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Oakbank Racecourse

Oakbank Racecourse
Location Oakwood Road, Oakbank, South Australia
Opened 1876
Owner Oakbank Racing Club
Operator Oakbank Racing Club
Surface Grass
Capacity 70,000 (approx)

Oakbank Racecourse is home of the Oakbank Racing Club, a club which, until 2009, raced just twice annually, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday and has done continually since 1876, except during World War II when it was held at Victoria Park and Morphettville Racecourse due to the army taking over the facility.

Located in South Australia's Adelaide Hills racing country, it's the home of steeplechasing and jumping in SA, which combines with flat racing over the festival, culminating in the famous Great Eastern Steeplechase.

The racing carnival regularly attracts large crowds with about 45,000 attending the Saturday meeting and upwards of 70,000 attending on Easter Monday.

From 2009 the inaugural Oakbank Prelude Raceday will take place on March 14, marking the first time that a separate meeting to the Easter Carnival has taken place at Oakbank.

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