After news last week that the Melbourne Cup is one of the booziest events on the planet, spectators at the event held this week have done little to dispel those myths.
Pictures from this year's event show spectators falling about drunk in their pretty dresses and suits, but now one woman has heaped further shame on the event with a damming video.
The jaw-dropping clip which is making waves in Australia and the UK after being posted on YouTube shows a woman in a tight blue dress, fascinator and high heels drunkenly trying to punch her way through the Cup crowd.
The embarrassing footage shot at Flemington Racecourse shows her throwing wild punches and collapsing on the floor before being pinned down.
It eventually took five security guards to remove her.
The drunken spectator was just one of many to humiliate themselves during the event, but organizers will no doubt be looking to clean up the race's image after the bad behavior caught the attention of the world's media.