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.

Friday 3 September 2021

 

1. MAIDEN PLATE (QTIS ADDED STAKES) 1200M
(3YO & Up – Set Weights)
For non-QTIS Horses
 Of: $15,000  1st: 8,300  2nd: $2,700  3rd: $1,350  4th: $725 5th: $425 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
 For QTIS Colts, Geldings & Entires
Of: $27,000 1st: $16,800 2nd: $5,000 3rd: $2,550  4th: $725 5th: $425 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
 For QTIS Fillies & Mares
Of: $33,000 1st: $21,050 2nd: $6,150 3rd: $3,150  4th: $725 5th: $425 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
 
2. CLASS 5 HANDICAP 1200m
 Of: $15,000  1st: 8,300  2nd: $2,700  3rd: $1,350  4th: $725 5th: $425 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
3. TAB CLASS 3 PLATE (SET WEIGHTS) 1400m
 Of: $15,000  1st: 8,300  2nd: $2,700  3rd: $1,350  4th: $725 5th: $425 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. CLASS 3 PLATE (SET WEIGHTS) 1000m
 Of: $15,000  1st: 8,300  2nd: $2,700  3rd: $1,350  4th: $725 5th: $425 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 25/8/21 11:00am
Weights Declared Monday 30/8/21
Acceptances Due Tuesday 31/8/21 10:00am
Jockey Declarations Tuesday 31/8/21 10:00am
Final Scratchings Friday 3/9/21, 7:30am
Saturday 4 September 2021

 

1. LANDMARK / CGU RATINGS BAND 0-50 HANDICAP 1000m
 
Of: $15,000 1st: $8,300 2nd:$2,700 3rd: $1,350 4th: $725 5th: $425 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
2. INNAMINCKA HOTEL BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP 800m
Of: $15,000 1st: $8,300 2nd:$2,700 3rd: $1,350 4th: $725 5th: $425 6th: $300 7th: $300 8th: $300 9th: $300 10th: $300
3. BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP 1600m
Of: $15,000 1st: $8,300 2nd:$2,700 3rd: $1,350 4th: $725 5th: $425 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 registered 3yo Colts and Geldings
 Of: $29,500  1st: $18,200  2nd: $5,400 3rd: $2,850 4th: $800 5th: $500 6th: $350 7th: $350 8th: $350 9th: $350 10th: $350
For QTIS registered 3yo fillies
 Of: $35,500  1st: $22,450  2nd: $6,550 3rd: $3,450 4th: $800 5th: $500 6th: $350 7th: $350 8th: $350 9th: $350 10th: $350
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.  LYNDHURST STUD BENCHMARK 70 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 25/8/21, 11:00am
Weights Declared Monday 30/8/21
Acceptances Due Tuesday 31/8/21, 10:00am
Jockey Declarations Tuesday 31/8/21, 10:00am
Final Scratchings Saturday 4/9/21, 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.

Friday 2021 OBE Pavillion (Cocktail style) – $329.90 per person
Saturday 2021 ‘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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