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ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Brimming wins Broken Hill's 50th St Patrick's Races 'Outback Cup'

Community Event/Races
The 50th annual St Patrick's Races were run today in Broken Hill. There were eight races altogether. The main race was Race 6, the 1600 metre Clubs NSW & Keno 'Outback Cup'.

Twelve horses competed in the 'Cup' and No. 3, the 5 year old chestnut 'Brimming', trained by Morphetville trainer Gordon Carter and ridden by apprentice jockey Zac Spain, took out the race ahead of 2nd placed Tresette and 3rd placed NZ horse St Ives. Tresette also came 2nd last year, but won the Cup in 2013.




Altogether there were 138 nominations to start in the 8 races. Racing co-ordinator Trevor Odgers was amazed at the figure, having not seen anything like such a number in years.

Details of the full field and results can be found via this link -
http://www.risa.com.au/FreeFields/Results.aspx?Key=2015Mar14,NSW,Broken%20Hill

I wish I could have been there. I went to the 47th St Patrick's Races in 2012. It was the first time the race had been held on the actual St Patrick's Day itself. (See my blog post of 18 March 2012).

It's definitely an experience worth having.

Cheers, Jane Deany

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