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November 2016

  • Making a Name for Himself

    Posted by Shane McNally

    A chance Melbourne racetrack meeting between Tony McEvoy and young rider Damien Thornton has led to one of the strongest trainer-jockey partnerships in the state. The brief chat led to a job offer Thornton couldn’t refuse and the 21-year-old has continued to build on his strong resume of more than...

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  • A Promise of Things to Come

    Posted by Shane McNally

    There was no Hucklebuck or Rebel Raider but South Australia took on the Victorian Spring with its typical fighting spirit and, in the end, came away with some good wins and encouragement for the future. Team SA had to wait until the very last race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival...

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  • A Life In Racing

    Posted by Shane McNally

    If you ever wanted to understand Mal James' affinity with local racing, you had to watch his moving eulogy for trainer David Balfour in late 2014. The passion he showed that day as he remembered his long-time friend was typical of the way Mal has embraced all things racing in...

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  • Perfect Partners

    Posted by Shane McNally

    Talking about major players in South Australian training ranks, and the names Wayne Francis and Glen Kent dont immediately roll off the tongue. If that hasn’t changed in the past year or so, it’s certainly about to... The astute partnership has achieved excellent results in recent years from their outstanding...

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