2019’s Race has Run
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As you are aware the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrision has announced that all non essential gatherings of more than 500 people have been banned due to the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The 2020 Kulin Bush Races are scheduled in just over 6 months so while we will not be making any decision to cancel our event at this stage, we will continue to monitor the situation across Australia. Ultimately, our decision will be in the hands of the government and recomendations from health authorities. The health of our community and patrons is of paramount importance.
We will continue to tentatively plan for the 2020 Kulin Bush Races event however we will not be announcing a ticket release date or opening horse nominations until we are certain that our weekend will go ahead.
We encourage everyone to keep up to date with the latest information from the government and our thoughts are with those affected by COVID-19.
Kulin Bush Races Committee
What is included with our ticket?
All event tickets include entry into the Kulin Bush Races, all entertainment across the weekend (including kids entertainment and live bands), access to amenities, food outlets, bar and camping Friday & Saturday night.
Are kids free?
Children 12 and under are free, children 13-17 are $10 each for entry to the event.
Is there entertainment for kids?
YES! We have loads of entertainment for kids across the weekend including Climbing Mountain, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Kids Tent, Old MacDonald’s Farm, Laser Tag and much more.
How much is Camping?
Camping on Friday and Saturday is free. If you wish to come earlier than Friday a camping fee of $30.00 per vehicle, per night payable by cash only at the gate with a valid Event Ticket applies. Gates are open Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 9pm- gates will be closed outside of these times. Tent, swag, caravan, RV & camper trailers recommended. Camping is restricted to designated camping zones. 8km/ph speed limit applies. Some accomodation is available in Kulin.
Can we reserve a camping spot for the weekend?
No unfortunately the camping is allocated on arrival and it is a case of first in best dressed. Camping sites cannot be booked. Marking out and “holding” large areas is not acceptable. Camping is not permitted under lighting towers. Camping space is limited so please keep your camp within the marked bays.
Are camp fires allowed?
Small, contained fires that are always attended and supervised are acceptable, weather permitting. Please BYO fire wood and do not collect wood from the property/site. Should the weather not be suitable for fires or a fire ban be placed on then the Fire Marshall on site will instruct that fires are not allowed or instruct that any fires must be extinguished
Are dogs or pets allowed into the event or camping grounds?
No unfortunately pets are not allowed at the Kulin Bush Races event, this includes the camping area at the track.
Can we bring a generator to power our camp?
A silenced generator is allowed to run in the camping area witinin the times of 9am to 9pm. Please show respect for other campers and keep noise and usage to a minimum.
What type of amenities are available?
Hot showers and clean toilets are available to all attending the event Wednesday to Sunday only. Please do not arrive before Wednesday and please vacate the property on Sunday.
How far is the closest fuel station?
Unleaded fuel and diesel is available at the fuel facility located in Kulin which is 15km from the track (event).
Is there CASH OUT & EFTPOS available?
Yes CASH OUT & EFTPOS is available at the track on Friday night and Saturday from 10am.
When is the first horse race run on Saturday?
The first race commences at 12:00pm with the barrel race competition commencing prior to this.
When is the last horse race?
The last race is at approximately 5.30pm.
What time do the fireworks start?
The fireworks commence at 7.45pm on Saturday night. Please do not BYO fireworks. Any-one caught with fireworks will be escorted off the premises.
Can we BYO alcohol?
No, Kulin Bush Races is a NON BYO event – this includes the camping area. Please do not bring alcohol to the event. Please do not bring glass bottles onto the property.
Is there a bus to and from the racetrack into Kulin?
Yes, there is a free bus service with the last bus to town being at 12.30am. Times for the free bus will be in the Event Guide/Race Book and are also published on our website.
Is there food available?
Yes, there is food available for purchase across the whole weekend.
Other event details
Friday – Race Track – Bar open 3pm-11pm, Food including Lamb shanks-Fish/Chips- Food Vans- Live Entertainment in the Marquee Bar. Tin Horse Races – Proceeds to RFDS.
Saturday – JILAKIN RACE TRACK 8.30am Camp Hart Memorial Service, 9am Barrel Racing. Opening Parade, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Kids Activity Tent, Old MacDonald’s Farm, Fantastic Wine, Country Cuisine, Two Up, Fireworks & Headline Act. Music until 12am.
Sunday – 6.30am Great Aussie Revival Breakfast