Off & Racing

Off & Racing

What a day of Racing!!

This year we had a 7 race program on the track plus Open, Senior & Junior Barrel Racing on the infield. All events were hotly contested with nominations being oversubscribed and it created a great feel on the day. Thanks to our wonderful horse owners & riders who make it all possible.

With the weather being ideal for racing, the crowd dressed in all manner of outfits and the quality of entrants there was a buzz in the air. Each race created an electric atmosphere as the crowds sat 10 deep and the lines for the TAB stretched on & on as punters employed all manner of quirky strategies when contemplating which horse might get the chocolates.

Congratulations to all the days winners, it was a great day of racing!!

Live Music Lights Up The Night

Live Music Lights Up The Night

2017 saw the Bush Races take their entertainment to a new level with the first year of putting on a Headline Act.

Eskimo Joe put on an awesome show for the record crowd as the full moon rose over the lake and straight after our magnificent fireworks display lit up the night sky. As the crowd bobbed and weaved the boys mixed it up with some slower songs and then rocked out with some of their more up tempo tunes and the patrons lapped up every minute.

Matt Hough kicked off the Saturday night festivities with a brilliant acoustic set which got everybody in the mood and it rolled on from there, once Eskimo Joe finished their encore much to the delight of the heaving crowd Blue Gene finished out the night and rocked the stage into the wee hours of the night.

Friday night in the Marquee set the scene with mini tin horse auction and race getting the volume turned up and Tom & Russell putting on a sensational performance for the record crowds including a version of twinkle twinkle little star for all the kids in the audience who’s parents no doubt after a huge day would have appreciated the help in getting the young ones into sleep mode.

Thank you to all our performers, our Entertainment Director who scheduled and co-ordinated it all and the sensational band of volunteers who assisted in making it happen. It truly was a special night.

Camp Hart

Camp Hart

Camp Hart was founded in 1999 as a place where Australian Defence Force Veterans, and their families and friends, could find solitude and/or friendship with the Veteran Community year round.

More importantly Camp Hart, in conjunction with the Kulin Bush Races, brings together the Veteran Community and the Local Wheatbelt Community.

At this year’s event Camp Hart will be hosting the following events:

Wednesday 4th October 2017: 3:00pm – Meet & Greet.

Thursday 5th October 2017: 4:00pm – Buses to Kulin Bowling Club (Located at the Freebairn Recreation Centre) for Social Bowls, Drinks & a Meal.

Friday 6th October 2017: 3:00pm – Bocce competition for Perpetual Trophy.

Saturday 7th October 2017: 8:00am – Remembrance Service at Memorial.


Eskimo Joe – Our Headline Act

Eskimo Joe – Our Headline Act

The Kulin Community Bank Bush Races are pleased to announce Eskimo Joe will be our Headline Act for this year’s event. We are extremely excited to bring the band to the event so get on board, bring the family, bring your friends and enjoy a great weekend of horse racing, live music, food, fun and entertainment for everyone.

Friday Night Fun

Friday Night Fun

The Kulin Bush Races has its first confirmed performers with Tom & Russell kicking off the event on Friday the 6th of October with an open air concert under the stars. Kick back with the family as the sun sets over Jilakin Lake and take in the breathtaking surrounds.

Event Plan

Event Plan

The wheels are in motion and planning for the 2017 Kulin Bush Races is finalised. Read on for our schedule of events to see what you’re in for at this iconic wheatbelt event. Don’t forget there is free camping at the track Friday and Saturday night. First in best dressed.


Thurs 5th – Sun 8th October 2017

Kulin Arts

~Tin Horse Experience- Tin Horse Hunt & make your own Mini Tin Horse @ Kulin Memorial Hall

10am-4pm Thurs & Fri, 9am-12pm Sat & Sun

~Inspression “Inspiring Expression” -Interactive/Demonstrative exhibits and workshops @ Kulin Memorial Hall

10am-4pm Fri, 9am-12pm Sat & Sun

Kulin Gallery & Studio 10am-4pm Thurs & Fri, 9am-12pm Sat & Sun

Kulin Museum Open @ Butlers Garage Fri 10am-onwards & Sat, Sun, & Mon 9th Oct 10am to 12pm

C.W.A- Devonshire Tea @ CWA rooms $5 delicious scones with jam & cream plus tea & coffee 10am-4pm Fri only

Friday, 6 Oct 2017

3.00pm            Bar opens @ Main Marquee

5.00pm            Evening Meals available @ Main Marquee

5.30pm            Novelty tin horse races – Proceeds to RFDS Sponsored by Aussie Stockyards

7.00pm           Open Air Concert Russel Gooley & Tom O’Brien Sponsored by Keystart Country Home Loans

11.00pm          Bar Closes @ Main Marquee

Saturday, 7 October 2017

8.00am            Camp Hart Service @ Camp Hart Jilakin – Everyone Welcome

8.30am            Buckleys Breakaway Barrel Races – Qualifying Rounds Sponsored by Balco Hay

11.00am          Perth Highland Pipe Band Sponsored by Eastways

11.00am          Main Bar & Marquee Bar Opens

12 noon           Opening Parade and Pipe Band

12.30pm          Race 1 – Jilakin Classic Sponsored by Iron Jack

12.45pm          Senior Barrel Racing Final

12.50pm          Pipe Band

1.15pm            Race 2 – Pingaring Plate Sponsored by McIntosh & Son

1.35pm            Open Barrel Racing Final

1.45pm            Hobby Horse races for 4/5 yr olds. Foot races for older kids     

2.00pm            Race 3 – Dudinin Dash Sponsored by Country Wide Insurance Brokers

2.30pm            Buckley’s Breakaway Barrel Racing Presentations – Balco Hay

3.00pm            Race 4 –Kulin Cup Sponsored by Kulin Community Bank

3.20pm            Tog of War

3.45 pm           Race 5 – Holt Rock Handicap Sponsored by Kulin Community Bank

3.50pm            Tug-o-war / Pipe Band

4.10pm            Sheep Race – Tin Horse Highway competition announcements Sponsored by CBH

4.30pm            Race 6 – West Kulin Whoppa Sponsored by WAMMCO

4.50pm            Pipe Band

5.15pm            Race 7 – Tin Horse Hustle Sponsored by Shire of Kulin

5.30pm            Live Entertainment – Matt Hough @ Main Bar

5.45pm            Dog Race

6.00pm            Two Up / Evening meal

7.30pm            Fire Works Sponsored by RSM

8.00pm            Full Moon Rising

8.00pm            Live Entertainment – Eskimo Joe @ Main Stage Sponsored by Consult Ag

10.00pm          Live Entertainment – “Blue Gene” @ Main Stage

12.00am          Main Bar & Marquee Bar Closes

Other Activities being held during the day include Kids Activity Tent, Old MacDonalds Farm, Laser Tag, Sumo Wrestling, Bouncy Castle and Human Ten Pin Bowling Sponsored by The Nationals.

Sunday, 8 October, 2017

6.30am            Great Aussie Revival Breakfast Sponsored by Kulin IGA


The horses

The horses

The horses are a big part of the event and this year will be no different with a proposed 6 race program including the prestigious Kulin Cup. All eyes will be on the track as the dust flies in the race to the line.

Live Music and Events

Live Music and Events

The Kulin Bush Races has its first confirmed performers with Tom & Russell kicking off the event on Friday the 6th of October with an open air concert under the stars. Kick back with the family as the sun sets over Jilakin Lake and take in the breathtaking surrounds.