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Final crash

Monday, 20th March, 2017

Darrin Treloar (rider) and Blake Cox win the NSW State Sidecar Title. Trent Headland, with a bandaged hand in the background, came second.  PICTURE: Michael Murphy Darrin Treloar (rider) and Blake Cox win the NSW State Sidecar Title. Trent Headland, with a bandaged hand in the background, came second. PICTURE: Michael Murphy

A spectacular crash marred the NSW Sidecar Titles final at the Broken Hill Speedway on Saturday night, putting a dampener on an otherwise top night of racing before a massive crowd.

Broken Hill’s Rick Howse and Adam Commons had 3500 speedway fans on their feet when they shot out in front at the first turn of the final, building hopes that the state title would be returning to the Silver City in a couple more laps. 

Roxby Down’s Trent Headland and Daz Whetstone were coming second while firm favourites Darrin Treloar and Blake Cox were third, and Shane Hudson and Eli Wright were fourth.

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Queen of the Outback Cup

Monday, 20th March, 2017

Trainer Paula Trenwith with the Outback Cup Trophy on Saturday. Her charge, It’s Fred, won the main race to give Trenwith her fourth Cup win. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan Trainer Paula Trenwith with the Outback Cup Trophy on Saturday. Her charge, It’s Fred, won the main race to give Trenwith her fourth Cup win. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan

Murray Bridge trainer Paula Trenwith claimed her fourth Outback Cup on Saturday and she is now just one away from the record.

Trenwith’s It’s Fred held off last year’s Cup winner Alpha Auriga and former Silver City Cup winner Honor The Moment who finished in a dead heat for second place. 

Trenwith also led Nozi to a record three Outback Cup wins in 2007, ‘08 and ‘09.

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Fashionistas steal show

Monday, 20th March, 2017

Chantelle Ross steps out during the preliminary judging rounds behind the Mick Robins grandstand. PICTURE: Michael Murphy Chantelle Ross steps out during the preliminary judging rounds behind the Mick Robins grandstand. PICTURE: Michael Murphy

It was an outstanding turnout for the Fashions of the Field at the St Patrick’s Races on Saturday, with strong numbers in almost all categories.

The judges had to make some very difficult decisions, especially in the Colleen of the Course category which attracted 30 entrants.

Eventual winner Jessica Byrne was stunning in an outfit that appears to have been inspired by Frida Kahlo, the iconic Mexican artist with a very distinctive style.

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Fires, fights and a prang

Monday, 20th March, 2017

Police yesterday said the crowds of the big events in the city were well behaved, but unrelated incidents marred an otherwise trouble-free weekend for emergency services.

Police will continue to investigate a brawl at the Musician’s Club about 1.30am Saturday after receiving conflicting reports about what happened.

About six men were involved in the fight in the poker machine section of the club, and police had to taser one of the aggressors, a 27-year-old man, outside the venue to avoid further conflict.

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St Pat’s artist pops up

Friday, 17th March, 2017

Peter Walsh and Wayne Williams with some of the art for sale in their Argent Street pop up shop. PICTURE: Kara de Groot Peter Walsh and Wayne Williams with some of the art for sale in their Argent Street pop up shop. PICTURE: Kara de Groot

The Broken Hill artist who created this year’s St Pat’s poster has a pop up shop in Argent Street to sell his work.

Wayne Williams is joined in his shop by ABC sports reporter and long time friend Peter Walsh, who has travelled up from Adelaide to visit and help out.

The shop, located at 377 Argent Street, will open from about 8am each day until Monday, and displays a variety of drawings of famous race horses, as well as iconic Broken Hill scenes.

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