Lady in blue: Is this happy racegoer the unwitting star of Melbourne Cup 2016?

By Candace Sutton of news.com.au

If last year's Melbourne Cup's "girl in the blue dress" was remembered for all the wrong reasons, this year's "lady in blue" may be remembered for the right reasons.

A very happy racegoer smartly outfitted in a navy blue dress and a dainty straw fascinator appeared to dominate Cup coverage in photographs of her fun day at the races.

The young blonde lady attracted the attention of different photographers who captured her enthusiastic Cup Day antics in images that went around the world overnight.

In several pictures snapped on course, the girl can be seen horsing it up atop a wheelie bin, lying with a friend in the rough and generally revelling in the day at Flemington.

Photo / Getty Images
Photo / Getty Images
Racegoers trip over each other following 2016 Melbourne Cup Day. Photo / Getty Images
Racegoers trip over each other following 2016 Melbourne Cup Day. Photo / Getty Images
Photo / Getty Images
Photo / Getty Images

And unlike Melbourne Cup 2015's girl in blue, who was filmed shoving a policeman into a flower bed, this year's blue lady kept it strictly legal.

In photographs which have been published online overseas, the girl can be seen engaging in spirited fun with a couple of different male friends.

Last year's girl in the blue dress, 24-year-old Sarah Finn, was charged after she yelled "should I push you" to Acting Superintendent Steve Cooper and ran at and launched him into a garden.

Ms Finn was convicted of assault and later ordered to pay $1067 in fines.

This year's lady in the blue dress appears to have made it home unscathed.

- news.com.au

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