In 2010 thousands of people who gathered in Birdsville for the annual races were stranded as unexpected heavy rain turned the roads to mud and forced the cancellation of the Birdsville Races for only the third time in their history. 28194 Karren Pickering 2011 Brisbane Flood Photographs 2010-2011.
Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two day of quality outback racing and entertainment. The second race meet in the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival, the 13 race program features horses from all over Australia competing for the coveted Birdsville Cup. Other entertainment includes the Fashions on the Field, Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe, entertainment at the Birdsville Hotel, Fun Run, Cocktail Party, a variety of food vendors, a giant auction and much more. (www.outbackqueensland.com.au/event/birdsville-races
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