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ANZAC Day Races at Gawler

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An ANZAC flutter at a country track
Once you've paid your respects at the dawn service, why not head out to Gawler for a day at the races.

Gawler is situated just over 40 kilometres from Adelaide on the edge of the Barossa Valley, so if you're making a long weekend of it, it's a great place to start.

Getting there by train is easy and very convenient, especially if you want to have a little tipple while enjoying the horses. Hop on the Gawler Central Line and hop off at the dedicated Racecourse Stop.

If you do want to take the car, the main road from Adelaide runs right by the venue. So just find your way to Main North Road and keep driving.

The newly redeveloped function centre provides a fabulous view of the finish line along with meals and a bar. Bookings are not essential, but highly recommended so as not to be disappointed on the day.

Gawler, Races, ANZAC Day
Catch a photo finish

Take a wander outside to the Mounting Circle to check out the completion and see the magnificent thoroughbreds up close. You may even get a tip straight from the horse's mouth!

South Australia, Gawler, Races, ANZAC Day
The Mounting Circle

The beautifully manicured grassed area leading down to the mounting circle are also superb for viewing the races and cheering on your steed. The kids will also love the open space.

If you want to have a flutter, there is access to the TAB and a number of bookies for the true race day experience.

The gates open at 11am. General admission is $12, concession is $8 and children under 15 are free.
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Why? A fun way to pay your respects and enjoy the spirit of ANZAC Day
When: 25th April 2013
Phone: 08 8522 1801
Where: Gawler Racecourse, SA
Cost: General Admission $12, Concession $8, Under 15 Free
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Looks fun, if I was only in Australia and not Costa RIca I'd be there.
by julie (score: 0|2) 2122 days ago
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