About the races

Each year in September the Caragabal Country Club hosts the Sheep Races.  This is a fantastic event for the community and visitors with up to six races and the chance to bid for and own your own sheep for a race. Here is some of what is on offer:

  • There are great prizes for winners of each race (see how to get involved below)

  • Local band Weak Cordial from 6pm  

  • There is a bar area (no BYO allowed).

  • Kids entertainment (including a giant sandpit, lolly drop from a plane, and jumping castle) 

  • BBQ and canteen with sausage sizzle, steak sandwiches and spit roast rolls.  


Campers and caravaners


Caravaners and campers are welcome at the Sheep Races on Friday and Saturday night.  This is the perfect way to make the most of the races.  Come early and claim your site among the gum trees.  Portaloo toilets are available for use but be sure to bring water for personal use.


For those arriving early, grab a meal and some tickets in the meat raffle on Friday night at the Royal Hotel, Caragabal.


For any camping queries contact Karen on 0400 809 166.

Getting Involved in the racing action

Before each race, you can:

Buy a sweep ticket

For only $2 you can be part of the action.
Here’s how it works:
1. In the time leading up to a race, buy a sweep ticket for $2 from our roving sellers (look for the fluro vests!).
2. Just before that race we will draw out a sweep ticket for each sheep in the race, if your name is drawn out you become the Sweep Owner of that sheep for that race.
3. If your sheep comes 1st or 2nd you get the same prize money as the real sheep owner! ($50 for 1st and $30 for 2nd)
NOTE: You don’t get to keep your sheep for the grand final, BUT, you can buy sweep tickets for the final (still for $2), which will give you a chance to win $500 prize money.

Buy a Sheep in the Auctions
Before each race we will auction off several sheep.  Just listen out over the microphone and make your way to the holding pen near the stage. Check out the talent and be ready to bid for your pick. If you purchase a sheep it becomes yours for that race AND THE GRAND FINAL (if it makes it)... giving you the chance to win $500 prize money in the final and $50 in its race. 

Please Note: You don’t get to keep the sheep!

Prize Money for Auction Owners and Sweep Winners


1st place: $50

2nd place: $30



1st place: $500

2nd place: $300



If you have any questions about the Sheep races you can contact us on our Facebook page or alternatively email us here.









School Aged Child


Under 5

If you would like to hire a marquee for the event, these can be hired out. To hire a marquee contact Daniel on 0404 000 334. Drinks packages can also be arranged.

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