Blue Diamond Day in Melbourne sees two SA horses venture across the border to have a crack at two Group Races, while Angaston trainer Tony McEvoy has three runners in the $1.5 million Group One Blue Diamond Stakes.
Race 2 - Group Three Zeditave Stakes 1200m
#2 Benz – T: Gordon Richards J: Blake Shinn
Benz is first up this preparation after running 5th in the Group Two Sandown Guineas in his last start.
He won first up at 1200m in his last preparation and took out a recent trial by 0.2L. This is the first time gun Sydney jockey Blake Shinn will ride him.
His biggest threats look to be the highly touted colt, Derryn and the John O’Shea trained Peacock, a Listed winner who has form behind Malaguerra and Black Heart Bart from the Australia Stakes in January.
Benz is currently rated a $6.50 chance on the UBET fixed market. Click here to view the market
Race 8 - Group One Oakleigh Plate 1100m
#13 Ready Sunshine – T: Ryan Balfour J: Michael Dee
The ever consistent Ready Sunshine ran a slashing fourth in his outing in the Listed W.J. Adams three weeks ago at Caulfield at big odds. Michael Dee will take the ride on him again.
Ready Sunshine faces the test of his life as he comes up against three Group One winning horses including Myer Classic winner I am a Star, Blue Diamond and Moir Stakes winner Extreme Choice and last year’s Oakleigh Plate winner and Goodwood winner Flamberge.
Ready Sunshine is currently rated a $126 chance on the UBET fixed market. Click here to view the market
The Listed Holdfast Insurance Birthday Cup has long been one of the key lead up races for the UBET Adelaide Cup.
Jockey Josh Cartwright’s license to ride has been suspended 18 months for reckless riding at a hearing held at Morphettville today. In addition, his trainer’s license was also suspended for a period of six months.
UBET, the official wagering partner of Thoroughbred Racing SA has just released early markets for the state’s first $1 million Group One races, the UBET Classic (Robert Sangster Stakes) and the Darley Goodwood.
Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) has welcomed a major industry investment, with UBET today announcing a new sponsorship deal to become the exclusive wagering partner of every thoroughbred racetrack in South Australia.
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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...
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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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...
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...