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  • Gawler marks century since obscure Zed Cup

    TODAY’S Gawler meeting celebrates an obscure – until now – cup race that was contested 100 years ago, and never again. The Zed Cup was run at Gawler on Saturday, August 7, 1920 – and four of today’s seven races are named to recognise some of the major players in...

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  • Works begins on Murray Bridge uphill sand track

    Murray Bridge Racing Club is about to take another step towards becoming an elite training facility, with work commencing on its $500,000 uphill sand training track. The track will be just over 800m long and contain one bend, plus a gradient of between 2.5 per cent and 6 per cent....

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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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  • Another jockey trifecta…45 years later

    WHAT does the collective of Todd Pannell, Kayla Crowther and Jason Holder have in common with former jockeys Mick Goreham, Jim Courtney and Billy Sharp? Full marks if you guessed that the 2019/20 season ends a 45-year gap since three South Australian jockeys last broke the 50 metropolitan winners milestone...

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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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  • Anna’s amazing apprenticeship: Whip-free riding, Dubai, Sardinia… and chocolate runs

    FROM riding whip-less in Norway, to saddling up horses in Dubai, to being Sardinia’s first female jockey, and wearing silks into supermarkets for mid-meeting chocolate runs, Anna Jordsjo has experienced more than most young jockeys. The 24-year-old’s apprenticeship will end after Saturday’s meeting at Morphettville Parks and the Adelaide-based rider’s...

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  • Trevor turns 80 and says the party’s over

    MORPHETTVILLE trainer Trevor Dansie is marking two significant events in his life: turning 80 and retirement. Trevor joins the octogenarian club today and from next week will forfeit his training licence, handing the reins to his long-time training partner and former stable strapper, Natasha Storr. The duo have formed a...

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  • Introducing Lincoln Moore’s weekly racing previews

    Highly regarded South Australian racing industry journalist Lincoln Moore officially joins the TRSA team from today, providing weekly previews and reviews of SA meetings. Lincoln’s race-by-race previews will appear on TRSA’s website, and be accessible via TRSA’s social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) the day before each meeting. “It’s great...

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  • An Early Look with James Jordan.- Morphettville Parks July 18

    Racing.com’s South Australian Form Analyst James Jordan has a look at Saturday’s Morphettville Parks meeting. R4 Sign Of Ussuri Going to be very hard to beat here. Last week he didn't get the tempo to suit and coming back 100m maybe wasn't ideal. He gets a good gate here, should...

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  • McEvoy’s thumbs up for Murray Bridge’s training track

    Leading SA trainer Tony McEvoy has given an emphatic thumbs up to Murray Bridge Racing Club’s Fibretrack sand training track. McEvoy galloped 19 horses over the surface on Wednesday morning and was so impressed he immediately vowed to make the practice a regular feature of his training regime. “Having seen...

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  • A conversation with… Jockey Maggie Collett

    SA-based apprentice jockey Margaret ‘Maggie’ Collett scored her biggest career win recently when the Will Clarken-trained Handsome Return won the 2020 City of Port Augusta Cup. Maggie, who moved to South Australia from Melbourne late last year, is indentured to the David Jolly stable. We asked the 22-year-old about her...

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  • It was all happening at Gawler

    Saturday was anything but a regulation metro-class meeting at Gawler. Crowds were welcomed back to the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club track for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions were enforced, while the nine races threw up a handful of interesting and/or quirky moments. The Phillip Stokes-trained Octane was the...

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  • Steph steps down career pathway, via Explorer Cadetship Program

    An Adelaide teenager is making all the right moves – and drawing praise from one of Sydney’s most successful trainers – while tackling a comprehensive program aimed at preparing young people for a career in thoroughbred racing. Stephanie Barrett-Quinn is currently working at the Randwick stables of Gai Waterhouse and...

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  • Alice warms to Darwin riding stint

    A yearning for career development has prompted jockey Alice Lindsay to swap the chilly South Australian winter for the warmer climes of Darwin. This time next week Alice will be in the Top End starting what she hopes will be a year-long riding stint. “I’ve never been to Darwin, so...

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  • $37,500 boost to complete Kerrin McEvoy statue

    The remaining barrier to the erection of a statue in Streaky Bay honouring champion SA jockey Kerrin McEvoy was eliminated today, following an unexpected State Government handout. Premier Steven Marshall this afternoon announced a $37,500 funding boost for the project, enabling its completion without the need for further community fundraising....

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  • From jockey to co-trainer: Krystal ‘at peace’ with retirement decision

    The grind of losing up to 3kg before each meeting – plus a dose of self-reflection after a horror fall last October saw eight metal plates and 47 screws inserted in her head – was enough to convince Krystal Bishop to retire from race riding at the end of the...

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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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  • Diverse bunch to contest City of Port Augusta Cup

    A smallish but interesting bunch of middle-distance runners will contest Sunday’s City of Port Augusta Cup (2300m). The absence of dirt-track star Fulton Street has opened up the $22,500 race to other runners and ensured a healthier betting contest. Will Clarken’s Handsome Return is hitting dirt for the first time,...

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  • Murray Bridge & Gawler on the importance of reopening

    Members, owners and some spectators are being welcomed back to major SA race meetings at Murray Bridge and Gawler over the next two Saturdays. Tomorrow’s bumper nine-race Murray Bridge meeting, offering a record $456,500 in prize money, will have a capacity of 350 people, while up to 1000 will attend...

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  • Jockey Jacob’s ‘best things’ so far

    The best things about being a jockey. Every jockey’s first winner is special to them, but 16-year-old Jacob Opperman’s breakthrough success had a particularly homely feel.  Back on May 3, Jacob guided L’amarybelle to victory at Bordertown, completing a nice little ‘circle of life’ moment.  “It was for a trainer...

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  • Alsvior simply The Ant’s Pants for in-form Jaensch stable

    Four winners in five days, including a double to one horse, plus the promising comeback of a previously retired mare, mean Sue Jaensch is officially on a roll. The Naracoorte trainer is enjoying a purple patch of form, starting with Just Rolling’s win at Murray Bridge last Wednesday and finishing...

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  • Seeing doubles as highlights flow at Morphettville Parks

    Three doubles, another masterful staying ride, and the middle leg of a country stable’s winning streak highlighted Saturday’s nine-race Morphettville Parks meeting. Apprentice jockey Caitlin Jones teamed up with the Richard and Chantelle Jolly stable to land a double, starting with speedy two-year-old Theresabearinthere, who led throughout to win race...

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  • New pool and first winner: Aimee’s double celebration

    Just over a week after being on hand for the official opening of Gawler’s new equine pool, local trainer Aimee Bush had another reason to celebrate. The 26-year-old attended this month’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in a formal capacity, as an employee of the Darren Magro Racing stable, and was as pleased...

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  • New SA stars to be unearthed in 2020 TAB Spring Bonanza

    Gytrash, Xilong and Garner have already ‘graduated’ and another bunch of stars could be unearthed on South Australian race tracks during the 2020 TAB Spring Bonanza. The initiative comprises seven speciality series to be conducted during October, November and December, with each series culminating in a $100,000 final at Morphettville....

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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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