It is Melbourne Cup day in Katherine, and many have taken the afternoon off to place a bet or two.
In true Top End style there is a nice mix of residents dressed to impress and others opting for a very casual look.
While the weather in Katherine is hitting the typical high 30s, rain is falling hard in Melbourne where the actual race is taking place – making for one of the wettest cup days on record.
Take a look at some of the photos of Katherine residents celebrating ‘the race that stops the nation’ at the Country Club and the Katherine Club.
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More Photos: Melbourne Cup in Katherine, 2017