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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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  • The Listed Hill Smith and Durbridge Stakes Preview

    This Saturday at Morphettville will see two $100,000 listed races, The Hill Smith Stakes and Romeo's Durbridge Stakes. The Listed Hill Smith Stakes- Race 5 Five interstate visitors are set to contest Saturday's Listed Hill Smith Stakes with runners from Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr), Peter Gelagotis, Ciaron Maher...

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  • An early look at Morphettville - 14th September

    James Jordan from Racing.com has provided us with an early look at racing at Morphettville for Saturday September 14.  The rail goes back to the true position on the outer track, which should mean every horse gets its chance to win. With smallish fields, bar the last race, nearly all...

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  • Big Stables Come to Play in the Balaklava Cup

    The state’s leading stables will have a huge say in the outcome of Wednesday’s Listed Balaklava Cup. Seven of the twelve runners in the feature race come from the big name stables of Tony & Calvin McEvoy, Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas and Will Clarken. The top-weight and class runner...

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  • Aussies Looking for Morphettville Redemption on Irish Day

    The 44th Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge looks set to come right down to the wire again on Saturday as the Aussies look to claim their first series win since 2015.

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  • Behemoth Back in Town to get Spring Campaign on Track

    David Jolly’s promising four-year-old Behemoth will be looking to get his spring campaign back on track after a couple unlucky runs as he attempts to claim Saturday’s Penny Edition Stakes. Over the years the Listed Penny Edition Stakes has been won by some of the greats of Australian racing including...

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  • Sutton Shaping Stars of the Future

    A career in racing can take you absolutely anywhere and that’s been the case for McEvoy Mitchell’s Horse Educator/Breaker, Warren Sutton who is in the running for the Horsemanship Award at the Godolphin Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards.   Sutton grew up in Swan Hill on the outskirts of town...

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  • Michael Shepherdson: A Career Dedicated to Racing

    The Godolphin Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards will be held early next month and South Australian export Michael Shepherdson is in the running to claim the Dedication to Racing Award. The award is presented to an individual staff member who has shown talent for horsemanship in the racing field,...

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  • An early look at Morphettville - 17th August

    James Jordan from Racing.com has provided us with an early look at racing at Morphettville for Saturday August 17.  Race 1 No.2 - Egyptian Gold I like this mare out to the 1600m for the first time this preparation. Her win last start on the Ballarat Synthetic track was strong,...

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  • Group 3 Spring Stakes Form Guide

    The first Stakes race of the new season looks set to be an absolute ripper with two Group 1 winners and one of the most exciting young sprinters in South Australia in the field. While the Lindsey Smith trained Scales of Justice is the warm favourite for the race after...

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  • Gifford Hill race day wraps off – officially

    Years of toil, months of anticipation and a couple of tantalising teasers will culminate with the Gifford Hill official opening race day at Murray Bridge on Saturday, August 10. South Australia’s new state-of-the-art racetrack and the $20 million Bridges function centre will be formally launched with a standalone metropolitan meeting....

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  • The Cup Rolls into Streaky Bay

    A town that has produced some of the biggest stars in racing will welcome the most sought after trophy in the sport, when the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour heads to Streaky Bay in August. The $200,000 Melbourne Cup will roll into town on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 of...

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  • Bumper fields for Gifford Hill’s debut

    It's official opening is next month, but the Murray Bridge Racing Club’s inaugural meeting at Gifford Hill on Wednesday has its own informal label. “We’re terming it as our debut,” said club secretary/manager John Buhagiar. “I’m excited for it, because this is what it’s all about. This is why we...

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  • Oaklands Plate Preview

    A field of six runners will line up in the penultimate Stakes race of the season as the two-year-olds look to add a much sort after black-type victory to their resume. The History This is the third year that the Oaklands Plate has been run as a 1400m race in...

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  • Saturday Racing Returns to Gawler

    With only three Saturday's left in the racing season there is plenty at stake for jockeys and trainers alike with premierships up for grabs. Raquel Clark has been truly dominant all around South Australia this season and currently leads the Metropolitan Premiership by six over Jamie Kah. Clark sits on...

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  • SA Bred Youngsters Shooting for SABOIS Bounty

    Saturday’s Morphettville card will be headlined by two $100k SABOIS races for our locally bred, upcoming two and three year olds. The two-year-olds are the first cab off the rank in Race 3 with twelve runners set to take their place in the field. With many of the starters only...

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  • New Murray Bridge track tipped to trial in style

    Horses will gallop on Murray Bridge’s outstanding new racecourse for the first time next Thursday in a series of official trials. The course – soon to become the pulse of the town’s Gifford Hill racing precinct – will be open to the public and tested by horses, jockeys and trainers....

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  • Port Augusta Cup Preview

    It’s one of the biggest days on the calendar in the state’s Mid North and a field of nine runners are set to line up in Sunday’s Port Augusta Cup.   In a big surprise, 2017 Cup winner Soaring High returns to the track for the first time since claiming the...

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  • Terry calls time on a wonderful career in the caller’s box

    Next wednesday at Morphetville Racecourse will mark the end of an era when leading South Australian racecaller Terry McAuliffe hangs up the binoculars after 20 years in the game. A veteran of 20 Adelaide Cups, the racecaller will turn storyteller as he takes up the host role on Racing.com’s South...

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  • Trust and hard work delivering success for Hickmott and Fawke

    It’s one of the state’s great success stories of this season and it comes from an unlikely partnership who are winning lots of races and having career best seasons.

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  • Becoming a Horse Owner

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own a racehorse and get an insight into the exciting industry that is horse racing? Have you wanted to be part of the glamour and thrill of race day, not just as a spectator, but also as a racehorse owner?...

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  • Today Tonight feature on female Jockeys

    With superstar mare Winx shooting for a history-making fourth Cox Plate victory this weekend a clear pattern is emerging in Australian racing. From unbeaten flyer Black Caviar, to triple Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva - and now Winx - all are females, and that dominance is no surprise to the...

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