Outback Events

Sat, 25 Aug 18

Mitchell Camel & Pig Races

Winner: 2014 and 2015 Mitchell Australia Day Award for the Community Event of the Year.

The Mitchell Show Society is once again getting ready to host the Camel & Pig Races, coinciding with the weekend before the Birdsville Races.

The event won the Mitchell Australia Day Award for the Community Event of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

The camel races will feature a Calcutta race program with prize money for first, second and third places along with the Camel Cup final. Camels will be auctioned before each race with the winning bidder or syndicate nominating the jockey. Camels are provided by John Richardson from The Big Camel.

The Pig Races will see a field of 6 to 8 professionally trained, purebred Miniature piglets dash from the starting gate (responding to themed music) and race through the purpose built course. We will also have a $2 Sweepstake with each race.

After the Novelty races everyone will be entertained by the Fasolati Singers from the Gold Coast with their renditions of  popular hits of the 60’s and 70’s.


More entertainment will follow with live music by Neil Duddy, a versatile, spontaneous entertainer with over 20 years experience.

Full bar and canteen operating plus Market Stalls. 

Gates open 11.30am. First race 1pm. 

Children: FREE.  Secondary students : $5. Adults (18 & over) $20.

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