PHOTOS: The Melbourne Cup

The sun is shining on a beautiful Spring morning as racegoers make their way to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup.

he Flemington track for Melbourne Cup day has been upgraded, but jockeys say the best ground remains closest to the inside rail.

The track was upgraded following the running of the fourth race, won by Malaguerra who led throughout.

Horses racing on the fence were at an advantage on Saturday and that was the case again in today's early races.

And the Mumm Marquee, with international DJ David Guetta, has narrowly won the race of where to be in the Melbourne Cup's exclusive Birdcage enclosure.

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