Melbourne Cup glamour in Broome

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Roebuck Bay Hotel Melbourne Cup fashion show organisers and models.
Camera IconRoebuck Bay Hotel Melbourne Cup fashion show organisers and models. Credit: Robert Dougherty

The Broome racing season may be well and truly over, but ladies dusted off their fascinators and gents ironed their best suit to embrace this year’s Melbourne Cup.

A number of venues held functions across the Kimberley town, ranging from fashion parades and luncheons to low key lunch specials and a drink at the pub.

But no matter the setting, crowds could be heard cheering on the race that stops the nation as soon as the clock hit midday.

The celebrations trickled into the afternoon, including a four course extravaganza at the Mangrove Hotel, a seated lunch at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa and a high tea luncheon at The Roey, with the latter hosting a fashion parade to showcase On the Lane Boutique’s latest collections.

Whether it was the lucky punters cashing in their winning bets or friends clinking a champagne glass and enjoying the afternoon off work, everyone was a winner in Broome on Melbourne Cup day.

Louise Castle and Chelsea Stewart
Camera IconLouise Castle and Chelsea Stewart Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Christie Milenkovic, Blaire Groenenberg and Jude Millard
Camera IconChristie Milenkovic, Blaire Groenenberg and Jude Millard Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Alexandra Nix, Sophie Anderson, 12, and Shannah Nix
Camera IconAlexandra Nix, Sophie Anderson, 12, and Shannah Nix Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Doreen Fletcher, Sharon Paterson and Simone Slade
Camera IconDoreen Fletcher, Sharon Paterson and Simone Slade Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Graham Wallace, Noreen McKee and Suzanne O'Connell
Camera IconGraham Wallace, Noreen McKee and Suzanne O'Connell Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Melbourne Cup enthusiasts at Broome's Roebuck Bay Hotel.
Camera IconMelbourne Cup enthusiasts at Broome's Roebuck Bay Hotel. Credit: Robert Dougherty
Maurine and Lu Shovellor, Shane Boxell, Edward Mullaluy and Jojo Clements watching the Melbourne Cup at Broome's Roebuck Bay Hotel
Camera IconMaurine and Lu Shovellor, Shane Boxell, Edward Mullaluy and Jojo Clements watching the Melbourne Cup at Broome's Roebuck Bay Hotel Credit: Robert Dougherty
Brianne Fischer, Rae Linton, Teliah Fischer and Will McPherson.
Camera IconBrianne Fischer, Rae Linton, Teliah Fischer and Will McPherson. Credit: Robert Dougherty
Roebuck Bay Hotel fashion model Shona Coffin at the Melbourne Cup event.
Camera IconRoebuck Bay Hotel fashion model Shona Coffin at the Melbourne Cup event. Credit: Robert Dougherty
Roebuck Bay Hotel fashion model Sahvannah Brandis at the Melbourne Cup event.
Camera IconRoebuck Bay Hotel fashion model Sahvannah Brandis at the Melbourne Cup event. Credit: Robert Dougherty
Trenna Wadge and Julia McIntyre at the Mangrove Hotel
Camera IconTrenna Wadge and Julia McIntyre at the Mangrove Hotel Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Trenna Wadge and Julia McIntyre at the Mangrove Hotel
Camera IconTrenna Wadge and Julia McIntyre at the Mangrove Hotel Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Carrie Martin, Mardi Pittard, Lyn Sinclair and Carly Longmuir
Camera IconCarrie Martin, Mardi Pittard, Lyn Sinclair and Carly Longmuir Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Joe Calandra, Buna-Tuaty Poelina, Lynnie Farquar, Melanie Virgo and Karen Keiley
Camera IconJoe Calandra, Buna-Tuaty Poelina, Lynnie Farquar, Melanie Virgo and Karen Keiley Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Mangrove Hotel boss Glyn Batten and events manager Saira Hanlon
Camera IconMangrove Hotel boss Glyn Batten and events manager Saira Hanlon Credit: Jakeb Waddell

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