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August 2020

  • Life Members Race Day - Gawler

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  • A plan comes together for South Aussie star

    It's rare in racing that things plan out perfectly but Saturday Group 1 Memsie Stakes did exactly that for South Australia’s latest Group 1 star Behemoth. The last-start Spring Stakes winner enjoyed the perfect run behind the free-rolling Begood Toya Mother before bursting away from rivals with 200m to travel...

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  • Pannell, McEvoys and KI take spotlight at Thoroughbred Racing awards

    Top jockey Todd Pannell, the McEvoy stable and the Kangaroo Island Racing Club were among those honoured at the 2020 South Australian Thoroughbred Racing Industry Awards.  In a COVID-19-enforced departure from tradition, the awards took place online, via Thoroughbred Racing South Australia’s (TRSA) social media pages. Capping a brilliant season,...

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  • Dare to Dream delivering for lucky owners

    TRSA’s Dare to Dream initiative has delivered success for many of the competition’s lucky winners. Under the initiative, competition winners get to enjoy a 10 per cent share in two racehorses, with all costs – jockeys, vet, race entry fees etc. – taken care of for two years. Launched late...

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  • ‘My own race? It’s a little bit funny…’

    Heading towards the inaugural Leon Macdonald Stakes, the eponymous honouree is experiencing some unfamiliar feelings. “It’s probably a bit funny, really,” Leon says. “It’s something I never, ever expected and I got a shock (when it was announced), but it’s good. “It’s a great honour, but I suppose I’ve been...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: SO YOU CAN (Race 1) EACH-WAY: AMBIDAZZLE (Race 9) ROUGHIE: ENBARR (Race 5)   RACE 1 - 12:01PM Dominant Handicap (Heat 2 Rebel Raider Series) (1250 METRES) Interesting race to kick off the day with a few of these no doubt expected to ultimately contest better races over the...

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  • Amendment 5 - Racing Updates

    TRSA wish to advise the following program amendments Morphettville Saturday 12 September Race 5 $36,000      Three & Four-year-old Benchmark 64        1100 metres Now $45,000      Three-year-old Benchmark 64 SABOIS      1100 metre Strathalbyn Jumpouts on Thursday 24 September will now be on Friday 25 September Oakbank Barrier Trials will now be conducted...

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  • Clubs unite to unveil shared management team

    IN a groundbreaking, efficiency-creating first for Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA), a shared management team will oversee operations at the Oakbank Racing Club and Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club. The joint move by Gawler and Oakbank to deliver SA racing’s first shared services model has been welcomed by TRSA’s Board and...

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  • Gordon’s focus down south with Bold Star and Garner

    MORPHETTVILLE trainer Gordon Richards might be in the middle of the media rounds in Sydney with star sprinter Gytrash but his focus will be down south at Caulfield on Saturday. Richards will saddle-up Gytrash’s smart stablemates Bold Star and Garner in the $160,000 Group 3 The Heath (1100m), a race...

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  • 2019/20 Thoroughbred Racing SA Industry Awards this weekend

    THE 2019/20 Thoroughbred Racing SA Industry Awards, honouring the achievements of the state’s top horses, trainers, jockeys, apprentices and associates, will be staged across three days this weekend. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in the event’s history the awards presentations will take place online, via TRSA’s...

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  • Extra ammunition for SA stable

    AWAY from the headline horse, the Macdonald-Gluyas stable has an interesting runner going around in Melbourne this Saturday – and another might be crossing the border soon. While the spotlight will be on Dalasan’s attempt to win the inaugural Leon Macdonald Stakes at Listed level at Morphettville, the stable is...

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  • Opperman's sizzling scorecard

    EMERGING apprentice jockey Jacob Opperman is riding a remarkable run of success, heading into today’s Murray Bridge meeting.  Opperman’s past 10 rides – all at midweek meetings in Naracoorte and Gawler respectively – make for impressive reading:  1  5  2  1  2  3  3  1  1  In recent weeks praise...

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  • More Kiwis strike gold for Hickmott

    MICHAEL Hickmott has feature race plans for impressive former New Zealand three-year-old Talamo who scored a brilliant win at his Australian debut at Murray Bridge on Wednesday. “I think he can win the Hill-Smith Stakes,” Hickmott told Racing.com. “I really like this horse.” It continued Hickmott’s strong association with New...

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  • Time to get back on track

    WANT to finally get back on track? South Australian racetracks are welcoming patrons ‘back on track’ this spring, via pre-booked tickets to a list of venues across the state. While racing continued through the COVID-19 crisis, crowds were prevented from attending meetings. However, spring is the perfect time to reconnect...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Murray Bridge Preview

    BEST BET: GRINZINGER EXPRESS (Race 7) EACH-WAY: LISETTE (Race 4) VALUE: DEXSTRA (Race 5)   RACE 1 - 12:10PM Wedding at Bridges Event Centre / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1800 METRES) MELODY MAN was placed behind Denreklaw on debut before a good effort taking ground off King And King last time. Tricky...

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  • Apprentice making waves in SA sojourn

    VICTORIAN apprentice Jessica Eaton continues to make waves in South Australia. It’s been a big four weeks for the talented rider, claiming her first feature race in last month’s Lightning Stakes aboard Parlophone for former boss Mick Price before her first riding treble at Morphettville on Saturday. Eaton was successful...

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  • Dalasan heads Leon Macdonald Stakes noms

    HALL of Fame trainer Leon Macdonald is hoping to win the race renamed in his honour when star colt Dalasan continues his spring campaign at Morphettville on Saturday. Dalasan headlines nominations for the $100,000 Listed Leon Macdonald Stakes (1400m) – formerly Penny Edition Stakes – following a brilliant race first-up...

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  • Amendment 4 - Meeting Transferred

    TRSA wish to advise that the Bordertown Racing Club meeting postponed from Sunday 23 August has been rescheduled to Friday 28 August The program will remain the same however new fields will be drawn. Nominations close at 11.00 am tomorrow Tuesday 25 August Late nominations close at 1.00 pm tomorrow...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: BEEOKAY (Race 10) EACH-WAY: THE OLYMPIAN (Race 9) VALUE: DR DEPENDABLE (Race 8)   RACE 1 - 11:20AM Winning Edge Presentations Handicap (1100 METRES) TAKEN OFF drifted sharply in betting before winning here on debut and was then beaten 1.2 lengths behind Nasifa. He sat off the speed to...

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  • Amendment 3 - Program amendments

    TRSA wish to advise that a review of the program has taken place with the following amendments made Morphettville Saturday 26 September Race Deleted $31,500       Benchmark 58 1400m Race added $45,000      Three-year-old Benchmark 72 1550m        SABOIS Conditions changed $36,000 Benchmark 64 1550m Now $36,000 Four-year-old & over Benchmark 64 1550...

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  • Clare joins Racing.com for bumper Morphettville card

    Tomorrow's bumper, 10-race Morphettville card coincides with SA Racing Hall of Fame member Clare Lindop joining the Racing.com team. A total of 118 acceptances were received for the meeting, 39 more than the corresponding meeting last year. Racing.com’s telecast of the extraordinarily healthy meeting begins at 10.45am, when the Group...

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  • Darwin Cup runner to measure up down south?

    THE Will Clarken stable will get a good guide to how Darwin Cup runner-up Paghman will measure up down south when he makes his local debut at Morphettville on Saturday. The horse can be forgiven for feeling a little lost since arriving in Adelaide and has been forced to acclimatise...

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  • ‘Shep’ on track to take over at Mount Gambier

    The man supervising Murray Bridge’s much-lauded race track will be responsible for fixing Mount Gambier Racing Club’s troublesome surface. A weed infestation impacting the track’s safety has seen racing temporarily suspended at the club, which last hosted a meeting on June 14. Dave Shepherdson starts as Mount Gambier track manager...

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  • Announcement 1

    TRSA wish to advise that for the Oakbank meeting on Sunday 13 September 2020, all trainers that are licensed in the Limestone Coast (Bordertown, Naracoorte, Penola, Millicent & Mount Gambier) will receive a float rebate. This fixed rebate is $150 for the first starter a trainer has on the day...

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  • Evanston Sprint Partnership

    The Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club (GBJC) are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership, that aligns an iconic race on our calendar and a local family owned bloodstock company. Adelaide Plains Bloodstock is a family owned and operated breeding operation located right here in the Gawler Belt. With over...

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