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  • Alice warms to Darwin riding stint

    A yearning for career development has prompted jockey Alice Lindsay to swap the chilly South Australian winter for the warmer climes of Darwin. This time next week Alice will be in the Top End starting what she hopes will be a year-long riding stint. “I’ve never been to Darwin, so...

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  • Amendment 65 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that the trials scheduled for Tuesday 14th July 2020 at Morphettville have been transferred to Balaklava with the following trials program. Open 1000m 2yo 1000m 3yo 1000m Class 3 1000m 3-Y-O Maiden 1000m Maiden Trial 1000m   Nominations close 11 am Friday 10th July 2020.

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  • AMENDMENT 66 – 2020/21 RACING SEASON

    TRSA wish to advise in consultation with the Mount Gambier Racing Club, the Bordertown Racing Club, the Naracoorte Racing Club, the Oakbank Racing Club and the Penola Racing Club. The following meetings scheduled for Mount Gambier have been transferred with the following distance changes. Sunday 2nd August – Transferred to...

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  • Amendment 64 - 2019/2020 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise in consultation with the South Australian Trainers Association the following changes have been made to the race meeting at Morphettville Parks on Saturday 18th July 2020. Was Race 5, $45,000 Benchmark 72                                              1400 metres Now Race 5, $45,000 Benchmark 78                                              1400 metres Nominations close 12 noon...

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  • From jockey to co-trainer: Krystal ‘at peace’ with retirement decision

    The grind of losing up to 3kg before each meeting – plus a dose of self-reflection after a horror fall last October saw eight metal plates and 47 screws inserted in her head – was enough to convince Krystal Bishop to retire from race riding at the end of the...

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  • $37,500 boost to complete Kerrin McEvoy statue

    The remaining barrier to the erection of a statue in Streaky Bay honouring champion SA jockey Kerrin McEvoy was eliminated today, following an unexpected State Government handout. Premier Steven Marshall this afternoon announced a $37,500 funding boost for the project, enabling its completion without the need for further community fundraising....

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  • 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 advise that all Clubs are now able to open for business at their discretion. For inquiries around attending any South Australian thoroughbred race meeting, please contact each Club direct.  All Club contact details...

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  • Jess makes an immediate splash, while McEvoys land a treble

    Apprentice jockey Jessica Eaton made a splash upon her entry to SA racing at Murray Bridge on Saturday, landing a double, including one of the $100,000 SABOIS feature races.

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  • Dirt-track star bypasses Pt Augusta for Darwin

    SA dirt-track star Fulton Street – winner of his past two dirt-track starts by a combined 13 lengths – has bypassed today’s City of Port Augusta Cup (2300m) for a crack at the rich Darwin Cup. Fulton Street has built an imposing record on dirt surfaces, including a six-length romp...

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  • Beep tests a boredom-buster for SA-bound Jessica

    Daily beep tests at her Mount Gambier ‘halfway house’ have served dual purposes for Victorian jockey Jessica Eaton, who will ride in South Australia from today. On Thursday, Eaton finished her 14-day self-isolation in a rented cottage, after deciding to break up the long drive from Melbourne to Adelaide with...

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  • Murray Bridge & Gawler on the importance of reopening

    Members, owners and some spectators are being welcomed back to major SA race meetings at Murray Bridge and Gawler over the next two Saturdays. Tomorrow’s bumper nine-race Murray Bridge meeting, offering a record $456,500 in prize money, will have a capacity of 350 people, while up to 1000 will attend...

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  • Diverse bunch to contest City of Port Augusta Cup

    A smallish but interesting bunch of middle-distance runners will contest Sunday’s City of Port Augusta Cup (2300m). The absence of dirt-track star Fulton Street has opened up the $22,500 race to other runners and ensured a healthier betting contest. Will Clarken’s Handsome Return is hitting dirt for the first time,...

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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) Murray Bridge, Saturday, July 4: The Murray Bridge Racing Club has...

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  • Back to the track restriction updates

    TRSA are pleased to advise that following further relaxation of restrictions the following changes have been announced oncourse; Bookmakers will be allowed oncourse from Saturday 4 July, 2020 (including Murray Bridge Race Club meeting) Oncourse Tote (TAB) will be available from Wednesday 15 July, 2020 (including Gawler and Barossa Jockey...

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  • Two $100,000 SABOIS events at Murray Bridge

    Murray Bridge Racing Club will host the sixth running of two $100,000 breeders’ incentive races on Saturday, contributing to the club’s richest ever race day. A record $456,500 is up for grabs at the meeting, highlighted by the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Plate and the Carlton Draught Three-Year-Old Plate, both over...

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  • Media Release: Racing temporarily suspended at Mount Gambier

    Racing will be temporarily suspended from the Mount Gambier Racing Club to allow for aggressive treatment of a weed infestation compromising the integrity of the track surface. Officials from Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) and the Mount Gambier Racing Club, together with local trainers, this week reluctantly agreed to cease...

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  • Jockey Jacob’s ‘best things’ so far

    The best things about being a jockey. Every jockey’s first winner is special to them, but 16-year-old Jacob Opperman’s breakthrough success had a particularly homely feel.  Back on May 3, Jacob guided L’amarybelle to victory at Bordertown, completing a nice little ‘circle of life’ moment.  “It was for a trainer...

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  • 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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  • 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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