Witness the Spectacle

About the Famous Races

Learn where it all began, who is behind it all, and what happens on the big day.

History

History

Discover where it all began almost a century and a half ago.

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Race Day

Race Day

All the excitement of a race day at a venue like nowhere else on earth.

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Other Activities

The Birdsville Races are about so much more than just the centrepiece race day event. From live entertainment to fun runs to fashion and beyond, there’s plenty for everyone.

The Annual RFDS Birdsville Races Fun Run

Get a team together, support a great cause and have fun!

Race Program

Click each section below to reveal race details for each day of the carnival.

Sunday 10 April 2022

Click here for the full details of each race and prize money for Sunday’s race program courtesy of Racing Queensland.

Nominations Close Friday 1 April 2022 11:00am
Weights Declared Monday 4 April 2022
Acceptances Due Tuesday 5 April 2022 10:00am
Jockey Declarations Tuesday 5 April 2022 10:00am
Final Scratchings Sunday 10 April 2022, 7:30am
Monday 11 April 2022

Click here for the full details of each race and prize money for Monday’s race program courtesy of Racing Queensland.

Nominations Close Friday 1 April 2022, 11:00am
Weights Declared Monday 4 April 2022
Acceptances Due Tuesday 5 April 2022, 10:00am
Jockey Declarations Tuesday 5 April 2022, 10:00am
Final Scratchings Monday 11 April 2022, 7:30am

OBE Pavilion

The Birdsville Race Club is pleased offer visitors a luxury outback dining experience available on both race days.

Limited in number these OBE Pavilion hospitality packages will provide:

  • Clear fronted marquee with full views of the track
  • Gourmet dining featuring OBE Organic produce
  • Exclusive trackside access
  • 4.5 hour beer and wine package
  • Complimentary race book
  • Sky Channel coverage
  • Live entertainment between races

Our on course chef will tantalise the taste buds of guests in what is without question the finest dining in Birdsville during race week and an opportunity not to be missed.

Meet the 2022 Birdville Races Ambassador

Sammie O’Brien is a popular media personality across Queensland television on Channel Seven. Since 2016 she has featured regularly as part of the presenting team on Queensland
Weekender and Creek to Coast being the youngest presenter to join the team.

With a natural energy and vibrant personality, combined with her friendly, down to earth persona, she brings vitality and warmth to all that she pursues.

Sammie brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role as the 2022 Birdsville Races Ambassador, having previously held the position for the Channel Seven Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival back in 2019 and Fashion Ambassador in 2016.

After growing up in Brisbane, Sammie’s love for outback Queensland and rural Australia became a strong passion for Sammie. She has worked remotely on a cattle station in
outback Queensland and now spends a lot of her time on her family farm in Tarome with husband Fraser and son Lenny.

Sammie will again appear at the Birdsville Races in September and will be featured at the RFDS cocktail party, Fashions on The Field, OBE Pavilion, both race days and no doubt enjoying a cold drink at the Birdsville Hotel.

Check out Sammie O’Brien on Instagram @sammieobrien

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