FAQs and General Information

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GETTING THERE

Can I catch a bus to and from the racecourse?

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

Bus schedules are available closer to race day. Please contact our office for a copy of the bus schedule or check the local newspaper, the Barrier Daily Truth.

Where can I catch a taxi?

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

Car parking & fees

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

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

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

ON TRACK

What time do the gates open?

The gates open at 10am.

Is EFTPOS available?

Our bars are cash only so you should bring enough cash to cover your day accordingly.

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

Third-party vendors on site such as food stalls and TAB facilities may choose to offer card payment options at their own discretion.

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.

Lost property

Please enquire at the Information Booth near the Betting Ring.

Fashions on the Field

No prior nomination is necessary for our Fashions on the Field competition. Entrants should present to the back of the Mick Robins grandstand at approximately 1pm. Please enter the arena when the MC calls your category and take a number.

Souvenirs

A range of merchandise is available from the Souvenir Hutt on race day, or from the St Pat’s office in the weeks prior.

Do I need to bring ID?

You should bring proof of age identification if you intend to purchase or consume alcohol on track.

Our bar staff reserve the right to ask for proof of age identification, regardless of your age or how old you look.

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.

Proof of age wristbands will be required for all patrons between the ages of 18 and 25 purchasing alcohol. Wrist banding venues will be at the Entry Gates and the Information Hutt. Proof of Age ID must be presented. Wristbands are to be applied securely to the wrist only and must be worn at all times.

Presentation of misleading identification is an offense and offending patrons will be removed from the course.

Purchasing alcohol for or on behalf of underage patrons is an offense and you may be ejected from the venue.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

The law prohibits alcohol from being brought through the gates or being removed from the course at the conclusion of the day.

Under our licensing, persons showing signs of intoxication will be refused entry. If you are asked to leave and refuse, you may face a fine of $550.

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 Secretary’s Office or Information Hutt.

JOIN THE TEAM

How can I get involved?

Our outback race day is achieved through the works of our dedicated volunteer Committee and associates.

Whether you would like to join the Committee or simply donate some time in the lead up to race day, we are always seeking new volunteers.

Get in touch with our Club Secretary to express your interest.

How can I get a job on race day?

There are a number of paid positions on Race Day, including Bar Staff.

Please get in touch with our Club Secretary or visit us on Facebook for updates on positions available.

GENERAL

What dates are the races?

2019 | Saturday 16 March

2020 | Saturday 14 March

Can I get a copy of the St Pat's Poster?

Yes! We encourage you to display your St Pat’s Poster proudly in your business or personal memorabilia collection.

To get a copy of a current or past St Pat’s Poster please get in touch with our Club Secretary.

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.