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Famous raid showcased

Tuesday, 18th December, 2012

Howard Steer with his painting of the 1988 games night raid, which will be used to promote next year’s St Pat’s races. Howard Steer with his painting of the 1988 games night raid, which will be used to promote next year’s St Pat’s races.

By Ben Sheffield

A Howard Steer painting of the infamous 1988 raid on the St Pat's games night has been unveiled as the picture to advertise the race meeting next year.

It will feature on around 4000 posters and pamphlets which will be distributed in the lead up to the event.

In the 1988 raid, police arrested nine volunteers and confiscated the takings from the games night, in a move that generated headlines around the country.

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St Pat's purse grows

Friday, 14th December, 2012

The 2013 St Patrick’s races will be the richest race meet in Broken Hill’s history. The 2013 St Patrick’s races will be the richest race meet in Broken Hill’s history.

By Ben Sheffield

An increase of more than $23,000 in prize money and rebates means that the 2013 St Patrick's Race Day will carry the most prize money in the history of racing in Broken Hill.

It will take the overall prize and trophy pool to more than $155,000 and comes on the back of negotiations between the St Patrick's Race Committee, Racing NSW, Racing NSW Country and race sponsors. St Pat's Race Club President, Margaret Corradini, said that the club hoped the additional prize money would attract larger fields.

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‘Absolutely superb’

Monday, 19th March, 2012

SWEET COLLEEN: Rebel Bell won Colleen of the Course. SWEET COLLEEN: Rebel Bell won Colleen of the Course.

By Emily Roberts

It seemed that the luck of the Irish was with the St Patrick’s Race Club when they held their 47th race meet on Saturday.

The Friday before the event caused some worries among the club members but the day couldn’t have turned out better, according to Club President Marg Corradini.

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Luck of the Irish

Monday, 19th March, 2012

IN THE STRAIGHT: Lotto Blues, on the outside, fighting it out with St Ives in the feature event. IN THE STRAIGHT: Lotto Blues, on the outside, fighting it out with St Ives in the feature event.

St Patrick’s Day was made even more special for Irish-born jockey Tara O’Donnell who rode Lotto Blues to victory in the Races Clubs NSW and Keno Outback Cup at the St Pat’s race meeting on Saturday.

It was the apprentice jockey’s second win in her relatively short career with trainer Kym Healy.

The 10-year-old gelding beat a field of nine other top horses to score from St Ives in a tight finish.

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Fashion to the fore

Monday, 19th March, 2012

EFFORT REWARDED: A 120km trip to the races on muddy outback roads was worth it for Joanna Gall who won Most Stylish Lady. EFFORT REWARDED: A 120km trip to the races on muddy outback roads was worth it for Joanna Gall who won Most Stylish Lady.

By Emily Roberts

Flyaway feathers, trend-setters wearing black and white and an always popular fashions competition made this year’s St Pat’s a success, according to organisers.

The Fashions on the Field had a windy start at the St Pat’s races on Saturday but that couldn’t stop style coming to the fore.

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