Gifford Hill is a joint venture between Burke Urban and related investor parties, the Murray Bridge Racing Club and Thoroughbred Racing SA . The purpose of the joint venture was to relocate the existing Murray Bridge Racecourse from Maurice Road, to a new $35 million facility at Gifford Hill; an 800 hectare parcel of land on the Southern side of the South-Eastern freeway from Murray Bridge.
As a significant government-supported urban growth development project, Gifford Hill is set to become home to about 10,000 residents over the coming years to meet the demands of the steadily expanding Rural City of Murray Bridge and support the City’s growth expectations over the next 30 years. The racecourse development is the integral first stage of this project.
This transition has recently taken place and the Murray Bridge Racing Club held it's first official race meet on July 26th 2019. This was considered a monumental milestone for the joint venture and the Murray Bridge Racing Club.
The new racecourse and function facilities at Gifford Hill are incredibly important to both the future of thoroughbred racing in South Australia as well as the Rural City of Murray Bridge.
The project now provides South Australia with a state of the art racecourse and in the future will also house a thoroughbred training facility at Murray Bridge. This facility will complement Adelaide’s only city course located at Morphettville.
The new Murray Bridge Racecourse, now open for business, will position Murray Bridge as a centre for horse racing excellence with world class racing and training facilities.