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  • Amendment 6 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note TRSA in consultation with the SA Trainers Association would like to advise the following change to the race program at Gawler 26th September 2018.

    Was

    Race 5 $13,000 Distance Maiden Plate (SABOIS)                                                 2100 metres

    Now

    Race 5 $15,000 Maiden Class 1 Plate (SABOIS Plus)                                             2100 metres

    Nominations for this meeting close 12 noon Thursday 20 September 2018.

  • Amendment 5 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise an additional race has been added to the race meeting on

    Sunday 9th September 2018 at Naracoorte Racing Club.

    Race 8  $10,000            Maiden Plate (3YO – Set Weights) SABOIS                1800 metres

    Nominations close 12pm Monday 3rd September 2018.

  • Amendment 4 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that following a track inspection of the Naracoorte track today, the meeting scheduled for Sunday 26th August has been abandoned due to inconsistencies in track conditions and the unlikelihood of improvement before Sunday.

  • Amendment 3 - Racing Season 2018/2019

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that the meeting scheduled for Naracoorte on 19th August 2018 has been abandoned due to the current state of the track, forecast rain and the race programming in the South East.

    The meeting previously scheduled for Bordertown on Sunday 26th August 2018 has been transferred to Naracoorte with the following race programme changes.

    Race 1 $12,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap    was 1100 metres now 1200 metres

    Race 2 was                 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap    2000 metres

    Race 2 now                 $12,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap    2000 metres

    Race 3 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap   was 1550 metres now 1430 metres

    Race 4 was                 $12,000 Class Two Handicap           1300 metres

    Race 4 now                 $12,000 Benchmark 56 Handicap    1100 metres

    Race 5 $10,000 Maiden Plate SABOIS         was 1550 metres now 1800 metres

    Race 6 $10,000 Maiden Plate SABOIS         was 1300 metres now 1430 metres

    Race 7 $10,000 Maiden Plate SABOIS         was 1100 metres no change

    Nominations close 12pm Monday 20th August 2018.

  • Amendment 2 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that the meeting scheduled for Penola on 19th August 2018 has been transferred to Naracoorte with some distance changes.

    Race 1 $12,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap    was 1700 metres now 2000 metres

    Race 2 $12,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap   was 1300 metres now 1200 metres

    Race 3 $12,000 Benchmark 56 Handicap   was 1400 metres now 1430 metres

    Race 4 $12,000 Benchmark 56 Handicap    was 1100 metres no change

    Race 5 $10,000 Maiden Plate SABOIS         was 1700 metres now 1800 metres

    Race 6 $10,000 Maiden Plate SABOIS         was 1400 metres now 1430 metres

    Race 7 $10,000 Maiden Plate SABOIS         was 1100 metres no change

    Stewards will continue to monitor the condition of the Naracoorte track as further rain is forecast for later in the week.

    Nominations close 12pm today 13th August 2018.

  • Amendment 65 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that following a Stewards track inspection of the Naracoorte track over the weekend the meeting scheduled for Sunday 5th August has been abandoned.

    The track is currently unsuitable for racing and further rain is forecast during the week.

    The meeting will not be rescheduled.

  • TRSA introduces Spring Series

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA has announced another fantastic incentive for owners and trainers to further the excitement of Spring Racing in South Australia.

    Six individual race Series have been created, each named after iconic South Australian horses such as the outstanding mare Viddora, who has accumulated more than $2 million in prizemoney to date, and warhorse Riziz, whose strike rate was to be envied, to be held in September, October and November 2018.

    Heats will be run at Metropolitan, Provincial and Country race meetings throughout South Australia, with a Final for each Series to be held at Morphettville during the Spring Carnival.

    These Series will be held over a range of distances to provide opportunities for as many horses as possible, with the following Series Finals:

    Saturday 20 October $100,000 Rebel Raider Series Final (3yo)                       1200 metres

    Saturday 27 October $100,000 Viddora Series Final (Mares BM 80)             1300 metres

    Saturday 3 November $100,000 Riziz Sprint Series Final (BM 75)                   1100 metres

    Tuesday 6 November $100,000 Skybeau Stayers Series Final (BM 75)         2000 metres

    Saturday 10 November $100,000 Happy Trails Series Final (BM 75)             1400 metres

    A sixth Series, the $100,000 Alcopop Series, will be held throughout November and December with the Final (a BM 75) over 1600 metres to be run on Boxing Day at Morphettville.

    With a variety of distances, these Series are seen as a great initiative by TRSA to showcase South Australian Racing while coinciding with the excitement of the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

    For full details, please download the PDF here

    For further information contact David Thomas, Racing Operation Manager on 8179 9804 or dthomas@theracessa.com.au.

  • Amendment 64 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that Stewards have today conducted a track inspection of both the Penola and Naracoorte track’s.

    Both tracks are unsuitable for racing this weekend and as a consequence the meeting scheduled for Penola on the 15th July has been abandoned.

  • Amendment 63 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note TRSA in consultation with the SA Trainers Association would like to advise the following change to the race program at Morphettville 28th July 2018.

    Was 

    Race 2 $45,000 Benchmark 86 Handicap                                                               1200 metres

    Now

    Race 2 $45,000 Benchmark 90 Handicap                                                               1200 metres

    Nominations for this meeting close Monday 23rd July 2018.

  • Amendment 61 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note TRSA in consultation with the SA Trainers Association would like to advise the following change to the race program at Gawler Saturday 7th July 2018.

    Was

    Race 5 $45,000 Benchmark 82 Handicap                                                               1700 metres

    Now

    Race 5 $45,000 Benchmark 86 Handicap                                                               1700 metres

    Nominations for this meeting close Monday 2nd July 2018.

  • Amendment 60 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that the Stewards inspected the Naracoorte track this afternoon.

    The track was deemed to be rated as a Heavy 8 and as such the meeting scheduled for Penola on Sunday 1st July will now be transferred to Naracoorte with the following race changes.

    Race 1 $12,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap                                                         1200 metres

    Race 2 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap                                                         2000 metres    

    Race 3 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap                                                         1000 metres

    Race 4 $12,000 Benchmark 56 Handicap                                                         1430 metres

    Race 5 $12,000 Maiden Class One Plate 2 YO and over SABOIS +                1800 metres

    Race 6 $10,000 Maiden Plate Two Year Old and over SABOIS                      1430 metres

    Race 7 $10,000 Maiden Plate Two Year Old and over SABOIS                      1100 metres

    Nominations will close 12 noon Monday 25th June 2018.

  • Amendment 59 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that in accordance with LR 23.4 Apprentices will be able to claim their allowance in accordance with AR 92(1) in both the SABOIS $100,000 Three Year Old Plate and Two Year Old Plate at Morphettville on Saturday 30th June 2018.

  • Amendment 58 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note TRSA would like to advise that in consultation with the Penola Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Sunday 1st July 2018 has been postponed.

    A steward’s track inspection will be undertaken at the Naracoorte race club this weekend and will determine whether it will be possible that the meeting can be transferred there.

    If this is the case the following race programme will apply.

    Race 1 $12,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap                                                         1200 metres

    Race 2 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap                                                         2000 metres    

    Race 3 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap                                                         1000 metres

    Race 4 $12,000 Benchmark 56 Handicap                                                         1430 metres

    Race 5 $12,000 Maiden Class One Plate 2 YO and over SABOIS +                1800 metres

    Race 6 $10,000 Maiden Plate Two Year Old and over SABOIS                      1430 metres

    Race 7 $10,000 Maiden Plate Two Year Old and over SABOIS                      1100 metres

     

    Nominations will close 12 noon Monday 25th June 2018.

  • Amendment 57 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note that following a programming review TRSA wish to advise race condition changes at the following meetings.

    Morphettville 23rd June 2018

    Was

    Race 4              $45,000 Benchmark 82                                                            1250 metres

    Now

    Race 4              $45,000 Benchmark 86                                                            1250 metres

     

    Morphettville 30th June 2018

    Was

    Race 5              $45,000 Benchmark 82 SABOIS +                                          2000 metres

    Now

    Race 5              $45,000 Benchmark 86 SABOIS +                                          2000 metres

    Was

    Race 7              $35,000 Benchmark 70                                                            1200 metres

    Now

    Race 7              $45,000 Benchmark 75                                                            1200 metres

     

    Gawler 7th July 2018

    Was

    Race 1              $45,000 Benchmark 86                                                            1200 metres

    Now

    Race 1              $45,000 Benchmark 90                                                            1200 metres

  • Amendment 56 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note that in consultation with the SA Trainers Association, TRSA wish to advise the following race condition change at Morphettville Saturday 23RD June 2018.

    Was

    Race 6              $35,000 Fillies & Mares Benchmark 70 Sabois                                     1250 metres

    Now

    Race 6              $45,000 Fillies & Mares Benchmark 75 Sabois                                     1250 metres

  • Amendment 55 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note in consultation with the Port August Racing Club the meeting that was postponed on Sunday 10th June has been transferred in its entirety to

    Thursday 14th June 2018 with all scratchings re-instated.

    New race times will be

    Race 1 - 12.30 pm

    Race 2 - 1.10 pm

    Race 3 - 1.45 pm

    Race 4 - 2.20 pm

    Race 5 - 2.55 pm

    Race 6 - 3.30 pm

    Race 7 - 4.05 pm

  • Amendment 54 -2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note TRSA would like to advise that in consultation with the Bordertown Racing Club and the Penola Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Sunday 1st July 2018 at Bordertown has been transferred to Penola.

    As a consequence the following Race changes will apply.

    Race 1 $12,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap                                 1300 metres     no change

    Race 2 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap                                 2000 metres     now 2100 metres

    Race 3 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap                                 1100 metres     no change

    Race 4 $12,000 Benchmark 56 Handicap                                 1550 metres     now 1600 metres

    Race 5 $10,000 Maiden Plate Two Year Old and over             1550 metres     now 1600 metres

    Race 6 $10,000 Maiden Plate Two Year Old and over             1300 metres     no change

    Race 7 $10,000 Maiden Plate Two Year Old and over             1100 metres     no change

     

    Nominations close 12 noon Monday 25th June 2018

  • Amendment 53 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note that in consultation with the SA Trainers Association, TRSA wish to advise the following race condition change at Morphettville Sat 9th June 2018.

    Was

    Race 4              $45,000 BM 82 Sabois +                                 1950 metres

    Now

    Race 4              $45,000 BM 86 Sabois +                                 1950 metres

     

  • Synephrine Notice

    Posted by Stewards Department

    Trainers and industry participants are alerted to recent warnings issued by Racing NSW and Racing Victoria Stewards that the substance synephrine is considered under the Australian Rules of Racing to be a prohibited substance as it is an “adrenergic stimulant” known to affect the metabolism of body fat, and has been demonstrated to cause an increase in blood pressure in human subjects consuming synephrine orally.

    Synephrine is traditionally found in the peel extract of bitter orange (also called Seville orange). Bitter orange is an ingredient in a number of herbal preparations and nutritional supplements, which are promoted to aid in weight loss and to suppress appetite in humans. These products are available over-the-counter in pharmacies and in health food and dietary supplement stores, as well as from internet-based suppliers. However, synephrine has also been detected in certain plants, including the plant known as the common rush (Juncus usitatus), also known as pin rush or mat rush, in Mullumbimby couch, as well as in the leaves of the mandarin tree. Trainers are advised to ensure their horses do not have access to the common rush, Mullumbimby couch or the leaves of citrus trees if they are allowed access to open yards or are grazing on pasture.

    More recently, analysis of Teff Grass hay performed by the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory has detected synephrine at high levels and accordingly trainers are warned not to feed this hay to horses in training.

    The ingestion of these materials listed above may lead to the detection of the prohibited substance synephrine in a race day sample.

    Click here to download PDF

  • Amendment 52 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    At the request of the SA Trainers Association, an additional race has been added to the race meeting on Wednesday 6th June 2018 at Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club.

    Race 9  $13,000            Two-year-old Maiden Plate SABOIS                           1100 metres

    Nominations close 12pm Thursday 31st May 2018.

  • Amendment 51 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note that in consultation with the SA Trainers Association, TRSA wish to advise the following race condition change at Gawler on Wednesday 6th June 2018. 

    Was

    Race 7              Three-year-old and over Maiden Plate                                     1200 metres

    Now

    Race 7              Two-year-old and over Maiden Plate                                       1200 metres

    In addition, we will now be running most Maiden Races at Provincial and Country meetings up to the 31st July 2018 as a Two Year Old and up except where a Two Year Old Maiden Race is already programmed on the day.

  • Amendment 50 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note that in consultation with the SA Trainers Association and the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club the Trials scheduled for Thursday 7th June 2018 have been re-scheduled for Friday 8th June 2018.

    Nominations will now close at 11am Wednesday 6th June 2018.

  • Amendment 49 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that additional Trials will be scheduled for

    Penola Friday 18th May 2018.

    Nominations close 11 am Wednesday 16th May 2018.

  • Amendment 48 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note TRSA in consultation with the SA Trainers Association would like to advise the following change to the race program at Balaklava Wednesday 9th May 2018.

    Was

    Race 5 $13,000 Distance Maiden Plate (SABOIS)                                                  2200 metres

    Now

    Race 5 $15,000 Maiden Class 1 Plate (SABOIS Plus)                                             2200 metres

  • Amendment 47 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA would like to advise that following further consultation with the Penola Racing Club and the clash with the Casterton Racing Club Cup we have decided to transfer the meeting to Friday 18th May 2018.