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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: ECHOES IN ETERNITY (Race 3) EACH-WAY: CALYPSO REIGN (Race 8) VALUE: SCARLET RIVER (Race 4)    RACE 1 - 12:15PM Love Your Local Butcher Handicap (1600 METRES)  Pretty keen to stick with DEXTER YOU DEVIL, who was very good behind Renegade here last week. He dropped out to last...

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  • Premiership-leading Jess to stay in SA

    Leaving SA while leading the metropolitan jockeys’ premiership would be “silly” – so Jessica Eaton is staying. Eaton has significantly impacted the local racing since arriving from Victoria in July last year for more riding opportunities. The 27-year-old apprentice has ridden 34 metropolitan winners so far this season, three clear...

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  • Hickmott entourage to shine at Murray Bridge

    Michael Hickmott will step out a big team of horses on his home track at Murray Bridge on Saturday.  The in-form horseman has enjoyed a brilliant 2020-21 racing season, having produced 26 winners, 18 of those at metropolitan level, with a strike-rate of 30 per cent.  He will saddle up...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Penola Preview

    BEST BETS GATSBY’S GIRL (Race 1) Scratched from Strathalbyn on Wednesday for this and plenty to like about her run behind Three Tears at Murray Bridge. Draws a good gate and hard to beat. NASEEB (Race 7) Looks some value in a good edition of the Vignerons Cup. Only beaten...

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  • Bridge trainer hoping Grinzinger can star

    Murray Bridge trainer Karen Byrnes will try to extend a successful summer on her home track this Saturday. Byrnes has produced three winners from her past seven starters and will launch the next chapter in the career of former Victorian galloper Grinzinger Star. Formerly with Danny O’Brien, Grinzinger Star looked...

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  • Dee Dee primed for Penola feature

    Bordertown-based trainer Darryl Dodson is hopeful Dr Dee Dee can maintain his form and claim another South East feature in today's $26,800 Coonawarra Vignerons Cup (1700m) at Penola. The five-year-old has struck a purple patch of form over the festive season and will be chasing his fourth straight victory. Dodson,...

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  • Pannell and Bella Vella tackle Magic Millions meeting

    Star SA jockey Todd Pannell will reunite with Bella Vella for the $1 million Magic Millions Snippets race on the Gold Coast this Saturday. The pair combined to land the Sangster Stakes at Morphettville last year – the first Group 1 win for Adelaide trainer Will Clarken. Pannell, who was...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Strathalbyn Preview

    BEST BET: MARNDARRA (Race 8) EACH-WAY: VIVALDI'S QUEST (Race 6) VALUE: UNBOUNDED (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 1:10PM Milang Caravan Park / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1600 METRES)  NO STRINGS is the interesting runner. He ran well at a price when runner-up behind Grey Vitality at Morphettville in December. Looked good...

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  • TRSA appoints leading interstate official as Senior Steward

    Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of highly regarded Australian racing official Greg Rudolph as a Senior Steward. Mr Rudolph is a former Racing NSW Deputy Chairman of Stewards and his appointment again underlines the SA industry’s ability to attract quality participants amid an ongoing...

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  • Second Slip’s slashing Aussie debut a weekend highlight

    Former New Zealand galloper Second Slip left bookmakers reeling after his debut victory at Murray Bridge on Saturday.  The Will Clarken-trained four-year-old opened at $12 with tab.com.au on Wednesday and that was quickly snapped up by those in the know, before the horse scored at 1.2-length win with Todd Pannell...

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  • The remarkable Marg Potts and her maternal mare Electrum

    ‘Remarkable’ seems an inadequate synopsis of the story of Electrum and her trainer Marg Potts. Take a deep breath and try this on for size (and remember, this isn’t a clickbait headline): A 75-year-old woman finally living her dream to train horses, preparing a nine-year-old mare that has already foaled...

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  • Jake’s passion leads to new career pathway

    A “passion for racing” has led Jake West to tackle a comprehensive, year-long program – part sponsored by Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) – aimed at ushering in the next generation of industry participants. From February 8 Jake will immerse himself in the Explorer Cadetship Program, a stable and horsemanship...

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  • La Richesse ready to go after shrugging off injury scare

    La Richesse could produce her best at Murray Bridge today, after overcoming a recent injury scare. The Will Clarken-trained mare disappointed last start as favourite, finishing ninth in the $100,000 Happy Trails (1400m) Series Final at Morphettville Parks in early November. However, Clarken says the four-year-old had a genuine excuse...

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  • SABOIS helping to keep SA horses racing locally

    A trainer’s decision to target SA races with one of his promising gallopers, rather than travel interstate, has underlined the benefits of recent changes to SABOIS – the innovative Breeders’ and Owners’ Incentive Scheme for the South Australian industry. Brett Campbell landed his first metropolitan winner at Gawler last Saturday,...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: SIZZLEFLY (Race 5) EACH-WAY: CALL ME SHAMUS (Race 4) VALUE: DEXTER YOU DEVIL (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 12:36PM Irongate Two-Year-Old Plate (1000 METRES) All on debut here, so the market will tell a big story. McEvoy’s PAD THAI cost $150k at the 2020 Gold Coast MM sale...

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  • McEvoy youngster ticks boxes, while stablemate heads north

    Calvin McEvoy said debutant Pad Thai had ticked all the boxes for his meeting with six fellow debutants at Murray Bridge on Saturday. A $150,000 buy from last year’s Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Pad Thai has shown plenty of natural improvement in his two public appearances. He was...

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  • Clare calls for Cup meeting support

    Locals and visitors have been urged to support the Clare Valley Racing Club’s first meeting in almost a year. The Taminga Hotel Clare Cup meeting will be staged on Monday, January 25, and will follow the cancellation of two of the club’s 2020 events: its Easter race meeting and its...

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  • Gazelle arrives just in time for Gawler trainer

    Hard work has paid off – just in the nick of time – for Gawler trainer Brett Campbell, who produced his first metropolitan winner last Saturday. The impressive win of Indian Gazelle followed stablemate Honey Go Lightly’s victory at the Morphettville twilight meeting the prevoius week and signalled a welcome...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Bordertown Preview

    BEST BET: BUBBLERAP (Race 7) EACH-WAY: CAPRICORN RIDGE (Race 6) VALUE: JUST CHEMISTRY (Race 3)   RACE 1 - 1:45PM Lawrences Irrigation Benchmark 72 Handicap (1550 METRES) Really good race. TERRITORY TITAN maps well from barrier two to control the speed. His form this past year and a half has been...

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  • Mum’s first winner makes Kayla’s ‘favourite day’

    Like many families, COVID-19 had made things difficult for SA jockey Kayla Crowther, her mother Claire and little brother Jack.  Being separated from her Ballarat-based loved ones for the best part of a year made last Saturday’s treble even sweeter for Kayla, who said prior to the Gawler meeting, her...

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  • Kah starts 2021 with a bang

    She's been labelled the hottest jockey in Australia and Jamie Kah has started 2021 with a bang.  After six metropolitan winners in two days in Melbourne (at Flemington and Caulfield), Kah now leads Damien Oliver by 11 in her quest to become the first female in history to win the...

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  • Intriguing clash to launch Bordertown program

    Two in-form locals will lock horns in what looms as an enticing start to Wednesday’s Bordertown meeting. James Dodgson’s star Territory Titan will take on Daryl Dodson’s Dr Dee Dee, who is shooting for three wins on the bounce, in the benchmark 72 race over 1550m. Territory Titan has built...

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  • Trainer to raise the bar with Indian Gazelle

    GAWLER trainer Brett Campbell will look to raise the bar with promising filly Indian Gazelle after her impressive win on her home track on Saturday.  A daughter of Akeed Mofeed, who Campbell knows very well having spent the past few years as the racing manager at Goldin Farms, followed an...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Murray Bridge Preview

    BEST BET: EXALTED TRAVELLER (Race 8) EACH-WAY: GOGOLF GURU (Race 2) VALUE: HIEMAL (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 12:56PM FibreTrack / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1800 METRES) NATIVE BLUE ran well here behind Shadow Boom at big odds before a solid effort at Bordertown behind Black Cheval last time. The jump...

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  • Ex-Victorian hoop to launch SA adventure

    Victorian senior jockey Mitchell Aitken will have his first South Australian rides this weekend, after a “change of scenery” move across the border. Aitken, who has been based in Victoria throughout most of his career, has secured rides at Murray Bridge tomorrow and Gawler on Saturday. “It’s just something different...

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