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Oakbank Racing Club


Welcome to the Oakbank Racing Club. We have a rich history in the Adelaide Hills. Our club was established in 1875 and boasts one of the world’s largest picnic race meets, the Easter Racing Carnival, which has historically been held on Easter Saturday and Monday

Our feature Easter Racing Carnival will again comprise two separate race days in 2024, being on Saturday March 30 and Monday April 1. We will have many Camping and opportunities to come and join us for your Easter weekend.



Easter Camping 2024

CAMPING AT EASTER - Join us on site overlooking the iconic race course sitting around a fire enjoying your Easter with family and friends. Many campsite options available:

Click here to purchase - 2024 Easter Camping

Campsite includes:

- 10m x 10m Site
- Fire Bucket to enjoy comfort fire
- Access to Showers/Bathroom facilities
- 2 x Weekend Event Passes

All campers will need to purchase Raceday passes, U18 Free. 


Wednesday January 17th - Mid-Week Race Day

Friday February 9th - Friday Twilight Racing

Saturday March 30th - EASTER SATURDAY 

Monday April 1st - EASTER MONDAY

Sunday April 28th - Anzac Weekend Racing

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


Oakbank Racing Club Partners