Melbourne cup day in Tamworth and the Tamworth Jockey Club | Photos

IT’S Melbourne Cup Day and if you ever needed an excuse to dress up and head track-side this is it.

Thousands of locals were expected to attend the Tamworth Jockey Club race day on Tuesday as the official November festivities got into full swing.

The event was certainly a festive affair with Fashions on the field showcasing the best dressed men and women in the land.

Book makers were gearing up for a busy day of betting as punters browsed the form guide and tried to back a winner.

These photos were taken by The Leader’s photographers Gareth Gardner, Peter Hardin and staff.

Did you take any photos at the big event? Send them to us at mail.ndl@fairfaxmedia.com.au and we’ll add them to the online gallery.

Story originally published on The Northern Daily Leader.