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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: THE DIFFERENCE (Race 7) EACH-WAY: FEARLESS VISION (Race 8) VALUE: RESURGE (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 12:26PM Happy Birthday Peter 'Slugga' Chapman 3YO Benchmark 64 Handicap (Heat 6 Rebel Raider) (1250 METRES) Impossible not to be impressed by QUIETLY DISCREET, who sped to the lead and gave nothing...

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  • Trainer’s Knight vision to be rewarded

    Strathalbyn trainer John Macmillan’s decision to scratch Arkham Knight from last week’s Listed Wylie Stakes can be rewarded at Morphettville on Saturday. A firming Morphettville surface bought about his scratching and some consistent Adelaide rain over the past 48 hours has justified the decision. Morphettville was rated a ‘good 4’...

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  • An Early Look with James Jordan - Morphettville 26 September 2020

    Quite like the card at the Parks on Saturday and despite there being rain forecast I am always confident in the tracks draining ability. As I write this (Thursday night) the radar is showing a fair bit of rain over the track, but I am banking on it being close...

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  • Cult of Celebrity set to grow in Guineas Prelude

    Exciting South Australian filly Instant Celebrity will take a major step in her Group 1 quest when she makes her Melbourne debut in the Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield on Saturday. Trainer Phillip Stokes said the unbeaten youngster hadn’t missed a beat since arriving at his Pakenham base last week...

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  • Across SA, John’s on the right track

    From Balaklava to Bordertown, Mount Gambier to Murray Bridge, and everywhere in between, John Tonani has plenty on his plate as TRSA’s industry track manager. Mr Tonani attended last week’s Balaklava Cup meeting and was pleased to see the track looking spectacular, and playing just as well, given the club...

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  • Toot shoots for first winner as a trainer

    Winners have been plentiful during his riding career, now David Tootell Sr is searching for his first success as a trainer. Tootell had his first runner on August 26, but his best result from five runners to date is a fifth at Bordertown with Cool Desert. “You think you know...

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  • Stellar Bella needs ‘career best’, says Clarken

    Will Clarken cannot fault star South Australian sprinting mare Bella Vella ahead of her return to Moonee Valley for Friday night’s $1 million Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m). The Morphettville trainer said the Sangster Stakes winner had ticked all the boxes ahead of the race he’s calling her grand final....

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  • Racing Update 1 - Jump Outs

    TRSA wish to advise that from 1 October 2020, all Nominations for Approval Jump Outs are required to be done through Racing Australia/StableAssist per normal race meetings and trials. Nominations for Approval Jump Outs will close at 11.00am the business day before the Jump Outs take place, with fields released...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Strathalbyn Preview

    BEST BET: BOOMER BEACH (Race 4) EACH-WAY: SARNIA (Race 3) VALUE:  PIVOTAL FORCE (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 1:20PM Harry of All Trades / SABOIS Distance Maiden Plate (2050 METRES) Looks the perfect race for IRONICAL who was good behind Talamo first-up before sticking on well behind Nakheel at Murray...

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  • Full steam ahead for uphill sand track

    Work on Murray Bridge Racing Club’s $500,000 uphill sand training track has hit top gear, ahead of its expected November opening. An important additional piece of training infrastructure, the facility will assist the club’s move towards becoming an elite training facility. The track will be just over 800m long and...

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  • SA’s Everest double-act, as Behemoth locked in

    South Australia will have two runners in the $15 million The Everest at Royal Randwick next month after Behemoth today secured his place in the field. Grand Syndicates Sam Lyons confirmed that The Star Casino will partner with the SA sprinter in the world’s richest race on turf. A statement...

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  • Strath season-opener to cap ‘exciting’ few days

    A ‘thank you’ event, the first meeting of the new season… and an Everest runner. It’s a big few days for the Strathalbyn Racing Club, which will host its first meeting of the 2020/21 season tomorrow, with a solid seven-race card. Strathalbyn Trainers Association president David Jolly was among those...

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  • Big day for Jolly stable - in Victoria and SA

    Behemoth laid claims for a last-minute slot in the $15m TAB Everest after his slashing Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes win at Caulfield on Saturday. Jolly and connections remain open to talks with perspective slot holders after he stormed over the top of rivals to record his second successive Group 1...

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  • Different kind of horsepower drives a good cause

    Empathy indirectly steered three generations of the Jolly family to a go-kart grand prix with Eran Boyd and Krystal Bishop earlier this month. Mega Fast Karts donated a session at its Richmond facility to an auction supporting the TRSA Bushfire Appeal Initiative, launched in January to assist bushfire-impacted communities across...

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  • Snitzkraft upstages rivals to claim Wylie

    The Phillip Stokes stable sprung an early spring surprise when Snitzkraft led throughout in the $100,000 TAB W H Wylie Handicap (1100m) at Morphettville. The Stokes stable went into Saturday with three runners but was forced to scratch their number one seed Seemingly Discreet after she injured herself on Friday...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: CHUCKY (Race 4) EACH-WAY: ACE OF CLUBS (Race 7) VALUE: MAGNA BELLA (Race 9)   RACE 1 - 12:11PM Eco Skip Hire Handicap (1600 METRES) SOMERSET MAUGHAM led throughout for a soft win at Sale last time. He’s lightly-raced and in the leading stable of Danny O’Brien, who places...

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  • In appreciation of our jockeys

    As a key figure in the SA branch of the Australian Jockeys’ Association, Eran Boyd found some extra meaning in last Saturday’s races at Morphettville.  As well as steering Waikato Express and Pindaric home earlier in the day, Boyd – with four rides – was part of a sensational day...

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  • An Early Look with James Jordan - Morphettville 19 September 2020

    R3 Pearl Bandit $3.90 I've got this boy marked $3.40 but think he's going very well at the moment. He backs up from last Saturday where he was back on a slow tempo and had to overcome an on-pace bias. He got past all bar the winner and this race...

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  • Jolly: Behemoth on target for G1 double-up

    Behemoth has settled well at Caulfield as he chases a second successive Group 1 victory in Saturday’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m). Trainer David Jolly said the reports were all positive from Melbourne, where he is marked a $4.20 favourite with tab.com.au. Behemoth has been kept fresh at Jolly’s Goolwa...

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  • Amendment 11 - Jump outs

    TRSA wish to advise in conjunction with the Murray Bridge Racing Club, Official jump outs have been added on Friday 2nd October. 2YO jump outs will be conducted from the 900m start and will utilise the rail as an education before the first scheduled race on Friday 16th October. All...

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  • Stokes stable out to upstage Wylie favourite

    A trio of Phillip Stokes-trained sprinters will be out to upstage red-hot favourite Garner in Saturday’s $100,000 TAB W H Wylie Handicap (1100m) at Morphettville. Bookmakers have installed the Gordon Richards-trained Garner a $1.85 favourite for the Listed feature following a slashing return to racing in Melbourne recently, but the...

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  • McEvoy and Vorster combine to land Balaklava Cup

    Sensationally backed Winning Partner ensured weight of numbers won the day when the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained galloper won this afternoon’s $100,000 Listed TQCSI Balaklava Cup (1600m). The McEvoy yard supplied five runners in the capacity 16-horse field and supplied first and third, with former NT runner Savatoxl running third,...

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  • Dare to Dream owners enjoying the ride

    The racing newcomers involved with Balaklava Cup runner Blow Torch have simply been enjoying the ride. Blow Torch is part of TRSA’s Dare To Dream initiative, which gave 25 competition winners a chance to experience racehorse ownership via a share in two horses for themselves and nine friends. The horses...

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  • Balaklava Cup Preview

    BEST BET: VICTORIA QUAY (Race 4) EACH-WAY: SAVATOXL (Race 7) VALUE: HOLY SANGRIA (Race 9)   RACE 1 - 11:35AM Agfert / SABOIS Three-Year-Old Class One Handicap (Heat 5 Rebel Raider Series) (1050 METRES) Tough little start today with some nice three-year-olds stepping out. Liked the run of ALLEBOOM last time...

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  • Beanies initiative to benefit horse-care properties

    As part of an ongoing equine welfare program, money raised via an SA racing stable’s beanies initiative will go towards helping to care for three mares recently surrendered to the RSPCA. McEvoy Mitchell Racing teamed up with Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) in July to launch the beanies initiative, aimed...

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