Birdsville Races: Horse racing in the Australian Desert, Queensland.

For one weekend each year, Birdsville’s normal population of 115 people swells to a crowd of more than 6,000 when its annual horse race comes to town.

Birdsville is situated on the edge of the Simpson Desert, 1,590km from Brisbane but that distance doesn’t deter the horse racing fans and fun seekers who descend on the town for the famous two-day event.
The Birdsville Cup was won by Fast Fella and jockeyed by Adrian Comme.
Article by Steven Bloor.

Image Credit: Photographs by Darren England.
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