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June 2020

  • Alsvior simply The Ant’s Pants for in-form Jaensch stable

    Four winners in five days, including a double to one horse, plus the promising comeback of a previously retired mare, mean Sue Jaensch is officially on a roll. The Naracoorte trainer is enjoying a purple patch of form, starting with Just Rolling’s win at Murray Bridge last Wednesday and finishing...

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  • Seeing doubles as highlights flow at Morphettville Parks

    Three doubles, another masterful staying ride, and the middle leg of a country stable’s winning streak highlighted Saturday’s nine-race Morphettville Parks meeting. Apprentice jockey Caitlin Jones teamed up with the Richard and Chantelle Jolly stable to land a double, starting with speedy two-year-old Theresabearinthere, who led throughout to win race...

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  • Amendment 61 - 2019/20 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that the 2YO Benchmark 60 1400m on Wednesday 1st July has been amended to a 2 & 3YO Class 1 Plate 1400m SABOIS Nominations for this race has been extended until 12.00 pm today Friday 26th June Weights for this race will be 3yo Colts &...

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  • New pool and first winner: Aimee’s double celebration

    Just over a week after being on hand for the official opening of Gawler’s new equine pool, local trainer Aimee Bush had another reason to celebrate. The 26-year-old attended this month’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in a formal capacity, as an employee of the Darren Magro Racing stable, and was as pleased...

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  • Bordertown Race Day

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  • New SA stars to be unearthed in 2020 TAB Spring Bonanza

    Gytrash, Xilong and Garner have already ‘graduated’ and another bunch of stars could be unearthed on South Australian race tracks during the 2020 TAB Spring Bonanza. The initiative comprises seven speciality series to be conducted during October, November and December, with each series culminating in a $100,000 final at Morphettville....

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  • Media Release: Patrons continue to be welcomed back to SA’s race tracks

    Following on from last week’s announcement around spectator restrictions easing, Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) is happy to announce the following updates for the racing week ahead: WHERE, WHEN & HOW MANY (subject to official directions from the state co-ordinator) Bordertown, Sunday, June 28: Bordertown Racing Club will advise in coming...

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  • Kayla’s excited, but mainly grateful about her milestone

    ‘Who to thank’ trumped Kayla Crowther’s feelings of excitement and relief when she achieved the notable feat of outriding her apprentice’s claim at Morphettville last Saturday. Kayla brought up her 80th metropolitan winner on the Phillip Stokes stable’s two-year-old Instant Celebrity, bringing a premature conclusion to her apprenticeship, due to...

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  • Power-filly keeping Port on top everywhere

    Port Adelaide is prospering – on the footy field and the race track. In addition to thumping the Adelaide Crows in the latest Showdown and keeping a perfect start to the season intact against Fremantle on Sunday, Power coach Ken Hinkley and a group of players had dual reason to...

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  • Amendment 60 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise the meeting scheduled for Mount Gambier on Sunday 28th June has been transferred to Bordertown with the following distance changes. Race 3 $18,000 Benchmark 62 1800m         now 2000m   Race 4 $18,000 Benchmark 58 1400m         now 1300m Race 5 $18,000 Benchmark 58 900m           now 1000m

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  • Winter Race Day -Murray Bridge

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  • Kayla Crowther landed her 80th career metropolitan

    Kayla Crowther was the most successful jockey at Saturday’s meeting at Morphettville – in more ways than one. Most importantly, Crowther landed her 80th career metropolitan win to achieve the impressive and rare feat of outriding her apprentice’s claim. She got the milestone out of the way in race one,...

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  • Spectators back at Murray Bridge on Wednesday

    Spectators have the chance to get ‘back to the races’ at Murray Bridge this Wednesday. Under the latest coronavirus restrictions, the Gifford Hill-based Murray Bridge race track can cater for 174 member of the general public. To date, around 50 of those positions for this week’s meeting have been taken...

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  • Adelaide runners dominating Melbourne Cup market

    In a nod to the quality of the 2020 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, SA race results are the dominant factor in early markets for this year’s Melbourne Cup, according to the TAB. SA Derby winner Russian Camelot is outright favourite for the Melbourne Cup, while Port Adelaide Cup winner Oceanex...

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  • New Gawler pool tipped to attract trainers

    The new equine pool at Gawler is tipped to attract more thoroughbred trainers to the region, industry insiders say. The $495,000 pool was launched last Friday by SA Racing Minister Corey Wingard, whose Liberal State Government set aside $2.5 million for 10 projects across SA, as part of a $24...

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  • Media Release: Patrons welcomed back to SA’s race tracks - gradually

    Patrons will soon be welcomed back to thoroughbred racetracks across South Australia in a staged approach. Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) today announced it would adopt a measured approach to re-admitting on-course patrons, with limits varying for each club given their specific room sizes, taking into account the distancing directions...

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  • Amendment 59 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that the travel restrictions on Official Jumpouts have been removed effective immediately. This means trainers are free to nominate for Jumpouts state wide and are not restricted to their home training centre.

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  • It’s Todd’s day… but Anna and a couple others also shine

    Without Anna Jordsjo and the McEvoy stable, it might have been all about Todd Pannell at Murray Bridge on Saturday. Pannell booted home four winners – the first two and the last two – to all but wrap up the 2019/20 metropolitan jockeys premiership, sitting eight wins clear of nearest...

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  • ‘Tighter’ racing a challenge for South African hoop

    “Tighter” racing and an occasional lack of speed – particularly in staying events – are among the major differences South African jockey Karl Zechner has noted since arriving in Australia six months ago. Zechner rode his first city winner at Morphettville last Saturday, and backed it up with another at...

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  • A conversation with… Trainer John Hickmott

    John Hickmott, 76, once operated a real estate business in Wangaratta and was a hobby trainer before taking on the gig full-time and eventually moving to South Australia 30 years ago, settling in Murray Bridge. Since then he has become a prolific trainer, preparing many winners every year across the...

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  • Amendment 58 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that following a review of the upcoming program with the ATA, the following changes have been adopted.   Saturday 27TH June Morphettville Parks $45,000 Three-Year-Old SABOIS Benchmark 66 1300 metres Now $45,000 Three-Year-Old SABOIS Benchmark 66 1400 metres   $31,500 Two-Year-Old SABOIS Maiden Plate 1000 metres Now $45,000...

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  • Game-changing Gawler equine pool officially open today

    Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club's game-changing $495,000 equine pool was today officially unveiled by Racing Minister Corey Wingard. The pool was funded via $2.5 million set aside for 10 projects across SA as part of the State Government’s $24 million racing-industry stimulus package, announced last year. The straight-line pool is...

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  • Thoroughbred Racing SA Industry Awards and Hall of Fame Update

    Dear racing community, The Thoroughbred Racing SA Industry Awards and Hall of Fame are held at the end of each racing season to honour the achievements of the state’s top horses, trainers, jockeys, apprentices and associates. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, TRSA has decided against holding Hall of Fame...

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  • Nation-first boost to new Equine Welfare Officer role

    TRSA’s recent appointment of a dedicated Equine Welfare Officer has been complemented by an exciting nation-first initiative. The EWO role is part of a $24 million Marshall Liberal Government stimulus package aimed at improving the performance and viability of SA’s thoroughbred racing industry. Respected industry figure John Cornell was subsequently...

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  • Lucky 7: Poon and Chan combine to boost Academy’s reputation

    The reputation of TRSA’s Apprentice Academy was further enhanced last weekend via sparkling performances by two former Adelaide-based jockeys in Hong Kong. Matthew Poon and Alfred Chan won a combined tally of seven of the 10 races decided, momentarily taking the spotlight from the epic premiership battle between Zac Purton...

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