May 24, 2024

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Crowds descend on Flemington Racecourse for 2022 Melbourne Cup despite predictions of rain

Crowds descend on Flemington Racecourse for 2022 Melbourne Cup despite predictions of rain

Complete crowds are expected back at Flemington racecourse for the Melbourne Cup today, for the very first time due to the fact the pandemic.

Crowds were banned from the 2020 version of the race, although the 2021 Melbourne Cup experienced a capped capability of 10,000 individuals.

Leanne Clinch said predictions of rain would not put a dampener on the day.

“I am wanting ahead to the fashions and viewing every person out and obtaining a fantastic time,” she explained.

“I really don’t think [the rain] will make a difference, for the reason that we will be inside of, sipping champagne.”

Two women smile, wearing fascinators.
Leanne Clinch and Sharon Polson are not thrown by predictions of bad weather conditions.(ABC News: Stephanie Ferrier)

Sharon Polson agreed the weather conditions would not halt the pair from having a excellent time.

“For decades I’ve been coming — considering that the 70s,” she reported.

“I hardly ever permit the weather deter me.”

The very last time Flemington was open up to all crowds on Cup Working day was in 2019, when 81,458 people today came to the observe.

More than 71,000 people today attended Victoria Derby Working day on Saturday, and a crowd of 80,000 is envisioned now.

Showers and perhaps a storm on the way

Even though manner generally dominates the Melbourne Cup, umbrellas and gumboots may possibly be demanded components with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting showers and a prospective storm on Tuesday afternoon.