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  • Dalasan to shine at Morphettville over 1800m

    Star South Australian galloper Dalasan will step out beyond a mile for the first time at Morphettville on Saturday – and the stable expects him to shine. Issues surrounding the COVIT-19 situation have seen trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas revert to Plan B for the autumn, and Sydney’s loss...

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  • High five a personal achievement for determined apprentice Lizzie

    Given her “journey”, jockey Lizzie Annells’ fifth ever race win – at Port Lincoln recently – was more significant than most would realise. Lizzie’s win aboard Swing It Sister on Port Lincoln Cup day meant she had finally outridden her 4kg claim (now reduced to 3kg) and she was pumped,...

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  • Gytrash to chase Group 1 glory in SA

    Morphettville trainer Gordon Richards has confirmed that his stable star Gytrash will chase further Group 1 glory in The Furphy Goodwood in May. Gytrash has emerged as one of Australia’s best sprinters, adding a fighting second in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on March 20 – behind Loving...

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  • Equal Love stars in a day for first-uppers

    In a day dominated by ‘first-uppers’, Equal Love confirmed she is a mare going places with a determined win over high-quality opposition during Saturday’s strong nine-race card at Morphettville Parks. Trained by Phillip Stokes, the four-year-old registered her fourth win from five runs on the Parks circuit, and her seventh...

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  • Media Release: SA racing industry introduces further COVID-19 measures

    Oakbank Easter Carnival and Clare Easter Saturday meetings abandoned More races moved to metro and provincial tracks to further enhance controls 15% reduction in overall prizemoney from 1 April to 30 June Additional protocols implemented, more being considered The Board of Thoroughbred Racing SA has ratified a series of additional...

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  • Li’l Kontra and Sisstar headline a cracker field

    The reappearance of Ryan Balfour’s quality filly Li’l Kontra highlights one of the strongest ‘regular’ races seen in sometime on tomorrow’s nine-race Morphettville Parks program. Li’l Kontra finished fourth in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes down the 1200m Flemington straight in November (behind Exceedance, Bivouac and Libertini), and has...

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  • Amendment 49 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise the following Race meeting changes   Murray Bridge Wednesday 8th April 2020 Race 1 $18,000 Class Two Handicap                                                    1400 metres Race 2 $18,000 Benchmark 66 Handicap                                            2400 metres Race 3 $18,000 Benchmark 62 Handicap (Heat of the Sprint Series) 1000 metres Race 4 $18,000 Maiden/Class One Plate...

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  • Amendment 50 - 2019/2020 Racign Season

    TRSA wish to confirm the Prizemoney Levels for all Group and Listed Races effective from 1st April 2020 following changes implemented by the TRSA Board yesterday. Group 1       The Furphy Goodwood           Was $750,000               now $400,000 Group 1       Tab Classic                              Was $600,000              now $400.000 Group 1       Schweppes Oaks                     Was $500,000               now...

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  • Behind the industry’s new EWO

    The reaction to John Cornell’s appointment as Thoroughbred Racing South Australia’s (TRSA) inaugural equine welfare officer says plenty about the man himself. The recent announcement has been greeted with universal praise from across the industry – even from his former boss, Tony McEvoy, who lamented the stable’s loss, but conceded...

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  • Sowing the seeds of co-operation between clubs

    A simple gesture to help out a fellow SA racing club is an example of the industry working together in challenging times, a local CEO says. Murray Bridge Racing Club has loaned its disc seeder to the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club, saving the latter a substantial sum of money....

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  • Stewards Official Direction: Restricted Access Covid-19

    OFFICIAL DIRECTION TO ALL RACING PARTICIPANTS ACCESS TO RACING ACTIVITIES Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) Stewards note that a number of measures have been introduced by TRSA in recent weeks to ensure the thoroughbred racing industry in South Australia meets Federal and State government regulations relating to COVID-19. One of those...

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  • Stewards Official Direction: Social Distancing Covid-19

    OFFICIAL DIRECTION TO ALL RACING PARTICIPANTS SOCIAL DISTANCING Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) Stewards note that while a number of measures have been introduced by TRSA in recent weeks to ensure the thoroughbred racing industry in South Australia meets Federal and State government regulations relating to COVID-19, there are occasions when...

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  • TRSA’s Tara ticks off a major achievement

    In early 2017, Tara Vanderstok packed up her belongings, left her family and friends behind in NSW, and travelled to South Australia for a new life as a steward for Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA). It was a brave decision, driven by her love of horses and a willingness to do...

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  • SA racing continuing “with caution”

    Racing is continuing “with caution” in South Australia, as the industry adopts a raft of measures and protocols to ensure all participants remain safe from COVID-19. Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) and all its employees and industry parties and participants continue to heed the latest up-to-date government advice and direction....

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  • Owners Message: COVID-19 Industry Measures

    Dear Owners, I write to seek your co-operation with the restrictions we have put in place to ensure the racing industry meets the Federal Government’s ban on mass gatherings over 500 people and other restrictions Thoroughbred Racing SA, in consultation with industry stakeholders, has implemented. All thoroughbred activities have been...

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  • Media Release: Racing industry heavyweight appointed as Equine Welfare Officer

    Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) has today announced the appointment of John Cornell to the role of Equine Welfare Officer. As the current Stable Operations Manager for McEvoy Mitchell Racing, Mr Cornell brings more than three decades of industry experience to the role. TRSA CEO Nick Redin said the South...

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  • SA Derby contender emerges, as Sunlight shines

    The unearthing of a genuine South Australian Derby contender from a Murray Bridge stable and the appearance of a Group 1 superstar were among the highlights of Saturday’s Morphettville Parks meeting. The comprehensive victory of Perfect Route in race 7 over 1550m underlined again that Mick Huxtable has an extremely...

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  • Amendment 46 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that in consultation with the Mt Gambier Racing Club and Bordertown Racing Club the meeting scheduled at Mt Gambier on Sunday 29th March 2020 has been transferred to Bordertown with some distance changes. Was Race 1, $20,000 Benchmark 58 Handicap                               1400 metres Now Race 1, $20,000...

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  • Back-to-back Kimba Cups beckon for Bramfield

    Bramfield is gunning for back-to-back Kimba Cups at Port Lincoln this Sunday. Trainer Darryl Carrison’s five-year-old mare comes into the $25,000 feature – to be run over 1960m – in good form, after finishing second to Dexter You Devil in the $50,000 Port Lincoln Cup over the same distance earlier...

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  • Amendment 47 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA would like to advise that following a review of the upcoming programs the following changes would be made Morphettville Parks Saturday March 28 Race 4 Was $50,000 Benchmark 82                                                  1950 metres Now $50,000 Benchmark 78                                                  1950 metres Race 6 Was $40,000 Benchmark 64                                                  1950 metres Now $40,000 Benchmark 64                                                ...

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  • Media Release: COVID-19 - Minimum weights to rise 2kg due to jockey welfare

    Thoroughbred Racing Chief Executive Officer Nick Redin has announced today that there will be a 2kg increase in minimum weights following a request from the South Australia Jockeys Association (SAJA). Thoroughbred Racing SA, in consultation with industry participants including the SAJA, the SA Branch of the Australian Trainers Association and...

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  • Media Release: COVID-19 – SA Racing Industry Update

    All South Australian thoroughbred racing activities to be limited to essential racing personnel only with no spectators Decision affects all metropolitan, provincial and regional clubs with some meetings cancelled 2020 Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival to be a no-spectator event, focus turns to Christmas Twilight meeting All South Australian thoroughbred racing...

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  • Amendment 45 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that due to travel restrictions imposed by the outbreak of COVID-19 the National Apprentice Series has been postponed. With this is in mind the Apprentice only races scheduled for Murray Bridge on April 1 2020 will now be eligible to all Jockeys. Race 1 Was $25,000...

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  • Prices up at 2020 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale

    Prices were up overall at the 2020 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale, held over two days last week. The 370 lots sold fetched a combined total of $12.63 million, up on last year’s figure of $11.78 million, while the average price jumped from $31,753 last year to $34,147 this year. The...

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  • Annual Penong Cup this Saturday

    The tiny far-west township of Penong – on the Nullarbor Plain – will host its annual Penong Cup meeting this Saturday. The meetings is a social highlight for locals and visitors, with the day featuring on-course betting, catering and bar facilities, a fashions on the field competition, plus activities for...

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