Who won ... well who really cares?
IT didn't seem to matter to many that the winner of yesterday's Melbourne Cup was the despised 100/1 outsider of the field.
Who cares when it's really all about the champagne, the food and having a laugh with friends.
The party is also about bringing out those fashions that most only get to dust off for the Ipswich Cup once a year.
Venues right across the city welcomed in the guests and many decided that although the Cup finished just after 2pm that there was no reason not to rock on to well into the night.
The race that stops a nation each year on the first Tuesday in November has also become one of the great party days of the year, especially in Ipswich.