Drunk Melbourne Cup spectator heaps more shame on event

Yahoo! New Zealand Sport November 9, 2012, 7:47 am

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.

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  1. schwann04:22am Sunday 18th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Fancy that. The English shouldn't criticize our Aussie allies. Their skunky behaviour at soccer matches is worse. I have been to the Melbourne Cup, and it is for people getting drunk and letting their hair down. You can't pick the winner anyway, unless you are from mensa. All the way!

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  2. schwann04:22am Sunday 18th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Fancy that. The English shouldn't criticize our Aussie allies. Their skunky behaviour at soccer matches is worse. I have been to the Melbourne Cup, and it is for people getting drunk and letting their hair down. You can't pick the winner anyway, unless you are from mensa. All the way!

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  3. Heather Minnis09:47am Thursday 15th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Tut tut such behaviour, NZ's would never get drunk and behave so badly tut tut how AWFUL

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  4. Pieman02:57pm Saturday 10th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    She should have had a drug test, same as the horse's. If ya can't handel it, don't drink it.

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  5. Peter02:13pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I understand she is now claiming she was drugged. I feel another Tui moment coming. Call me a cynic, but I guess she feels so ashamed now she has sobered up, she wants to deflect the blame.

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  6. Just Jo02:02pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    In Dusseldorf, Germany, is a nice street, with a fried chicken place, a pub, a sausage place, a pub, and so on for 50 pubs. Every pub has its own beer. Never made it till the end of the street. I stopped when I had enough.

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  7. Silk01:33pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Shameful behaviour. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. People waste their money on 'getting drunk' - the cost of cleaning up, and waste of public resources etc is embarrassing. People who get drunk in public should be ashamed of themselves. Send your wasted money to people who need it rather than wasting it on shamefull sorry self.

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  8. phil01:22pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I had the misfortune to go to the beerfest many years ago and the same thing happened there-made me embarassed to be associated with #$%$ heads who cant take their liquor-grow up -its not a pretty site The unfortunate thing is that these people have children and they wonder why it all happens again and again!

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  9. William12:45pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Welcome to Aussie, the land of slappers and misfits

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  10. Loulou12:35pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Best day eva, my only regret I didnt connect with any of my punches.

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