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  • Are you interested in becoming a jockey?

    Thoroughbred Racing SA has been educating jockeys since the early 1980s. The Apprentice Academy has recently refreshed its branding to reflect the evolving landscapes of careers in racing and educating our younger generations and future participants.  TRSA’s Training Supervisor, Briony Moore says she sees significant changes in the apprentice jockeys...

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  • Teagan the latest Tassie Apprentice to join the SA ranks

    Tasmanian Apprentice Teagan Voorham will kick off her three month South Australian Apprentice stint at Gawler on Wednesday, a track which has already brought her some success. The 23-year-old has 671 career starts to her name for 60 wins and 152 placings and is currently the leading Tasmanian Apprentice with...

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  • King Kenny ready to make his Metro debut

    Hong Kong apprentice Kenny Lau will step out at Morphettville on Saturday June 8 as he makes his Metropolitan riding debut. Lau now has 45 wins and 84 placings to his name from 369 career starts. His strike rate is very good for an apprentice rider going at a 12%...

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  • Clark ready for her Singapore assignment

    Premiership leading jockey and last year’s TAB Apprentice Academy Dux, Raquel Clark will leave for Singapore on Sunday for a three week stint after claiming last year’s Academy top honour. Clark is well and truly on top of her game at the moment and more importantly on top of both...

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  • Lo ready to go in the city

    Great news for young apprentice Gary Lo, who has been granted permission to begin riding in the Metropolitan area from this Saturday. The 20 year-old has had 395 race starts for 28 wins and 91 placings in his career spanning just over a year. Lo’s had most of his success...

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  • The Montgomerie Forrest Series returns this Sunday

    The Montgomerie Forrest Apprentice Series begins this Sunday at Strathalbyn as we honour two of our female apprentice Jockeys that have passed away. Simone Montgomerie started her career at David Jolly’s stables and became the first female to ever win the NT's jockey premiership. Caitlin Forrest was a successful apprentice...

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  • SA claim another National Apprentice Race Series

    A brilliant ride from the talented Kayla Crowther yesterday at Sandown gave South Australia our sixth title in the National Apprentice Race Series. The five leg series began in Launceston a month ago and wrapped up on Wednesday at Sandown. Team SA started slowly in Launceston with Alice Lindsay only...

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  • National Apprentice Race Series tally

    South Australia takes home the 2019 National Apprentice Race Series. It was Queensland who was leading for most of the series, but SA has finished on top as Kayla Crowther wins the final heat in Melbourne today.  Round 1 - Launceston, Tasmania  Saturday March 9 saw the first round of...

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  • Sha Tin debut awaits Chan on Sunday

    Former South Australian based apprentice Alfred Chan will make his Hong Kong racing debut on Sunday at Sha Tin as he begins his new career in his hometown. Chan arrives home after recording 100 wins throughout both New Zealand and Australia in his four years abroad and enjoyed a career...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Nation’s best apprentice jockeys headed to Strathalbyn

    Strathalbyn is set to welcome Australia’s top apprentice jockeys on Wednesday 27 March as it hosts the penultimate leg of the National Apprentice Race Series 2019. Since launching in 2008, the series has brought together the nation’s most talented young jockeys to represent their states and territories. Points are awarded...

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  • Farrugia ready and raring to debut

    The next rising star of the South Australian riding ranks looks set to make her debut this weekend at Naracoorte in Race 6. Taylor Farrugia (TAB SA Apprentce Academy jockey), the 23 year old who grew up 30km West of Melbourne in a town called Rockbank has been given the...

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  • Lindsay to represent SA in the First National Apprentice Series Race

    Alice Lindsay will represent South Australia in the first of the revamped National Apprentice Race Series races when she partners four-year-old mare Tennessee Sky in Launceston on Saturday night. The former Victorian trained mare hasn’t raced since August last year and will make her Tasmanian debut with Lindsay in the...

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  • The new kids on the block

    School’s back as the TAB South Australian Apprentice Academy welcomed five new riders to their ranks this year. The next Jamie Kah or Jake Toeroek could very well be in the next batch of hopefuls who range from 17 to 25 years of age and come from all over the...

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  • King Kenny looks to continue his reign in Port Lincoln

    Coming off a double last Friday at Port Lincoln, Hong Kong apprentice Kenny Lau returns to the same track on Sunday with a book of six rides. The 20 year-old who is apprenticed to Richard Jolly & Chantelle Jolly is a popular figure in the jockey’s rooms and is a...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Raquel Clark wins SA’s top apprentice award

    Raquel Clark has capped off a memorable year in the saddle by taking out the UBET Dux of the Academy Award at Monday night’s Apprentice Awards presentation at Morphettville. The 25-year old has been in great form throughout the year, notching up 98 winners across the Apprentice Academy season. She’s...

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  • Raquel Clark top of the class in 2018

    Leading apprentice Raquel Clark has capped off a memorable year in the saddle taking out the UBET Dux of the Academy Award at Monday night’s event. Clark has been in stunning form of late but her consistency across the whole Apprentice Academy season was a huge part of her taking...

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  • Raquel riding high with five

    “Winx got four, Raquel Clark got five,” was the call from Terry McAuliffe when Debt Collector hit the line in the last of the day at Morphettville giving apprentice Raquel Clark a haul of five winners for the day. While there is no doubt the wonder mares four straight Cox...

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  • Sophie Logan: From picnics to prime time

    She’s already notched up winners in Woolamai, Healesville and Ballnaring but on Wednesday SA’s newest SA UBET Apprentice Academy recruit Sophie Logan will be hoping to add Naracoorte to that list. Logan, 24, is no stranger to the horse racing game at all after spending the last two years on...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: UniSA partnership creates world first for SA racing

    South Australian jockeys already punch above their weight on the national stage – and now they’re about to ramp up their competitiveness even further, thanks to a new partnership with the University of South Australia (UniSA). The innovative agreement with Thoroughbred Racing SA will take the State’s apprentice jockeys through...

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  • Japanese Apprentice, Ryusei Sakai is making an impression on South Australian racing

    South Australian racing has provided some wonderful opportunities for young International jockeys in recent times. The past two SA UBET Apprentice Academy years have seen Matthew Poon from Hong Kong and Emily Finnegan from Ireland crowned as Dux of the UBET Apprentice Academy in South Australia. Matthew Poon after his...

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  • Apprentice Jockey- Alfred Chan took home four wins

    The Hong Kong- born apprentice Alfred Chan took home a massive four wins last week on South Australian tracks. A quote from Chan last year in September 2017 after his first win and big move to Adelaide, “I love it here. Hopefully I can get a few more rides now.”...

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  • The Master and his Apprentices

    With over 3,500 winners and 75 Group 1 victories to his name, Felix Coetzee knows what it takes to ride a winner and the champion South African hoop is now teaching the next generation of riders to follow in his footsteps.

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  • Apprentices set to represent SA

    The National Apprentice Series kicks off this weekend in Launceston as South Australia look to continue their good record in the series

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  • Emily Finnegan Crowned Dux of the UBET Apprentice Academy

    Irish born Apprentice Emily Finnegan has been crowned Dux of the UBET Apprentice Academy after a fantastic year which saw her win 56 races including 32 in the Metropolitan area.

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  • Alice Lindsay: the latest Apprentice to hit the track

    Three years ago Alice Lindsay was working in finance. Now the 24-year-old from the Adelaide Hills is about to have her first race ride at Gawler on Thursday.

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