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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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