Condamine Bell Campdraft

This iconic event kick starts the Triple Crown Campdrafts with action to follow at Chinchilla and Warwick.  The Condamine Bell open draft brings riders from all parts of Australia to compete for the main prize and go into the running for the Triple Crown Bonus.

Bonus 1:
This special competition sees horse and rider take to the ring in the hope of hitting the trifecta by winning the Condamine Bell, Chinchilla Grandfather Clock and Warwick Gold Cup.

The same horse and rider must win all three open drafts and the purse is a huge $60,000.

It has never been won – yet!

Bonus 2:
Highest aggregate over 9 rounds: Available to the same horse & rider combination scoring the highest aggregate in first, second and final (must compete in all 9 rounds) of these same three campdrafts.

Offering FREE service to Amac Gold dust donated by Bruce & Julie McNaughton, plus an embryo package donated by Equivet at Southbrook.


2022 Winner Ben Hall & Eltorrio

Ben Hall with Eltorrio & Jackson. 2022 Condamine Bell.

2018 Winner Pete Comiskey & Destined To Be

2018 Condamine Bell Winners Line-up
Photo by Kate Jones. 2018 Condamine Bell Winners Line-up.  Winner Pete Comiskey & Destined To Be. Equal 2nd Mark Buttsworth & Electric Duck & and Pete Comiskey & Harry.

2017 Winner John Mulcahy & Stratton TKO

2017 Condamine Bell winner John Mulcahy with TKO & Gest An Acre who placed 3rd.
2017 Condamine Bell winner John Mulcahy with TKO & Gest An Acre who placed 3rd.

Condamine 'Bullfrog' cowbell
Condamine ‘Bullfrog’ cowbell

History of The Condamine Bell

The Condamine Bell stands 2 metres high and is said to be the town’s only ‘tourist attraction’.  Standing in the Condamine Bell Park in the main street, it is a large replica of the Bullfrog or Condamine bell. Plaques on its front tells the history, which records that in 1867-68 a local blacksmith named Samuel William Jones invented the Condamine ‘Bullfrog’ cowbell.

The bell was made from either a cross cut saw or pit saw and was tied around the neck of cattle and bullocks. The bells ensured the stockmen could locate the cattle and even be able to determine the distance by the sound of its bell, apparently up to seven miles (11.2km)  away. The bell was so successful, according to Dame Mary Gilmore, that it actually made the cattle deaf.


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