Easter Monday at Oakbank features two of Australia’s richest jumping races — the Somerled Classic Hurdle and the Great Eastern Steeplechase — as part of a full race card that also includes the Onkaparinga Cup.
Races will begin at 11am, so families can enjoy a full day of racing and soaking up the unique Oakbank country racing atmosphere, and still make their way home by 4pm.
The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by early morning the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.
A family-oriented event, the Easter Racing Carnival has plenty of activities and entertainment designed especially for kids, including rides and amusements, an animal petting zoo, face painting and roving entertainers.
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