Broken Hill is a mining city that is quite isolated in the far west side of the outback of New South Wales. The city is about 220 meters above sea level and rainfall here in this city measures about 235mm every rainy season while during summer days, the temperature can reach up to 40 degrees celsius. It is near the border of South Australia and, ironically, observes the Australian Central Standard Time while the rest of NSW doesn't.
The city of Broken Hill has many attractions that tourists from different areas comes to visit and admire, such as the mining operation that is open to the public. Other attractions include galleries, visitors centres and the Broken Hill Racecourse that is located on racecourse road. It is one of the most scenic places that people can go to view the breath taking sunset and at the same time watch high quality thoroughbred racing action.
On the 19th of March 1966, the first ever race meeting was held at the Broken Hill Racecourse. The event was conducted to help raise funds for Catholic Schools in the city. After that first race, the club decided that they would host one race day annually. The club holds the largest membership of a country race club in the entire region of NSW.
Under the management and operation of the Broken Hill St. Patrick's Race Club, the course features events held 9 times a year. The St. Patrick's Race Day, which is considered the biggest day of the year for the local community. Spectators from the city and surrounding areas flock to the course to witness a superb day of outback racing. Reserved picnic sites and fully air conditioned and catered marquees are available to patrons and public race goers.