Racing and the Bush is a cultural tradition in Queensland, where connections between the city and the country are still very strong.
Only a half day’s drive from Brisbane or a 1 hour flight come and experience a weekend of bush hospitality and relaxed social interaction, fabulous and often weird fashion and of course, fine racing, as the prize money attracts quality thoroughbreds from around the state.
The event will run into the wee hours and after a big Friday night Calcutta in a town jumping with racegoers, even the back of a ute will look inviting by Sunday morning. You can swag it at the Park (byo blow up swimming pool) or find some air conditioning in the local accommodation. Buses will deliver you to and from town and we can guarantee the most fun over an entire weekend of racing you may ever experience.
Social commentators Ben Dobbin (Dobbo) and Betoota Advocate's complete staff of two (Clancy and Errol) will be there as well a bloke with an actual racing story Peter Moody.
Fashions on the Field
All the usual class and categories with lovely prizes even though we know Its all About the Sash for most of you.
Live country rock, funk and top 40 mixes from Route 33 and Funk n Stuff playing all night long.
Track Party (all inclusive ticket) and Members marquee are the two packaged areas for the day.
CATERING AND BAR FACILITIES
There is a variety of food from pizza to sushi and all public bars will operate until midnight, members is a spirit pour bar.
Saturday, November 18
11am – midnight
Bassett park, Northern Road, Roma
General Admission: $35
Package options: $150 Track Party, $100 Members raceday marquee.
Tickets can be purchased online here
KEY CLUB CONTACT FOR EVENT
Contact Name: Jackie Erickson
GETTING TO AND FROM THE TRACK
Complimentary buses calling at all accommodations in town and running between town and Bassett Park.
Qantaslink and Bus Queensland from Brisbane, 5.5 hours by road from Brisbane, Warrego highway all the way, watch out for the roos.
Royal Hotel/Roma Explorers Inn, Oilcorp, Nugrow, Williams Hall Chadwick, McInnes Wilson Lawyers, Savanna Energy, Coca Cola/Toxfree, XXXX Gold, Landmark Harcourt, NRG Electricity, Bus Qld, Maranoa Regional Council