Globe Derby Park (harness racing)
2007 Interdominion Championships at Globe Derby Park
|Location||Globe Derby Drive, Globe Derby Park, South Australia 5110|
|Owner||Harness Racing SA|
|Operator||Harness Racing SA|
|Surface||Crushed Horse Remains|
|Opened||24 June 1969|
Globe Derby Park is considered the premier Standardbred harness racing venue in South Australia. It is located 15 kilometres north of the Adelaide CBD. The first public meeting was held on the afternoon of 24 June 1969. Globe Derby Park was named after the stallion Globe Derby, who was considered the most influential Standardbred sire in Australian and New Zealand during the late 1960s.
The track has a crushed granite surface and is 845.50 metres long with races running anti-clockwise. The length of the straights is 150.90 metres. There are full TAB facilities and bookmakers on site with race meetings taking place on Saturdays and Mondays (Fridays during winter). Meetings are broadcast on Radio TAB.
Harness racing in Adelaide was held at the 510 metre long Wayville Showground from 1934 until all Adelaide meetings moved to Globe Derby Park on 14 April 1973. This was necessary as unlike Wayville, Globe Derby did not have lights installed for night racing until that date.
Race meetings are held in Globe Derby Park every Saturday and Monday of the week and Fridays as well during winter season. Races are held all year round with the Summer Carnival being held in January, Ladies Night Out in March, the Media Cup Night every May, and the Trotters Carnival held every June.
- Globe Derby Race Track Retrieved 15 September 2011
- Harness Racing SA page @ Australian Harness Racing
- Globe Derby Park page @ Australian Harness Racing