The race isn't the only event that stops the nation on Melbourne Cup Day. Fashions on the Field is always hotly contested and the fashion stakes have definitely soared this year.
Celebrities have hit the track supporting Australian designers with Alex Perry, Toni Maticevski and By Johnny among the top picks. Millinery is subtle with most opting for jewelled headbands or small fascinators.
In previous years, Territorians have won big in the style stakes with Darwin fillie Christine Spielmann and model Chloe Moo winning the Fashions on the Field competition. Both chose to wear outfits designed and made locally in the Northern Territory.
Who do you think has nailed it this year? - Ali