Channel Your Inner Cowboy as Clayfield & Ascot Celebrate Country Music Race Day

Howdy! Rock the cowboy look this weekend as the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) celebrates their third annual Country Music Raceday on Saturday, 16th of September, at the Doomben Racecourse. This will be a day of nonstop entertainment, live racing, mechanical bull challenges, and eating and drinking. The gates will open at 10:30 a.m., while the functions will open at 11:30 a.m.

For this event, a portion of the ticket sales will go to the Queensland Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS). It is one of the oldest community-based helicopter rescue services in the world since 1976. They provide a full-time service in providing coastal surveillance and search and rescue that is operating 365 days a year.

To support this great cause, visit their Everyday Hero fundraising page.


Celebrate Racing, Country Music, and Good Food

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Live racing will be on track all-day. After the two sell-out events, this year will see a heightened giddy-up action on the track.

The musical lineup is inspired by the bootin’-scootin’ lifestyle. Troy Cassar-Daley will be there to perform his platinum and gold record set list. The Wolfe Brothers will give the pumping crowd a dose of “This Crazy Life”. And to keep Country Music alive, Baylou will also take over the main stage as they perform heartfelt singles from their playlist.

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The Music Lineup

  • Troy Cassar-Daley
  • The Wolfe Brothers
  • Benn Gunn
  • Baylou
  • Phoebe Jay
  • Brooke Schubert
  • Bridget O’Shannessy
  • Jase Lansky


The Public Lawn will be filled with Queensland’s best Country market stalls, including the infamous Ringers Western and Four Hats stalls. Complete the cowboy-vibe and find the perfect gears to match at these Country market stalls.

It’s not a party without food and drinks. At this event, even the food will be trendy! Food trucks will offer the tastiest options of western dishes. Pop-up bars will keep your thirst at bay.


Dress to Impress

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Slip into your favourite cowboy boots and put on the coolest Akubra you have. Dress to impress at the Johnny Ringo’s Fashion on the Field. Judges will be looking for contestants who will nail the outback style, while embracing the Australian Country theme. Winners will get a $1,000 Johnny Ringo’s Party Voucher.

Anyone can walk the trackside catwalk. Just head to the registration desk, sign up, and grab your contestant number. Register on the day at 11:00 a.m.


Dress Code

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Follow the dress code to avoid inconveniences. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in RMs and Akubras to keep the Country vibe on. Gents, you can wear your regular denim jeans, tailoured trousers, chinos, button-up shirts, and blazers. For the ladies, you can either put on those jeans and button-up shirts or those Country-inspired dresses.

Just be wary of the clothes you’re not supposed to wear. Singlets, offensive shirts, and rubber thongs are not allowed. For guests that will be joining the day on the Members’ Reserve area, denim, joggers, thongs, and shorts are not permitted. Wear smart-casual attire and you’re guaranteed to fit in.


Infield Camping

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Roll out your swag or pull up the caravan and go infield camping. Make it a remarkable weekend. Camping on-site gives the convenience of being in a short proximity from the Country Music Festivities.

Camp sites measure six square metres with security and staff surrounding the camp site area. Booking a camp site also gives an access to shared portable toilets, showers, and water station. A one-night camp costs $25 per six square metre site and two nights will cost $20 per 6- square metre site.

Camp site access does not include an entry ticket to the racecourse.



General Admission is $25 per head for online purchases and $30 at the gate. Buy tickets online and save on gate prices. Avoid the hassle of queueing up at the site. Children and pensioners are free.

Other tickets range from $35 to $155 per person, depending on the ticket package. View tickets and packages here.



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The bus heading to Doomben is the Route 301 bus. You can catch the bus at Sandgate Road at Noble Street, Stop 31/30 on Clayfield and get off at Nudgee Road at Hampden Street, Stop 33 on Ascot. The bus stop is only a two-minute walk away from the racecourse.


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Traveling via train will only take 6 minutes from the Clayfield Station to the Doomben Station, which is only a five-minute walk to the racecourse.

There are taxi ranks at the Hampden Street, while the Uber pick-up and drop-off point is at the the Gate 2 Float Car Park.

Visit the Translink Journey Planner for detailed timetables.



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All car parking is free. Public car parking is accessible via Gate 2 on Nudgee Road at Doomben Racecourse, while the disabled parking spaces are at the Gate 5, via Hampden Street, car park.

The Doomben Members Infield car park on Gate 2 and Gate 5, will be open for members.A BRC membership card should be presented upon entry.

Celebrate racing and country music this weekend. Check out the event website for updates.