Mount Isa Race Club tinsels up for Christmas Races

ON HOLIDAY: Staff from Capricorn Hair Studio, Mount Isa, celebrate Christmas at Mount Isa Race Club. Photo: Esther MacIntyre
ON HOLIDAY: Staff from Capricorn Hair Studio, Mount Isa, celebrate Christmas at Mount Isa Race Club. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

Deck the horse with boughs of holly, as Mount Isa Race Club turns red and white to celebrate Christmas.

At its annual Christmas race meet on Saturday, December 2, a quiet crowd turned out for a laid-back affair from 2pm.

Jockey Dan Ballard won an impressive four out of six races. (Full racing story coming soon.)

A lolly scramble for the kids on the lawn preceded Fashions on the Field.

Guest judges Daisy Katter and her mother, Sue Hatfield, gave Christmas stockings for best dressed girl, boy, and ladies.

Festive Christmas decorations gave the bar area and deck a jolly spirit as punters spilled out into the shade.

Families got festive for Fashions on the Field at Christmas themed races on Saturday in Mount Isa. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

Families got festive for Fashions on the Field at Christmas themed races on Saturday in Mount Isa. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

Several local businesses took advantage of the occasion to double as their work Christmas party, dressing up for event. 

Members of Te Whanau Netball Club were serving drinks inside, fundraising for its 2018 season.