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Beyond The Barriers

Enjoy a fascinating fully guided tour of a behind the scenes look at Australia’s thoroughbred horse racing industry.

Touring Options

Horse Race Track Stable Visit Tour – BB03

Enjoy a one hour afternoon guided walk through the horse racing stables of an Adelaide racecourse as you experience the exciting world of the thoroughbred horse racing industry from beyond the barriers, encounter life on the track and meet the people who make it happen. Be picked up from your accommodation and driven to the Morphettville Racecourse. On arrival your guide will take you on a walk through the stables of different trainers, explaining the differences in stabling and answering any of your questions about the track and behind the scenes.

. Highlights include:
. Walk through the stables area.
. Visit the feed room and learn all the different types of feed and its effect on the horses, and how many times they are feed each day.
. See the gear room where your guide will explain all the different types of equipment used for horse racing and training.

. Operates:
. Monday to Saturday, 1430 to 1530.

. Includes:
. Pick up from Adelaide accommodation by arrangement.
. Experienced guide.
. One hour tour of stables area.

. Booking restrictions: Group bookings available for a minimum of 15 persons details and costs on application. Beyond the Barriers can also arrange tours where you can see many other activities involved with the preparation of race horses including horse dentist, chiropractor, acupuncture, Bowens treatments, horses having their coats clipped in winter and horses being broken in to ride. All enquiries welcomed and costs can be negotiated.

Horse Race Track Stripping Stalls Tour – BB02

Discover the sport of kings behind the scenes on this 90 minute early morning tour of the racecourse stripping stalls. Experience the exciting world of the thoroughbred horse racing industry from beyond the barriers, encounter life on the track and meet the people who make it happen. Be picked up from your accommodation and driven to the Morphettville Racecourse. On arrival your guide will take you on a walk through the area, explaining what is happening and answering any of your questions about the track and behind the scenes.

. Highlights include:
. Watch the horses complete their track work from the trainers observation room.
. See the horses swimming in the swimming pool and learn about the benefits.
. Visit the farrier to see the horse shoes being prepared.
. Watch the horses in the sand roll and learn why they enjoy it.
. Visit the saddle shop where your guide will show and explain the many examples of saddles and equipment.
. Meet the trainers, jockeys and the strappers.

. Operates:
. Monday to Saturday, 0630 to 0800.

. Includes:
. Pick up from Adelaide accommodation by arrangement.
. Experienced guide.
. 90 minute stripping stalls tour.

. Booking restrictions: Beyond the Barriers can also arrange tours where you can see many other activities involved with the preparation of race horses including horse dentist, chiropractor, acupuncture, Bowens treatments, horses having their coats clipped in winter and horses being broken in to ride. All enquiries welcomed and costs can be negotiated.

Horse Race Track One Hour Tour – BB04

Discover the sport of kings behind the scenes on this one hour guided tour of an Adelaide racecourse. Experience the exciting world of the thoroughbred horse racing industry from beyond the barriers, encounter life on the track and meet the people who make it all happen. On arrival at Morphettville Racecourse your guide will take you on a walk through the many rooms and facilities that are part of the running of the racecourse on race day and answer any of your questions about the track, and behind the scenes.

. Highlights include:
. Visits to the jockeys room, stewards room, photographic finish tower, judges box, veterinary block and birdcage area. Your guide will explain each room visited and how it is used on race day.
. See a demonstration of the mechanical horse that jockeys use as part of their training.

. Operates:
. Monday to Friday (except on race days), departure times are negotiable on application.

. Includes:
. Experienced guide.
. One hour racecourse tour.

. Excludes:
. Cost of pick up from Adelaide accommodation by arrangement.

. Booking restrictions: Group bookings available costs and details on application. Beyond the Barriers can also arrange tours where you can see many other activities involved with the preparation of race horses including horse dentist, chiropractor, acupuncture, Bowens treatments, horses having their coats clipped in winter and horses being broken in to ride. All enquiries welcomed and costs can be negotiated.

Horse Race Track Half Day Tour – BB01

The sport of kings behind the scenes. Experience the exciting world of the thoroughbred horse racing industry from beyond the barriers, encounter life on the track and meet the people who make it all happen. Be picked up from your accommodation and driven to the Morphettville Racecourse. On arrival be greeted with a hot toddy drink, watch track work and meet the trainers, the jockeys, the strappers and the stars of the industry – some of Australia’s greatest thoroughbred horses. Enjoy a jockey’s breakfast of fresh coffee with bacon and egg sandwiches in the canteen, share stories with a few of Adelaide’s racing identities and maybe pick up a few hot tips. After breakfast take a walking tour of the stables, the swimming pool and the sand rolls. See the farriers at work and visit the veterinary clinic. Followed by a tour of the racecourse facilities to meet the stewards, the judges, the handicapper and the many other people who work beyond the barriers.

. Operates:
. Monday to Saturday, 0530 to 1000.

. Includes:
. Pick up from Adelaide accommodation by arrangement.
. Experienced guide.
. Half day beyond the barriers horse racing industry tour.
. Cooked breakfast.
. Hot toddy drink.

. Booking restrictions: Tour available on Sundays by prior arrangement. Beyond the Barriers can also arrange tours where you can see many other activities involved with the preparation of race horses including horse dentist, chiropractor, acupuncture, Bowens treatments, horses having their coats clipped in winter and horses being broken in to ride. All enquiries welcomed and costs can be negotiated.

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