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From left to right: Lisa Yuretich and Melanie Bradbury (on the rug), Catherine Sabin, Leanne Parton, Petrina Yuretich, Tracey Sole, Michelle Hammond and Maria Gorrie.
From left to right: Lisa Yuretich and Melanie Bradbury (on the rug), Catherine Sabin, Leanne Parton, Petrina Yuretich, Tracey Sole, Michelle Hammond and Maria Gorrie.

Yes, there was a race, but that wasn't the only big attraction at Flemington this year.

Those who crossed the ditch to help Maria Gorrie (nee Sole) celebrate her birthday (clue: it was the Half Century Tour) packed a supply of Northland Age editions to ensure they'd have something to do before the Cup race.

From left to right: Mark Hammond, Marty Yuretich, Robert Cormack and Dean Gorrie.
From left to right: Mark Hammond, Marty Yuretich, Robert Cormack and Dean Gorrie.

- Northland Age

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