27 July 2006

Louth Races

I'm going to Louth again! I don't think I had a blog last year so I'll have to explain. Louth is this tiny little town 80-100k's west of Bourke (or 450k's west of Dubbo) and every year they hold races (the horse type) and the town explodes from like 50 people (including the surrounding properties) to like 4 or 5 thousand. The races are awesome, rich people fly in on their private jets & chartered planes and they have this huge marquee (of which I'm not rich or powerful enough to enter) that has like waiters with bowties and jazz quartets. There's other tents but that's the swankiest. Anyway work helps out with the Fashions in the Field Judging (although it's not technically work related) but Cathy (who's like the Louth Veteran - she's been about 5 or 6 times) and I and Maryanne are all going out for the races. It's so much fun! I'm so excited. Here are some pics from last year:

This is the Finishing Post, the track is completely dirt (any grass that's there is gone by the time the first race is over)

This is the main street The big building there is the pub/general store

These are the toilets. They're on the back of a semi trailer with girls at one end and boys at the other. It's quite disturbing really.


*~Deborah~* said...

LOL at the toliets, but how cool that you get to go - it sounds amazing!! So is it work-sponsored (not sure I understood that bit correctly....)

Zarna said...

not technically in that I have to take time off and get myself there but it's work endorsed

Rinni said...

Cool! I wanna go racing! You see all these ute with the bumper stickers and I've always wondered where Louth was (or if indeed it was real!) but now I know! Hmm, now I'm in the mood for a rodeo (oh no - I think I'm turning a bit country, help!!!)

Zarna said...

no call the cool police, Rinni's losing it

Rinni said...

*Cool police contacted - Rinni is now cured of her brief episode of unexplainable madness....*