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Thumbs up to a new St Pat’s

Tuesday, 14th February, 2012

TO BE SURE!: Mayor Wincen Cuy dressed as a leprechaun yesterday to open the St Pat’s Race Club office. TO BE SURE!: Mayor Wincen Cuy dressed as a leprechaun yesterday to open the St Pat’s Race Club office.

By Emily Roberts

The official countdown to the city’s biggest race meeting began yesterday with the announcement of new attractions for the 47th St Patrick’s races.

Mayor Wincen Cuy cut the ribbon to open the St Pat’s Race Club office and exhorted people to go to church and pray for a dry Saturday on March 17 after last year’s meeting was washed out.

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Bikers take Bupa Challenge

Friday, 20th January, 2012

TIME TO RACE: Mountain Bike Club members Brian Devlin and Trevor Barrie getting ready for competitions. TIME TO RACE: Mountain Bike Club members Brian Devlin and Trevor Barrie getting ready for competitions.

Members of the BH Mountain Bike Club will undertake the “Bupa Challenge Tour” today.

The ride from Norwood to Tanunda will see a handful of local riders and an ex-local take part in the 138 kilometre journey.

According to Mountain Bike Club member; Brian Devlin the tour is part of Santos Tour Down Under. This is designed to test the professionals, as well as being a challenge for recreational riders.

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Teen duo with a need for speed

Saturday, 14th January, 2012

READY TO RACE: Link Stephens and Jack Wheeler get in some practice before tomorrow’s big event. READY TO RACE: Link Stephens and Jack Wheeler get in some practice before tomorrow’s big event.

Broken Hill’s youngest sidecar pairing are hoping for success when they take to the track for their first competitive race tomorrow night.

While they may be newcomers to the competition scene Link Stephens, 15, and Jack Wheeler, 13, are up to the challenge - and prepared to go a long way to find it.

The teenagers will travel 1300km to compete in their first Junior Australian Sidecar Title event tomorrow at Kurri Kurri in the NSW Hunter Valley.

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Raz does it for Fred

Tuesday, 10th January, 2012

STIRRING: Raz Slater drives Ivanovic to victory on Saturday night ahead of Lombo Carolina. STIRRING: Raz Slater drives Ivanovic to victory on Saturday night ahead of Lombo Carolina.

In a magnificent gesture, Ray “Raz” Slater drove Ivanovic to victory in the first race of Saturday’s Harness Racing meeting wearing the colours made famous by Fred Lord.

Fred fell gravely ill on Sunday after the club’s first meeting on New Years Eve. On knowing Fred it’s easy to see he would have been a fierce competitor in his day and never an inch asked or given.

Fred is a True Legend Of Broken Hill Harness Racing and his involvement spanning back to its inception.

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Barrys enjoy a great run

Tuesday, 1st November, 2011

BARRY AND BARRY: BH trainer Barry Murray with Run Barry Run after victory at Balranald on Saturday. BARRY AND BARRY: BH trainer Barry Murray with Run Barry Run after victory at Balranald on Saturday.

While millions of eyeballs will be fixated on Flemington at 2.30pm this afternoon for the running of the Melbourne Cup, BH horse trainer Barry Murray will be towing a one-horse float along the Silver City Highway and carefully scanning the road to avoid hitting any kangaroos.

Murray will be heading home from Wentworth, hopefully having added the $5000 Sunraysia Daily Handicap to his recent run of success - which included a win at Balranald on Saturday with Run Barry Run.

A 10-year-old veteran, Run Barry Run stormed home to win the $8000 feature event at Balranald on Saturday, while fellow BH trainer Frank Stacey also picked up prizemoney when Frankie Sea finished third.

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