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Event History

Bush Sprints were born from the cuts by Racing Queensland to country thoroughbred racing.  Horse racing enthusiasts have developed horse races that do not require registered race horses or registered jockeys and they have become a great crowd-pleaser.  The pace of these races, held over a 200-300 metre straight, make them exciting to watch – nearly, ‘blink and you will miss it’.

The first Richmond Bush Races were held in May 2012 as part of the biennial Richmond Outback Fossil Fest.  Such is the popularity of the Sprints, the Richmond Bush Races has become an annual event from 2016 is and part of an expanding Bush Racing circuit.

Join us at the Richmond Racecourse for the colour and excitement – watch the horses flash past, hear the thunder of the hooves, the cheers of the crowd – and have a damn good day out!!


Our Committee


Vice President




John Wharton

June Kuhl

Jodie Fox

Becky Kuhl

Nick Buick

Luke Wharton

Connie Wharton

Rob Ievers

Nikki McMunn


Our Sponsors

The Richmond Bush Sprints were first run in 2012 as part of the biennial Richmond Outback Fossil Fest and have been an outstanding success since.  The Richmond Bush Sprints become an annual event in 2016 and with the increasing popularity of Bush Sprint Racing circuit, has seen our event grow in attendance every year.


Sponsors enable the Richmond Bush Sprints Committee to bring the community and visitors from far and wide, together for a relaxed day of country racing and entertainment the whole family can enjoy!

Richmond Bush Sprints is part of a rapidly growing bush races circuit in North Queensland.  We would like to offer the opportunity for you to support this significant regional community event.  Sponsors benefits include: Naming rights to the event and the sought after 'Richmond Bush Sprints Cup', advertising in the race book, signage, trophy presentation and reserved seating in sponsors area. 

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