The Central Desert Shire Council is proud to be associated with the 65th Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend being held over the Picnic Day weekend in August (4th – 6th August). This year the weekend will see the inaugural “Central Desert Shire – Tom Cleary Stakes” a horse race in which local community members will be competing to see who has the fastest bush horse. The event is being named after Mr. Tom Cleary currently of Atula Station (and formally of Mt Riddock Station) who has been one of the clubs patrons for many years and an avid jockey in his time.
The weekend sees a huge range of family entertainment including stockhorse races, rodeo, gymkhana, sports events including running races, novelty races for kids, lizard race, ladies cow tail toss, high jump, tug o war and jumping castle for the little ones.
The Harts Range Racecourse is located 215km east of Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway and is adjacent to the Atitjere community. For more information please see the Harts Range Amateur Race Club’s website: http://www.hartsrangeraces.org.au/aboutus.html (external link).