Morphettville racecourse

Morphettville racecourse

Morphettville racecourse

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The Morphettville racecourse is home to the South Australian Jockey Club. This is the main racecourse in South Australia. Before the Morphettville racecourse was started, the South Australian Jockey Club used to rent the facilities in the East Parklands. They later acquired their own land and built the racecourse there. The racecourse has a circumference of about 2307 meters.

Races held in Morphettville racecourse

The racecourse is known to hold many races throughout the year, with most races being held between the months of February and April. There are four notable races held in the racecourse and they include;

  • South Australian Derby; this is a race that is run over a distance of 2500 meters. The race is ranked as group 1 by the South Australian Jockey Club. The race is open to horses that are three years old and above. The race is held annually during the month of April.
  • Adelaide cup; this race was inaugurated in 1864. The race is ranked in group 2 horse race. This is a race that is run under the handicap horse race conditions over a distance of 3200 meters. Since 1864 to 2006 the race was held in May. This however changed and the race is held on the second Monday of March annually.
  • Australian Oaks; this race is also known as the Schweppes Oaks. It is ranked as a group 1 horse race by the S.A.J.C. The race is opened to three year old horses that run over a distance of 2000 meters. The race is held every year in the month of April.
  • Goodwood handicap; this is a group 1 horse race and is open to three year olds at set weight with penalties. The race is run over a distance of 1200 meters. It is held every during the month of April.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
1 Australasian Oaks 3YO Fillies sw 2000 April
1 The Goodwood Open Fillies sw+p 1200 April
1 Robert Sangster Stakes 3YO+ F&M sw 1200 April
1 South Australian Derby 3YO Open sw 2500 April
2 Adelaide Cup Open Open hcp 3200 March
2 SAJC Coolmore Classic 3YO+ F&M sw+p 1600 April
2 Yallambee Classic 3YO Open sw 1200 March
2 Queen Of The South Stakes 3YO+ F&M sw 1600 May
3 SA Fillies Classic 3YO Fillies sw 2500 April
3 Lord Reims Stakes Open Open sw+p 2600 March
3 D.C. McKay Stakes Open Open qlty 1100 May
3 Robert A. Lee Stakes Open Open qlty 1600 May
3 SAJC Breeders’ Stakes 2YO Open sw 1200 February
3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2YO Open sw 1600 May
3 SAJC Spring Stakes Open Open wfa 1200 September
3 The Jansz 2YO Open sw+p 1200 May
3 R.N. Irwin Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1100 March

Distance Record Time Date Horse
1000m 0:56.350 28/01/2006 Social Glow
1050m 0:58.860 08/03/2003 Identifiable
1100m 1:02.090 16/10/2004 Kymatt
1200m 1:08.210 04/02/2006 Navy Shaker
1522m 1:30.700 08/05/2004 Taken
1600m 1:34.530 01/11/2005 Chickaloo
1800m 1:47.810 03/02/2007 Tingirana
2000m 2:01.400 20/10/2007 Ready for More
2024m 2:05.560 03/10/2009 Jervois
2030m 2:04.790 24/04/2010 Texan Warney
2500m 2:36.020 16/05/2005 Irish Darling
2600m 2:42.000 20/10/2007 Vicello
3100m 3:30.380 23/07/2011 Black And Bent
3200m 3:20.900 12/03/2007 Gallic