WINNER: Marburg State school won the Brisbane Racing Club’s Painted Horse competition this year. Corey O’Connor (left) and Lindsay Berry painting.
WINNER: Marburg State school won the Brisbane Racing Club’s Painted Horse competition this year. Corey O’Connor (left) and Lindsay Berry painting. Contributed

Marburg students race away with $4000 prize win

MARBURG State School students created a masterpiece of animal art to claim a cash prize from the Brisbane Racing Club.

The school claimed a $4000 prize for winning the painted horse competition with the theme great racing moments.

Principal Kirrily Newton said they researched the theme and the sponsors associated with the Brisbane's marquee horse race the Stradbroke Cup and put together a Marburg Masterpiece.

Ms Newton said the students painted life size fibreglass horses, with prep to grade two painting the bottom half, grades three and four painting the background and the older students putting on the final touches.

"The upper students painted the fine detail - saddle, flowers and all of the sponsor and famous horse names - on to the figure," she said.

Horse racing legend Bart Cummings presented the cheque to Ms Newton.



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