Thousands of racegoers enjoyed a day of sunshine in the scorching 30C heat to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Sydney.
Ladies Day at Rosehill Racecourse was ripe with women donning colourful frocks while some decided to embrace the traditional Celtic festivities in green suits.
Many revellers were seen letting their hair down as they embraced the spirit of the Irish.
While St Patrick’s Day is generally celebrated in hues of green, some revellers chose to wear other bright frocks making them stand out from the crowd.
The western suburb came to life on Saturday March 17 as thousands continued to spend the day sharing a laugh with friends.
Whether they were wearing vibrant flower crowns or elegant gold head pieces, many made sure they caught the moment on camera.
The men got in on the fun too, many wearing simple white shirts topped with groovy white fedoras and bright sunglasses.
Champagne flutes were in hand while hundreds celebrated the day basking in the autumn sunshine.
Some people enjoyed champagne through the day at Chandon S Ladies Day while others got a glance at the country’s best fillies and mares competing for $600,000 at the prestigious Rosehill Gardens.
Racegoers tested whether the luck of the Irish was on their side today placing bets on the winning horses as others may have received some unfortunate losses.
Not many people appeared to look fatigued as they managed to remain in high spirits through the day and into the evening.