Louth Races coming around the bend

If you’re looking for a mid-winter outback adventure, you may want to head out to the back of Bourke for the 64th Louth Races, an ever popular event with many in Broken Hill.

With pre-race events teeing off on the golf course from 10am Wednesday August 9, this iconic horse racing event will wind down with an auction at 2pm on Sunday August 13.

Hosted by the Louth Turf Club, Saturday race day features a seven race program with total prize money of over $90,000, plus trophies and sashes.

Sky Channel is operational for off-course and interstate punters, and all the familiar race day offerings and events are included, such as local bookies, a TAB van, fashions on the field, novelty events, live music, a bar, and catering from morning tea through to dinner… known as ‘tea’ by true-blue bushies.

In the lead up to race day, you can join in on the Gundabooka Golf Challenge at 10am on Wednesday August 9, enjoy live music from 3pm, and enter the 7pm Damper and Scone Bake Off on Thursday August 10.

Then there’s the Louth School Fete between 10am to 1pm on Friday August 11 followed by more live music from 3pm before the main event – Calcutta (see link below) – with more music with the band Charged Up until late.

With Race Day on Saturday, everyone can wind down on Sunday with more live music from 11am to 3pm, finishing off the weekend with an auction to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service at 2pm.

The Shindy’s Bus will run between Shindy’s Inn and the track during Friday and Saturday.

For more information, see the Louth Races Facebook and visit the website at

To purchase $25 tickets, go to:

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