Beloved race still pulling in the punters
Australia’s hottest town was recently overrun by crowds from as far as Perth and the Kimberley for the annual Marble Bar ball and race weekend.
The well-attended event is the biggest on the region’s calender and was hailed a success by organisers and revellers, who kept the spirit of the race weekend alive as it entered its 124th year. About 100 people attended the ball on Friday, June 30, dressed in the colours of the Pilbara.
Former North West Telegraph journalist Kelly Bell stunned the crowd with an emu Export and spinifex headpiece made by Amanda Smith.
The races drew a larger crowd the following day, with an excess of 1500 entering the gates of the Marble Bar Racecourse.
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