AEST 17:00, Sat Nov 1 2014
Derby Day is the last warm-up before the race that stops the nation - the Melbourne Cup - and the excitement in the air at Flemington Racecourse is always palpable.
And it was no different this year, with a host of sporting celebrities braving the overcast conditions for the start of biggest week in the Australian racing calendar.
While Preferment stole the headlines with its Victoria Derby win, there was no shortage of celebrity spotting with a host of sport stars enjoying the day.
Jockey Damien Oliver celebrates his win in the Victoria Derby. (AAP)