The Courier-Mail



IT WAS a good thing pun­ters at Doomben’s Ekka races didn’t bet their boots.

A storm had thou­sands of race­go­ers at Bris­bane Rac­ing Club’s Mekka Wed­nes­day run­ning for cover as strong winds and a heavy down­pour lashed at the grounds – even peel­ing back me­tal roofs.

They may have been left to trek through mud but there were few long faces, as these young women showed.

As many as 20,000 peo­ple flooded the main stage, fash­ion fes­ti­val and beer hall, mak­ing the seven horse races a sideshow.

It was the sec­ond year Mekka Wed­nes­day was held at Doomben, mov­ing from Ea­gle Farm in 2014. FASH­ION­ISTAS AT DOOMBEN P24

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