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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

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Balaklava Cup

Balaklava has become famous for its racecourse, hosting the biggest country race meet in South Australia.

Balaklava Racing Club, founded in 1903, boasts the longest straight in SA and is situated less than one hour from Adelaide, holding 13 race meets throughout the year with the highlight being the Balaklava Cup, also known as the biggest party in South Australia, unrivalled for atmosphere. The Cup, usually held on the first Wednesday in September, caters for a wide array of guests with not only racing but Fashions on the Field, fine food, drinks, and entertainment.

Balaklava Cup has earned its place on the winners circle as the premier country race meet on the state's racing calendar!