Adelaide Autumn Carnival

morphettvilleThe 2017 Adelaide Racing Carnival takes place over the months of March, April & May at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia.

Adelaide’s racing carnival is highlighted by the running of the Adelaide Cup in March and the Goodwood sprint in May.

The $400,000 Group 2 Adelaide Cup is the first major race of the Adelaide autumn carnival and will be held on the Labour Day holiday on Monday 13th March 2017 at Morphettville.

Adelaide is home to four Group 1 races in the autumn which are run over three consecutive race days at Morphettville racecourse in April & May.

The $400,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes and $400,000 Group 1 Australasian Oaks kick off the group one racing action on Saturday 6th May 2017. The following week sees the $500,000 Group 1 SA Derby on Saturday 13th May 2017.

The feature sprint of the autumn, the $500,000 Group 1 Goodwood, is the major attraction on the final day of the Adelaide autumn carnival on Saturday 20th May 2017.

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2017 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival Calendar

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Saturday 4th March 2017
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 Lord Reims Stakes 2600m
Monday 13th March 2017
Morphettville Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup 3200m
Saturday 8th April 2017
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 SA Breeders Stakes 1200m
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 RN Irwin Stakes 1100m
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 Auraria Stakes 1800m
Saturday 29th April 2017
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 Sires Produce Stakes 1400m
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 SA Chairman Stakes 2000m
Saturday 6th May 2017
Morphettville Group 1 $400,000 Robert Sangster Stakes 1200m
Morphettville Group 1 $400,000 Australasian Oaks 2000m
Morphettville Group 2 $175,000 Queen Of The South Stakes 1600m
Morphettville Group 2 $250,000 Euclase Stakes 1200m
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 DC Mckay Stakes 1100m
Saturday 13th May 2017
Morphettville Group 1 $500,000 SA Derby 2500m
Saturday 20th May 2017
Morphettville Group 1 $500,000 Goodwood 1200m
Morphettville Group 3 $150,000 RA Lee Stakes 1600m
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 The Jansz National Stakes 1200m
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 SA Oaks 2400m
Morphettville Group 3 $115,000 Proud Miss Stakes 2400m
Saturday 5th August 2017
Morphettville Group 3 $100,000 Spring Stakes 1200m

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About Adelaide Racing

The South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) is the premier metropolitan race club in Adelaide, South Australia.

The SAJC conduct racing at Morphettville Racecourse in the suburb of Morphettville, around 10 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD.

Following the closure of Victoria Park (2007) and Cheltenham Park (2009), a second track at Morphettville Racecourse opened in 2009, named ‘The Parks’. The first meeting was held at Morphettville Parks on Wednesday 17th June of that year.

Adelaide holds their major racing carnival in the autumn. Feature races include the Adelaide Cup, Robert Sangster Stakes and Goodwood.

They also have one group race in the spring in August which is aptly called the Spring Stakes.

Where is Morphettville Racecourse?

Morphettville Racecourse is the main horse racing track for city racing in Adelaide, South Australia. The race track is located in the suburb of Morphettville, around 10 kilometres from the Adelaide city centre.

Morphettville Racecourse address: 79 Morphett Road, Morphettville SA 5043

The Morphettville Racecourse is situated just off the Anzac Highway at Morphett Rd, in Morphettville. Enter the track via the Morphett Rd entrance or from the Tramway entrance.

Morphettville Racecourse Map

Trams and Adelaide Metro buses operate services to Morphettville Racecourse and free car parking is also available at the track.