The Junction races is one of the oldest bush race meetings in Western Australia. Originally called ” The Lyons and Minilya Amateur racing club” JRC was established in 1907. The first race meeting was held on the Box Gully Flats just out side of Gascoyne Junction township. Most race horses were from local stations and were walked for several days to the Junction to race. From 1908-1930 the races were not held every year as interest in the races waned due to the great depression and drought.
From 1930 the races were held at Dairy Creek station, east of Gascoyne Junction until the out break of WWII. After WWII the race club official changed it’s name to “Junction Race Club” and ran the week before the Carnarvon Cup. The races have been held every year since 1947. The current location of the race club is situated 10km west of Gascoyne Junction on Jimba Jimba station.
The JRC committee is made up of hard working volunteers who dedicate their time to ensure the survival of this remarkable race weekend.
We hope you have a very memorable weekend at a truly unique bush race meeting. See you track side!
10km west of Gascoyne Junction
Gascoyne Junction WA 6705
The Junction Race Club is located on the Carnarvon Mullewa Road approximately 155km east of Carnarvon WA and 10km west of Gascoyne Junction.
The road from Carnarvon to Gascoyne Junction is now fully bitumen.
The Race Club road is signposted over the weekend to be sure no-one misses the turn!