorities to reduce risks & # 39; s and ensure that everyone can enjoy a safe and fun day," said a spokeswoman to AAP.
• Racegoers may experience minor delays due to an increased presence of police and safety at Flemington Racecourse today. & # 39;
There is striking additional security in the room and more police are present.
Stakes Day is the last day of the renowned four-day spring carnival in Flemington with an estimated 60,000 people.
The last day of the carnival is also considered & # 39; family day & # 39; with many well-dressed young people who are present.
There was striking extra security in the hall and an increased presence of the police
Queues went back for miles because security took time to scan every gambler with metal detectors and pocket controls
Despite the dark atmosphere of the previous day, racegoers wore their lightest and brightest colors and patterns
The last day of the carnival is also considered & # 39; family day & # 39; with many well-dressed young people who are present
Racegoers finally see some sunshine on the racetrack after a cool and wet Melbourne Cup carnival.
The last day of the Cup Week encourages friends, family and fun to come together as a celebration of the week that has just been.
It is expected to be filled with quality racing, fashion and entertainment, with racegoers lowering their hair and heels while easing the pace of the job for the family-friendly day.
A number of party tents in the only inviting Birdcage will be closed for the last and most relaxed race day.
For the first time at the Melbourne Cup Carnival, every race tour and their boy were scanned at the entrances to the track
However, Tabcorp will be busy hosting Hawks Grant Birchall and Jack Gunston, as well as Bulldog Lachie Hunter and Eagles young gun Daniel Venables.
In the spirit of Family Day, AFL great Billy Brownless will be joined by daughters Ruby and Lucy in the flower themed marquee.
Nick Vlastuin of Richmond will spend his day across the road at the Kennedy tent, which also welcomes entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan and twin fashion bloggers Steph and Jess Dadon.
The guest list of Lexus consists mainly of locals and customers of Melbourne, as well as the ambassador, racing royalty Kate Waterhouse.
With young people attending the celebrations, Stakes Day Fashions on the Field emphasizes children and family
The last day of the Cup Week encourages friends, family and fun to come together as a celebration of the week that has just been
It is a low-key end to the carnival, which saw fewer celebrities fly in for the festivities after the departure of sponsors Myer, Lavazza and Emirates from the Birdcage.
New sponsors, including Seppelt Wines and Furphy beer, made their tents exclusively for business customers.
Bad weather also had an impact on the number of visitors, with a visit to a wet Cup Day to a level below 83,471, compared to 90,536 the previous year.
But the Office of Meteorology expects afternoon sunshine and a top 22 on Saturday.
Make sure to bring in all the sun, gamblers sat on picnic blankets and some even went out of their way to dig their toes in the grass
A group of thirsty racegoers show off the wide selection of drinks that are available at the event
Racegoers are encouraged to lower their hair and heels when the pace of the job eases for the family-friendly day
Security also scrupulously inspects every racegoers bag, which has caused long queues and delays at the popular racecourse
Harder safety on Flemington racecourse (photo) comes in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Bourke Street on Friday
Racegoers have experienced heavier security measures on Flemington on Stakes Day, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Bourke Street, where a man was killed