$1m Dollar Carnival

14 May 2024

Four $1m dollar Group 1s, three incredible race days, two huge hometown winners, one Putt For Dough.

The 2024 Sportsbet Adelaide Racing Carnival at Morphettvillewas the place to be for racing, hospitality, and a great day of entertainment in South Australia, and those that attended were treated to some unbelievable racing and off-track action.

Headlining the incredible performances of the Carnival was Jamie Kah securing not only her first, but also a second Group 1 win in her home state.

“It’s all I wanted,” she said after winner the SA Derby (on Coco Sun for Tony and Calvin McEvoy).

“It’s just amazing and the club has put up some amazing races this year and it was always going to be a tough race.

“There’s so many people to thank, but all I wanted to do was win a Group 1 in Adelaide in front of Mum and Dad, and I did that,” she said.

Jamie Kah wins Australasian Oaks on Coco Sun

It was also a carnival of firsts as we saw James McDonald attend Morphettville for his first race in SA, Jason Warren’s Benedetta showed tremendous strength to win her first Group 1 and it was also Morphettville’s biggest off-track activation with $100,000 up for grabs in Sportsbet’s Putt For Dough.

Morphettville CEO, Grant Mayer was exceptionally pleased with the three-week carnival.

“It was the biggest carnival we’ve seen for a few years. The calibre of trainers, jockeys and horses in attendance were fantastic.

“The punters who come through the gates across the carnival experienced the new Morphettville, and the work that has gone into the precinct over the past 12-months,” he said.

The Sportsbet Putt for Dough provided an exciting big-win atmosphere off the track for both racing and non-racing fans.

With hundreds of putts attempted across the three days, there was plenty for spectators to cheer about with some close calls (a near winner after five-minutes on day one) and some not so close calls, with one putt bouncing off the barrier and landing right back on the line where it began!

Goodwood Day proved to be the most fruitful for putters with a total four putts dropping (two on Sangster and Oaks Day, three on Derby Day) providing the nine winners $11,111.11 each.

One winner was (rightfully) on cloud nine after sinking the 70-foot monster putt.

“I just fluked it. I’ve had a few rounds before, but I didn’t go well.

“We are here on a family day out. My sister was coming along so we thought we would join in too,” they said.

Sportsbet Putt for Dough at Morphettville

The trackside vibe was also thriving in the new Wolf Blass Event Centre with owners from near and far enjoying the premium new facilities and upstairs, hospitality guests experiencing elevated entertainment alongside premium dining.

While planning begins for an even bigger Adelaide Racing Carnival in 2025, attention turns to 2024 Spring Racing Carnival preparations with five race days, more activations, and plenty of trackside fun to come over four weeks this October and November.

Expressions of interest for tickets and packages are now open, clink below to be first to lock in Spring Racing celebrations at Morphettville.

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