Coober Pedy Races
11th & 12th August 2012
Coober Pedy Races is a
event where thoroughbred and stock horses compete against each other in both races and gymkhana events over a fun filled packed 2 days.
The Outback racing carnival starts with the station people and ringers arriving in town with their horses & swags on Friday to kick up their heels and enjoy the hospitality of the town.
The racing programe commences at 10am each day with children gymkhana events. The feature event on Saturday is the Opal Inn Coober Pedy Cup held over 1000m.
Sunday features the Tony Wong Ladies Bracelet and the Miners Store 1000m stakes.
Throughout the weekend there are children and novelty events for patrons to join in and enjoy. On Saturday night the town celebrates with the Race Club Ball at the Opal Inn Hotel.
To add to the excitement of the festivities Motor Bike gymkhana events are held over the 2 days.
The Coober Pedy Races is a true outback experience for the family to enjoy.