Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival
The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is a horse-racing meeting held over two days by the Oakbank Racing Club at the Oakbank Racecourse located in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The carnival is a mixture of flat and jumping races with between two and four jumps races on day one and two feature jumping races on day two.
Day one is held on Easter Saturday and is one of the highest attended race days in Australia. The Von Doussa Steeplechase takes place on day one and is a preliminary to the Great Eastern Steeplechase held on Easter Monday. A "classic" hurdle race takes place on Monday as does the feature flat race, the Onkaparinga Cup.
The meeting is conducted by the Oakbank Racing Club and is popular with families and groups. Although ostensibly a horse race meeting, Oakbank is an event in itself with carnival rides, picnics and other activities. Many families camp for the whole weekend in the paddocks adjacent to the track, and some have done so all their lives.
Patrons travelled by train from Adelaide to nearby Balhannah station [2 miles from the course] from 1884. When the branch to Mount Pleasant opened in 1918, a special platform was constructed adjacent to the course, permitting special race trains to run direct to the course the following Easter. The line to Mount Pleasant closed on 3 March 1963, thus the race trains ran no more.
A notable horse to have raced at Oakbank was Zama Lad, who won the Harry D Young Hurdle four years straight in the 1980s.

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Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival 2012 - Adelaide - WeekendNotes
Frock up and get ready for a weekend at the races, the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is a popular event for the whole family.
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Oakbank Racing Club: There's Nothing Like a Day at the Races
Our historic club races just four times annually with the pinnacle event being the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival which is a fantastic festival for all.
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Oakbank offers an extensive range of facilities to make the Carnival more enjoyable for ... Hospitality Brochure - St Patrick's Race Day & Easter Racing Carnival ...
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Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival | HomeAway Australia
The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is a spectacular two day event. Read more about it with this useful holiday guide from HomeAway Australia.
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Oakbank Races & Racing in South Australia. Oakbank Race Course. Oakbank is a carnival like no other in the world, according to the raceclub's website.
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Nov 13, 2012 ... Some sporting events such as Australian Tree Peak Race and Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival are organized in many states of Australia and ...
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A kid-friendly buzz and no pokies. Oakbank & Woodside Strung-out Oakbank ( population 450), lives for the annual Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival (www. oakbankracingclub.com.au) , said to be the greatest picnic race meeting in the world.
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Oakbank is a carnival like no other in the world and is held annually over the Easter long weekend. It rivals the Melbourne Cup in size and colour and its 70,000 strong crowd each Easter Monday makes it the biggest Picnic Race Meeting on Earth.
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Över påskhelgen så var det som vanligt galopp vid racebanan i Oakbank i Adelaide Hills och vi var där i måndags! Uppklädda i någorlunda fina kläder, som sig så bör vid racing i Australien, och med Bailey's och andra drycker i hand gick jag och Regan och kompisarna Alex, Tom med flickvän Kayla runt och hälsade på folk och kollade på ett och annat lopp. Många tar det hela som en bra ursäkt för att dricka och klä upp sig och hyr hela bussar för att ta sig dit, troligtvis utan att se en enda häst under dagen.
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Annual Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival | Glam Adelaide
Its Easter time again, so it must be time for the annual Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival. Oakbank is on this Saturday 3 and Monday 5 April, gates will open at 7:30am and races kick off from 11am.
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The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is like no other in the world. It rivals the Melbourne Cup in size and colour and its 70,000 strong crowd annually on Easter Monday makes it the biggest picnic race meeting on Earth.
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Easter racing back again after year of controversy
The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival still has legs after a Bill proposed by the Greens last year to ban jumps racing failed to pass through the Upper House, writes RHYS CLARK.
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