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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.

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.

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.

Drink drove ‘devil’

Friday, 17th March, 2017

A Broken Hill man terrorised an elderly couple in Wentworth by making bizarre threats and driving his car at them in their own home, the District Court heard yesterday.

The man screamed abuse at the 71-year-old man and his wife, and told them he was a “Barkindji warrior” and “the devil” before revving up his car and driving at their pet dog, then reversing and driving at the man. 

Anzac Brian Sullivan (34) said that he was drunk and on drugs at the time of the incident in September last year and could not remember exactly what he had done.

Fashion stakes high

Friday, 17th March, 2017

Sylvy Earl (left) and Greta Kate at the Adelaide Cup. PICTURE: Supplied Sylvy Earl (left) and Greta Kate at the Adelaide Cup. PICTURE: Supplied

The ever popular Fashions on the Field will be making a statement near the Mick Robins stand again this year, with some slight changes.

Preliminary judging will start at 1.30pm on the dot behind the stand, before contestants make their way to the front of the Mick Robins stand to be judged in a variety of categories based on fashion and age.

Fashions on the Field co-ordinator Dana Farcich said the competition is as important as the horse racing for St Pats.

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