Punters glam up as race stops the nation
■ Karratha punters had plenty of options to enjoy Melbourne Cup last Tuesday, with venues around town involved in a race of their own to attract residents for the race that stops the nation. In Karratha, the Ibis Hotel and the Tambrey both opted to put on buffet lunches, while Blanche Bar held a generous set lunch and Karratha International hosted a refined high tea.
In Dampier, Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club also offered lunch, complemented by its harbour views so diners could watch the race in style.
See the photos and read about all the action in next week’s edition of the Pilbara News.
Laura Lyons, Caitlin Garrity, Tegan Corker, Jeremy Karasavas and Hayley Martin enjoying Melbourne Cup celebrations at Blanche Bar last year.