See You at the Races

The 2023 Race Day Program will be released in the lead-up to the event. 

The Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival joins forces with the Julia Creek Turf Club, to present the Multicom Resources Artesian Express Race Day, a fantastic day of country racing for visitors to the region who can rub shoulders with locals and visitors alike. Horses from all around the North West will be competing at one of the richest race meetings in the North West Queensland.

Gates open at 12:00 noon with a six race card.

Each year we say it because each year we prove it – bush racing is alive and doing stronger than ever!

Official Race Queensland meet, the Artesian Express Race Day is staged by the Julia Creek Turf Club and has become an institution for Dirt’n’Dust Festival goers.

Donnie Harris and Rydweld Trackside Tastes

The race day includes the exclusive Donnie Harris and Rydweld Trackside Tastes, which is a cocktail-style luncheon by the Julia Creek Turf Club. This year has a Moroccan theme “Rock the Casbar”. You can purchase VIP passes to this exclusive trackside marquee which includes includes gate entry ($25), race book,canapes, 5 hours drinks package of beer/cider and wine, entertainment, fashions on the field, black jack and roulette casino tables with fun money and mixologist cocktail bar. The perfect spot to find your princess or sheik!!

Fashions on the Field presented by Bell & Moir Toyota

Fashions on the Field is a big part of the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Race Day! The quality of fashions we continue to see each year during this event are simply stunning, they wouldn’t be out of place at Flemington or Dubai! But don’t be scared, there will be others that are there exhausted from the Adventure Run who have only just managed to pull on clean clothes. Julia Creek is the sort of town where nothing is out of place.

Fashion Theme – East Meets North West

Think strong designs inspired by the desert and earthy colours like Moroccon spices with pops of bright jewel tones.

2023 Categories

Best Dressed

Best Suited

Best Dressed Couple -same sex or M/F

Best Hat/Millinery

Best-Themed/ Fancy Dress( New category)

Best Dressed Senior Girl (13 to 17)

Best Dressed Senior Boy (13 to 17)

Best Dressed Junior Girl (6 to 12)

Best Dressed Junior Boy (6 to 12)

Tiny Tots (0 to 5)


Sat 22nd April 2023, Gates open 12 noon.


McIntyre Park, Julia Creek Kynuna Rd, Julia Creek QLD 4823


Included in the DirtNDust WEEKEND PASS, with day tickets $25 Adult,  Child 17 and under free, no pensioner discount. Tickets for general entry are available on the day, eftpos facilities available.

Contact Race Day Organisers




$200 – includes racecourse entry of $25, private marquee, canapes, 5 hours drinks package of beer/cider and wine, entertainment, Fashions on the field, black jack and roulette casino tables with fun money, and dedicated cocktail mixologists, for 18 and over. There will be an additional registration in marquee to Fashions on the Field.

Tickets to Trackside Tastes “Rock the Casbar” are limited, and do sell out, with only 6 available per person. Be sure to book your tickets online here.

Event Sponsors:

Multicom Resources | Rydweld | Donnie Harris Law | Bell & Moir Toyota

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From $25Click Here To Book

12:00 PM, Sat 22nd

Julia Creek Turf Club

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