FLY nets and fascinators were the order of the day at the Julia Creek races today as hundreds braved the heat for some good old country racing.
The Julia Creek Artesian Express Races was the place to be seen after competitors wound down after the Dirt n Dust triathlon this morning.
The Country Tastes Luncheon was popular, with diners enjoying a host of fresh meat and cool salads in the shade.
The bookies were busy, and the crowd went wild as the horses kicked up the dust to the finish line.
Mount Isa man Bobby Wehrman had a successful flutter, winning $1000 on Rock Spark in race 2.
Fine fillies and dapper dudes then took to the stage for the Fashion’s on the Field contest, ahead of the South 32 Senior Triathlon presentations.