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Oakbank Racing Club


Oakbank Racing Club is nestled amongst the leafy green landscapes of the Adelaide Hills, a short 30 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD. It’s picturesque views, historic importance and well-kept grounds are the major drawcards for thousands of tourists that visit each year. 


We hold numerous race meetings throughout the year, most notably the iconic Easter Carnival, spread over two days of the Easter weekend. Which sees large crowds flock to Oakbank to enjoy the family friendly picnic atmosphere in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills. 























 Racing History

The first horse to win the Great Eastern Steeplechase around the undulating hills course was Tormentor in 1876. There are photographs and memorabilia of the win around the club.

Many great horses have followed Tormentor’s success on the 4.9km course over the years, including Darkie (1877 and 1878), Trigger (1881 and 1884), Swordfish (1885 and 1887), Vanguard (1912 and 1914), Tramp (1913 and 1915), Mount Cooper (1926 and 1927), Club Spirit (1972 and 1974) and Light Hand (1995 and 1996).

Oakbank has also played host to some of the best riders in the country, including Laurie Meenan, Alex Fullarton, Jamie Evans, Mick Patton, Brian Robert Smith, Pug McKenzie, Bluey Armsden, Don Wraight, Tom Glennon, and James Scobie who have all etched their names to the Great Eastern honour roll.

Our Committee

Chairperson Arabella Branson
Deputy Chairperson Barney Gask
Committee Members John Hatch
  Chris Dittmar
  Andrew Watson
  Jody Fitzgerald
  James Jordan
  John Levy


Annual Report

To view a copy of the 2020/21 Oakbank Racing Club Annual Report click here

To view a copy of the 2020/21 Oakbank Racing Club Financial Statements click here

For previous Annual Reports, please email

Oakbank Racing Club Track

Oakbank track dimensions


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