'Boozy madness': World's media pokes fun at Melbourne Cup revellers

The world’s media has gone to town over pics of punters partying in the rain at the Melbourne Cup.

Around 85,000 revellers packed into Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday for Australia’s greatest race.

But not everyone behaved themselves.

As is tradition, photos soon surfaced of revellers who enjoyed themselves a little too much, making for some hilarious viewing.

The good times were flowing. Image: Getty

But it’s not only Australian audiences poking fun.

A number of international audiences have noticed the lighter side of Cup day as well.

Racegoers stumble as they make their way home. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The Sun in the UK said: “Boozy racegoers at the Melbourne Cup didn’t stay dry for long – and they got a soaking from the rain too.”

“But despite the downpours the Aussie revellers were still up for a party as these snaps from today’s race show.

“As the day progressed once immaculate gentlemen and ladies began to look a little worse for wear.

Punters wrestle in the bushes at the end of the day. (Photo credit Chris Putnam / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

“Some were feeling the effects of gravity more than most and the slippery conditions did not help.

“But then the event is famous for being as loud and boisterous as the outfits sported by its guests.”

The Daily Star also poked fun.

“Melbourne Cup CARNAGE: Race descends into boozy madness as Aussies go WILD,” reads their headline.

A punter removes his socks at the end of the day. (Chris Putnam / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

“Wild scenes broke out on the other side of the race tracks, with intoxicated Aussies swigging from champagne flutes in the rain.

“In one snap two attendees had fallen into a rose bush while one held a bottle of wine in his left hand.

“In another, a woman sporting a red dress and heels fell on her backside as pals attempted to lift her up.

“And after appearing to have had too much to drink, another woman collapsed into a fellow spectator’s lap.”

Happy days. Image: Getty

However The Mirror took the biggest swipe.

“It’s billed as ‘the race that stops a nation’,” they wrote. “But judging by these pictures, the Melbourne Cup should be called ‘the race that intoxicates a nation'”.

“The champagne, wine and beer flowed freely.

“Men, in their best suits, and women, in their fanciest frocks and fascinators indulged in a day of drunken debauchery.”

So what’s all the fuss about? Check out the pics here.