Thoroughbred Racing SA is the controlling body for horseracing in South Australia.

It represents, promotes and supports the State's thoroughbred racing industry.

Thoroughbred Racing SA is assisted in this role by its two shareholders;

  • South Australian Racing Clubs Council (SARCC) which presents the State's 24 provincial and country clubs
  • South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) which conducts the Adelaide metropolitan races

Thoroughbred Racing SA also regularly consults with owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys and bookmakers to monitor the current status of the industry and develop long term plans.

Thoroughbred racing is a vital part of South Australia's social and economic fabric.

Race meetings are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people every year, from Mount Gambier in the South East to Roxby Downs in the Far North.

Thoroughbred racing results in the employment of approximately 9000 inidviduals in the state of South Australia.


The paramount objective of Thoroughbred Racing SA is to ensure the thoroughbred industry in South Australia is financially viable and remains so. To this end, it has identified six key objectives:

  1. To lead the industry in a transparent and financially responsible manner;
  2. To improve the standard of governance and management across the thoroughbred racing industry in South Australia;
  3. To improve the infrastructure and facilities supporting the industry consistent with industry and community standards;
  4. To increase the focus on the consumer across the thoroughbred racing industry in South Australia;
  5. To build a more optimistic, collaborative and financially viable thoroughbred racing industry in South Australia; and
  6. To improve the public image of the thoroughbred racing industry in South Australia.