Definition of picnic races in English:

picnic races

plural noun

NZ, Australian
  • A race meeting for amateurs held in a rural area.

    • ‘Already the regional clubs in the bush have been reduced to either non events or picnic races conducted with minimal support.’
    • ‘It's provided good spirits for this weekend's Brunette Downs picnic races, although that immediate area is drier than most.’
    • ‘Coming from country Queensland, and with experience of jackarooing, Megan knew how to relate to cattle men, and having a hard head, could survive the days of rum drinking that were required on occasions like the picnic races.’