It's the race that stops the nation but more often than not it's the real life A-list drama at the annual Melbourne Cup that really gets people talking!
From public proposals, heated hook-ups and fierce fashion - the glamorous track-side event, which is held at Flemington Racecourse, has it all.
Perhaps one of the most infamous race day dalliances of all times was Australian Idol star Robert "Millsy" Mills' heated evening with heiress Paris Hilton in 2003.
But they're certainly not the only stars making the most of the exciting day.
As we count down to the 2018 Melbourne Cup, we're rounding up the most memorable moments from the nation's favourite party from over the years.