Artesian Express Race Day
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 “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.
The race day includes the exclusive 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!!
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!
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.
Best Dressed Couple -same sex or M/F
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)
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.
When is it On?
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
“ROCK THE CASBAR” TRACKSIDE TASTES
$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.