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August 2019

  • Superstar Raquel Clark shines at Thoroughbred Racing’s big night

    After another huge year of success in the saddle, jockey Raquel Clark has taken home a host of awards at the 2019 South Australian Thoroughbred Racing Industry Awards held at Morphettville on Saturday 31 August. 

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  • Behemoth Back in Town to get Spring Campaign on Track

    David Jolly’s promising four-year-old Behemoth will be looking to get his spring campaign back on track after a couple unlucky runs as he attempts to claim Saturday’s Penny Edition Stakes. Over the years the Listed Penny Edition Stakes has been won by some of the greats of Australian racing including...

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  • Media Release: Two of the greats set to enter Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame inductees Jim Courtney (left) and Doiran (right). An eight-time South Australian Jockeys Premiership winner and an Oakbank legend will soon occupy a special place in South Australian racing history, with both set to be inducted into the South Australian Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame tomorrow night (Saturday...

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  • An early look at Morphettville Parks - 31st August

    James Jordan from Racing.com has provided us with an early look at racing at Morphettville Park for Saturday August 31.  Race 2 No.2 - Defiant Dancer I know he's $1.55 at present but that's not under the odds. He went extremely well last start when chasing Aten to the post...

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  • Media Release: 2019 Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge

    Jockeys Danny Mullins and Liam Gilligan will fly out to Australia this Saturday, August 31, to join Australian-based jockeys Shane Jackson and Ronan Short to make up the Irish team for the 2019 Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge. This is the 33rd consecutive year that an Irish team has been...

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  • Outback Family Race Day - Pt Augusta

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  • Sutton Shaping Stars of the Future

    A career in racing can take you absolutely anywhere and that’s been the case for McEvoy Mitchell’s Horse Educator/Breaker, Warren Sutton who is in the running for the Horsemanship Award at the Godolphin Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards.   Sutton grew up in Swan Hill on the outskirts of town...

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  • Amendment 10 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that following consultation with the SA Trainers Association and Jumps Association the following change of Race programme at Gawler on Wednesday 4th September 2019 Was Race 8 $17,500 Maiden Hurdle over 3340 metres has been deleted. As this race was part of the Australia vs Ireland...

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  • An Early Look at Morphettville - August 24th

    James Jordan from Racing.com has provided us with an early look at racing at Morphettville for Saturday August 24. 

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  • Quorn Cup Preview

    The final Country Cup of the winter will take place this Saturday as we head to the quaint country town of Quorn.

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  • Bordertown Race Day

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  • Michael Shepherdson: A Career Dedicated to Racing

    The Godolphin Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards will be held early next month and South Australian export Michael Shepherdson is in the running to claim the Dedication to Racing Award. The award is presented to an individual staff member who has shown talent for horsemanship in the racing field,...

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  • Oz Minerals Carrapateena Quorn Cup

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  • Amendment 9 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that following consultation with the SA Trainers Association the following change of Race programme at Murray Bridge on Wednesday 28th August 2019 Was  Race 6 $13,000 Distance Maiden Plate SABOIS                               2000 metres  Now   Race 6 $15,000 Maiden/Class One Plate SABOIS +                          2000 metres Nominations closes 12...

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  • Amendment 8 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that following further consultation with the SA Trainers Association the following change of Race programme at Morphettville Parks on Saturday 31st August 2019. Morphettville 31/8/19 Race 3 $45,000 3YO Benchmark 70 SABOIS was 1550 metres now 1400 metres (Re amended) Nominations closes 12 noon Monday 26th...

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  • Group 3 Spring Stakes Form Guide

    The first Stakes race of the new season looks set to be an absolute ripper with two Group 1 winners and one of the most exciting young sprinters in South Australia in the field. While the Lindsey Smith trained Scales of Justice is the warm favourite for the race after...

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  • An early look at Morphettville - 17th August

    James Jordan from Racing.com has provided us with an early look at racing at Morphettville for Saturday August 17.  Race 1 No.2 - Egyptian Gold I like this mare out to the 1600m for the first time this preparation. Her win last start on the Ballarat Synthetic track was strong,...

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  • Amendment 7 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise in consultation with the SA Trainers Association a change of race distance at Morphettville Parks Saturday 31st August 2019. Race 3 $45,000 3YO Benchmark 70 SABOIS   was 1400 metres now 1550 metres Nominations closes 12 noon Monday 26th August 2019.

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  • MEDIA RELEASE- Thoroughbred Racing SA announces $5.8 million increase in grassroots prizemoney

    The State's thoroughbred racing participants will share in an additional $5.8 million in prizemoney following unprecedented increases announced today by Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA). The benefits of the new prizemoney levels - which come into effect on 1 September and represent an overall increase of almost 15% on TRSA's...

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  • An Early Look at Murray Bridge - 10th August

    James Jordan from Racing.com has provided us with an early look at racing at Murray Bridge for Saturday August 10.  Race 2 No.3 - Magna Bella I thought she ran well in the Lightning Stakes first-up given it was a day for leaders and she was back and wide. I...

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  • Amendment 6 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that following a track inspection and in consultation with the Mount Gambier Racing Club, the meeting scheduled for Sunday 18th August 2019 has been abandoned. The track has held four race meeting in the past three months and as such, the decision has been taken with...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE- Gifford Hill celebrates official opening race day

      The highly anticipated opening of South Australia's newest racetrack is finally here, with Murray Bridge's Gifford Hill facility set to celebrate its official opening race day  this Saturday 10 August. Saturday's standalone metropolitan race meeting will showcase the facility's state-of-the­ art racetrack as well as the $20 million Bridges Function...

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  • Home-track trifecta praise Gifford Hill

    A trifecta of Murray Bridge trainers have lavished praise on their new home track, ahead of this weekend’s official opening day. Murray Bridge stalwarts John Hickmott, Karen Byrnes and Kevin Frew unanimously endorsed the Gifford Hill course, which will host SA’s standalone metropolitan meeting on Saturday. Hickmott saddled up several...

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  • Amendment 5 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that due to small field sizes in the early part of the 2018/2019 Racing Season 2 year old races for the 2019/2020 Racing season will be programmed to commence from 1st November 2019. There will be 2 year old Trials scheduled for October 17th and October...

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  • Gifford Hill race day wraps off – officially

    Years of toil, months of anticipation and a couple of tantalising teasers will culminate with the Gifford Hill official opening race day at Murray Bridge on Saturday, August 10. South Australia’s new state-of-the-art racetrack and the $20 million Bridges function centre will be formally launched with a standalone metropolitan meeting....

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