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December 2020

  • Ex-Victorian hoop to launch SA adventure

    Victorian senior jockey Mitchell Aitken will have his first South Australian rides this weekend, after a “change of scenery” move across the border. Aitken, who has been based in Victoria throughout most of his career, has secured rides at Murray Bridge tomorrow and Gawler on Saturday. “It’s just something different...

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  • Stokes’ Dancer waltzes into Group 3 sprint challenge

    THE Phillip Stokes stable will be hoping to start the New Year with a bang when up-and-coming sprinter Defiant Dancer tackles the $160,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap at Flemington today. The first Group feature of 2021 will hopefully paint a better picture of just where they will target the horse...

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  • SA Racing's Top 10 of 2020

    2020 has been a year like no other, and on the track, it’s been a truly special one for South Australian racing. Highly regarded SA racing industry journalist LINCOLN MOORE has provided his TOP 10 moments of the year. 10 – KING OF LEOGRANCE In one of the most dominant...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Gawler Metro Preview

    WIN: TAKEN OFF (Race 6) EACH-WAY: FOUR OF A KIND (Race 7) VALUE: RIALTOR (Race 2)   RACE 1 - 12:36PM Coopers Pacific Pale Ale Handicap (1200 METRES) MISS JANE raced on speed and was overhauled late by Symphonette last week at Morphettville. She’s two wins and a placing from three...

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  • New Years Day- Murray Bridge

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  • KI doubles cash incentives for trainers and jockeys

    The doubling of cash incentives for two challenges – one for trainers, one for jockeys – is aimed at strengthening Kangaroo Island Racing Club’s annual three-meeting calendar. The Arthur Daw Memorial Trainers Challenge will offer $10,000 in 2021 (up from $5500), while the Austin Stansborough Memorial Jockeys Challenge will offer...

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  • John Letts and his three regrets

    John Letts has few regrets from his glittering career, which included two Melbourne Cup wins, eight Adelaide jockey premierships and a high-profile Channel 7 television role. He is at peace with his record and embraces both the highs and inevitable lows of almost 30 years in the saddle. However, if...

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  • Apprentices to debut, as Opperman steps up

    This long weekend marks red letter days for three South Australian apprentice jockeys. Ben Price and Angus Chung are set to have their first race rides at Friday’s Murray Bridge meeting, while rising star Jacob Opperman tackles his first metropolitan class meeting at Gawler on Saturday. Price has already attracted...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Best from Lincoln

    Race 1 No. 6 - MISSED ME Placed at five of 11 starts, the latest here behind Divine Success. Draws a good barrier, Ryan Hurdle takes the ride and gets her chance to shake the maiden tag –and at a backable price of $4.80 in early markets. Race 7 No....

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  • Stokes stable celebrates, while Serious Spender lands 100k final

    The Phillip Stokes stable had plenty of reason to celebrate post-Christmas with Symphonette bringing up their 1000th winner at Morphettville on Saturday. It’s been a massive couple of years for the stable after their expansion into Victoria, going at 22.51 per cent over the border – while the South Australia...

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  • Christmas cheer replaces fear, as Karl celebrates metro double

    Thankfully, Christmas 2020 bore little resemblance to Christmas 2019 for jockey Karl Zechner. This time last year, Zechner’s wife and child were held up at gunpoint in South Africa, convincing the accomplished hoop it was time to make a life-changing move. Fast forward 12 months and Zechner was riding his...

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  • Amendment 26 - Program amendments

    TRSA wish to advise the following program amendments to the Limestone Coast due to the ongoing track maintenance of Mount Gambier Sunday 24 January – to be held at BORDERTOWN Please note the following distance amendments Race 1 – Summer Cup            was 2050m           now 2000m Race 4 – Benchmark 54         ...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Morphettville Preview

    BEST BET: HERE COMES LENNI (Race 7) EACH-WAY: SYMPHONETTE (Race 6) VALUE: RESURGE (Race 9)   RACE 1 - Adelaide Galvanising Two-Year-Old Plate (1050 METRES) The Lindsay Park stable holds the aces here with debutant ELTEECEE, who looked good in a Werribee jump-out and again in its second public outing at...

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  • Family Day- Naracoorte

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  • Thoroughbred transition showcased at Pony Club event

    The transition of thoroughbreds ‘off the track’ has again been showcased at a Pony Club Association of SA (PCASA) event. Approximately 30 horses were involved in the recent PCASA Southern Zone Show Jumping Series, held at Jupiter Park, and around the same number took part in the dressage competition held...

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  • Glatz and Turf Tapper the fairy-tale result tomorrow

    They might just lift the roof off the old Oakbank grandstand if Turf Tapper wins when racing returns to the famous Adelaide Hills track for their Christmas Twilight meeting tomorrow. The horse is owned by former club chairman John Glatz, who served the club for 25 years before retiring in...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Oakbank Preview

    BEST BET: SHE’S KRUPT (Race 1) EACH-WAY: LIBERTY POWER (Race 6) VALUE: MARZIE GIRL (Race 4)   RACE 1 - 2:40PM O’Leary Walker Wines Class One Handicap (1050 METRES) SHE’S KRUPT is lightly-raced and has upside. She should find this a big drop in class on last time behind Exalted Queen....

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  • Mares features a target for Dazzing Damsel

    Dazzling Damsel could be targeted towards some mares features during the 2021 Adelaide Festival of Racing after she scored a fighting win in the $102,250 Alcopop Series Final at Morphettville on the weekend.  Narrowly beaten by Trip in the $100,000 Viddora Series Final back in October, Dazzling Damsel has proven...

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  • Thoroughbreds tackle TRSA-backed Equestrian SA event

    More than 20 thoroughbreds were involved in this month’s TRSA-sponsored Equestrian SA (ESA) South Australian Showhorse of the year event.  TRSA (Thoroughbred Racing South Australia) supported the event – held over two days at Mount Pleasant – by providing garlands and enscripted rugs, championship and reserve champion prizemoney, plus newcomer...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Gawler Preview

    BEST BET: ALLUSION (Race 6) EACH-WAY: FREE HAND (Race 8) VALUE: MYSTICANO (Race 3)   RACE 1 - 12:36PM TAB / SABOIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1100 METRES) OUTLAWS REVENGE had jumped out well prior to a good debut when the finished hard late behind Zoushine. DAILY SPIRIT beat him home on...

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  • TRSA establishes new Rider Assessment Panel

    Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) has established a new panel to gauge the readiness of apprentice jockeys to race ride and ride at metropolitan meetings. The Rider Assessment Panel (RAP) will provide independent reports to the stewards’ department after assessing applications, but has no licensing capacity.  In assessing applications, the...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Morphettville Preview

    BEST BET: SILVER ON RED (Race 1) EACH-WAY: MASARU WARRIOR (Race 6) VALUE: ICECRUSHER (Race 8)   RACE 1 - 3:40PM Chalk Hill / SABOIS Four-Year-Old & Up Maiden Plate (1050 METRES) SILVER ON RED trialled nicely before his debut hen he did everything wrong after he was heavily backed. He’s...

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  • Hickmott dreams of perfect finish to 2020

    Murray Bridge horseman Michael Hickmott can finish 2020 in style when Don’tdreamit’sover tackles today’s $102,250 Alcopop Series Final at Morphettville. It has been a big year for South Australia’s most progressive young trainer. He sits third on the SA trainers’ premiership with an imposing strike-rate of 31.5 per cent while...

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  • Dream believers loving the info flow

    A free flow of information – plus a talented horse – has helped the Dare to Dream owners of She’s Krupt enjoy the ride over the past 12 months. The Ryan Balfour-trained mare is racing at Morphettville tomorrow, and already has a win and three placings from her six starts....

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  • TRSA’s $27k cash grant to boost pony clubs’ safety

    An additional one-off cash grant from Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) – on top of an existing multi-year sponsorship deal – will boost safety at the state’s 49 pony clubs. TRSA has pledged $27,000 to fund a key safety initiative that Pony Clubs Australia has set as a compliance requirement...

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