Back O bourke picnic races

Easter Sunday - 31st march 2024

RACE DAY - easter sunday

$40,000 in prize money 

31st march 2024

Please note: We are registered as a COVID Safe business and will be enforcing COVID safety requirements.


The Back O Bourke Picnic Race Club will be racing this Easter Sunday, 31st March 2024. The club has continued to race after their successful return to racing in 2015, sadly missing out on racing in 2020 due to COVID-19 public health orders.

The club has made some change to our race program and are offering greater incentives to trainers and jockeys. For 2024 the program will feature a 5-race program. Prizemoney has increased to $7,000 for each race and up to $12,000 for the feature cup race. With $40,000 in prizemoney, it will be a great day for racing in Bourke. The club also offers attractive float and travel rebates to trainers and jockeys. Trainers are eligible for a $200 per horse rebate and jockeys are eligible for up to $700 in travel and rider rebates. For jockey's, this includes $150 per race, capped at $500 for the day plus a $200 travel rebate.

Other attractions on the day will include a variety of food stalls, a jumping castle for the kids and Fashions on the Field. 2019’s competition and every year since proved to be competitive and has attracted a very classy group of participants. Categories range from children’s, to teens, to adults, including Best Dressed Contemporary, Best Dressed Classic Lady and Best Millinery.

A full bar will be in operation along with TAB and betting facilities. The Club offer a small range of merchandise for sale including stubby holders and mesh trucker caps.

The committee looks forward to another successful race day and is one not to be missed. It is a great family day out.

Many thanks to our hard working committee, sponsors, supporters and volunteers, we look forward to a great day of fun and racing.

sponsorship packages are now available, see Contacts for contact details.

GOLD SPOnSOR - rice's back o bourke cordials

Silver Sponsor - Bourke Bowling Club


Bronze Race Sponsors

Don't forget the Bourke Easter Festival activities start Thursday and wrap up with races on Easter Sunday. Make a weekend of country activities and make a day of country racing your highlight for Easter 2024.

  Check out for the updated Easter Festival schedule. 



Fees for the Back O Bourke Picnic Races in 2024

Adult $25

Children under 18 free


To Be updated for 2024-


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