|Event Focus||Horse Racing|
|Event Scope||Local Community|
|Dates||13/08/2016 to 14/08/2016|
|Location||Seventeen Mile Road
Coober Pedy SA 5723
The Coober Pedy Racing Club started in 1969 with the aim of bringing together town and station people to make new friendships and renew old ones. Among the names that are associated with the early days of the club are Ian Rankin, Dick Nunn, Ron Gough and Frank Cresp.
For some thirty-eight years the race meeting was held over the Labour Day long weekend in October, but that was often very hot and windy weather, so in 2007 it was moved to early August.
From the beginning, the race carnival has been a two-day event. Each year station people arrive in town with their horses and swags in time to meet up with old friends at the Italian Club and to enjoy the hospitality of the town throughout the weekend.
A major sponsor who came on board in recent years is OZ Minerals, and as a result the name of the annual race meeting has been changed to The Coober Pedy OZ Minerals Annual Race Meeting and Gymkhana.
For more information visit - http://www.cooberpedyraces.com/