The racecourse of Morphettville is only 10km from the beautiful city of Adelaide. It is technically considered as one of the best courses that can be found in Australia. As of today this racecourse composes two race tracks. These tracks are the Morphettville Parks Track and the Allan Scott Park Morphettville Track. Both tracks are capable of handling flat races as well as steeple and hurdle races. Its track can accommodate up to 14 runners per race. The circumference of the Morphettvile track measures up to 2,339m with 4 turns. These turns are all considered as open and quite easy for both horse and jockey to navigate, which in turn gives everyone a fair chance of reaching the end of the straight which is 334m long. As for the Allan Scott Park it circumference is 2,100m.
It was in the year of 1875 that the first ever race was conducted at this racecourse. As of today, the Morphettville racecourse hosts the biggest and most major of races in South Australia. Events include; The Adelaide Cup, Australasian Oaks and Robert Sangster Stakes in March and Group 1 SA Derby and the Goodwood Handicap in May. Every year it holds between 65 to 70 race meetings. They can hold this amny races because of the two availaable tracks.
The racecourse is currently under the supervision of the South Australian Jockey Club and the racecourse is also known as the official headquarters of the club. The club has at least 2000 plus members. A variety of venues are available for the members including the Adelaide Cup Room, Chairman's Room, Diva Lounge, Leilani Room, Panasonic Pavilion and the Phar Lap room.
The track was recently resurfaced and renovated in the year 2002, which is one reason why it is considered as one of the best.