Birdsville Races tickets on sale from Monday

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
April 30 2022 - 4:00am
After a successful one-off April meet, tickets for the second part of Birdville Races 2022 double bill go on sale on Monday.

Tickets for the second part of Birdville Races 2022 double bill go on sale on Monday.

Just weeks after the successful one-off April meeting in lieu of last year's COVID-affected meet, tickets to the September 2022 Birdsville Races are set to go on sale next Monday May 2.



Organisers are predicting the greatest incarnation of the races yet as it returns to celebrate its historic 140th anniversary on September 2 and 3.

Tickets will go on-sale at at 9.30am on Monday and organisers are encouraging punters to snap up the limited trackside hospitality options quickly to avoid missing out.

Birdsville Race Club Vice President, Gary Brook said that after the April event they were now gearing up to run the September meet.

"After missing two years because of COVID, it's exciting to be saddling up for a second edition of the Birdsville Races in 2022," Mr Brook said.

"We had a hot April meet with unseasonably warm weather so we're looking forward to getting back to our traditional dates on the first weekend of September with milder conditions."

Television personality Sammie O'Brien experienced her first ever Birdsville Races in April and will return once again in September as the ambassador for the races.

"The April Birdsville Races were some of the best fun I've had in a long time," Ms O'Brien said.

"For a small town, they put on a very big show."

The township of just 115 residents will once again swell to host thousands for a 13-race carnival and unique outback entertainment and activities, including outdoor film and live music, cocktail parties, pub festivities and Fred Brophy's travelling boxing troupe.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.

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