About a 78 kilometer drive from the Adelaide Central Business District and 3 kilometres from the banks of the ever pleasant Murray River is where you can find the Murray Bridge racecourse. This place does have a very natural friendly feel to it because of its large lawn area with an abundance of trees that can be used for shade. It's popular amongst those who would like to be close to nature at the same time as witnessing first hand some top thoroughbred racing events.
The race course is under the management of the Murray Bridge Racing Club and it was first established in 1899. The first ever race meeting that was held at the tracks current location was on the 25th of July in 1914. The Race Club conducts about 14 racing event meetings annually. The feature event is the Murray Bridge Gold Cup that is normally held once a year every October. The Race Club not only supports the racing events but it also shows its support to the local community including business and community groups and the members of different associations.
The course consists of a huge undercover betting ring, a couple of bars and a cafeteria. Its circumference is about 1850m and the home straight is 429m in length. It also has four starting chutes throughout the course. Aside from the racing track, the training complex was upgraded in 1996. The course is said to be a perfect picnic place because of its expansive grass areas plus other modern day facilities.
Other events that are held at the track include the Rotary Country markets, Carols by Candlelight, The Australian Childhood Foundation, Aged Health Care Trade Show and other community events and functions which are just a few of the events that can be witnessed at this track every year.