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North punches true

Friday, 5th May, 2017

Boxer Darrell North with his recently won ring for the NSW masters title and trophy for the Queensland titles. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan Boxer Darrell North with his recently won ring for the NSW masters title and trophy for the Queensland titles. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan

Local boxer Darrell North has continued his winning ways with victories in both the NSW and Queensland state masters titles.

The wins make North a three-time champion after winning the South Australian state title last November. He won both the NSW and QLD bouts by points.

What made his wins even more remarkable is that he contracted the flu days before his NSW title fight but admits his ego prevented him from throwing in the towel.

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Wild beauties for Hill

Friday, 5th May, 2017

Cath Healy with the 4BP horses that have been gelded during the week. PICTURE: Supplied Cath Healy with the 4BP horses that have been gelded during the week. PICTURE: Supplied

An outback property set on saving Snowy Mountain horses from being culled will soon be setting up clinics to help provide the horses with a home.

Twelve months ago, Jarrod Hughes, from Belarabon Station, volunteered to house and train a number of brumbies from the Kosciuszko National Park.

It came after an announcement by NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman who said while wild horses would always be part of the cultural heritage of Kosciuszko National Park, current numbers were unsustainable and the horses were damaging the park’s fragile alpine and subalpine environment.

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Vision for Silver City

Friday, 5th May, 2017

A new service is set to make the lives of blind or vision impaired locals a little easier.

Vision Australia staff will visit the Silver City every three months to provide a range of services to help blind and vision impaired people live more independently.

Orientation and mobility assistance, orthoptics and occupational therapy and adaptive technology are among the range of services Vision Australia hopes to provide to the more than 500 people in Broken Hill with sight problems.

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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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