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The Roxby Downs Racing Club

The racing club was formed in 1991 and held its first unregistered meeting a year later.

The first registered meeting was in June 1994 and was attended by a very large crowd of about 2000 people.

The Club’s vision is to ensure a long-term sustainable annual race meeting to:

  • Establish a unique race meeting that becomes a major event on the State’s social calendar
  • Provide an entertaining and enjoyable day for patrons/community of Roxby Downs

2019 BHP Outback Cup Program

Friday 2nd August
– Sekker Real Estate Calcutta
Saturday 3rd August
– Smartline Roxby – Fashion At The Races
– Festival Hire – FREE Children’s Entertainment
– Blackwoods – VIP Marquee
– 57 Films – Wine Tent

More Information

Event Details

Where: Alliance Airlines – Roxby Downs Race Course
When: Saturday 3rd August @ 11am
General Admission: $30 at the gate (children under 18 free)
Early Bird Online: $25 Online:
Blackwoods VIP Marquee: $165 (tickets are limited) Online:
Car Parking: $5 per car
***This a licensed venue, Strictly NO BYO alcohol

6 Race Card

Race 1: BSH Waste Solutions $7,500, Maiden Plate, 1000 metres
Race 2: Roxby Race Club $10,000, Benchmark 64, 1200 metres
Race 3: AEM Consolidated $7,500, Benchmark 54, 1000 metres
Race 4: Cleanaway $7,500, Benchmark 50, 1400 metres
Race 5: BHP $15,000, Roxby Downs Cup, 1800 metres
Race 6: Red Mulga $7,500, Benchmark 54, 1600 metres

Smartline Roxby – Fashion At The Races

Nominations for Ms Outback on course between 11-1pm
Ms Outback: 1st $800, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
Mr Outback: $250
Best Dressed 5 Years & Under
Best Dressed 10 Years & Under
Best Dressed 17 Years & Under

For further details, please visit:

Novelty Categories

Alliance Airlines Best Female Hat
Sekker Real Estate Most Creative Male
UGL Most Creative Female
Roxby Earthmoving Best Hat Male
Blackwoods Snazziest Couple
57 Films Most Elegant Lady
Festival Hire Best Hair Style
Spotless Best Fascinator

Roxby Downs

Roxby Downs


The town provides infrastructure to the huge BHP operations at Olympic Dam and was established in 1986. The mine has vast reserves of copper, gold, uranium and silver.

The town is equal sizes of men and women, 0-17 year olds, 18-34 year olds and 35 and over.  Its population of about 4,000 people as at 2016.

There is little unemployment in the community and the future of the area is very exciting with more ore discoveries imminent.

More information on the town and Community events can be found on the Roxby Downs Council website:

Getting to the Races


The Roxby Downs Racecourse is located just on the outskirt of town, only 1km from the Shopping Centre or a 15 minute walk.

There is a walking track from the pony club to the race course.


Travelling thru Port Augusta from Adelaide, turn right onto Stuart Highway heading towards Cobber Pedy, Approximately 170km north of Port Augusta, turn right onto the Pimba Highway.

Follow the signs to Roxby Downs which is another 85km from Pimba.


There are regular flights from Adelaide to Olympic Dam, operated by Alliance Airlines


Roxby Downs have few accommodation options:

Sponsorship in 2019

We would like to thank the following Sponsors for their support this year in putting on another great Race Day