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  • TRSA statement re Josh Cartwright inquiry

    Posted by Thoroughbred Racing SA

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) can advise that the inquiry into the racing incident which occurred at Morphettville Parks on Saturday 14 January in Race 8 (MAC: Stop Drug Driving Handicap, 1250 metres) will resume on Monday 13 February 2017.

    Josh Cartwright pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless riding under AR137(a) for directing SENIOR COUNCIL at an acute angle with the intention of making contact with runners to his outside. He was stood down from all riding activity with immediate effect (as at Saturday 14 January) and stewards adjourned the matter on penalty for further consideration.

    The hearing has now been set for Monday 13 February (and Tuesday 14 February if required) to align with the schedule of Josh Cartwright’s lawyer, Mr Wayne Pasterfield.

    The full Stewards’ Report can be accessed here.

  • TRSA STATEMENT: Josh Cartwright

    Posted by Thoroughbred Racing SA

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) can confirm that an investigation is underway into an incident that occurred at Morphettville Parks on Saturday 14 January 2017 in Race 8 (MAC: Stop Drug Driving Handicap, 1250 metres). Following the race, TRSA Stewards charged jockey Josh Cartwright under AR137(a) for reckless riding for directing...

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  • TRSA welcomes prizemoney boost for Adelaide Carnival

    Posted by Racing Department

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) has welcomed today’s announcement from the State Government of a multi-million dollar prizemoney boost for the Adelaide Racing Carnival. The $6 million funding commitment over two years will see the Darley Goodwood and UBET Classic (registered name Robert Sangster Stakes) – the highlights of the South...

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  • Rumours Just That

    Posted by Marketing Department

    To paraphrase and continue the misquoting of Mark Twain, the reports of Jim Smith’s retirement have been greatly exaggerated. Rumour has spread around Morphettville and beyond that the veteran trainer was about to hang up the halter but he says he has a lot of unfinished business before he considers...

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  • SeaLink increases support for Kangaroo Island races

    Posted by Marketing Department

    Thoroughbred Racing SA has further strengthened its relationship with SeaLink, today announcing a new partnership as naming rights sponsor for the Kangaroo Island Racing Club (KIRC). The new three-year agreement builds on a 25-year relationship between the KIRC and SeaLink, which has previously provided significant funding and support to the...

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  • New Murray Bridge Racecourse Redevelopment Now Full Steam Ahead

    Posted by Marketing Department

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the State Government of a $5 million loan to complete the long-awaited Murray Bridge Racecourse redevelopment. The loan announced today by Minister for Racing Leon Bignell is the final piece of the $20 million required to complete the project, with the...

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  • TRSA Welcomes Select Committee’s Decision

    Posted by Marketing Department

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Parliamentary Select Committee recommending that jumps racing should continue in South Australia. TRSA Chair Frances Nelson said the process had enabled the racing industry to present its position in detail and in context. “There can be a great deal of...

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  • Making a Name for Himself

    Posted by Shane McNally

    A chance Melbourne racetrack meeting between Tony McEvoy and young rider Damien Thornton has led to one of the strongest trainer-jockey partnerships in the state. The brief chat led to a job offer Thornton couldn’t refuse and the 21-year-old has continued to build on his strong resume of more than...

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  • A Life In Racing

    Posted by Shane McNally

    If you ever wanted to understand Mal James' affinity with local racing, you had to watch his moving eulogy for trainer David Balfour in late 2014. The passion he showed that day as he remembered his long-time friend was typical of the way Mal has embraced all things racing in...

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  • Perfect Partners

    Posted by Shane McNally

    Talking about major players in South Australian training ranks, and the names Wayne Francis and Glen Kent dont immediately roll off the tongue. If that hasn’t changed in the past year or so, it’s certainly about to... The astute partnership has achieved excellent results in recent years from their outstanding...

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