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Racing at Morphettville in Adelaide is run by the South Australian Jockey Club. In 2009, a new inner track was introduced at Morphettville to replace the tracks at Victoria Park and Cheltenham.
Feature racing at Morphettville racecourse throughout the year includes the SA Derby and the 3200m Adelaide Cup.
Morphettville Racecourse Map & Barriers Guide:
Characteristics: a generous course with wide sweeping turns, generally very fair. Racing is in an anti-clockwise direction.
Morphettville : The original outer track has a circumference of 2307m and a home straight of 340m.
Parks: the second track at Morphettville, opened in 2009. Circumference of 2100 metres and a width of 25 metres with the finishing straight 305 metres. This track features a 1400m chute which was unavailable on the original track.
Morphettville Barriers Starting Positions:
1000m & 1100m: Located on the side of the course with a short straight into the home turn. Inside barriers have an advantage.
1200m: with a straight run of more than 300m before the home turn barriers are of little importance.
1500m & 1600m: Begins on the back straight before a long sweeping turn. Barriers of little importance.
1800m: Starts in a chute off the back straight. Long straight run before the turn, barriers of no importance.
2000m: Begins just after the winning post, barriers no importance.
2500m: With a straight run before the winning post until the first turn, barriers are irrelevant.
3200m: The Adelaide Cup start is just before the turn into the home straight. There is little bias due to the distance involved, but it is generally preferred to start from an inside gate.
The Parks Barriers Starting Positions:
1000m: Starts on the side of the course with a long straight run to the home turn, barriers no importance.
1250m: Starts in a long chute inside the main course, inside barriers a slight advantage.
1400m: Begins at the top of the inside chute, long run to the first turn and barriers of no importance.
1500m: Located just before the turn into the inner chute, long run before the turn and barriers no importance.
1950m (2000m): Barriers are positioned just after the winning post, barriers of no importance.
2300m & 2400m: with a straight run before the first turn just out of the home straight barriers are irrelevant.
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