It may have been a wet and blustery day around the Shire today, but for those lucky enough to be warmly inside the Nambucca RSL today, it was champagne and roses.
Over a hundred guests from as far away as Busselton in Western Australia dressed up to the nines and danced the afternoon away.
One table had only just become acquainted this week - at the Foreshore Caravan Park down the road - and decided to make a day of it.
For two special guests, the day serendipitously coincided with their annual march around the sun. It was clear they were having a very merry birthday.
At just after 3pm, for a few brief minutes, you could hear a pin drop before the 'Carn, get up!' chimed back in as the horses rounded into the final straight.
Hunter Valley chestnut underdog Vow and Declare ridden by Victorian jockey Craig Williams was this year's surprise winner of the richest horse race in Australia.
Did you back a winner?