Carnage: People really enjoyed themselves at Derby Day 2017

PEOPLE may have arrived at Flemington in style but they certainly didn’t leave that way. Take a look at the pictures.

AUSTRALIA has proven yet again that when it comes to the races, we’re the most brash and bogan of them all.

People may have arrived at Flemington in style but they certainly didn’t leave that way.

Pictures from Saturday’s Spring Carnival favourite shows just how much racegoers enjoyed their Derby Day at Flemington; which saw a dress disaster, people talking to statues and a strange game called “goanna pull”. It has been described to this writer as “where you try to pull a belt apart by your neck”. Interesting.

“From the look of it, people have enjoyed themselves here at Derby Day, perhaps a little too much,” news.com.au’s Andrew Bucklow reported from the scene.

Generally, around 90,000 racegoers arrive in the most elegant of outfits to enjoy some trackside bubbles in the sun. Fast forward a few hours later, and here’s where we are at.

The “goanna pull”. Apparently you have to make a stance like a goanna - these gentleman are doing a fine job of it.

The “goanna pull”. Apparently you have to make a stance like a goanna – these gentleman are doing a fine job of it.Source:News Corp Australia

Craig Lovett, who is responsible for the massive clean-up, told news.com.au last year his team clears an estimated 250 tonnes of rubbish from Derby Day, which is more than the other three days of the Spring Carnival combined.

“Sometimes we’ll find the odd person who has left themselves in a car park or a marquee,” he said.

They also discover “lots and lots” of underwear as well as “stacks” of shoes and hundreds of pairs of sunglasses.

“One year we found an entire suit — the shirt, tie, shoes, socks. I have no idea what happened to the guy”.

The good news? At least we stick with tradition. Last year, one man collapsed trying to do a headstand, as his mates egged him on. Another lay down among the rubbish, nursing his head. One guy even found a cricket bat, and started playing with the rubbish and some impromptu wickets made from sticks.

Here’s what happened this year.

That moment when your world starts to go a bit blurry. Picture: Scott Barbour

That moment when your world starts to go a bit blurry. Picture: Scott BarbourSource:Getty Images

Going down. Picture: Scott Barbour

Going down. Picture: Scott BarbourSource:Getty Images

Helping a sister out. Picture: Scott Barbour

Helping a sister out. Picture: Scott BarbourSource:Getty Images

Sometimes we all need to take a little nap among the rubbish. Picture: Scott Barbour

Sometimes we all need to take a little nap among the rubbish. Picture: Scott BarbourSource:Getty Images

This guy needed a helping hand. Picture: Scott Barbour

This guy needed a helping hand. Picture: Scott BarbourSource:Getty Images

Some racegoers needed special attention. Picture: Scott Barbour

Some racegoers needed special attention. Picture: Scott BarbourSource:Getty Images

Behind! Picture: Scott Barbour

Behind! Picture: Scott BarbourSource:Getty Images

A female racegoer is taken away by police officers. Picture: Scott Barbour

A female racegoer is taken away by police officers. Picture: Scott BarbourSource:Getty Images

Clearly we’re a clean nation. Picture: Michael Dodge

Clearly we’re a clean nation. Picture: Michael DodgeSource:Getty Images

This guy is getting the silent treatment. Picture: Darrian Traynor

This guy is getting the silent treatment. Picture: Darrian TraynorSource:Getty Images

‘Oh my god I just fell over and it was the funniest thing ever!’ Picture: Michael Dodge

‘Oh my god I just fell over and it was the funniest thing ever!’ Picture: Michael DodgeSource:Getty Images

Lean on me, when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend... Picture: Darrian Trayno

Lean on me, when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend… Picture: Darrian TraynoSource:Getty Images

Keeping a safe distance. Picture: Darrian Traynor

Keeping a safe distance. Picture: Darrian TraynorSource:Getty Images

Do you ever feel, like a plastic bag? Picture: Darrian Traynor

Do you ever feel, like a plastic bag? Picture: Darrian TraynorSource:Getty Images

Beware the seagulls. Picture: James Ross

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