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March 2019

  • Will Tahnee be crowned the Queen of Millicent?

    A fantastic field has assembled for the fifth leg of the Limestone Coast Cup Series and it could be a locally trained mare who takes home Sunday’s Millicent Cup. The Coonawarra Cup winner Tahnee Tiara has been a model of consistency, running in the top three in eleven of her...

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  • Bill Holland Series up for grabs in the Streaky Bay Cup

    The Streaky Bay Cup marks the final event of the Eyre Peninsula racing season and not only is there a nice piece of silverware up for grabs but the Bill Holland Series will come down to the final leg for two locally trained runners. Ryan Dawson’s Eye the World leads...

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  • Amendment 33 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise in consultation with the Murray Bridge, Strathalbyn and Balaklava Racing Clubs the meeting scheduled for Murray Bridge on Monday 10th June 2019 has been transferred to Balaklava with some distance and programme changes. The Hurdle and Steeple races programmed for Murray Bridge have been transferred to...

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  • Sha Tin debut awaits Chan on Sunday

    Former South Australian based apprentice Alfred Chan will make his Hong Kong racing debut on Sunday at Sha Tin as he begins his new career in his hometown. Chan arrives home after recording 100 wins throughout both New Zealand and Australia in his four years abroad and enjoyed a career...

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  • Amendment 31 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that in consultation with the Murray Bridge Racing Club and the Balaklava Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Wednesday 15th May 2019 at Balaklava has been transferred to Murray Bridge. There will be no changes to the programme.

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  • Amendment 32 - 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 Gawler Wednesday 3rd April 2019. Was: Race 3 $15,000 Mares Benchmark 64 Handicap -1100 metres Now: Race 3 $15,000 Fillies & Mares Benchmark 64/SABOIS - 1100 metres Nominations...

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  • Bieg’s golden opportunity in the Slipper

    It’s not often that a trainer’s first runner in new state is in a Group 1 race but Chris Bieg will have the opportunity of a lifetime when his talented colt, Free of Debt steps out in Saturday’s Golden Slipper. The Blue Diamond third-placegetter earned himself a start in the...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival more action packed than ever before

    If you're looking for the ultimate outing this Easter long weekend, look no further than the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival with its two full days of trackside entertainment and FREE kids' activities. With a rich history spanning over 145 years, it's the State's biggest race meet, and its unique 'picnic'...

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  • Farrugia ready and raring to debut

    The next rising star of the South Australian riding ranks looks set to make her debut this weekend at Naracoorte in Race 6. Taylor Farrugia (TAB SA Apprentce Academy jockey), the 23 year old who grew up 30km West of Melbourne in a town called Rockbank has been given the...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Nation’s best apprentice jockeys headed to Strathalbyn

    Strathalbyn is set to welcome Australia’s top apprentice jockeys on Wednesday 27 March as it hosts the penultimate leg of the National Apprentice Race Series 2019. Since launching in 2008, the series has brought together the nation’s most talented young jockeys to represent their states and territories. Points are awarded...

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  • Amendment 29 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise following a review of the programs that the following changes have been made. Strathalbyn Wednesday 27th March Race 6 $13,000 Maiden 1350m is now Two-Year-Old and Over  Morphettville Saturday 30th March Race 3 $45,000 Benchmark 86 1600m is now a Benchmark 90 Penola Sunday 31st March...

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  • Amendment 30 - 2018/2019 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that an official Steeple Trial 3250m will be held at Oakbank Racing Club on Thursday 28th March 2019 at 2pm.

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  • Logan’s Lady to continue Lincoln love affair

    Lady Conquistador returns to the track where she claimed this month’s Port Lincoln Cup in an attempt to add another Eyre Peninsula feature to her CV, the Kimba Cup. The Simon Drewitt trained mare has enjoyed a magnificent Port Lincoln season across 2018/19 where she has had four wins, two...

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  • 5 reasons to save the date for the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival

    The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills is a family tradition that goes back generations. 2019 is no exception. We have a jam-packed weekend of racing and entertainment on offer...

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  • Competitive Edge: Behind the sash with Australia’s homegrown racewear winners

    Racing fashion competitors are like the pageant queens of the track. Onlookers notice their obvious poise and elegant ensembles as they glide over grass in high-heels. Pristine hair and makeup is perfectly synchronised with their ensemble’s palette, and no two women ever look alike. From customising C/MEO skirts to sourcing...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: TRSA Statement- Eastender

    Monday 11th March 2019 TRSA Statement: Eastender During a routine stable inspection this morning as part of their role in protecting the integrity of racing in South Australia, Thoroughbred Racing SA Stewards became concerned with regard to race day treatment practices involving the Tasmanian horse Eastender ahead of today’s Adelaide...

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  • Penong Cup preview

    Saturday’s Penong Cup looks like a battle for the two leading horses in this year’s Bill Holland Series. Eye The World and It’s Humphrey are one and two on the Bill Holland standings heading into the fifth leg of seven in the series. This year’s Ceduna Cup winner Eye The...

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  • Amendment 28 - 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 Parks Saturday 23rd March 2019. Was: Race 4 $45,000 Benchmark 82 Handicap - 1300 metres Now: Race 4 $45,000 Benchmark 86 Handicap - 1300 metres Nominations for...

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  • Adelaide Cup Day preview

    The biggest day on the SA racing calendar is playing host to some of the best horses and jockeys from around the country on Monday at the 2019 TAB Adelaide Cup. With big fields and plenty of quality horses, it’s a racing fans dream day! Lite’n to Strike twice? One...

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  • Lindsay to represent SA in the First National Apprentice Series Race

    Alice Lindsay will represent South Australia in the first of the revamped National Apprentice Race Series races when she partners four-year-old mare Tennessee Sky in Launceston on Saturday night. The former Victorian trained mare hasn’t raced since August last year and will make her Tasmanian debut with Lindsay in the...

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  • Bruce McAvaney to host TAB Adelaide Cup day

    Good news ahead of the 2019 TAB Adelaide Cup day with Bruce McAvaney confirmed to host.  We managed to catch up with Bruce ahead of Cup Day and asked him a few questions. Favourite Adelaide Cup memory: The obvious ones are the now famous victories of Rain Lover, Just A...

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  • 2019 Adelaide Cup Form Guide

    The final field is locked and loaded for Monday’s Group 2 Adelaide Cup and we currently have 21 horses in the running for the biggest prize in South Australian racing. We have a look at each of the Cup hopefuls and preview their chances. Eastender - Barry Campbell | Craig...

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  • Lord Reims Stakes preview

    Saturday will be the final hit-out for many Adelaide Cup hopefuls as they line up in the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes. All eight horses running in the Lord Reims are nominated for the Adelaide Cup and history suggests if you are keen on one of the horses on Saturday,...

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