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October 2018

  • Raquel riding high with five

    “Winx got four, Raquel Clark got five,” was the call from Terry McAuliffe when Debt Collector hit the line in the last of the day at Morphettville giving apprentice Raquel Clark a haul of five winners for the day. While there is no doubt the wonder mares four straight Cox...

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  • Final Determination - R Sakai

    RAT 17/2018

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  • Sophie Logan: From picnics to prime time

    She’s already notched up winners in Woolamai, Healesville and Ballnaring but on Wednesday SA’s newest SA UBET Apprentice Academy recruit Sophie Logan will be hoping to add Naracoorte to that list. Logan, 24, is no stranger to the horse racing game at all after spending the last two years on...

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  • Mighty mares out to make their mark in the Viddora Series Final

    The state’s most in-form mares will do battle on Saturday for the $100k Viddora Series Final at Morphettville, in the second of the Spring Bonanza Series Finals. Early favourite in the race is the Lindsay Park trained Prepare to Win. She has an outstanding record over the 1300m and won...

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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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  • Stars set to shine in the Gawler Cup

    One of the strongest fields in recent years is set to tackle this year’s Gawler Cup with the inaugural twilight meeting drawing great fields across the whole card. The ‘Mayor of Gawler’ Gary Searle is looking to go back-to-back in his hometown Cup with last year’s winner Lady Silhouette hitting...

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  • Amendment 14 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    Please note TRSA in consultation with the SA Trainers Association would like to advise the following change to the race program at Morphettville Tuesday 6th November 2018. Was Race 2 $20,000 Mares Benchmark 64 Handicap (4YO & OVER) 1100 metres Now Race 2 $20,000 Fillies and Mares Benchmark 64 Handicap...

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  • Boyd ready for life as a senior hoop

    After six years, many winners, some tough setbacks and loads of determination, Eran Boyd will begin her senior riding career at Oakbank on Wednesday. Boyd began her apprenticeship back in 2012 after originally getting the riding bug as a kid when she would re-home and re-educate ‘Off the Track’ thoroughbreds...

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  • Three-year-olds looking to cash in this Spring

    The first of the Spring Bonanza Series Finals will take place at Morphettvillle on Saturday as a field of eleven look to build their bank accounts in the race worth $100k. The Rebel Raider Series for three-year-olds is one of six series created by TRSA to showcase some of the...

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  • The king of Murray Bridge excited for a crack at his fourth Cup

    Not since Zipping and Sandown, has a horse been so synonymous with a racetrack than Excites Zelady and Murray Bridge. The Chris Bieg trained miler has had a stranglehold over this race for the last four years where in that time he’s claimed the Listed feature on three occasions. The...

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  • Amendment 13 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise in consultation with the Strathalbyn and Oakbank Racing Clubs the meeting scheduled for Strathalbyn Wednesday 24th October 2018 has been transferred to Oakbank with some distance changes. Race 1 $15,000 Class Two Handicap                                   was 1350 metres now 1400 metres Race 2 $15,000 Maiden/Class One Plate SABOIS...

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  • Retired thoroughbreds the focus in sponsorship agreement

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) has announced an extension of its partnership with Australia’s premier equestrian competition, the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event. The event is the only CCI four-star competition in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only six held across the world. TRSA will once again be...

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  • Weir primed for more SA Stakes success

    The 2018/19 season is only ten weeks old and the King of Australian racing, Darren Weir has already notched up over 124 winners across the country. The man is a force to be reckoned with. His 43 South Australian winners last season looks set to be easily beaten, as in...

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  • Amendment 12 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that the BM82 over 2500 metres at Morphettville on November 3rd 2018 is a Heat of the 2018 Jericho Cup. The $300,000 Jericho Cup will be held at Warrnambool on Sunday December 2nd 2018 over 4600 metres. Nominations for the Morphettville race close 12pm Monday 29th...

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  • Amendment 11 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise an additional 9th race has been added to the race meeting on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Morphettville. Race 9  $30,000            Maiden Plate (3YO & over – Set Weights)                   1200 metres Nominations close 12pm Monday 15th October 2018.

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  • Amendment 10 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise in consultation with the Oakbank Racing Club and the Port Augusta Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Oakbank Sunday 7th April 2019 will now be at Port Augusta and the meeting scheduled for Port Augusta Sunday 14th April 2019 will now be at Oakbank.

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  • Amendment 9 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    Please note TRSA in consultation with the SA Trainers Association would like to advise the following changes to the race programs at Morphettville Saturday 20th October 2018, Gawler Friday 26st October and Morphettville Saturday 27th October 2018. Morphettville 20th October 2018 Was Race 8 $30,000 3YO & Over Maiden Plate...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: UniSA partnership creates world first for SA racing

    South Australian jockeys already punch above their weight on the national stage – and now they’re about to ramp up their competitiveness even further, thanks to a new partnership with the University of South Australia (UniSA). The innovative agreement with Thoroughbred Racing SA will take the State’s apprentice jockeys through...

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  • The Queen of SA set to climb The Everest

    The Queen of SA and one of Australia’s finest sprinters, Viddora looks set to take her place in next weekend’s $13 million TAB Everest. Injuries to Gai Waterhouse’s two runners, English and Invincible Star meant that two last minute slots opened up and after her dominant win in last Friday’s...

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  • Amendment 8 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise in consultation with the Naracoorte and Bordertown Racing Clubs the meeting scheduled for Bordertown 21st October 2018 has been transferred to Naracoorte with some distance changes. Race 1 $12,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap    was 1100 metres now 1000 metres Race 2 $12,000 Benchmark 60 Handicap   was 2000...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Update on Mr Niki O’Shea and Ms Ashton Downing

    The South Australian Racing Appeals Tribunal comprising the President, the Honourable Mr TR Anderson QC, today dismissed the appeals lodged by Trainers, Mr Niki O’Shea and Ms Ashton Downing against their convictions in respect of the charges laid against them by Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) Stewards following an inquiry into...

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