Forget the horsepower, Flemington's Birdcage is all about star power.
With the Melbourne Cup comes the Fashions on the Field - and women can't get enough, writes Georgina Safe.
Rick Molinsky She's a racing identity, she's colourful, and she has a big future. Meet Emma Freedman.
Janice Breen Burns Our best hatters unveil this year's creations.
The track has traditionally been a place for juicy celebrity gossip, writes Shelly Horton.
Natalie Craig Come spring racing time, big-name guests equal glamour. Natalie Craig explores the battle to lure the brightest stars to the trackside marquees, and why no one beats Sarah Jessica Parker.
Kate Waterhouse, Angela Kelly ONE of the harsh realities of spring carnival is the prospect of arriving in the same outfit as half a dozen other women.
Kate Waterhouse and Shelly Horton THE hat styles are more structured but the colours in this season's Spring Racing Carnival palette are totally wild.
Georgina Safe THIS year's spring racing fashion will be less Kath and Kim and more Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Sunday Age photographers Craig Sillitoe and Ken Irwin spent the day photographing the beautiful and glamorous.
All the colour and fashions from Caulfield Cup Day as captured by Sunday Age photographers.
Think chic and ladylike, with lace, crystals and pretty spring hues, and you'll be right on track for race day.
Paula Joye speaks to Emma Freedman and milliner Nerida Winter about racewear etiquette.
The strongest trends in race wear this season.
The Wishlist Spring Carnival Lunch showed the the Sunshine Coast knows how to throw a top-tier noon-day event, potentially even better than the glittery lunches the Gold Coast is famous for.
Caulfield hosts the opening weekend of Victoria's Spring Racing Carnival for 2011. Sunday Age Photographer Craig Sillitoe captures the colour of the day, Saturday 17th September 2011.