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Birdsville Races, Beer, Wine and Food Festival

September 1, 2023 - September 2, 2023

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Over a 13-race program, you’ll witness all the fanfare and excitement of a typical racing meet, superimposed on the dramatic and dusty desert landscape. With more than $260,000 prize money on offer, you can bet the racing is serious. The early races may have attracted nearby stockmen and property owners – and both still feature heavily in winners’ lists – but the modern field is full of national and even international entrants vying for the prized Birdsville Cup.

Situated three kilometres to the South East of the town the track itself is on a claypan alongside the sand dunes. The track is 2000m in circumference with the longest race, the 1600m Birdsville Cup, starting in the back straight. All starts are on the course proper with the exception of the 1000m, which starts from a chute. Birdsville is one of only four tracks in Queensland that run anti-clockwise.


September 1, 2023
September 2, 2023
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Birdsville Racetrack
Birdsville Developmental Rd, Birdsville Qld 4482 Australia + Google Map