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Pride of the West

Quilpie, Quilpie Area

Free Entry 

 30 September 2016 

Please note: Dates have been changed to September 30 and October 1.

Make your way to Quilpie's Bulloo Park for the Quilpie Diggers Race Club annual Station Challenge Pride of the West Race Day. The weekend kicks off on Friday with the two handed cutting and live music and bar until late.

On Saturday head track side for a great day of country racing. All races feature station horses and local riders!

The title "The Pride of the West" is awarded to the horse which wins the final race after four heats.

For further information contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
30 September 2016
1 October 2016

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Kiosk

Event Venues


Bulloo Park
Address:
Buln Buln Street
Quilpie
Queensland, Australia 4480

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