Punters enjoying themselves after the running of the Melbourne Cup, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Punters enjoying themselves after the running of the Melbourne Cup, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY JOE CASTRO

VOTE: What do you think of Melbourne Cup behaviour?

One is the animal rights debate regarding the safety, care and purpose of horseracing, the second debate is on the behaviour of punters that attend the event.

Of course, the images captured may reflect a chosen moment in time with the person in the image having behaved well for most of the event.

And in a crowd that size it is also predictable that there are some people who are going to behave inappropriately.

But certainly the behaviour captured does not reflect the glossy image portrayed in the advertising, nor does it represent the original purpose of the all the money spent on looking glamorous.

Tell us what you think.

Is the behaviour at the Melbourne Cup acceptable?

This poll ended on 03 November 2016.

Current Results

Yes, it is a small number of patrons ruining it for everyone else.

11%

Yes, people should be allowed to do what the want and have fun.

23%

Yes, photographers shouldn't try and capture people at their worst moment.

11%

No, it is one of Australia's premier events and the world is watching.

0%

No, intoxication on that level is not glamorous or classy.

35%

No, just because it is a large event doesn't mean normal social rules don't apply.

17%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 

End of the day at Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016. (AAP Image/ David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
End of the day at Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016. (AAP Image/ David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY DAVID CROSLING


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