Fun at the St Patrick’s Day Races!

To Finish off their Journey Macca and Tania stops off at the St Patrick’s Day races and gets some hot tips from the locals and long-time travelers.

Special days call for a special outfit, that’s right Macca shows off his special red shirt at the 2017 St Patrick’s Day Races!

St Patrick’s Race Club History!

The Broken Hill St Patrick’s Race Club began in 1965 when John Toms, a well known local trainer thought of an idea to boost local racing and help alleviate the desperate financial position of the local Catholic schools.

During a game of golf with Catholic administrator, Father Pat Murray, John suggested that by using volunteer labour from within the Catholic School system, they could establish an annual race meeting. The event would include attractive prize money, trophies, food and drink and later – fashions of the field. Excited by the prospect, they talked the idea over with other racing enthusiasts. A committee was formed to draw up plans for the inaugural race meeting to be held on Saturday 19 March 1966.

Since then the St Patrick Day Races has become Broken Hill’s biggest race day of the year!

It’s not just about the horses

A number of events are held as part of the St Patrick’s Race. People come in from all over the district to be a part of the celebration.

To learn more visit their website!