FAQ and General Information

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St Pat's Races - FAQs and Information
St Pat's Races - FAQs and Information
  • What time do the gates open?

    The gates open at 10am.

  • Is identification required when purchasing alcohol?

    Proof of age wristbands will be required for all patrons between the ages of 18 and 25 purchasing alcohol at the bars. Wrist banding venues will be at the Entry Gates and the Information Hut. Proof of Age ID must be presented.  Presentation of misleading identification is an offence and offending patrons will be removed from the course.

    Patrons must be 18 years of age or older to purchase alcohol.

    Alcohol must not be purchased for or on behalf of underage patrons.

    Wristbands are to be applied securely to the wrist only and must be worn at all times.

  • What can I do if I've lost my ticket?

    Lost tickets will only be replaced upon proof of purchase and at the discretion of the committee.

  • Can I catch a bus to and from the racecourse?

    Public buses will run to and from the racecourse throughout the day.

    Bus schedules for the 2016 race day are still being finalised.  Please check back closer to race day or contact the St Pats Office.

  • Where can I catch a taxi?

    A taxi drop-off and pickup point is located adjacent to the stables at the top of the main car park.

  • Is there a car parking fee?

    There is a $5 parking fee for all parked vehicles.

    There is no charge for vehicles dropping patrons at the drop-off zone.

  • Is disabled parking available?

    Disabled parking is available at the northern end of the main car park.

  • Are there any public phones at the racecourse?

    There are no public phones on course.  If in an emergency a phone is required, please enquire at the Administration Office.

  • Is EFTPOS available?

    EFTPOS facilities are available at the Ticket Hut adjacent to the Betting Ring.

  • Where can I buy a race book?

    On race day, race books are on sale at the Ticket Hut.

    Prior to race day, race books are available from the St Pat’s Office on Crystal St.

  • Do you have any souvenirs?

    On race day, a range of merchandise is available from the Souvenir Hut located adjacent to the Ticket Hut & Betting Ring.

    Merchandise is also available from the St Pat’s Office on Crystal St.

  • Where do I go for lost property?

    Please enquire at the Information Booth near the Betting Ring.

  • Where are the toilets/disabled toilets?

    There are four toilet blocks located around the racecourse. Three ablution blocks all with male, female and disabled access are situated near the Betting Ring, at the rear of The Shed and the northern end of the Derby Stand. An additional ladies toilet block is situated at the northern end of the Food Court.

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol

    The Broken Hill St Patrick’s Race Club is committed to the responsible service of alcohol for the enjoyment of all race day patrons. All liquor license laws will be enforced across the racecourse and failure to comply with these laws will result in the removal of offending patrons.

    The law prohibits alcohol from being taken through the gates or being removed from the course at the conclusion of the day. Persons showing signs of intoxication will be refused entry. If you are asked to leave and refuse, you may face a fine of $550.