The 2015 Melbourne Cup was memorable for many reasons, mostly because Michelle Payne made history as the first female jockey to ever win the race that stops the nation! Michelle, who celebrated with her beloved brother Steve, was watched by a slew of VIP guests who enjoyed the day's festivities from the various marquees.
Local celebrities and regular racegoers such as Jennifer Hawkins, Kris Smith, Kate Waterhouse and Rachael Finch brought their star power to the event, while it was a fun date day for a bunch of loved-up couples, including The Bachelor's Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski, The Bachelorette's Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek, Rebecca and Chris Judd, and Megan Gale and Shaun Hampson. In fact there were plenty of Bachelor and Bachelorette alumni there!
But it wouldn't be the Melbourne Cup without a few international VIP guests, who came in the form of Melissa Rivers, Brad Goreski, Joel McHale and Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana. Oh, and David Guetta was also there!
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