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Roxby Downs

Flinders & The Outback

Roxby Downs

Welcome to the Roxby Downs Racing Club.

The racing club was formed in 1991 and held its first unregistered meeting a year later.

The first registered meeting was in June 1994 and was attended by a very large crowd of about 2000 people.

The Club's vision is to ensure a long-term sustainable annual race meeting to:

  • Establish a unique race meeting that becomes a major event on the State's social calendar
  • Provide an entertaining and enjoyable day for patrons/community of Roxby Downs

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Roxby Downs 

The town provides infrastructure to the huge BHP Billiton operations at Olympic Dam and was established in 1986. The mine has vast reserves of copper, gold, uranium and silver.

The town is largely a younger community with many children in its population of about 4,000 people as at 2015. There is little or nil unemployment in the community and the future of the area is very exciting with more ore discoveries imminent.

More information on the town and Community events can be found on the Roxby Downs Council website.

Location

The Roxby Downs Racecourse is located just on the outskirt of town, only 1km from the Shopping Centre or a 15 minute walk.

Travelling thru Port Augusta from Adelaide, turn right onto Stuart Highway heading towards Copper Pedy

Approximately 176km north of Port Augusta, turn right onto the Pimba Highway.

Follow the signs to Roxby Downs which is another 85km from Pimba.

Alternatively there are flights from Adelaide to Olympic Dam via Alliance Airlines

Roxby Downs has a couple of accommodation options:

Roxby Downs Motor Inn

Myall Grove Holiday Park 

Committee

 

President

Cornelius Castle

Vice President

Tom Hannigan

Secretary and Public Officer

Ross Wilson

Treasurer

Jodie Evans

Committee Members

Dwayne Gum
Rachel Taylor
Ian Evans
Kerry Burke
Daryl Ablett
Brent Johnson
Tony Rigden
Craig Sumsion
George Giakoumis
Gaylene Crane

Patrons

Phil McEvoy & David McNamara
No 1 Ticket holder – John Letts

 

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