Country Race Rounds occupy an unique place in the North West's sporting, social and cultural calendar. With eight racing venues across the region, races take place during the cooler months of May - August when trainers, jockeys and horses relocate from the cooler weather in the south of WA.
The North West race rounds also have a long pedigree - the earliest races were organised to entertain local residents in Wyndham in 1886, Marble Bar in 1893 and Port Hedland in 1902. While the district bred horses of the early days have given way to professional jockeys and registered race horses, the races retain their local colour. The pindan and grass race tracks are often surrounded by some of Australia's most spectacular landscapes, and race days attract locals and visitors from all over the world.
From one-day picnic race events to the six and nine week racing seasons in Port Hedland and Broome, there's sure to be a race round to suit. Bring a picnic, place a bet or join in a game of two up, wear your best outfit for Fashions on the Field or keep it casual!