Morphettville is the premier race track in South Australia and we provide expert Morphettville tips for some of the 70 days of racing action throughout the year.

Four Group 1 races are staged each year in April and May during the Adelaide Racing Carnival, but racing takes place at Morphettville throughout the entire year.

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Where To Bet on Morphettville races

Bookmakers Ladbrokes, who have the Odds Boost promotion running every day*, and CrownBet offer some of the best odds on Morphettville racing. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

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Morphettville Group 1 Races

Morphettville stages four big Group 1 races with The Goodwood being the pick of the quartet with Black Caviar among the former winners.

For Morphettville betting tips for all Group 1 races, click on the link for the comprehensive guide.

Morphettville Racecourse Track

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.

Since the track's 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.

Morphettville Racecourse History

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. 

How To Get To Morphettville Racecourse


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. 


The Adelaide Racing Carnival showcases some of Adelaide’s finest racing along with its biggest race, The Goodwood. While the $500,000 The Goodwood is the premier race of the carnival, three other Group 1s include the Robert Sangster StakesAustralasian Oaks and South Australian Derby.

The Carnival kicks off annually in March and culminates in May with the running of The Goodwood.

There are a total of 19 Group races throughout the carnival with four of those races carrying Group 1 status.

Although the Carnival officially starts in March, the first of the season's Group races, the Group 3 $115,000 Spring Stakes (1200m) is held at Morphettville some seven months earlier in August.

March sees the running of three Group races, with the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) run under set-weights and penalties being the first of the Morphettville autumn features.

The Lord Reims is generally a good lead-up race to the $400,000 Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) which is held nine days later on the South Australian Monday public holiday.

The Adelaide Cup is the premier distance race in South Australia and although it generally isn’t a high quality affair, the open handicap attracts the best local stayers and some interstate horses that are suited by the conditions.

Group racing continues some three weeks later with the Group 3 SA Breeders Stakes (1200) giving two-year-olds a chance to battle under set-weights conditions.

Breeders Stakes runners have the option of backing up two weeks later in the Group 3 SA Sires Produce Stake (1400m), which is held alongside the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) and the weight-for-age Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m). 

Group 1 racing kicks off in late April with the running of the Australasian Oaks (2000m) for three-year-old fillies and the Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) for fillies & mares.

Other races on the day include the Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes (1600m) for fillies and mares, Group 2 SA Chairmans Stakes (2000m) for three-year-olds and the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m).

Group 1 racing continues the following week with the South Australian Derby (2500m) attracting the best local three-year-olds, while the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) adds to a fantastic day of racing.

The final Group 1 race of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival is the $500,000 The Goodwood (1200m) for sprinters and unlike some of the carnival’s other races, The Goodwood attracts a quality field with recent winners of the race including Black Caviar (2012) and Takeover Target (2009).

Other significant races on Goodwood Day include, the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m), Group 3 The Jansz National Stakes (1200m) for two-year-olds, Group 3 SA Oaks (2500m) for three-year-old fillies, and the Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) for fillies and mares.


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