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Infographic: Birdsville Races Facts
Birdsville Races Facts
Birdsville is closer to Adelaide than Brisbane (1,578km vs 1,192km).
Birdsville Population is usually around 100 but swells during the Birdsville Races to around 6,000.
The record race crowd clocked in at 8,500 people! 80,000 cans of beer are sold at the Races (equivalent to 600 baths).
12,000 pies are sold from Birdsville Bakery (enough to fill 4 football fields).
142 real horses and 15 toy horses attend the races.
150km of toilet paper used over the weekend, that’s a trip from Brisbane to Noosa!
Big Red is a 40m sand dune in Simpson Desert. Simpson Desert contains the longest parallel sand dunes in the world.
It would take 200 hours to run from Brisbane to Birdsville, 20 hours to drive and 5 hours 45minutes to fly.
Birdsville is the only track in Queensland that runs anti-clockwise.
And if you are still trying to figure out why people get hooked on the Birdsville Races,
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