The first Tuesday in November plays host to the race that stops a nation.
The Melbourne Cup meeting is one of the biggest days of the year for the Tamworth Jockey Club and Tuesday's sold out affair was no exception. Hundreds of punters, keen for a win, spent up big.
In Melbourne Cup form, ladies and gents dressed up to the nines, keeping fashion stakes front and centre on the traditional race day.
Many organisations taking the opportunity to shut up shop and treat staff to an afternoon by the track.