Sept 1 & 2


If you're heading all the way to Birdsville then why not make a week of it because the trip to and from Birdsville promises to be as entertaining as the races themselves.

on the way to birdsville

Betoota Races

The first race meeting of the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival, Betoota Races on Saturday 27th August - A country race meeting which prides itself on being family oriented. The weekend starts with a live music on Friday night and a 6 event race meeting on Saturday. A children’s entertainer keeps the children amused from 1pm to 8pm. Meals, refreshments and camping available. For more information phone (07) 4656 4949.

Betoota race program is available here.

Windorah International Yabby Races

On Wednesday 31st August 2016, it's Windorah's night for a party. Have a ball at the Windorah International Yabby Races at the Western Star Hotel. By the end of the night you may be leading your yabby around the winners circle. The racing is held on the main street in front of the Western Star Hotel. For more information phone (07) 4656 3063.

Innamincka Picnic Races & Gymkhana

Held on the Saturday and Sunday prior to Birdsville the Innamincka Picnic Races and Gymkhana is an entertaining warm up for the Birdsville extravanganza. The Gymkhana provides a unique opportunity to witness some outstanding displays of outback horsemanship whilst the picnic races provide an insight into the way bush racing used to be.

On the way home

Bedourie Races

Held on the 10th of September 2016 Bedourie is the third race meeting of the famed Simpson Desert Racing Carnival providing great outback racing action. The event includes:

  • Friday Evening Rodeo and entertainment
  • Saturday races
  • Top betting facilities
  • Food and refreshments
  • Entertainment all weekend

For more information contact Garth & Kathi Tully 07 4746 1219