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  • Jolly good weekend for stable and jockey

    Richard and Chantelle Jolly’s late spring success continued on Saturday with a two-state treble. Alleboom put himself in contention for some nice races during next year’s Adelaide Festival of Racing when he lugged a big weight to score at Morphettville before Skillful Steps returned to winning form. All Banter completed...

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  • Oxlade targets a Christmas cracker for Jack's next mission 

    The Christmas Handicap is the next mission for smart Strathalbyn sprinter One More Jack following his City Of Marion success last weekend.  Trainer Shane Oxlade said the horse had pulled up perfectly from his last-stride victory and would now try and become the first horse since Trevor Dansie’s Hidden Value...

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  • Murray Bridge mare a worthy Jericho Cup warrior

    Given she fought a life-and-death battle to survive birth, a Matas victory in today’s epic three-mile Jericho Cup at Warrnambool would be a fitting result – and a first for South Australia. Revived by Victorian businessman and philanthropist Bill Gibbins in 2018, the modern-day Jericho Cup honours the Aussie soldiers...

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  • Chipping Away at the final product

    Border-hopper Just Chipping Away is out to achieve a career first at Morphettville today: back-to-back wins. Trained by Darryl Dodson just over the Victorian border at Telopea Downs, Just Chipping Away scored a fast-finising win over 1250m at Morpettville Parks last start, overhauling the much-improved Trip in the shadows of...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: More Than Ever (Race 2) EACH-WAY: Aten (Race 9) VALUE: Li’l Hank (Race 8)   RACE 1 - 12:36PM Adelaide Galvanising Two-Year-Old Plate (1050 METRES) GULF OF SUEZ was impressive on debut here, leading throughout to defeat Bolsonaro. He’ll take some beating with benefit of racing experience. His stablemate...

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  • Suzy Grey: Fan favourite on City of Marion honour roll

    Schillaci, Gunsynd, Subzero, Chautauqua… something about grey horses captures the racing public’s collective hearts. Morphettville will stage the City of Marion Stakes this Saturday and 19 years ago the race was taken out by a grey – who happened to be one of Australia’s most popular horses at the time....

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  • Jack looking to jump into Listed success

    An ideal barrier has given Strathalbyn sprinter One More Jack a perfect chance at Listed success in Saturday’s $100,000 City of Marion Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville. Trainer Shane Oxlade said he couldn’t be happier with five-year-old, who has drawn barrier two in a race where there looks to be some...

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  • SA feature double on radar for Jolly & Grand Syndicates

    David Jolly and Grand Syndicates are trying to complete a massive year by claiming two South Australian features across the weekend. The pair enjoyed a brilliant spring with stable star Behemoth and will have Bajan in Sunday’s $22,500 Langhorne Creek Vigneron’s Cup (1300m) at Strathalbyn, while in-form mare Trip is...

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  • TRSA monitoring extreme weather forecast

    Thoroughbred Racing SA is monitoring weather forecasts for tomorrow’s meeting at Port Lincoln and Saturday’s meeting at Morphettville. Any decisions relating to these meetings will be made in accordance with TRSA’s Hot Weather Policies which can be viewed here. Hot weather policy: Horses. Hot weather policy: Riders.

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  • Lincoln Moore's Balaklava Preview

    BEST BET: MUSTARI (Race 2) EACH-WAY: ICECRUSHER (Race 6) VALUE: AMBER HAZE (Race 3)   RACE 1 - 12:45PM Coopers Brewery Benchmark 62 Handicap (2200 METRES) HAPPY ATOM was a winner over 2000m at Murray Bridge four starts back and she plugged away behind Galahad Guru last time at Strath and...

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  • It’s weight over gate for promising Alleboom

    Richard and Chantelle Jolly have opted for weight over a sticky gate with exciting three-year-old prospect Alleboom. The stable will stay at home in Adelaide with the impressive last-start Flemington winner. He will lug 60kg after the claim for Caitlin Jones over 1100m on his home track in preference to...

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  • TRSA welcomes Murray Bridge funding announcement

    Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) has welcomed the announcement of a $5 million funding commitment for the Murray Bridge Racing Club as another important step in its long-term strategy to grow horse numbers in South Australia. The State Government grant, which was announced in the State Budget, will help create up...

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  • TRSA boosts vital SABOIS scheme

    SABOIS – the innovative Breeders and Owners’ Incentive Scheme for the South Australian industry – has received a major boost with a range of changes announced by the Board of Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA). The headline is a 43% increase in the SABOIS Bonus Pool which grows from $1.4 million...

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  • Freedmans favouring Adelaide return for gun sprinter

    The Anthony and Sam Freedman stable are looking at a return to Adelaide with Prophet’s Thumb in Saturday’s $100,000 City Of Marion Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville. Top jockey Todd Pannell has been booked for the ride, but the stable also accepted in Melbourne in the $140,000 Carlyon Stakes over 1100m...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Morphettville Parks Preview

    BEST BET: RENEGADE (Race 4) EACH-WAY: FUGA (Race 8) VALUE: FLORIANO (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 12:10PM Holdfast Insurance Handicap (1550 METRES) PELOTON has been on speed at the majority of his Australian starts. He led throughout to beat East Indiaman this track and trip three runs back. He was...

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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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  • 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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  • 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-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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  • 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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  • 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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