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  • 2020 TQCSI Balaklava Cup - crowd now 2000

    A CROWD of up to 2000 people will be allowed at the 2020 TQCSI Balaklava Cup next Wednesday, following an announcement from SA Health today. The increase allows for an extra 1000 tickets to be sold for the event, available now. “Tickets to our marquees have sold out, but we...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • COVID-19 Update: Morphettville Racecourse

    Given the stringent COVID-19-related guidelines in place for Morphettville racecourse, the SAJC is eager to advise all trainers and owners of their attendance options and conditions: Each location on course has a maximum capacity and the SAJC is required to know every person located in these individual spots. The above...

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  • COVID-19 update | Changes to race-day attendance and procedures

    Following the State Government’s recent move to re-introduce/announce certain COVID-19-related restrictions in South Australia, the following decisions have been taken by TRSA management, effective immediately: Re-introduction of temperature testing of all essential personnel at race meetings and trials. Complete separation is required between essential industry/racing personnel and the general public....

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  • TRSA-Hygain partnership to facilitate better care for ex-racehorses

    A shared commitment to caring for thoroughbreds both during and beyond their racetrack careers has forged a new partnership between Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) and Hygain Feeds to facilitate better care for horses. In recent times TRSA has enhanced its already-strong focus on animal welfare and developing industry-leading practices,...

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  • No spectators at Port Augusta this Sunday

    RACING at Port Augusta this Sunday will be limited to essential racing participants and racing officials only, with no spectators or members allowed on course.  Due to the changing COVID-19 restrictions, industry guidelines now require complete separation between essential industry/racing personnel and the general public.  Industry participants will be required...

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  • Lachy reunites with some four-legged SA friends

    GUN South Australian apprentice Lachlan Neindorf will reunite with a couple of familiar four-legged friends when he rides at Moonee Valley this weekend. The rising star of the saddle will be back in combination with his South Australian bosses Richard and Chantelle Jolly riding Theresabearinthere and Dexelation. Neindorf was board...

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  • New race names to honour SA legends

    Local racing legends Clare Lindop, John Letts and Leon Macdonald will be among those honoured when six black-type South Australian races are renamed for the 2020/21 season. Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) and the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) this week unveiled the new race names following a joint decision...

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  • Buy a beanie – and benefit SA equine welfare

    A new beanies initiative, driven by McEvoy Mitchell Racing, will help raise funds for equine welfare in South Australia – and keep heads warm across the cold winter months. The premiership-winning, Barossa-based racing stable has teamed up with Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) to launch the idea, which will benefit...

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  • Changes for three SA black-type races

    THREE South Australian listed races have changed dates in order to enhance the SA feature race program. Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) has today announced the changes to the Tokyo City Cup, the Morphettville Guineas and the Durbridge Stakes. The Tokyo City Cup, a set weights and penalties race over...

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  • Patrons continue to be welcomed back to SA’s race tracks

    Following on from last week’s announcement around spectator restrictions easing, Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) is happy to advise that all Clubs are now able to open for business at their discretion. For inquiries around attending any South Australian thoroughbred race meeting, please contact each Club direct.  All Club contact details...

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  • Dirt-track star bypasses Pt Augusta for Darwin

    SA dirt-track star Fulton Street – winner of his past two dirt-track starts by a combined 13 lengths – has bypassed today’s City of Port Augusta Cup (2300m) for a crack at the rich Darwin Cup. Fulton Street has built an imposing record on dirt surfaces, including a six-length romp...

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  • Media Release: Patrons continue to be welcomed back to SA’s race tracks

     Following on from last week’s announcement around spectator restrictions easing, Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) is happy to announce the following updates for the racing week ahead: WHERE, WHEN & HOW MANY (subject to official directions from the state co-ordinator) Murray Bridge, Saturday, July 4: The Murray Bridge Racing Club has...

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  • Amendment 62 - 2019/20 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that the Jump Outs scheduled for Morphettville on Tuesday 14th July 2020 will now be Official Trials. Nominations Close at 11.00am Friday 9th July.

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  • Amendment 63 - 2019/20 Racing Season

    TRSA wish to advise that the meeting scheduled for Mount Gambier on Wednesday 8th July has been transferred to Naracoorte. The following changes apply Race 1 Benchmark 68 1400m                       Now 1200 Race 2 Benchmark 62 1550m                        Now Benchmark 66 1430m Race 3 Benchmark 62 900m                         Now 1000m Race 5 Benchmark...

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  • Media Release: Racing temporarily suspended at Mount Gambier

    Racing will be temporarily suspended from the Mount Gambier Racing Club to allow for aggressive treatment of a weed infestation compromising the integrity of the track surface. Officials from Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) and the Mount Gambier Racing Club, together with local trainers, this week reluctantly agreed to cease...

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  • Media Release: Patrons continue to be welcomed back to SA’s race tracks

    Following on from last week’s announcement around spectator restrictions easing, Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) is happy to announce the following updates for the racing week ahead: WHERE, WHEN & HOW MANY (subject to official directions from the state co-ordinator) Bordertown, Sunday, June 28: Bordertown Racing Club will advise in coming...

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  • Media Release: Patrons welcomed back to SA’s race tracks - gradually

    Patrons will soon be welcomed back to thoroughbred racetracks across South Australia in a staged approach. Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) today announced it would adopt a measured approach to re-admitting on-course patrons, with limits varying for each club given their specific room sizes, taking into account the distancing directions...

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  • Media Release: Maternity scheme introduced for SA jockeys

    Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) is now providing extra support for female participants by introducing a Maternity Leave Payment (MLP) initiative for full-time licensed jockeys. The MLP is available to eligible female riders who are restricted under the Australian Rules of Racing from undertaking their normal duties as a jockey...

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  • Media Release: SA’s Autumn Racing Carnival secures live national coverage

    South Australia’s Autumn Racing Carnival will be broadcast live and free to homes across the country this year, under an arrangement between Thoroughbred Racing SA’s (TRSA) vision rights holder Racing.com and Channel 7. In partnership with Racing.com, Channel 7 will bring viewers the Carnival’s three feature race days at Morphettville...

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  • Media Release: Apprentice Jerry Chau to return to Hong Kong

    Apprentice jockey Jerry Chau will return from South Australia to Hong Kong after being granted permission to ride by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Chau, who arrived in SA in early 2019 and has ridden 62 winners this season, will ride in Hong Kong – pending a satisfactory mandatory...

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  • Media Release: COVID-19: TRSA cancels official trials

    Official trials will be cancelled as part of new measures introduced today by Thoroughbred Racing SA to further protect the health of industry staff, participants and the wider community.   All official trials have been cancelled from Friday 10th April. A revised schedule of official jump-outs will be released shortly and...

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  • Media Release: SA racing industry introduces further COVID-19 measures

    Oakbank Easter Carnival and Clare Easter Saturday meetings abandoned More races moved to metro and provincial tracks to further enhance controls 15% reduction in overall prizemoney from 1 April to 30 June Additional protocols implemented, more being considered The Board of Thoroughbred Racing SA has ratified a series of additional...

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