BHP Blackwoods Roxby Downs Outback Cup Race Day Sat 5th August








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

2023 Roxby Downs Race Weekend Program


Ms Outback/Best Dressed Womenswear
1st $1000, 2nd $400 and 3rd $100
Best Millinery
$200 Cash
Best Footwear Women’s
$100 Cash
Mr Outback Best Dressed Menswear
$350 Cash
Kid Categories – Roxby Downs
Best Dressed 5 & Under 2017
Best Dressed 17 year and under
Best dressed under 10 years

Criteria for Roxby Races Fashions at the Races 2023

Suitability of the Outfit for Our Event

  • Entrants should dress for the appropriate season (i.e. a Winter Cup)
  • Footwear should be tailored to our conditions ie: dirt track, gravel, paved areas
  • It is essential that entrants should wear Race Cup daywear fashion (appropriate to occasion)

Originality and Confidence

  • Personality and originality of their outfit should make them stand out in a positive manner
  • They should look and feel confident

Attention to Detail with Accessories

  • Appropriate headwear is essential for ladies
  • Men’s accessories should be considered but not essential
  • The overall look must be considered in the judging i.e. bag, shoes, jewellery and headwear (the entire outfit must be complementary and cohesive)

Appreciation of Current Trends

  • Entrants must show that they aware of current trends and interpret these in their own way (without losing personal flare)

Grooming and Deportment

  • Entrants will be judged according not only to their outfit, but also the way they carry themselves on stage
  • Hair, makeup and behaviour on stage will also be considered by the judges

Registrations will commence from 11:30am on race day.

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: 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.

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 2021

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

Blackwoods Platinum Sponsor Outback Roxby Races
Outback Cup Roxby Races
Alliance Airlines Platinum sponsor of the Roxby Downs Outback Cup
57 films
Festival Hire Gold Sponsor Roxby Downs Outback Races
Master Lock Gold sponsor
Minetech Engineering
Nexans Olex
Dixon Engineering
Workwear group
Roxby earth Moving Gold Sponsor Roxby Downs Outback Races
Kalari Transport Gold Sponsor Roxby Downs Outback Races
Kinetic - Silver sponsor

Committee Members 2021

Club President

Dwayne Gum

Club Vice President

Trevor Brougham

Club Secretary

Jennifer Parker

Club Treasurer

Rose McCafferty

Committee Members

Luke Trenowden
Brenton Smith (life member)
Kelly Brougham
Cornelius Castle
Richard Smith
John McCafferty
Caro Turnbull
Lee Iles
Marty Noble
Justin Ali
Kimi Bradley
Tom Hannigan (life member)


Phil McEvoy & David McNamara

No 1 Ticket holder – John Letts

For ticketing and membership enquiries, please contact the club Treasurer, Rose McCafferty: