You have searched far and wide to find the perfect headpiece for the racing season, and you’ve gone with a hat that’s almost as big as the event itself.

From the moment you first step off the train at Flemington, you can immediately feel that there’s something different in the air.

Something magical.

You can hear the music getting louder and louder, and as you approach the main stage of The Park you see some of the most amazing performances by Australia’s hottest musicians, indulge in delicious bites from Melbourne’s trendiest eateries, embrace the joy of dressing up for Myer Fashions on the Field, delight in playful spaces and sit back with sips in stylish bars.

You grab yourself a champagne, and when you taste that first drop you know you’re somewhere else. You and your crew get a million photos with all the ‘grammable flower walls, and you start to get lost in the beautiful rose garden.

Then it starts to get even better.

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You feel the earth rumble underneath your feet. It’s the magnificent animals racing past.

YES! This is it! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for!

You’re clutching onto your bet while the horses near the finish line.

As the race comes to an end, you check your ticket and realise that your horse came first! You’ve done it!

You plant a kiss on the nearest person, dazzled by the sheer excitement and your mates can’t wait to cash in on your winnings.

You’re going home a champion.

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This is how you go and let go at the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival.