Morphettville Racecourse, also known as Allan Scott Park in Morphettville, is the location of the South Australian Jockey Club.
The inaugural race meeting atMorphettville Racecourse took place in 1875 and since then there has been a storied and illustrious history that has taken place at the famous racing venue located a 10 minute drive outside of Adelaide’s CBD. Although mostly unchanged since that first meet in 1875, the track underwent its first renovation in 2002 to spruce it up to the standard of other elite Australian racing venues such as Randwick Racecourse, Flemington Racecourse, and Caulfield Racecourse.
The Morphettville racetrack has a straight that is 334 metres long and a total circumference of 2,339 metres measured from the inside of the track. Between the 1,000 metre and 3,200 metre mark there are a range of racing distances. We go into this below in the Morphettville Racecourse Starting Positions section of this Morphettville Racecourse comprehensive review.
In terms of actual meets at Morphettville Racecourse, there are, on average, 35 racing events held at the South Australian Jockey Club venueannually.Some of the notable races at these events include the Group 1 SA Derby and the Goodwood Handicap in May, as well as the Adelaide Cup, Australasian Oaks, and Robert Sangster Stakes in March. It must be noted that some of the Australia’s top Group 1 thoroughbred sprinters compete in the Goodwood Handicap come March.
Hopefully this review of the famous Morphettville Racecourse provides you with some colour as to the prestige and history of the great racing venue. In addition, we at OnlyRacing, hope to get you excited for some of the biggest meets and races at Morphettville Racecourse. So be sure to read on until the Morphettville Racecourse Feature Race Days for more information on these exciting, must see spectacles.