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  • All the Winners from the UBET Festival of Racing

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    What a massive six weeks of racing we had here in Adelaide! With 25 black-type races over six weeks including four Group 1's, there were some fantastic stories to go along with some of the incredibly talented horses we saw! 

    Darren Weir showed why he's the best trainer in Australia with 13 wins across the carnival, while our local trainers in Tony McEvoy, Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas and Will Clarken matched it with the best in the nation.  

    From Harry Coffey's maiden Group 1 win, to Damian Lane's Goodwood Day domination to Ben Melham's third win in the Group 1 Goodwood, the riders that graced Morphettville over the six weeks were all class.

    Date

    Race

    Winner

    Trainer

    Jockey

    14 April Listed Dequetteville Stakes Fundamentalist  David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig Harry Coffey
    14 April Listed Port Adelaide Guineas Spring Choice Leon & Troy Corstens James Winks
    21 April Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes Dainty Tess Dan Morton Jamie Kah
    21 April Group 3 Auraria Stakes Sopressa  Darren Weir Harry Coffey
    21 April Listed Redelva Stakes Despatch Tony McEvoy Beau Mertens
    28 April Group 3 Chairman's Stakes Leicester Darren Weir Damian Lane
    28 April Group 3 Breeders' Stakes Tequila Time Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop
    28 April Listed City of Adelaide Handicap Steel Frost Will Clarken Todd Pannell
    28 April Listed HC Nitschke Stakes Peaceful State Darren Weir John Allen
    5 May Group 1 UBET Classic Shoals Anthony Freedman Tim Clark
    5 May Group 1 Schweppes Oaks  Sopressa  Darren Weir Harry Coffey
    5 May Group 2 Euclase Stakes I'll Have A Bit John McArdle Chris Parnham
    5 May Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes French Emotion Chris Waller Ben Melham
    5 May Group 3 DC McKay Stakes Sprightly Lass Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  Dwayne Dunn
    5 May Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes Heaven's Deal Richard Jolly Jake Toeroek
    12 May Group 1 UBET South Australian Derby Leicester Darren Weir Damian Lane
    12 May Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes Tequila Time Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop
    12 May Listed Adelaide Guineas Peaceful State Darren Weir John Allen
    19 May Group 1 Darley Goodwood Santa Ana Lane Anthony Freedman Ben Melham
    19 May Group 3 RA Lee Stakes Land of Plenty Darren Weir Damian Lane    
    19 May Group 3 National Stakes Marcel From Madrid Matthew Ellerton & Simon Zahra  Damian Lane  
    19 May Group 3 SA Fillies Classic Pleasuring Darren Weir Damian Lane  
    19 May Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes She's So High Mick Price Damien Oliver
    19 May Listed Port Adelaide Cup Yogi Darren Weir Damian Lane
    19 May Listed Centaurea Stakes Have Another Glass Sue Jaensch Dwayne Dunn

    Leading Trainers

    It was a huge carnival for Darren Weir who picked up thirteen winners across the six weeks, a whopping eight more than his nearest rival Tony McEvoy. Weir also collected the Group 1 Oaks and Derby along the way, while his impressive colt Peaceful State also collected two Listed wins. 

    With seven second placings, the carnival really could have been anything for Lindsay Park with a bit more luck, while local trainers Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas and Will Clarken enjoyed some good success as well with Tequila Time and Steel Frost being the stand out gallopers for each stable. 

    Trainer

    1st

    2nd

    3rd

    Points

    Darren Weir 13 4 6 53
    Tony McEvoy 5 5 2 27
    David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig 1 7 3 20
    Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 3 2 2 15
    Will Clarken 3 2 1 14

    Leading Jockeys

    Four winners on the final day of the carnival gave the talented Damian Lane riding honours across the six weeks but Jamie Kah continued to shine in her home town with five winners. The Lane and Weir combination was lethal across the carnival, while Harry Coffey also enjoyed a lot of success with four winners including his maiden Group 1 win in the Australasian Oaks. Dwayne Dunn showed why he is one of the best jockeys in Australia while Kayla Crowther had a standout carnival, finishing in the first three on seven occasions. It was fantastic to see Clare Lindop ride well in her last carnival with three wins across the six weeks including two on the talented Tequila Time.   

    Jockey

    1st

    2nd

    3rd

    Points

    Damian Lane 8 4 1 33
    Jamie Kah 5 6 3 30
    Harry Coffey 4 1 3 17
    Dwayne Dunn 3 2 3 16
    Kayla Crowther 1 4 2 13
    Clare Lindop 3 1 2 13

    *Points scoring based on 3 for 1st, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd. 

  • Frances Nelson QC appointed Vice Chairman of Asian Racing Federation

    Posted by Thoroughbred Racing SA

    In what is another major compliment to the local racing industry, Thoroughbred Racing SA Chair Frances Nelson QC has been elected as one of two Vice Chairmen of the Asian Racing Federation.

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  • Top 5 Moments of Darley Goodwood Day

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    What a finish to the UBET Festival of Racing! Darley Goodwood Day proved once again it's the best day of racing on the South Australian calendar and weren't there some amazing stories to come out of it!

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  • Best Bets: Goodwood Day

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    It's the final day of the UBET Festival of Racing and our tipsters have been on fire so far. Let's hope they can find a couple more winners to fill our pockets! 

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  • Inside Word: The Local Hopes in the Group 1 Darley Goodwood

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    We get the inside word from some of the trainers and jockeys of our local stars in Saturday's Group 1 Darley Goodwood!

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  • Chances a Plenty on the Goodwood Day Support Card

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    The support card for the big Darley Goodwood Day is one of the best you'll see with some of Australia’s finest horses making their way to Morphettville on Saturday!

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  • Viddora Returns to Halt Vega’s Attempt at History

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    Saturday’s Group 1 Darley Goodwood has been buoyed by the return of South Australian mare Viddora as she attempts to claim a hometown Group 1 and upset last year's winner Vega Magic

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  • Top 5 Moments of SA Derby Day

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    Day Two of the UBET Festival of Racing was just as memorable as the first as Darren Weir claimed his third successive Group 1 South Australian Derby!

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  • Best Bets: Derby Day

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    South Australian Derby Day is here! We get some tips from the best in the business for the weekend ahead.

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  • Allen hoping for a bit of luck as he eyes a Derby hat-trick

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    John Allen has previously ridden all four of Darren Weir's horses in Saturday's Group 1 UBET South Australian Derby and he's very happy to be on Civil Disobedience in the feature.

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  • Fab Four for Weir in his Quest for a Hat-Trick of Derby Wins

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    Darren Weir is set to have a four-pronged attack in his quest for three successive Group 1 UBET South Australian Derby victories on Saturday.

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  • Top 5 Moments of Schweppes Oaks Day

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    What a start we had to this year’s UBET Festival of Racing! Saturday's Schweppes Oaks Day was one of the great days at Morphettville with a maiden Group 1 win and the emergence of Australia’s most exciting horses the two big stories of the day!

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  • Best Bets: Oaks Day

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    We get the thoughts of our South Australian racing experts ahead of Day 1 of the UBET Festival of Racing!

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  • Tantalizing Support Card for a Massive Oaks Day

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    While there are two massive Group 1 races this Saturday, the strong support card will have plenty of people's attention with some of Australia's finest horses descending on Morphettville!

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  • Who Wins the Group 1 UBET Classic? A Statistical Look

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    The UBET Festival of Racing is finally here and the Group 1 UBET Classic looks like is going to be one for the ages! Using statistics from the last ten years of the race, we try and narrow the field of 18 down to 1 winner!

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  • Four Stakes Races an Entree to Next Week's Festival of Racing

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    We’re set for four sensational Stakes races this Saturday before the UBET Festival of Racing kicks off next weekend!

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  • Plenty of Flying Fillies Have Their Eye on the Australasian Oaks

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    Some of Australia's classiest staying fillies will descend on Adelaide next weekend for the Group 1 Schweppes Australasian Oaks with 30 horses nominating for the $500k race.

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  • Morphettville Set for a Classic in the Group 1 Sangster

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    Mick Price’s Secret Agenda will look to go back to back in the Group 1 UBET Classic (Robert Sangster Stakes) after today’s nominations for the $1million feature were released.

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  • Have Breakfast with the Stars on Sunday 6 May!

    Posted by Arlen Kaesler

    The Adelaide Festival of Racing is almost here and next weekend Racing Connections will be hosting a free Breakfast with the Stars at Morphettville on Sunday 6 May. 

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  • Viddora looks to kick start her Autumn Campaign

    Posted by Marketing Department

    After falling just short in last years Group 1 UBET Classic (formerly Robert Sangster Stakes) superstar local mare Viddora will look to go one better this year after kicking off her autumn campaign in tomorrow’s Group 3, $120,000, R. N. Irwin Stakes at Morphettville.  

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