Following the ribbing Aussies received from the UK post-Melbourne Cup over their boozy behaviour at Flemington, social media has played a part in proving those pesky Brits right.

In the general admission section, there was carnage as YouTube footage showed a well inebriated female race-goer in an embarrassing state.

A drunk woman was caught on video fighting at the Melbourne Cup

As she stumbled around in high heels, onlookers were shocked when she started randomly throwing punches at those standing in amazement around her.

She was eventually held down before security dragged her out kicking and screaming, to the cheers of those around her.

It was just one of many instances of rowdiness on display during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, that many would expect was unbecoming of such a prestigious racing event.

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