Great Eastern Steeplechase

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The Great Eastern Steeplechase is an Australian Thoroughbred steeplechase horse race held annually at Oakbank, South Australia on Easter Saturday and Monday at the Oakbank Racecourse as part of the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival.

The distance of the race is 4950 metres making it the second longest horse race in Australia held on a public course.

The most famous jump is the fallen log which is literally a log about a metre high. All other jumps are brush fences. The height of jumps has been reduced in recent years to reduce the risk of falls and make for safer racing.

The race uses a different course to other races held at Oakbank with horse using an inner track passing on the inside of a hill. Unlike other races that require two racecallers the Great Eastern can be viewed in its entirety from the grandstand.

Past winners[edit]

  • 2012 - Tobouggie Nights [1]
  • 2011 - Petushki [2]
  • 2010 - It's A Dud [3]
  • 2009 - Pentacolo
  • 2008 - Conzeal
  • 2007 - Blase
  • 2006 - Real Tonic
  • 2005 - Chakra
  • 2004 - Boxter Blue
  • 2003 - Raquets
  • 2002 - Ballata
  • 2001 - St. Steven [4]
  • 2000 - Bruskin
  • 1999 - Planet Hollywood
  • 1998 - Turkey Lane
  • 1997 - Foxboy
  • 1996 - Light Hand
  • 1995 - Light Hand
  • 1994 - Tyrolia
  • 1993 - Touch Judge
  • 1992 - Vinchiamo
  • 1991 - Look At Me
  • 1990 - Commission Red
  • 1989 - Brown Cast
  • 1988 - River Amos
  • 1987 - Spring Fortune
  • 1986 - Region
  • 1985 - Battle So Big
  • 1984 - Headford Town
  • 1983 - Venite
  • 1982 - Donrewen
  • 1981 - Dark Shareif
  • 1980 - Lord Rocky Red
  • 1979 - Heroic Speech
  • 1978 - Roughneck
  • 1977 - The Champ
  • 1976 - Aberfoyle
  • 1975 - Vermet
  • 1974 - Club Spirit
  • 1973 - The Cent
  • 1972 - Club Spirit
  • 1971 - Crusoe Cloud
  • 1970 - Mystic Moon
  • 1969 - Halbrian
  • 1968 - Robin Star
  • 1967 - Con Sol
  • 1966 - Kooroshali
  • 1965 - Kooroshali
  • 1964 - First Shuffle
  • 1963 - Blue Gum
  • 1962 - Grecian Valour
  • 1961 - Moonacoota
  • 1960 - Peakite
  • 1959 - Sebago
  • 1958 - Tory Star
  • 1957 - Just Mick
  • 1956 - Teedum
  • 1955 - The Drum
  • 1954 - Lynford
  • 1953 - Gulf Stream
  • 1952 - Royal Pentzia
  • 1951 - The Feline
  • 1950 - Parilla’s Pride
  • 1949 - Footling
  • 1948 - The Feline
  • 1947 - Marble Hill
  • 1946 - Ajester
  • 1945 - Winterset
  • 1944 - Lime Rock
  • 1943 - race not held
  • 1942 - race not held
  • 1941 - National Debt
  • 1940 - Bully Hayes
  • 1939 - Grantley
  • 1938 - race meeting abandoned
  • 1937 - Lady Madge
  • 1936 - Gnair
  • 1935 - Kingstol
  • 1934 - Kenjin
  • 1933 - Pispoia King
  • 1932 - Archeson
  • 1931 - Shooting Boy
  • 1930 - Woomera
  • 1929 - Laurelmond
  • 1928 - Epergne
  • 1927 - Unohoo / Mt. Cooper (dead heat)
  • 1926 - Mt. Cooper
  • 1925 - Dundalk
  • 1924 - Fleetstone
  • 1923 - Doiran
  • 1922 - Doiran
  • 1921 - Albaree
  • 1920 - Miss Rosslyn
  • 1919 - Doiran
  • 1918 - Doiran
  • 1917 - Flash Jack
  • 1916 - Wyndarra
  • 1915 - Tramp
  • 1914 - Vanguard
  • 1913 - Tramp
  • 1912 - Vanguard
  • 1911 - Matchlock
  • 1910 - Generality
  • 1909 - Workmaster
  • 1908 - Tarpon
  • 1907 - Napier
  • 1906 - Bombastes
  • 1905 - Poster
  • 1904 - Syringa
  • 1903 - Drummer
  • 1902 - Ronald
  • 1901 - Wooral
  • 1900 - Euro
  • 1899 - Domino
  • 1898 - Songster
  • 1897 - Eclipse
  • 1896 - Dungan
  • 1895 - Waterloo
  • 1894 - The Actress
  • 1893 - Shanks
  • 1892 - Vistula
  • 1891 - Messenger
  • 1890 - Mahdi
  • 1889 - Flashlight
  • 1888 - Adeline
  • 1887 - Swordfish
  • 1886 - Charcoal
  • 1885 - Swordfish
  • 1884 - Trigger
  • 1883 - Depriver
  • 1882 - Hotspur
  • 1881 - Trigger
  • 1880 - Gunn
  • 1879 - Lightfoot
  • 1878 - Darkie
  • 1877 - Darkie
  • 1876 - Tormentor

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