Echo Point wins 139th Birdsville Cup for Barcaldine connections

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated April 12 2022 - 7:55pm, first published April 11 2022 - 9:00am
Winners are grinners: Birdsville Cup winner Echo Point with Toni Austin representing her husband, trainer Todd Austin, jockey Brook Richardson, and part owners Will and Marcelle Chandler, Barcaldine. Picture: Max Agency

The 139th Birdsville Cup is back in Barcaldine tonight, after central west Queensland galloper Echo Point went to the lead in the historic event for a commanding win.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.