Morphettville Racecourse is South Australia’s largest and premier race track and plays host to up to 70 days of racing action throughout the year.
Located less than 10km from the Adelaide CBD, Morphettville’s race meetings are split between its two tracks; the Morphettville course proper and the Morphettville Parks circuit.
The Parks was official opened in June 2009 and being the inside circuit it has a smaller diameter and is narrower than the course proper.
The SAJC created a world first when installing a retractable winning post with hydraulics that enables the flexibility to alternate the running of races with minimal damage to both tracks.
After years of using Victoria Park which was rented from the Adelaide City Council, the SAJC acquired its own freehold property at Morphettville and held its first meeting there on January 3, 1876. Under the leadership of Sir John Morphett, the SAJC held Morphettville's first meeting in 1875 and the first race was won by "Red Gauntlet" owned by Hon. Thomas Elder, who had been instrumental in the creation of Morphettville racecourse.
Group 1 races
Australasian Oaks (2000m) $400,00 – April
The Goodwood (1200m) $500,000 – April
Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) $400,000 – April
South Australian Derby (2500m) $500,000 – April
Since the tracks resurfacing in 2002, it has been rated as the best racecourse in the Southern Hemisphere. With its wide and open course, Morphettville remains one of the fairest circuits for horses to race on.
Circumference – 2307m
Length of straight – 334m
Width of straight – 32m
Circumfence – 2100m
Lengths of straight – 320m
Width of straight – 25m
79 Morphett Road, Morphettville SA 5043
P: (08) 8295 0111
F: (08) 8295 0136
How To Get There:
Morphettville Racecourse is at 79 Morphett Rd in Morphettville, about 10kms from the Adelaide CBD. It’ll take you about 20 minutes along the Anzac Highway. Car parking at Morphettville can be found at the following locations: Morphett Road adjacent to the Members' entrance on the opposite side of the road to the racecourse. Anzac Highway, The Junction car park, entrance to the racecourse over the tram line.
The nearest train station is Stop 12 Morphett Road on the Adelaide Metro. Morphettville Racecourse is directly opposite this stop.
Adelaide City Buses stop on Anzac Highway right near the entrance of Morphettville.
A taxi rank is located inside the Members' Car Park, where taxis will pick up and drop off throughout the day.