Louth Races 2018, photos

Thousands of people hit the bitumen and eventual dirt roads for the 60th annual Louth races, and a night or two under the stars.

Over 4000 people from across Australia travel to the tiny community in the middle of remote north-west NSW that swells from fewer than 50 to thousands for one weekend every year for one of NSW’s most iconic outback race meets. 

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It was a jam packed day with a novelty dress competition, a drought fundraiser, a record calcutta and live entertainment by the Jade Martin Band featuring Pete Riley after the last race. 

This year it was horse number three, Rusty Motorbike ridden by Michael Hackett and trained by Nyngan’s Rodney Robb, which took out the top prize for the day in the Dermot Murray Memorial Louth Cup, this year sponsored by Landmark Walsh Hughes and Landmark Russell.

Best dressed lady in this year’s fashions on the field went to Condobolin’s Lily Ward, with Sara Jane Jackson from Bourke narrowly finishing second and Emma Burge from Narromine claiming third place. 

Take a look through the gallery above to see how the 2018 cup day was enjoyed!

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