August 14th, 2012
The Ekka Races are due to take place at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Wednesday August 15, 2012.
Held on Brisbane’s Ekka public holiday, the day features eight action-packed races that are sure to impress each and every race goer.
One of the biggest races of the day will be the Country Cup, which will see up to 16 horses battle it out in the pursuit of their first metro race win.
The Ekka Races’ 1,600 metre Handicap will see local talent Equissential take to the track as he attempts to claim his first win of the new racing season.
The five-year-old has been a constant performer in Brisbane and is sure to give the Ekka Races crowds an impressive show.
While the best action will feature on the track, a large amount of other entertainment options will take place on the Eagle Farm lawn.
Live music and games are due to be on offer throughout the day, while thrill seekers can watch the BMX and skateboarding half pipe show.
General admission tickets start from just $28 at the gates or online, with Member For A Day tickets available for $106.
The Ekka Races provide people with the perfect opportunity to have a bet at the races with their friends.
Why not beat the rush of the crowds and place your bet online with bookmaker.com.au before you leave home to receive top odds on the races.
We have an exclusive $300 bonus bet offer with bookmaker.com.au, just for visitors of EkkaRaces.com. All you have to do is enter the bonus code EKKARACES when you join and you will receive a bonus bet worth up to $300 to use on any race you choose.
2012 Ekka Race Day Program
- Race 1 – 11:58AM BUNDABERG DISTILLING CO Fillies and Mares Maiden Handicap (1400m)
- Race 2 – 12:33PM BARRIER REEF POOLS Colts, Geldings and Entires Maiden Handicap (1400m)
- Race 3 – 1:08PM BUNDABERG RUM SELECT VAT Class 6 Plate (1600m)
- Race 4 – 1:43PM SIRROMET LOVE MY WINE QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap (1000m)
- Race 5 – 2:18PM BUNDABERG RED RUM Fillies and Mares No Metro Wins Handicap (1000m)
- Race 6 – 2:53PM BUNDABERG FIVE WHITE RUM COUNTRY CUP (Special Conditions) 1MW HCP (1200m)
- Race 7 – 3:28PM THE NORMANBY HOTEL QUALITY Handicap (1300m)
- Race 8 – 4:08PM BUNDABERG RUM Colts, Geldings and Entires No Metro Wins Handicap (1000m)
August 14th, 2012
Bundaberg Five Exhibition (Brisbane Ekka) Wednesday Races for 2012 details are as follows…
Date: August 15, 2012
Address: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Lancaster Road, Ascot
Transport: Visit Translink for buses and train timetables
Gates Open: 10 am
First Race: 11:58 am
Half Pipe Displays: 11 – 4:45 pm
Entertainment: DJs on various stages, SIlent Disco: 12 -5:00 pm
Ruby Rose performs on Bundaberg Five main stage: 2:30 – 4:00pm
Last Race: 4:08 pm
Bombs Away performing on Bundaberg Five Main Stage: 4:20 – 5:20 pm
Official Website: http://www.brc.com.au/events/exhibition-races-150812
August 15th, 2011
Brisbane’s annual Ekka Race day is due to take place at Eagle Farm racecourse this Wednesday August 17, 2011.
The Ekka Races take place on a public holiday in Brisbane, allowing all the city’s residents to attend the track.
With the first race set to jump at 12.10pm (AEST), doors will open at 10.30am for a day full of quality racing, fashion and entertainment.
The day incorporates the best features of the much loved Ekka along with the thrill of horse racing by featuring live music and DJ’s, as well as carnival rides and a sideshow alley.
The Ekka Races are once again set to masterfully combine the party atmosphere of a festival with the classic racing backdrop of race days such as the Melbourne Cup.
As well as the unforgettable entertainment on track, the 2011 Ekka Races will be home to a number of competitions offering great prizes.
Tickets for this year’s event can be purchased online or at the gate, with patrons able to choose from general admission, Member for a Day or Bundaberg Five Marquee passes.
July 4th, 2010
Tens of thousands of fans rocked out at the races in 2009. In 2010, it’s back and better than ever. The annual Exhibition Wednesday Races will take over Eagle Farm Racecourse Wednesday August 11. Featuring a huge lineup of music, exhilarating action on the track and all new entertainment experiences, the Exhibition Wednesday Races juggernaut is gearing up for a full-throttle racing experience in 2010 including:
- FIND THE NOVA JOCKEY TO WIN 1 OF 8 iPads!! The Nova Boy will be trying his hand at being a jockey for the day! Watch each of the eight races and be the first to find him to win. All you need to do to enter is text the horse’s name & number the Nova jockey appears on together with your name.
- BET YOUR WAY OVERSEAS – All you have to do to enter is place your losing betting ticket (TAB/ bookmaker) in our competition entry barrel to be in it to win it!
- Enjoy Sounds of Smooth – The Bundaberg RED Rum will be home to some seriously smooth tunes on the main stage all day.
- Walk our Bundy RED carpet – Be snapped on our Bundy RED carpet.
- Wear RED & win – Want to win some fantastic prizes? Dress in RED for the chance to win. RED fashion spotters will be looking for the best RED outfits throughout the day
Tickets are available for purchase online so click here now to buy ekka races tickets!
August 24th, 2009
Here is the link to the Ekka Race Day Photos :
I’ll keep you updated with other events and photos.
August 13th, 2009
What a great day it was, I’ve got several hundred photos from yesterday so if you want to be the first know about the photos I took (maybe you’re in there somewhere!). Fill in the form below and I’ll send you an email as soon as they are live. I’ll also give you a code to use so you can download them for free if you were in any of them.
August 11th, 2009
Here are the prices for admission. Check out brc.com.au for more details
General Admission – $21.50
Member for a Day – $46.50 SOLD OUT
St Ledger Party – $102
Doors Open: 10:30 am
Event Concludes: 5:00 pm
Live Acts: Tuffy & Velveteen
DJ’s: DJ Sin & Tommy Trash
The Wednesday Exhibition Races (Ekka) is an 18+ Event Only.
August 11th, 2009
Typical to most events where everyone is trying to meet each other at the same place and time, the mobile phone networks get overloaded.
It is best to plan a meeting point at regular intervals… just like the good ol days.
Also, if you make it to the bar, get as many drinks as you can carry (responsibly!). Nothing’s worse than lining up for 15minutes then finishing your drink before you return to your friends.
Do i need to mention sunscreen? Shotgun not getting skin cancer this year by Not putting on perfume or cologne on skin which gets direct sunlight AND make sure you’re wearing sunscreen.
August 10th, 2009
There are good public transport options for getting to both the Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses. You can get detailed bus, train and ferry timetable information from the TransLink website.
Ascot station is situated adjacent to Eagle Farm, with direct access to the racecourse. Catch the Doomben line train from Roma Street, Central or Brunswick Street stations.
The City Cat operates down river to Bretts Wharf. It is approximately a 10 minute walk along Racecourse Road to the main entrance of Eagle Farm (about 800m).
A taxi rank is located right outside the main entrance.
If you’d prefer to drive parking is free at Eagle Farm, which you can reach via Lancaster Road or Nudgee Road.
There are allocated disabled parking spaces in the main Nudgee Road car park, close to the main entrance.
August 10th, 2009
Exhibition Wednesday Races are on at Eagle Farm Racecourse Wednesday 12 August with live music, entertainment, carnival rides and the chance to pick a winner!
There will be live acts with Velveteen and Tuffy on the Hits Stage, experience Birdee Num Nums best DJs at the Silent Disco or party the day away at the Family Stage on the trackside.
Book your tickets into the St Leger Party with a drink upon arrival, cocktail menu, access to private tote and bar and live music with Tommy Trash and DJ Sin.
Exhibition Wednesday Races is an 18+ Event.
Choose your Exhibition Wednesday Race Day experience.
General Admission – $20 +Transaction fees
St Leger Party featuring Tommy Trash -$99 + Transaction fees
Upgrade this year to the VIP experience, avoid the queues and enjoy the exclusive entertainment. Party hosted by Luttsey from NOVA 106.9
DJ Sin from 12pm – 3pm
Tommy Trash performing from 3pm to 5pm
- Admission into the course and into the St Leger Party
- Cocktail Menu
- Drink on arrival
- Tote operators and bookies at your fingertips
Member For a Day - SOLD OUT
Love Exhibition Wednesday Races? Hate the crowds? Purchase a Member for a day pass and avoid the hoards.
- Entry to Racecourse
- Entry to Members’ Reserve
- Tote and Bar Facilities
And ladies…….no porta potties here