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Flinders & The Outback

City of Port Augusta Cup

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Port Augusta, Port Augusta

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Sunday, 4th July, 2021
10:30am - 6:00pm

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2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup TourWe are excited to welcome you to the 2021 City of PORT AUGUSTA CUP ... the biggest day on Port Augusta's social calendar!

Highlights of the Weekend

  • Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour
  • Fashions on the Field
  • Live Music with the Hooligans
  • Trackside Marquees
  • Cup Eve Dinner Saturday evening 

GATES OPEN 10.30 am (Bars open 11 am)

DRINK TICKETS: Bars will operate on a drink ticket system. They are available on the day for purchase.

EFTPOS facilities at the racecourse.

Port Augusta’s central location sees it as the heart of thoroughbred racing in the Spencer Gulf, and its facilities make it a premier site for racing. With the majestic Flinders Ranges as the backdrop to the Port Augusta racecourse, it has become famous for its breathtaking view. 

As the only sand-based TAB track in South Australia, Port Augusta thoroughbred racing offers patrons a unique and exciting race day experience.

The Port Augusta Race Club is located only 5 minutes from the CBD and 30 minutes from the popular Flinders Ranges.

If you haven't been to the races for a while, now is the time to plan for this year's major social event, as the course has been transformed with new viewing areas perfect for catching up with friends, great for social distancing, alongside lush lawn. Be a part of racing at Port Augusta in 2021!.

The Pastoral Hotel Saloon will offer punters the ideal place for all the up-to-date racing information, a cold drink and the best seat to watch live racing with all your favourites from the Track Cafe.

The club boasts exceptional on course televised racing, bookmakers, tote and racing hospitality at its finest, you won’t want to miss a great day trackside.

It is most important we abide by the Covid Safe protocols in place. All staff and patrons must sign in for contact tracing purposes before you enter the course.

You must not attend the event if you are unwell or if you have arrived from a specific Level 3 location outlined in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

You must keep 1.5 meters distance from other people attending the event, wherever possible. You must not enter a room that is at capacity. Please be aware of floor markers to assist with social distancing. Please be aware of the enter and exit signs to all areas, to assist with social distancing. Let us all do our best to keep our community safe.

Celebrate with us at this year's City of Port Augusta Cup!

General Admission: $20
Concessions: $15

Under 18 years: Free
Gates open: 10.30 am 


Port Pirie Bus ServiceThe Port Pirie Bus Service will have several pick-ups from within Port Augusta and Stirling North on the morning of Cup day.

Bus fares $5.00 each way

11.00 am Discovery Parks (Highway One)
11.15 am Western Hotel

11.00 am Post Office Bus stop
11.10 am Pastoral Hotel
11.30 am Travellers Rest Hotel

Buses depart 20 minutes after the last race.

Travel safely and make plans for your day at The Races.



PARC 2019 PA CupThe Races have long been known for the stunning fashions sported on the day. The Fashions on the Field competition is sure to impress, with prizes generously donated by our sponsors.

Look out for the Fashions Registrations booth on the day where you can register your details, collect your number paddle and find out location and timings.

Best Dressed Lady
Ladies Watch donated by Milhinch Hourglass Jewellers
Two Port Augusta Racing Club Member-Guest Passes for 2022 Season (value $240)
The Lingerie Bar voucher (Value $50)
The Picture Framers in Bloom voucher (Value $50)
Blue Mangrove voucher (Value $50)
Bonnetry voucher (value $50)
Cinema Augusta voucher (Value $25)

Best Dressed Lady Runner-Up
Two Port Augusta Racing Club Member-Guest Passes for 2022 Season (value $240)
Jarnessa Salon Package (Value $80)
Saltbush Surf & Leisure voucher (Value $60)
The Lingerie Bar voucher (Value $50)
Bonnetry voucher (value $50)

Elegant Lady
Blue Mangrove voucher (value $50)
Bonnetry voucher (value $50)

Millinery Award
Bonnetry voucher (Value $150)
The Lingerie Bar voucher (Value $50)

Millinery Award Runner-Up
Bonnetry voucher (Value $50)

Best Dressed Man
Mens Watch donated by Milhinch Hourglass Jewellers
Two Port Augusta Racing Club Member-Guest Passes for 2022 Season (value $240)
Saltbush Surf & Leisure voucher (value $60)

Junior Winners
Cinema Augusta Packages


Joe Agresta

Festivities begin with the Cup Eve Dinner on Saturday 3rd of July, an entertaining evening with racing stories from a past era.

The club is excited to host the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour, with The Peoples Cup taking center stage, while we are entertained by Joe Agresta; trackwork rider for Bart Cummings for over thirty years.

The Friends of the Port Augusta Racing Club will provide an evening of great entertainment including raffles and an Auction with items generously donated by our sponsors. Funds raised on the night support the PA Racing Club. 

Central Augusta Football & Community Sporting Club
Saturday 3rd July at 6 pm
3 Course Dinner plus entertainment
Tickets $55

Bookings contact Paul & Colleen Manning 0459 376 307


The City of Port Augusta Cup provides the ideal social setting to catch up with friends or colleagues at the races. Trackside Marquee Packages are in high demand, so make sure you book early to secure the best seat to watch the running of the Port Augusta Cup. 

Marquee Packages are now closed


The fashionable Track-side Marquees are located in a prime position along the Home Straight within the Track-side Enclosure.


The fashionable Track-side Marquees are located in a prime position along the Home Straight within the Track-side Enclosure. Drink tickets may be purchased with booking and may be utilised at any bar on the day.

$90 per person

Package includes:

  • Gourmet Grill & all day Grazing boxes, prepared by Epicurean Tucker Box
  • Admission to Racecourse and Marquee area
  • Race Book (one between two guests)
  • Private Marquee with track-side viewing
  • Bar facilities within the Marquee area
  • TAB facilities by Marquee area
  • Security personnel in attendance

Bookings are essential, minimum of 20 people.

Payment required upon booking.

Bookings contact Secretary 0447 105 545

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