Thargo Polocrosse Carnival

2-4 July 2021

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A weekend out of the house. Enjoy the fast pace action of both horses and riders. Followed by a Saturday night entertainment for all to enjoy. Bar and Canteen available. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Thargo Bikekanna & Enduro

18-19 September 2021

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Arguably Far South West Queensland’s most popular motorbike event of the year! This weekend is fast paced and action packed, filled with exciting thrills and spills which showcases the amazing motocross skills of their youngest thrill seekers right through to their visiting motocross champions.

Quilpie Pride of the West Races

25 September 2021

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For a great day of country racing along the Warrego Way and Natural Sciences Loop, make your way to Quilpie’s Bulloo Park Complex for the Quilpie Diggers Race Club annual Station Challenge...‘Pride of the West’ Races. On Saturday at 11.30am the gates open with a Canteen and Bar available all day. Ladies and gents wear your best attire and try your hand at “Fashions on the Field” with great prizes available. Have a flutter on Sky Channel as the station horses thunder down the straight. Dinner available in the evening and great music to dance the night away to. This is a unique event in the racing world so ensure you mark this on your calendar. For further information contact the Quilpie Diggers Race Club.

Morven Races

18 September 2021

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Morven Races

This year the Morven Races are going to look a little different. Due to COVID-19, we are restricted with the amount of patrons we are allowed on course (as well as many other rules & regulations). As a club, a have decided to proceed with the races, as an INVITE ONLY daytime event. Invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks to longtime members & supporters of the Morven Race Club. This will enable us to keep a cap on numbers, as well as have contact details of everyone in attendance. While we would love to be able to hold our normal race day with a large crowd, unfortunately this is not possible this year. We ask that people please respect this decision of the club. The Morven Race Club appreciates all of the patron support we get every year, and looks forward to having everyone back, bigger & better in 2021!


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