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A few scratched but most finished well

Tue August 7, 2012 4:27pm

THE blazing sun and the effects of a considerable amount of booze took its toll on the few but for the many it was a top day out at the races

For a small portion of the 21,000 race-goers the 2012 Darwin Cup was finished before it was raced. SEE ALL the great pics right here... One young man was less than impressed about being removed by Police at about 2.45pm, even attempting to kick his shoe at an NT News photographer. Then at about 4pm a man wearing an identical outfit was pinned down by Police and ejected after putting up a commendable struggle in protest. Senior Sergeant Debbie Gabolinscy said six people were taken into protective custody and four infringement notices and 22 cautions were issued. "On the whole the event ran smoothly with the majority of patrons enjoying the days festivities," she said. PHOTO finish! St John Ambulance spokesman Craig Garraway said it was a busy day for the team out at the racetrack but sore feet and lack of water aside there was "nothing out of the ordinary." "The guys were flat-out with the normal stuff, dealing with people just basically struggling with the day, dehydrated, and that was about it really," he said. "And sore feet, especially with females needing Band-Aids." The weather bureau said the maximum afternoon temperature of 32.3C was reached at 1.58pm but by the time the big race was being run it had dropped to 28C and humidity was 40 per cent. See our huge Cup special in the print edition of today's NT News >> Follow us on Facebook and Twitter  

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