22 - 25 June 2017

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Pencil in the biggest date on the Barkly Tablelands calendar and prepare for four days of country fun, with camp drafting, rodeo, and novelty events.

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One of Australia's best kept outback horse racing secret.

The races are held in June every year, on Brunette Downs, situated on the Barkly Tablelands, 350 kilometres north-east of Tennant Creek. This is the biggest event on the Barkly Tablelands social calendar and attracts visitors from all around Australia.

You'll enjoy four days of country hospitality featuring amateur horse racing, campdrafting, rodeo, gymkhana, kids events, art and photography exhibition and novelty races such as the 'Battle of the Barkly' event.

There are great onsite facilities - bar, catering and live entertainment, visitors can even fly in to the nearby airstrip. Accommodation is bring your own camping, and fuel is not available at this location.

Event date:
22 - 25 June 2017
Opening times:
Access to the campground from 3pm Wednesday 16 June 2016 to 11am Monday 20 June 2016
Event type:
  • Community Event
  • Markets
  • Exhibitions and Shows
  • Festivals and Celebrations
  • Performances
  • Sporting Events
Entry cost:
Adult tickets $55