Morphettville Racecourse is the main racecourse in South Australia. It is situated in the suburb of Morphettville in Adelaide, Australia, and is about 10 km from the centre of the city. It is home to the Adelaide Cup. As you would expect Morphetville is an excellent modern racecourse with excellent facilities.
Morphettville is a wide and spacious racetrack with a circumference of 2339 metres and a finishing straight of 339 metres. It is generally a very fair course with few hard luck stories and gives horses with any type of running style a chance.
For the 1000M start the barrier is located on a chute of the main course, with a 400 metre run to the first bend. There may be a slight advantage to having an inside barrier, but it is only slight.
As per 1000 metres this is off a chute to the main course, with 500 metres to the bend barrier position is not that important.
As per 1000 metres this is off a chute to the main course, with 600 metres to the bend barrier position is even less important.
The barrier is positioned on the course proper with 300 metres to the bend, inside barriers do have an advantage.
Similar to the 1600M start, but this time with 500 metres to the bend barrier position is less important.
The barriers are positioned only 150 metres from the turn into the home straight. Because of this inside barriers have quite a considerable advantage.
The barriers are positioned only 150 metres from the first turn. Because of this inside barriers have quite a considerable advantage.
There is 350 metres to the first turn, therefore over this distance barrier positions are virtually irrelevant.
This is the Adelaide Cup start. It commences just before the turn leading into the home straight. Inside barriers are a significant advantage. Again, there is nothing worse than covering extra ground out wide in a 3200 metres race.