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  • Media Release: 'Dare to Dream' winners to draw horses and trainers

    The lucky winners of Thoroughbred Racing South Australia’s (TRSA) ‘Dare to Dream’ competition will this Saturday be paired with a top-class trainer and discover which two racehorses they will receive share in as part of the ultimate racehorse ownership experience. 25 winners were drawn from close to 10,000 entrants, with...

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  • Media Release: Kayla Crowther wins SA’s top apprentice award

    Apprentice jockey Kayla Crowther has taken home the highest honour at this year’s Thoroughbred Racing South Australia Apprentice Academy Awards, winning the 2019 TAB Dux of the Academy award. In Crowther’s short time in the saddle, she has already won 189 races, with 32 winners for the 2018-19 racing season,...

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  • Media Release: Millions earmarked for racing projects across the state

    Minister for Racing Corey Wingard has approved the release of millions of dollars in funding for the redevelopment of infrastructure at South Australian racing clubs. Earlier this year, the State Government announced a $24 million stimulus package for the industry to improve its performance and viability. Following several submissions from...

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  • Media Release: New scholarship puts racing on the radar for SA students

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) has underlined its commitment to help grow the next generation of racing industry participants by offering three fully-funded positions in the prestigious Explorer Cadetship Program. The innovative program gives participants an immersive year-long introduction to a career in racing, starting with 12 weeks of theory and...

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  • Media Release: Jumps Trials & Qualifications Now Easier In Time For South Australian Jumps Racing

    In preparation for the 2020 Jumps Season, the Australian Jumps Racing Association announced a new program to incentivise trainers and owners to qualify their horses for jumps racing. Due to costs and difficulties in getting horses educated and trialled for hurdles & steeplechases in SA, a number of jumps jockeys/trainer...

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  • Media Release: Break in racing for Morphettville during January

    Morphettville’s turf tracks will enjoy a well-earned rest in the New Year following a decision to program a break in racing in January. The decision, which has been reached in consultation with Thoroughbred Racing SA and the SA branch of the Australian Trainers Association, will allow the SAJC to undertake...

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  • Media Release: Three Day Event sponsorship celebrates ‘off the track’ thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) is entering the seventh year of its partnership with Australia’s premier equestrian competition, the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event – and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The event, which runs from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November in the Adelaide park lands, is now...

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  • Media Release: Oakbank positioned for growth with new dates announced for 2020

    Oakbank Racing Club has unveiled a new week-long celebration of racing, family and community for April 2020. Oakbank Week – which has been designed and driven by the Oakbank Racing Club and endorsed by Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) – will now encompass racing on Sunday 5th April, followed by a...

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  • Media Release- ‘Dare to Dream’ the ultimate racehorse ownership opportunity

    Ever dreamed of seeing your very own racehorse thunder across the finish line? South Australians are in with a chance to become racehorse owners, with Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) launching its ‘Dare to Dream’ competition this Saturday September 28 – the ultimate racehorse ownership experience. The initiative will see 25...

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  • Super Six to Line up in the Guineas

    Six runners are set to line up in Saturday’s Listed Morphettville Guineas featuring horses from some of Australia’s best stables including Lindsay Park, Tony & Calvin McEvoy and Ciaron Maher & David Eustace.

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  • Media Release: Statement about Melanie Tyndall

    Vale Melanie Tyndall Thoroughbred Racing SA is deeply saddened by the tragic death of jockey Melanie Tyndall who lost her life following a race fall in Darwin on Saturday 31 August 2019. The news has shocked the local racing community in South Australia, where Melanie commenced her riding career. Melanie...

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  • Superstar Raquel Clark shines at Thoroughbred Racing’s big night

    After another huge year of success in the saddle, jockey Raquel Clark has taken home a host of awards at the 2019 South Australian Thoroughbred Racing Industry Awards held at Morphettville on Saturday 31 August. 

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  • Media Release: Two of the greats set to enter Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame inductees Jim Courtney (left) and Doiran (right). An eight-time South Australian Jockeys Premiership winner and an Oakbank legend will soon occupy a special place in South Australian racing history, with both set to be inducted into the South Australian Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame tomorrow night (Saturday...

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  • Media Release: 2019 Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge

    Jockeys Danny Mullins and Liam Gilligan will fly out to Australia this Saturday, August 31, to join Australian-based jockeys Shane Jackson and Ronan Short to make up the Irish team for the 2019 Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge. This is the 33rd consecutive year that an Irish team has been...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE- Thoroughbred Racing SA announces $5.8 million increase in grassroots prizemoney

    The State's thoroughbred racing participants will share in an additional $5.8 million in prizemoney following unprecedented increases announced today by Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA). The benefits of the new prizemoney levels - which come into effect on 1 September and represent an overall increase of almost 15% on TRSA's...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE- Gifford Hill celebrates official opening race day

      The highly anticipated opening of South Australia's newest racetrack is finally here, with Murray Bridge's Gifford Hill facility set to celebrate its official opening race day  this Saturday 10 August. Saturday's standalone metropolitan race meeting will showcase the facility's state-of-the­ art racetrack as well as the $20 million Bridges Function...

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  • Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club Welcomes Cornerstone Stud

    In fantastic news for the industry and the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club (GBJC), a new and exciting partnership was announced today between GBJC and the Cornerstone Stud. South Australia’s leading Thoroughbred Stud have partnered with the Gawler Club that will see the opportunity for amazing benefits for all within...

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  • TRSA launches weekly radio show dedicated to SA thoroughbred racing

    The first entirely SA-focused racing radio show will hit the airwaves this weekend, with Thoroughbred Racing SA launching The Races Edit on 1629 SEN SA. Starting this Saturday 3 August at 8am on 1629 SEN SA and presented by Ladbrokes, The Races Edit will be hosted by Miles Pfitzner along...

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  • Behemoth Looking to Join the Giants of Australian Racing

    In the final Stakes race of the season, Group 1 Goodwood runner-up Behemoth returns to the track in the Listed Lightning Stakes hoping to follow in the footsteps of some of Australia’s best sprinters.

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  • An Early Look at Morphettville - 27th July

    James Jordan from Racing.com has provided us with an early look at racing at Morphettville for Saturday July 26th. 

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Debut Mid-week Race at the new Murray Bridge Racecourse

    Following on from the successful first event, with barrier trials on Thursday 11th July at the new Murray Bridge Racecourse at Gifford Hill, the first mid-week race meeting at the new track is now only days away. The debut raceday at the New Murray Bridge Racecourse is sure to be...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Top industry storytellers to be recognised at racing media awards

    Entries are now open for Thoroughbred Racing SA’s Industry Awards media categories, recognising talented journalists and photographers whose work has captured the true essence of racing. The annual awards are held at the end of each racing season to honour the achievements of the State’s top horses, trainers, jockeys, apprentices...

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  • Marshall Government commits $24 million for racing industry stimulus package

    The State Government has announced a significant $24 million stimulus package for South Australia’s racing industry, to help protect local jobs and boost the industry to become more competitive.The package includes an initial $8 million up-front payment which will be available to the three racing codes – Thoroughbred Racing SA,...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Eastender Inquiry

    Thoroughbred Racing SA Stewards advise that the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the late scratching of and the race-day treatment practices involving the racehorse Eastender which was entered to race in the 2019 Adelaide Cup resumed on Thursday 30 May 2019. Further evidence was taken and Mr Barry Campbell, the...

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Frances Nelson steps down from national role to focus on fighting SA’s unfair tax

    Thoroughbred Racing SA Chair Frances Nelson QC has announced her decision to step down as the Chair of Racing Australia in order to focus on fighting South Australia’s 15% Point of Consumption tax. Ms Nelson was the first South Australian to be elected Chair of Racing Australia, which represents Australia’s...

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