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Kangaroo Island

Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

The Kangaroo Island Racing Club is a proud country racing club, with one of the largest membership bases of any country racing club in South Australia.

The Carnival will again be broadcast live around the country on Sky Channel with two fantastic days of racing.

Record prizemoney, record nominations and the State's leading jockeys are all expected to make this the best carnival ever.

Tourism

Kangaroo Island has earned the reputation as one of Australia’s most picturesque holiday destinations. From sea-lion spotting to honey tasting and surfing the sand- dunes, there’s something for everyone on this idyllic island.

For more information on what to see and do on Kangaroo Island, visit southaustralia.com for holiday inspiration.

Getting there

By Air
A short 30 minute flight from Adelaide brings visitors to Kangaroo Island Airport (KGC). The airport is located 13 km from Kingscote. Airport shuttles to and from Kingscote and other locations on the Island are available.

Rex Airlines regularly flies to Kangaroo Island.

By Ferry
SeaLink ferries operate from Cape Jervis on the mainland, to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, with four departures daily. Travelling time is a comfortable 45 minutes to one hour and coach connections are available between Adelaide and Cape Jervis, and Penneshaw, American River and Kingscote.

For more information, visit sealink.com.au

Getting around

Kangaroo Island Transfers can provide transfers for individuals and groups to anywhere on the Island.
For more information, visit KI Transfers or phone 0427 887 575.
On race days, there is a shuttle bus that runs between Kingscote and the race track on a regular basis.

Accommodation

With a wide variety of accommodation from cabins to self catering accommodation, bed and breakfasts and high end luxury retreats, Kangaroo Island has something for everyone.

Click here for a range of options to suit all budgets and holiday plans.

Tourism Kangaroo Island

Visit Tourism Kangaroo Island for more information on the sights and sounds of Kangaroo Island or call 1800 811 080 for a free copy of the Kangaroo Island Secrets Visitor Guide.

Arthur Daw Memorial Trainer Challenge 

The winner will be the trainer with the most amount of points at the end of day 3. In the event of a draw, the trainer with the most number of winners will be declared the winner of the 1st prize. In the event of a draw for 2nd and 3rd, the trainer with the maximum number of place getters will be declared the winner

The points will accumulate over the 3 days of racing as follows - 

  • 4 Points for each winner
  • 2 Points for 2nd placegetters
  • 1 Points for 3rd placegetters

Plus a 5 point bonus will be awarded for any trainer starting horses on every day of the 3 days of racing.

Prizing 

  • 1ST $4000
  • 2ND $1000
  • 3RD $500

Free boat transport for horses, trainers and strappers 

TO QUALIFY FOR FREE TRANSPORT

  • 2 Horse floats must carry 2 horses
  • 3 Horse floats must carry 3 horses
  •  Horse trucks must carry a minimum of 4 horses

 A $200 chargeback per horse not carried will be applied to any float not meeting these conditions

PLUS ENJOY FREE STABLING ON COURSE

All booking must be made through Kangaroo Island Racing Club, James Bates on 0400852522

Jockey Challenge 

The winner will be the jockey with the most amount of points at the end of day 3. In the event of a draw the jockey with the maximum number of winners will be declared the winner

The points will accumulate over the 3 days of racing as follows - 

  • 4 Points for each winner
  • 3 Points for 2nd placegetters
  • 2 Points for 3rd placegetters
  • 1 Point for all unplaced runners
  • Placegetters will be declared the winner

Plus a 5 point bonus will be awarded for any jockey riding horses on every day of the 3 days of racing.

FREE SEALINK FERRY TRANSPORT FOR JOCKEYS

Free walk on ferry transport from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw and free shuttle bus to track and return to Cape Jervis on each day of racing.

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