The Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club are heating things up at the track this summer with their Summer Series - 5 race meetings over 6 weekends during December and January. The track is just a 45 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD or a train ride from Adelaide Central Station drops you right at the gate - so a day or night at the races isn't as far away as you think.
Day 1 - Saturday December 15 - Christmas & Stable Stars
Kicking things off in style, the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club will be hosting a Christmas race day on Saturday December 15. This is a family friendly race day with an abundance of FREE kids actitvities including a water slide, bumper cars, face painting and a carousel.
Stable Stars will be activating oncourse with a dedicated Kids Zone. In this area you will find FREE pony rides with Archie and his friends, life size games, racing costumes for dress up, a colouring in area and our Stable Stars passport activities with games and prizes.
Not short on adult entertainment, the Club are also offering live music.
Day 2 - Friday December 28 - Twilight Races
Keep the Christmas cheer going into Friday December 28 when the Club host a twilight race meeting. Gates open from 1pm with entertainment on offer for everyone - with the infamous Gawler kids amusements and live music. There really is something for everybody to enjoy.
Day 3 - Saturday January 5 - Twilight Races
Saturday January 5 will see the third week of the Gawler Summer Series and in true Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club style, they'll be hosting a twilight race meeting - with gates opening at midday.
Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a laid back day and evening at the track with the kids. Or if the Terrace Function Centre is more your think then the 2 course buffet on offer is just $25pp ($20pp for members) and $12pp for children.
Day 4 - Saturday January 12 - Twilight Meeting & Barossa Seasons
What a great chance to sample the best wines of the Barossa, all in one place, while enjoying the races. The Barossa Seasons event is one for the wine enthusiast. Wineries from all over the region will be on hand for sampling and purchasing. Take home some of the best the Barossa has to offer. The Twilight Race Meeting will get under way mid-afternoon and provide a great day out for all to enjoy. With amusements for the kids and plenty of area for a picnic rug and chairs, this will be the place to bring the whole family for a day out.
The club will also have food vans for you to enjoy while taking in 8 great races across the day.
Day 5 - Sunday Janauary 20 - Afternoon Race Day
The final weekend of the Summer Series, Sunday January 20 will play host to the perfect Sunday session, trackside. Enjoy an afternoon of live racing action to send off the Summer Series in style and celebrate all there is to live about racing in Gawler.