Charleville Cup is on Melbourne cup Day
The Central Warrego Race Club meetings, are held in outback Charleville Queensland.
They are always a great experience, and it's where the locals kick back, and enjoy themselves. You can either dress up in a suit or hat, or dress down in shorts and thongs, no one cares, it's a great day out and you get to meet the locals. One of the highlights of Charleville Race Days is the Charleville Cup Race Meeting held on Melbourne Cup day each year. The Charleville Cup Day is the Grand Finale of the Charleville Spring Festival. On this day its big hats and glamour for the locals.
The Central Warrego Race Club was formed on 6 April 1882. The first racetrack was at “Raceview” property at the edge of town. The club transferred to the existing site in 1919. In 1953 the first starting stalls were erected by Charlie Phillot. Covered horse stalls were erected 1982. In 1988 a new complex was erected with funding from the Queensland Government and Murweh Shire council.
The race club boasts some of the best facilities in the west, including an all-weather sandy loam track.
The club holds 9 race meetings a year. Its covered grandstand seats 500, providing a view of the entire 1500m track.
Qantas operates daily from Brisbane and Skytrans fly to Charleville twice a week from Brisbane and Birdsville. Charleville Airport is around 4km from the town centre.
Charleville is at the junction of the Mitchell and Warrego Highways. It is around around 750km from Brisbane along the Warrego, and around 1200km to Sydney via the Mitchell Highway. Both routes are sealed.
Greyhound has a daily coach service to Charleville from Brisbane and Toowoomba and a daily service from Longreach.
The Queensland Rail Westlander makes two trips a week from Brisbane Roma Street Station via Toowoomba and Roma. The trip each way runs overnight and takes around 18 hours. First and second class sleepers and upright seats are available on the train. The train has a buffet car with a small bar seating area. The trip is usually quiet enough that most passengers can comfortably sit around the bar in the evening. The fares are usually a little cheaper than flying, and there are half-price fares for children.
Heaps of accomodation available at local pubs, caravan parks, and motels.
Got to the Murweh Council website below for address and phone numbers