The Birdsville Races are horse races held each year in September in the Queensland, Australia, town of Birdsville. The races were first held in the small town in 1882 and in 2006 the meeting marked it's 125th anniversary. The population of Birdsville swells from about 100 to around 6,000 people for the two-day event. Queensland, Australia. 1st September 2006. (Photos Steve Christo).