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2023 Ticketing Information Now Available
The Birdsville Races, with its first meeting held way back in 1882, will be celebrating its 141st anniversary in September 2023. The event promises to be an exciting and unforgettable experience as it combines the fanfare and thrill of a typical race meet with the...
Spring Downfall Causes One Day Postponement of Iconic Birdsville Races
Day 1 of the iconic Birdsville Races, originally scheduled to kick-off tomorrow, September 2, has been postponed following unseasonal inclement weather that has made track conditions temporarily unsuitable for racing. The Saturday race program on September 3, which...
Thousands set to hit the road for biggest ever ‘Birdsville Races Roadies’
Almost 2,500 travellers from across Australia will embark on the ultimate outback road trip this month when the Birdsville Races Roadies kicks off across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. All Roadies will trek along various recommended travel...
Big history and bonuses on the line as this century’s most successful TAB Birdsville Cup trainer eyes back-to-back glory
Big bonuses and bragging rights are on the line for Barcaldine bush trainer Todd Austin at this September’s 140th anniversary edition of the Birdsville Races
Fred Brophy and the world’s last Boxing Troupe
The legend of Fred Brophy is as true blue Aussie as they come. A fourth-generation showman, his father was a side-show operator and his mum was a trapeze artist. He began boxing at the age of four, thanks to his uncle Shelby Moore who owned a boxing tent. Inspired by...
The Birdsville Bakery: The iconic site continues to thrive
The renowned Birdville Bakery, known for its famous curried camel pies, serves fresh food and coffee seven days a week in the small south-west Queensland town.
Josh Fleming: The voice of the Birdsville Races
After calling his first Birdsville Races at 14, Josh Fleming’s voice has continued to ring out at horse races across Queensland.
Birdsville Races September 2022 tickets set to go on sale
Tickets to the September 2022 Birdsville Races are set to go on sale on May 2, with organisers predicting the greatest incarnation of the Races yet as it returns to celebrate its historic 140th anniversary on September 2 & 3.
Birdsville Races April 2022 Survey
Thank you for attending the Birdsville Races – we hope that you enjoyed your experience. Take this short 2-3 minute survey.
Iconic Birdsville Cup Taken Out By Three-Time Winner, Todd Austin
The April 2022 Birdsville Races – the ‘Melbourne Cup of the Outback’ - culminated in blistering fashion today, as Barcaldine (QLD) trainer Todd Austin comfortably won the iconic 1600m TAB Birdsville Cup with thoroughbred Echo Point, ridden by female jockey Brooke...
Hot Fun as Birdsville Races Return to Outback Queensland
The 139th Birdsville Races kicked off today in a plume of dust, scorching heat, trackside colour and wild and wacky fashion, as thousands of punters converged on the tiny town on the edge of Outback Queensland’s Simpson Desert for Day 1 of the ‘Melbourne Cup of the...
Fields Confirmed for this Week’s Birdsville Races
Final acceptances for this weekend’s Birdsville Races are in, with the ‘Melbourne Cup of the Outback’ set to field 84 entries across a 13-race program this Sunday April 10 and Monday April 11.
Birdsville Races Update 1/4/22
We can't wait to see you for the Birdsville Races in nine days. Before you load your swags and esky into the car, we have a few important updates to help you safely travel to Birdsville. ROAD UPDATES As of 30 March 2022 roads into Birdsville from all directions are...
Birdsville Races Offer Bumper Trainer Prize Pool
The Birdsville Race Club has today announced what it believes may be the single biggest trainer bonus in the history of racing in Outback Queensland. The Birdsville Race Club has announced a bonus of up to $15,000 to a trainer that wins both April and...
New Tickets Released for History Making Birdsville Races
The Birdsville Races, Australia’s most iconic Outback race meet, will stage a historic two races in 2022, with the remote Simpson Desert track set to come alive in both April and September. First release tickets to the September 2021 Birdsville Races event sold out in...
SAMMIE O’BRIEN ANNOUNCED AS AMBASSADOR FOR BIRDSVILLE RACES
Birdsville Races organisers were poised to announce television personality Sammie O’Brien as race ambassador for 2021 when the COVID Delta variant and ongoing border closures handicapped the event, forcing the postponement of the iconic races. Keen to make up lost...
RUNAWAY COVID OUTBREAK LEADS TO BIRDSVILLE RACES POSTPONEMENT
Historic two races set for next year – April & September, 2022
SECOND ROUND 2021 TICKET RELEASE – ON SALE 30 JULY
The Birdsville Race Club has today (26 July 2021) confirmed that a second release of tickets to the iconic Birdsville Races will go ahead as planned this week. Set to be staged on 3rd & 4th September, the 2021 Birdsville Races have already set new records with all...
2021 TICKETS SELL OUT IN RECORD TIME
Faster than a thoroughbred thundering down the dirt straight of the iconic Birdsville race track, tickets to the bucket list 2021 Birdsville Races event have sold out in record time today. Tickets to the historic event only went on-sale at 9.00am AEST, Wednesday May...
VOLUNTEER CALL-OUT FOR 139TH BIRDSVILLE RACES
Go behind-the-scenes on one of Australia’s most iconic events 2021 tickets set to be most sought after on record – secure your tickets by volunteering The Birdsville Races, one of Australia’s most iconic outback bucket-list experiences, are calling on volunteers...
2021 Birdsville Races tickets to go on sale in May
Birdsville Races event organisers today confirmed that they are hopeful of releasing tickets for the 2021 Birdsville Races as usual in May this year.
Iconic Birdsville Races cancelled for 2020
MEDIA RELEASE - Monday 25 May, 2020 Organisers of the Birdsville Races today announced that the iconic outback event will not be staged in 2020. The event will run again in 2021 on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September. The Birdsville Races, known as the...
Final bumper field confirmed for Birdsville Races
Final acceptances for this week’s Birdsville Races are in, with the ‘Melbourne Cup of the Outback’ set to field a stellar 154 entries across a bumper 13-race program this September 6 & 7.
Vanessa Harris set to return as Birdsville Races Ambassador
Seventeen year-old indigenous model and cancer survivor Venessa Harris was today announced as the official ambassador for the 2019 Birdsville Races.
Group 1 Trainer David Jolly will start at Birdsville Races
Group 1 trainer David Jolly confirmed he will field a starter in this year’s Birdsville Races.
Birdsville Races Announce Landmark Partnerships with Ubet and Sky Racing 2
UBET sign on as naming-rights sponsor for headline 2018 Birdsville Cup and telecast deal reached with Sky Racing 2
First female Ambassador
16 year-old Venessa Harris set to give back to the community that supported her through cancer battle
Volunteers Nationwide called on for 136th Birdsville Races
The Birdsville Races are calling on volunteers across Australia to help deliver the 136h edition of the iconic outback event this 31 August – 1 September 2018.
Melbourne Cup Tour
The Birdsville Race Club is delighted to welcome the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour to the Birdsville Races in 2018