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  • Lincoln Moore's Strathalbyn Preview

    BEST BET: BOOMER BEACH (Race 4) EACH-WAY: SARNIA (Race 3) VALUE:  PIVOTAL FORCE (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 1:20PM Harry of All Trades / SABOIS Distance Maiden Plate (2050 METRES) Looks the perfect race for IRONICAL who was good behind Talamo first-up before sticking on well behind Nakheel at Murray...

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  • Full steam ahead for uphill sand track

    Work on Murray Bridge Racing Club’s $500,000 uphill sand training track has hit top gear, ahead of its expected November opening. An important additional piece of training infrastructure, the facility will assist the club’s move towards becoming an elite training facility. The track will be just over 800m long and...

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  • SA’s Everest double-act, as Behemoth locked in

    South Australia will have two runners in the $15 million The Everest at Royal Randwick next month after Behemoth today secured his place in the field. Grand Syndicates Sam Lyons confirmed that The Star Casino will partner with the SA sprinter in the world’s richest race on turf. A statement...

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  • Strath season-opener to cap ‘exciting’ few days

    A ‘thank you’ event, the first meeting of the new season… and an Everest runner. It’s a big few days for the Strathalbyn Racing Club, which will host its first meeting of the 2020/21 season tomorrow, with a solid seven-race card. Strathalbyn Trainers Association president David Jolly was among those...

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  • Big day for Jolly stable - in Victoria and SA

    Behemoth laid claims for a last-minute slot in the $15m TAB Everest after his slashing Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes win at Caulfield on Saturday. Jolly and connections remain open to talks with perspective slot holders after he stormed over the top of rivals to record his second successive Group 1...

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  • Different kind of horsepower drives a good cause

    Empathy indirectly steered three generations of the Jolly family to a go-kart grand prix with Eran Boyd and Krystal Bishop earlier this month. Mega Fast Karts donated a session at its Richmond facility to an auction supporting the TRSA Bushfire Appeal Initiative, launched in January to assist bushfire-impacted communities across...

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  • Snitzkraft upstages rivals to claim Wylie

    The Phillip Stokes stable sprung an early spring surprise when Snitzkraft led throughout in the $100,000 TAB W H Wylie Handicap (1100m) at Morphettville. The Stokes stable went into Saturday with three runners but was forced to scratch their number one seed Seemingly Discreet after she injured herself on Friday...

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  • In appreciation of our jockeys

    As a key figure in the SA branch of the Australian Jockeys’ Association, Eran Boyd found some extra meaning in last Saturday’s races at Morphettville.  As well as steering Waikato Express and Pindaric home earlier in the day, Boyd – with four rides – was part of a sensational day...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: CHUCKY (Race 4) EACH-WAY: ACE OF CLUBS (Race 7) VALUE: MAGNA BELLA (Race 9)   RACE 1 - 12:11PM Eco Skip Hire Handicap (1600 METRES) SOMERSET MAUGHAM led throughout for a soft win at Sale last time. He’s lightly-raced and in the leading stable of Danny O’Brien, who places...

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  • An Early Look with James Jordan - Morphettville 19 September 2020

    R3 Pearl Bandit $3.90 I've got this boy marked $3.40 but think he's going very well at the moment. He backs up from last Saturday where he was back on a slow tempo and had to overcome an on-pace bias. He got past all bar the winner and this race...

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  • Jolly: Behemoth on target for G1 double-up

    Behemoth has settled well at Caulfield as he chases a second successive Group 1 victory in Saturday’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m). Trainer David Jolly said the reports were all positive from Melbourne, where he is marked a $4.20 favourite with tab.com.au. Behemoth has been kept fresh at Jolly’s Goolwa...

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  • Amendment 11 - Jump outs

    TRSA wish to advise in conjunction with the Murray Bridge Racing Club, Official jump outs have been added on Friday 2nd October. 2YO jump outs will be conducted from the 900m start and will utilise the rail as an education before the first scheduled race on Friday 16th October. All...

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  • Stokes stable out to upstage Wylie favourite

    A trio of Phillip Stokes-trained sprinters will be out to upstage red-hot favourite Garner in Saturday’s $100,000 TAB W H Wylie Handicap (1100m) at Morphettville. Bookmakers have installed the Gordon Richards-trained Garner a $1.85 favourite for the Listed feature following a slashing return to racing in Melbourne recently, but the...

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  • Dare to Dream crew blown away by Torch’s success

    The racing newcomers involved with Balaklava Cup aspirant Blow Torch are simply enjoying the ride. Blow Torch is part of TRSA’s Dare To Dream initiative, which gave 25 competition winners a chance to experience racehorse ownership via a share in two horses for themselves and nine friends. The horses were...

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  • McEvoy and Vorster combine to land Balaklava Cup

    Sensationally backed Winning Partner ensured weight of numbers won the day when the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained galloper won this afternoon’s $100,000 Listed TQCSI Balaklava Cup (1600m). The McEvoy yard supplied five runners in the capacity 16-horse field and supplied first and third, with former NT runner Savatoxl running third,...

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  • Beanies initiative to benefit horse-care properties

    As part of an ongoing equine welfare program, money raised via an SA racing stable’s beanies initiative will go towards helping to care for three mares recently surrendered to the RSPCA. McEvoy Mitchell Racing teamed up with Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) in July to launch the beanies initiative, aimed...

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  • Trainer hoping long straight makes Chum the Balaklava Master

    Murray Bridge horseman Rob Wilkinson is hoping the long home straight can work to the advantage of talented stayer Master Chum in Wednesday’s $100,000 Listed TQCSI Balaklava Cup (1600m). Master Chum produced some impressive closing sections to finish on the heels of the placegetters in the Listed Leon Macdonald Stakes...

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  • Balaklava Cup Preview

    BEST BET: VICTORIA QUAY (Race 4) EACH-WAY: SAVATOXL (Race 7) VALUE: HOLY SANGRIA (Race 9)   RACE 1 - 11:35AM Agfert / SABOIS Three-Year-Old Class One Handicap (Heat 5 Rebel Raider Series) (1050 METRES) Tough little start today with some nice three-year-olds stepping out. Liked the run of ALLEBOOM last time...

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  • Question marks erased in an Instant

    If there were any question marks surrounding exciting filly Instant Celebrity they were answered late in the day at Morphettville on Saturday. First-up from a short let-up, the Phillip Stokes-trained filly produced a stunning turn of foot on a slippery Morphettville track to cut down Viduka from a seemingly winless...

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  • Top End galloper’s Balaklava Cup barrier challenge

    The extreme outside barrier draw wasn’t enough to stop former Top End galloper Savatoxl opening favourite for Wednesday $100,000 TQCSI Balaklava Cup (1600m). A stunning trial at Gawler at his first public appearance for the Tony and Calvin McEvoy yard, when he easily ran past Group 3-winning stablemate Sisstar, had...

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  • Key interstate noms boost Wylie Handicap

    Kayla Crowther will be out to make amends for missing the ride on star filly Instant Celebrity in this weekend’s $100,000 TAB W H Wylie Handicap at Morphettville. Crowther has the choice of three horses from the Phillip Stokes yard: impressive first-up winner Seemingly Discreet, Shamino and Snitzkraft. The 1100m...

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  • Murray Bridge races still on Brandon’s to-do list

    Enjoying a day at the races at Murray Bridge’s Gifford Hill facility could be the second sporting bucket-list item AFL footballer Brandon Zerk-Thatcher crosses off in 2020. The first was achieved in Adelaide just a few weeks ago, when the Essendon key position player – who spent time working for...

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  • An Early Look with James Jordan - Morphettville 12 September 2020

    Suggested Bets: R4 Akkacan - place only. Potentially in for more punishment here with the 'place only' play, but I've had some success with this bet type with this horse. He is honest but finds it very hard to win. He was luckless last Saturday and draws to get a...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST: TATALINA (Race 3) EACH-WAY: BOOMER BEACH (Race 6) VALUE: REGALO DI GAETANO (Race 8)   RACE 1 - 12:11PM Magic Millions 2YO Sale Handicap (1100 METRES) SMOKIN’ VAL was brilliant on debut at Murray Bridge when she sat off the speed before powering away to win by four lengths. She...

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  • Willo back on board South Aussie hopefuls

    Champion jockey Craig Williams will be hoping to enhance his winning association with several South Australian horses at Flemington on Saturday. Williams, who partnered Behemoth to his breakthrough Group 1 win in last month’s Memsie Stakes, has been booked to ride the Gordon Richards-trained pair of Bold Star and Crown...

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