Witness the Spectacle

About the Famous Races

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

Friday 6 September 2019

 

1. OUTBACK MATES MAIDEN PLATE (QTIS ADDED STAKES) 1200M
(3YO & Up – Set Weights)
 Of: $14,500  1st: 8,000  2nd: $2,600  3rd: $1,300  4th: $700 5th: $400 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
 QTIS – 3YO Only Prize Money
Of: $12,000 1st: $8,500 2nd: $2,300 3rd: $1,200
2. NOT JUST HARDWARE CLASS 5 HANDICAP 1200m
Of: $14,500 1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,600 3rd: $1,300 4th: $700 5th: $400 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
3. TAB CLASS 3 PLATE (SET WEIGHTS) 1400m
Of: $14,500 1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,600 3rd: $1,300 4th: $700 5th: $400 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
4. BIRDSVILLE HOTEL CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1200m
Of: $17,500 1st: $9,700 2nd: $3,100 3rd: $1,650 4th: $800 5th: $500 6th: $350 7th: $350 8th: $350 9th: $350 10th: $350
 Trophies: $500 Owners Trophy
5. VEOLIA BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP 800m
Of: $14,500 1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,600 3rd: $1,300 4th: $700 5th: $400 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
6. ROAD TECH MARINE OPEN HANDICAP 1200m
Of: $25,000 1st: $14,000 2nd: $4,200 3rd: $2,400 4th: $1,100 5th: $800 6th: $500 7th: $500 8th: $500 9th: $500 10th: $500
 Trophies: $500 (Owners Trophy)
Nominations Close Wednesday 28/8/19 11:00am
Weights Declared Monday 2/9/19 12:00am
Acceptances Due Tuesday 3/9/19 10:00am
Jockey Declarations Tuesday 3/9/19 10:00am
Final Scratchings Friday 6/9/19, 7:30am
Saturday 7 September 2019

 

1. LANDMARK / CGU RATINGS BAND 0-50 HANDICAP 1000m
Of: $14,500 1st: $8,000 2nd:$2,600 3rd: $1,300 4th: $700 5th: $400 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
2. INNAMINCKA HOTEL BENCHMARK 70 HANDICAP 1000m
Of: $14,500 1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,600 3rd: $1,300 4th: $700 5th: $400 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
3. LYNDHURST STUD BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP 1600m
Of: $14,500 1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,600 3rd: $1,300 4th: $700 5th: $400 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
4. AKUBRA CLASS 2 HANDICAP (QTIS ADDED STAKES) 1200m
 Of: $17,500  1st: $9,700  2nd: $3,100 3rd: $1,650 4th: $800 5th: $500 6th: $350 7th: $350 8th: $350 9th: $350 10th: $350
 For QTIS 3YO Only
Of: $12,000 1st: $8,500 2nd: $2,300 3rd: $1,200
Bonus QTIS Fillies and Mares
Of: $6,000 1st: $4,250 2nd: $1,150 3rd: $600
Trophies: $500 Owners Trophy
5. TAB BIRDSVILLE CUP OPEN HANDICAP 1600m
 *The winner/s of the 2019 Betoota Cup 1600m will be exempt from the ballot, if nominated.
Of: $40,000 1st: $22,000 2nd: $7,300 3rd: $3,700 4th: $1,900 5th: $1,100 6th: $800 7th: $800 8th: $800 9th: $800 10th: $800
Trophies: $1200 Owners Trophy, $300 Trainers Trophy, $300 Jockeys Trophy
6.  BROOKLANDS / FRED BROPHY CLASS 3 PLATE (SET WEIGHTS) 1000m
Of: $17,500 1st: $9,700 2nd: $3,100 3rd: $1,650 4th: $800 5th: $500 6th: $350 7th: $350 8th: $350 9th: $350 10th: $350
 Trophies: $500 Owners Trophy
7. BIRDSVILLE FUEL SERVICE BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1400m
Of: $14,500 1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,600 3rd: $1,300 4th: $700 5th: $400 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
Nominations Close Wednesday 28/8/19, 11:00am
Weights Declared Monday 2/9/19, 12:00am
Acceptances Due Tuesday 3/9/19, 10:00am
Jockey Declarations Tuesday 3/9/19, 10:00am
Final Scratchings Saturday 7/9/19, 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.

Tickets and Official Birdsville Race Club Merchandise are available at the Visitor Information Centre.

OBE Pavillion

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.

Friday 2019 OBE Pavillion (Cocktail style) – $329.90 per person
Saturday 2019 ‘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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