Located in Adelaide, Morphettville Racecourse is the major Horse Racing track available in South Australia.
It's owned by the South Australian Jockey Club. Morphettville holds a variety of important races, especially in April with the Autumn Carnival.
This includes the South Australian Derby, The Goodwood, Robert Sangster Stakes and the Australasian Oaks.
The most unique part about the Morphettville track is the retractable winning post, which allows for unique race setups.
It's a world first track feature and began in 2009.
Another interesting fact about this track is the second turf track, named "The Parks".
The additional track allows the Club to run around 70 meetings per year.
The main track is extremely versatile as the distances span from 1000m to 3550 metres.
The first race meeting held at Morphettville Racecourse came about in January 1876.
But originally racing was held at East Parklands, otherwise known as "The Old Adelaide Racecourse", which was used by the South Australian Jockey Club.
Interesting, another Racing Club, named the Adelaide Racing Club, still held race meeting at this Racecourse.
In more recent times, the course was abandoned in 2008 along with Cheltenham Park in 2009.
As a result, Morphettville became the most suitable Racecourse.
This is not an official Morphettville Racecourse website. The information on this page is solely the view and opinion of the author and should not be considered an official source of Morphettville Racecourse information.
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