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 Wednesday 30 March 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 Wednesday 30 March 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
Diamantina Shire Bonus
The Diamantina Shire Council is offering a $4000 bonus to the owner(s) of the horse(s) which have accumulated the most points in the Betoota, Birdsville and Bedourie Race circuit.

The $4,000 Diamantina Shire Bonus will be distributed as follows:
1st $3,000 & 2nd place $1,000.

To be eligible the horses need to start the minimum of once in each location. The bonus will be divided equally in the event of one or more horses obtaining the same number of points.

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 Pavillion 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.

Day 1 – OBE Pavillion (Cocktail style) – $329.90 per person
Day 2 – ‘TAB Birdsville Cup Day’ OBE Pavillion (Seated) – $384.90 per person

Meet Birdville Races’ first female Ambassador

16 year-old Venessa Harris set to give back to the community that supported her through cancer battle.

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