Thousands of jubilant revellers across Australia haven’t let coronavirus social distancing or state border blockades stop them from celebrating the iconic Melbourne Cup well into Tuesday evening. Twilight Payment took out the race that stops the nation in front of empty grandstands at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday – as one of the favourites, Anthony Van Dyck, was tragically put down after suffering a broken leg on the 500m home turn. While no racegoers or owners were allowed to attend the iconic racecourse in Melbourne this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse was able to host a crowd of 10,000 with safety measures in place. Glammed up attendees were seen spilling out of Randwick and onto the streets of Sydney on Tuesday afternoon. Others keen to keep the party going headed to Darling Harbour for a post-race celebration, making the most of Sydney’s sunny 24C afternoon. Crowds in Sydney gathered at venues across the eastern suburbs, including Matteo and Restaurant Bedouin in Double Bay, Mimi’s, the Coogee Bay Hotel and Opera Bar. Melburnians flocked to St Kilda beach and various watering holes across the city for a socially distanced celebration, while 5,000 Brisbane punters packed Doomben Racecourse - a… Read full this story
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