Roxby Downs Race Club 2022

BHP Blackwoods Roxby Downs Outback Cup Race Day Countdown








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

2022 Roxby Downs Race Weekend Program

Secker Real Estate Calcutta night
Friday 5th August @ 7pm till 11pm
Venue: Roxby Downs Tavern

BHP Blackwoods – Roxby Downs Outback Cup
Saturday 6th August – Gates open @ 11am
Where: Alliance Airlines Race Course
General Admission: Online tickets will be available on this website from July 4th 2022 @ $30pp and Blackwoods VIP Marquee. $145pp (children under 18 are free).
Carpark: $5 per vehicle
Trackside Travel: Greyhound Australia will be providing bus transfers to and from Richardson Place starting at 11am.
***This is a licensed venue, Strictly NO BYO alcohol

More Information

Race Day

Local, Metropolitan and Interstate Racing. SKY broadcasting, Panduit Bookmakers Ring and UBET facilities. AEM Main Bar, Roxby Windscreens family area and the Oliver Wine Tent.


Race 1 BHP ROXBY DOWNS CUP $15,900 and trophy
1800metres A Handicap
First horse, $10,275 and trophy
second horse, $2,925; third horse, $1,575; fourth horse, $1,125.
Race 2 Mine Tech Engineering $10,675
Benchmark 64, 1200 meters
First horse, $7,225; second horse, $2,225; third horse, $1,225.
Race 3 Toll Transport $8,175
Benchmark 60, 1400 meters
First horse, $5,475; second horse, $1,725; third horse, $975.
Race 4 Kalari Transport $8,175
Benchmark 54, 1600 meters
First horse, $5,475; second horse, $1,725; third horse, $975
Race 5 ATG MaxiFlex $8,175
Benchmark 54, 1600 meters
First horse, $5,475; second horse, $1,725; third horse, $975
Race 6 Dixon MAIDEN PLATE $8,175
Three-years-old and over – Set Weights, 1000 meters
First horse, $5,475; second horse, $1,725; third horse, $975.
Nomination, $44. Acceptance, free.


Blackwoods VIP Marquee $145pp

  • Entry to Race Day
  • 3 course lunch
  • 10 x drink tickets (exclusive drinks)
  • Special draws and prizes all day
  • Private bar service
  • Dedicated Bookmaker

Only 200 Tickets available so don’t miss out. Buy online from 4 July 2022 at


BHP | Blackwoods Roxby Race Weekend


After getting your wristband from the Oliver Footwear ticket booth, make sure you scan the COVID QR code at the gates and adhere to all venue COVID requirements.
Roxby Windscreens & Outback Chocolate Box – Free Children’s Entertainment!
Track prepared by Roxby Earthmoving and venue prepared by
BSH Transport & Seamer Civils.


King Gee Fashions at the Races


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 2021

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:

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
Mayo Hardware
Panduit Services
Dixon Engineering
Kalari Transport Gold Sponsor Roxby Downs Outback Races
Nexans Olex
Toll Transport
Roxby earth Moving Gold Sponsor Roxby Downs Outback Races
Minetech Engineering
Oliver Bootmakers
Workwear group
57 films
Festival Hire Gold Sponsor Roxby Downs Outback Races
Pierlite lighting solutions
Greyhound Resources

Committee Members 2021

Club President

Cornelius Castle

Club Vice President

Trevor Brougham

Club Secretary

Dwayne Gum

Club Treasurer

Rose McCafferty

Committee Members

Luke Trenowden
Caro Turnbull
John McCafferty
Kelly Brougham
Brenton Smith


Phil McEvoy & David McNamara

No 1 Ticket holder – John Letts

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