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  • Gytrash gears up towards Everest

    STAR South Australian sprinter Gytrash will step up his $15m Everest preparations with a gallop at Royal Randwick on Friday morning. Last year’s Everest placegetter will roll around alongside some big names after the Australian Turf Club made the decision to open the Randwick course proper for carnival contenders following...

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  • South African hoop Callan Murray arrives in Adelaide

    Well-credentialed South African jockey Callan Murray has arrived in Adelaide where he will base himself for at least the 2021/22 racing season. The Group 1 winning hoop is the latest international to join the South Australian racing industry after multiple Group 1-winning South African trainers Gary and Dean Alexander relocated...

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  • Longstanding partnership becomes official

    As a nine-year-old working weekends filling up waters for the thoroughbreds trained by John Hickmott, Carrina Riggs never imagined she would one day be co-trainer at the same stable. Fast forward two decades and that’s exactly where she is, with the Murray Bridge-based pair announcing a training partnership which officially...

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  • Morialta kick starts new racing season for Padman

    PROMISING four-year-old Morialta kick started the new racing season in style and continues to enhance his reputation for astute Murray Bridge horseman Stuart Padman. His dominant 3.4 length win on his home track has made Padman reassessing his opinion of the son of Jimmy Creed who again showed his above...

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  • SA Stars set to kick off carnival campaigns in Spring Stakes

    SOUTH Australia’s leading spring carnival contenders headline nominations for Saturday’s $127,250 Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville. Behemoth and Dalasan will launch their respective campaigns as they track towards Melbourne while Will Clarken could take a three-pronged attack into the feature. Clarken has impressive last-start Lightning Stakes winner Beau...

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  • James Jordan's Morphettville Parks Track Report and Speed Maps

    Racing.com's James Jordan has walked the Morphettville Parks track ahead of tomorrow's meeting. Check out a track report, as well as speed maps for each of the nine races right here. TRACK REPORT Winning Post-1500m: coverage in this area is quite good with very little marking to speak of. Can't...

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  • Arkham Knight ready to score at Sandown

    The perfect barrier and three-kilogram claim can offset the big weight for South Australian galloper Arkham Knight at Sandown today. Arkham Knight has remained in Melbourne after finishing third at Sandown earlier this month and missing a run at Caulfield last weekend could be a blessing. The seven-year-old was heavily...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Balaklava Preview

    BEST BET: LADY HIGHLY (Race 6) EACH-WAY: ZEPPA (Race 8) VALUE: MORIALTA (Race 5)   RACE 1 - 12:10PM Balaklava Stitch Joint Maiden Plate (1609 METRES) Open race after the scratching of Fiamette. WHOSEZOU is back in SA after two runs in Victoria when he was thereabouts without really threatening. This...

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  • Melbourne Cup hits Port Augusta

    The Port Augusta Cup trophy will be slightly overshadowed by some significant silverware on Sunday when the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour hits town. The $275,000 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy will be on show with the 2021 tour commencing it’s 44-stop journey throughout Australia this weekend. Starting in...

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  • Racing SA COVID-19 Update

    Following the release of the latest COVID-19 Direction last night, which took effect today, Racing SA has analysed this most recent SA Health update. It will continue to be business as usual unless there are any further developments or restrictions, with current restrictions remaining in place e.g. the separation between...

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  • Doudle's stayer shines again, Eaton regains premiership lead

    The best is still in front of Travis Doudle’s exciting stayer Not Usual Glorious. Unbeaten in three Australian starts and thriving on a rain soaked Morphettville surface on Saturday, the former New Zealand stayer could be an Adelaide Cup contender in 2022. It was another polished performance where he was...

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  • Increase to SA racing prize money

    Racing SA CEO Nick Redin described the board’s decision to boost prize money as another example of the SA industry pursuing its strategy of growth and job creation. “The industry is strong and vibrant at the moment, and this announcement only adds to further to that momentum,” Mr Redin said....

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  • Lincoln Moore's Naracoorte Preview

      WIN: HONOUR DE HERO (Race 4) EACH-WAY: UNCLE BOB (Race 7) VALUE: REWARDING LAUGHTER (Race 5)   RACE 1 - 12:35PM Girls Weekend Away Benchmark 68 Handicap (1200 METRES) Even race. WYLIE OL’ COYOTE has trialled OK for his return, he handles he rain effected track and was racing well last...

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  • Motivated Metcalfe ready to go

    Stacey Metcalfe will be try and hit the ground running when she returns from a forced stint on the sidelines and jumps back in the saddle this weekend. Metcalfe was gaining momentum among the SA riding ranks before she was outed for a ride at Murray Bridge in early May....

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: ICECRUSHER (Race 7) EACH-WAY: ARAY OF SUNSHINE (Race 8) VALUE: MAGIC PHANTOM (Race 9)   RACE 1 - 11:32AM G.H. Mumm Two-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1100 METRES) TAUNTING was $3.10 into $2.20 when beaten by Madam Furphy on debut. He had trialled up well prior and gets another chance here...

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  • 'Game changing' bonuses for SA industry

    Ryan Balfour has described the new look Racing Rewards SA (formerly SABOIS) as a 'game-changer' for South Australian Thoroughbred Racing. Since its launch in December 2020, Racing Rewards SA has returned more than $1.7m in bonuses to owners, with two promising three-year-olds trained by the next wave of South Australia’s...

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  • Spring plans revealed for G1 winner

    Dual Group 1 winner Behemoth is back in work ahead of another spring carnival assault. Behemoth returned to David Jolly’s Goolwa stable two weeks ago and will follow a proven path to Melbourne, but another $15m Everest tilt is off the table. “I’m really happy with him,’’ Jolly said. “He...

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  • James Jordan's Morphettville Track Report & Speed Maps

    Saturday racing heads back to Morphettville, and Racing.com's James Jordan has all of the key information you're looking for. Check out a full track report, as well as speed maps for all nine races here. TRACK REPORT  Winning Post-1800m: This is the wettest part of the track and is well...

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  • Champion jockey joins Racing SA team

    Racing SA is thrilled to announce the appointment of former Australian champion jockey Clare Lindop to the organisation, in the new role of Industry Development and Training Officer. As a former stablehand, apprentice jockey, track work rider, jockey’s association director and Group 1 winning jockey, Clare brings with her first...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Murray Bridge Preview

    BEST BET: CHAMPAGNE DREAMS (Race 3) EACH-WAY: SINGLETON PARK (Race 8) VALUE: SHOTS (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 11:23AM FibreTrack Benchmark 120 Steeplechase (3360 METRES) Any one of these can win given the right run. LUCQUES was placed in the Von Doussa and Brierly this campaign and his best form...

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  • Trip away to spark success

    David Jolly is looking towards the Ballarat Synthetic track to spark talented mare Trip back to winning form. The Goolwa horseman had the mare nominated at both Ballarat and Caulfield this weekend, but getting her back on top of the ground is his preferred option. Trip was runner-up first-up from...

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  • Pannell's premiership push continues

    Todd Pannell stamped his authority on the Adelaide Jockeys Premiership with a treble at Murray Bridge on Saturday. Pannell started the day in style with a seven length win aboard Bleriot before finishing the day strongly with wins on Too Good Too Hard and Great Diviner. South Australia's top jockey...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Port Augusta Preview

    BEST BET: DESIDERO (Race 4) EACH-WAY: WOUNDED SOLIDER (Race 8) VALUE: KORODON (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 11:55AM Nutrien Ag Solutions Port Augusta Maiden Handicap (1498 METRES) Looks the perfect race for BLESSED AWARD who has been sent out favourite at two runs in SA. He got back before making...

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  • Balaklava trials rescheduled

    The barrier trials scheduled for Balaklava Racing Club today have been rescheduled due to the state of the track. These trials will be conducted on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at the Balaklava Racing Club, with fields to remain the same. Click here to view the fields and start times of...

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  • Jolly duo set sights on Flemington

    Richard and Chantelle Jolly will head to Flemington armed with two last start winners on Saturday. The stable has opted for Melbourne over Murray Bridge for Poysed To Rein who is marked a $4.60 favourite with tab.com.au from barrier 13 with Jamie Kah booked to ride, while Damien Lane will...

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