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Welcome to 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

Roxby Downs

Roxby Downs

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

The town is largely a younger community with many children in its population of about 4,000 people as at 2015. There is little or nil 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: http://roxbydowns.sa.gov.au/page.aspx

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.

Travelling thru Port Augusta from Adelaide, turn right onto Stuart Highway heading towards Copper Pedy, Approximately 176km north of Port Augusta, turn right onto the Pimba Highway.

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

Alternatively there are flights from Adelaide to Olympic Dam – please visit http://www.roxbytravelandcruise.com.au/ 

 

Roxby Downs have a couple of accommodation options:

Contact the friendly staff at Roxby Travel to arrange this for you:

http://www.roxbytravelandcruise.com.au/

Sponsorship in 2017

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

The Emirates Melbourne Cup

The Emirates Melbourne Cup Visited Roxby Downs in July 2016