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  • A conversation with: Sophie Logan

    Sophie Logan has made steady progress since moving to South Australia and taking up an apprenticeship with trainer Grant Young at Murray Bridge. The now 26-year-old has worked hard to earn a reputation as a solid rider, but was always destined to be involved in the industry in some capacity.  ...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Naracoorte Preview

    RACE 1 NO. 8 YANKEE PRINCESS Did enough in a recent Murray Bridge trial when she led and was pressured throughout and only beaten 1.2 lengths behind Short Stories and wasn’t punished late. Looks like leading from barrier three and will give them something to run down. The 3.50 in...

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  • Festival focus for Balfour’s Tradewind

    Ryan Balfour will target some feature races during the Adelaide Festival of Racing with promising three-year-old Tradewind after his win in the $175,000 VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade at Ballarat on Saturday. The son of Trust In A Gust, who won the same race seven years earlier, has banked his connections...

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  • SA racing to resume this week

    Following on from Friday’s State Government announcement of the lifting of the Stay at Home lockdown from midnight Saturday night (21 November) and the further easing of restrictions, Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) wish to advise that race meetings will recommence from Wednesday 25 November as below; Wednesday 25 November 2020...

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  • COVID Update - Naracoorte Rescheduled

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) wish to advise that the meeting previously scheduled at Naracoorte for Friday 19 November has been rescheduled for Tuesday 24 November at Naracoorte. The fields have been transferred from Friday 19 November and scratchings have been reinstated. Race times to be advised.

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  • Mac attack on Victoria this weekend

    Tony and Calvin McEvoy have some key runners at Moonee Valley tonight, led by speed machine Meteorite as well as a strong chance in tomorrow’s Ballarat Cup with Game Keeper. Here what the Tony thinks about his key runners over the weekend: MOONEE VALLEY METEORITE (Race 4) “He wanted to...

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  • SA-bred mare to cap a spring to remember?

    South Australian-bred mare Affair To Remember can complete a big end to her spring by winning Saturday’s $500,000 Ballarat Cup (2000m). Trained by Dan O’Sullivan, who won the 2008 Adelaide Cup with Lacey Underall, Affair To Remember comes off the biggest win of her career in the Group 2 Matriarch...

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  • COVID-19 Update (20/11/2020)

    Given the recent update this morning in relation to the lifting of lockdown from midnight Saturday night (21/11) and the easing of further restrictions, we are working closely with Government to determine when we will be able to reinstate race meetings in South Australia. Please be patient as we work...

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  • Will beats the border with promising pair

    Morphettville trainer Will Clarken was able to beat the border closure and will saddle up two runners in Victoria on the weekend. Clarken will chase rich VOBIS Gold prizemoney in the $175,000 Eureka Stockade (1400m) at Ballarat on Saturday while promising filly Naleigh lines-up at Moonee Valley tonight. “They both...

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  • COVID-19 Update: resumption of racing

    Following on from this morning’s State Government announcement of the lifting of the Stay at Home lockdown from midnight Saturday night (21 November) and the further easing of restrictions, Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) wish to advise that we are waiting on official advice as to when race meetings will resume....

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  • Horse exercise confirmed during lockdown

    The Directions under the Emergency Management Act 2004 were updated overnight and they have taken into consideration our submission regarding the care and exercising of horses. The relevant sections as they apply to our industry are provided below:   3—Interpretation In this direction – essential worker means a person who performs...

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  • Racing calendar changes confirmed

    Thoroughbred Racing South Australiais grateful to participants for their cooperation during the six-day statewide lockdown. In anticipation of racing being able to recommence on Wednesday 25 November 2020, the following calendar amendments will apply: Wednesday 25 November 2020 – Morphettville Parks (fields transferred from Saturday 21 November 2020 with scratchings...

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  • McEvoy: Interstate runners ready to fire during SA lockdown

    Leading South Australian trainer Tony McEvoy said he is fully supportive of the State Government’s six-day lockdown knowing the welfare of horses across the state was addressed in the early hours of Thursday morning.  TRSA worked long into Wednesday night to ensure horse welfare was a priority as South Australia...

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  • A conversation with: Kayla Crowther

    Kayla Crowther stamped herself as something special by outriding her apprentice jockey claim in June and finishing second in the SA metro jockey premiership for 2019/20. Today she talks about life as a senior jockey, her advice for young people wanting to enter the industry… and a pet rat.   Q:...

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  • COVID-19 Update (18/11/2020)

    We are aware of the Government announcement this afternoon and TRSA are currently working with the Government to understand what this means for our industry and what further steps we can put in place to continue to protect the welfare of all our participants, both human and equine. As soon...

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  • All racing and horse activity cancelled from midnight tonight

    As you are probably now aware, resulting from this afternoon's State Government announcement, South Australia will be implementing a circuit breaker from 12:01 am Thursday, 19 November 2020 for the next 6 days aiming to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state. Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) is being...

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  • Quietly momentous: Teagan finally trending upwards again

    An unwanted trend well and truly disrupted, a second city double, and a riding claim reduced. ‘Quietly momentous’ might be the best way to describe last Saturday’s Morphettville Parks meeting for apprentice jockey Teagan Voorham. “The last couple months have been on the quieter side,” Teagan said this week. “So...

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  • COVID-19 SA Industry Update

    All South Australian thoroughbred racing activities are limited to essential racing personnel only with no spectators No patrons on course for any race meetings, trials, trackwork and jump outs Temperature testing for all essential workers reinstated All South Australian thoroughbred racing activities are to be no-spectator events for the next...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Strathalbyn Preview

    BEST BET: GALAHAD GURU (Race 7) EACH-WAY: LUCERNEFIELD (Race 8) VALUE: REGAL TRIUMPH (Race 4)   RACE 1 - 12:10PM Northpoint Fleurieu / SABOIS Fillies & Mares Maiden Plate (1100 METRES) POLLYANNA was week backed at Murray Bridge back in May when fifth behind Fearless Vision before going to town and...

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  • Duo have a day to remember at Morphettville Parks

    Maggie Collett and Damien Moyle each had a day to remember at Morphettville Parks on Saturday. Collett landed her first city win aboard The Raven on her first day of metropolitan riding at just her third city ride, while Moyle landed his first winner as a trainer when City Beats...

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  • Up-Beat Damien’s career punt pays dividends

    Damien Moyle – who trained his first winner at Saturday’s Morphettville Parks meetings – admits his days spent working in the family’s manchester business were often punctuated by a non-work activity. “It’s Moyle Fine Linen and I was running the warehouse, but I spent most of my days there listening...

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  • COVID-19 Update

    TRSA advises that owing to the recent COVID-19 cases being reported in South Australia, the full set of restrictions regarding attendance at race meetings, trials, jump outs and track work by non-essential racing personnel have been re-introduced. Only essential racing personnel are allowed to be present at “racing activities” in...

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  • Gytrash connections celebrate stunning year

    Morphettville will host a day of celebrations for Gytrash connections on Saturday when the star sprinter will be presented with his 2019/20 SA Horse of the Year Award. With COVID-19 forcing this year’s awards online, connections have let the dust settle on a brilliant Everest campaign with more than 60...

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  • Collett set to kick start her Metro Riding Career

    Talented apprentice Maggie Collett can kick off her metropolitan riding career perfectly when she partners Trip at Morphettville on Saturday. Collett has been waiting patiently to be cleared by stewards to ride on Saturdays after a successful 12 months in the saddle since making her debut at Ceduna in December...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Morphettville Parks Preview

    BEST BET: SERIOUS SPENDER (Race 8) EACH-WAY: JUST KAPPY (Race 6) VALUE: RIKIBOBBY (Race 7) RACE 1 - 12:26PM Furphy Handicap (1000 METRES) Good race for a field of just five CHOSEN BLONDE draws the inside has good speed and her form has been very good. She led throughout this...

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