April 2024

Sportsbet Adelaide Racing Carnival running over three exciting Saturdays

The Sportsbet Adelaide Racing Carnival has begun and is set to be the biggest yet, running over three Saturdays from April 27 until May 11.

Looking for something to fill your weekend calendar?

The 2024 Sportsbet Adelaide Racing Carnival has begun and is set to be the biggest yet! Welcoming punters to Morphettville Racecourse, there will be Group 1 races running over three consecutive Saturdays from April 27 until May 11, and we’re here to tell you all about all the action-packed style-stacked excitement in store!

Saturday April 27 saw two Group 1 races kick of the festivities, featuring a double-header of prestigious events with the Sportsbet Australasian Oaks and Robert Sangster Stakes, marking an exciting beginning to the racing season.

On Saturday May 4, the esteemed SA Derby Day is set to unfold, adorned with glitz, glamour, and a touch of flair. Sharing the date with the running of another globally renowned Derby, guests can immerse themselves in a Derby x Derby atmosphere, enjoying fashion and a menu inspired by Kentucky flair, featuring delicacies like fried chicken, mac and cheese bites, and blackberry desserts. For drinks, the Betting Ring plays host to a  wine bar also offering a Kentucky whisky this SA Derby weekend.

Of course, the beloved Fashions on the Field event is back, inviting patrons to showcase their style and compete for prizes. Attendees can visit an on-course Fashion Stable, offering tailor services by Oscar Hunt and free makeup touch-ups for that perfect runway-ready look.

This season’s judging will include the traditional categories of Best Dressed and Best Suited, featuring Derby-appropriate monochrome outfits. For the first time, a third category will celebrate those who infuse a colourful twist inspired by the flair of the Kentucky Derby.

Chris Kontos, the newly appointed Fashion Curator for SA Derby Day 2024, will host an exclusive fashion showcase experience with fashion partner Rundle Place within the Champions Balcony package, in the stunning new Wolf Blass Event Centre.

“There will be a majority of black and white looks in line with tradition, but touches of colour, print and glamour are always accepted to impress,” says Chris Kontos.

“I want to see a chic city cowboy (or girl) look that’s hitting the globe right now, or some elevated 80s tailoring with a touch of glamour.” 

The carnival will finish up on Saturday May 11 with Goodwood Day, featuring SA’s premier sprint event, The Goodwood. This prestigious race draws the finest sprinters from across the country, with one of its most memorable winners being Black Caviar in her penultimate ride back in 2012.

For those keen, numerous hospitality packages are available. For terrific trackside thrills within the flexibility of a sports bar atmosphere, book the Diva Lounge priced at $125, including six drinks and one food voucher. For those seeking an elevated experience, the Champions Balcony package offers impeccable hospitality within the prestigious Wolf Blass Event Centre, starting at $225. Have you got your tickets?

What: 2024 Sportsbet Adelaide Racing Carnival 
Where: Morphettville Racecourse | 79 Morphett Road, Morphettville SA 5043 
When: April 27, May 4 & May 11
For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Instagram: @morphettville_racecourse

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