The outback race
FOR 135 years people have descended on a racing outpost with a welcome sign that says: “Birdsville population 100, except for one weekend of the year.”
This year, on September 1 and 2, the usually tiny town swelled when an influx of people came from everywhere to experience the famous Birdsville Races.
The only two occasions when the races have not taken place were in 2007 during a nationwide lockdown on horses and in 2010 when the track was under water.
The two-day carnival included a 13-race program and other events during the carnival to help raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.