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  • Amendment 27 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA advise due to the extreme weather forecast for Sunday 28th January 2018 and in consultation with the Bordertown Racing club the meeting has now been moved to Tuesday 30th January 2018.

    Nominations for this meeting will close 12pm on Thursday 25th January 2018 and Acceptances will close Friday 26th January 2018 at 9am.

    As a consequence, the trials set down for Morphettville on Tuesday 30th January have now also been moved to Monday 29th January 2018.

  • Amendment 26 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA advise due to the extreme weather forecast for Friday 26th January 2018 and in consultation with the Murray Bridge Racing Club the meeting has been moved to Thursday 25th January with early start times to be advised later.

     Acceptances for this meeting will now be 9 am Tuesday 23rd January 2018. 

    As a consequence, the trials set down for Morphettville 25th January have been moved to Tuesday 30th January 2018 but maybe subject to change.

    The meeting for Bordertown on Sunday 28th January 2018 has been cancelled once again due to extreme weather forecast on this day. We are now looking at options for this meeting.

    Based on information received from the Bureau of Meteorology the meetings at both Morphettville and Kingscote on Saturday will proceed as normal.

  • Amendment 25 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA advise due to the extreme hot weather forecast for Thursday 18th January 2018 and in consultation with the Penola Racing Club the meeting times have been rescheduled to start at  

    Race 1             10.00 am

    Race 2             10.30 am

    Race 3             11.00 am

    Race 4             11.35 am

    Race 5             12.10 pm

    Race 6             12.45 pm

    Race 7             1.20 pm

    Race 8             1.55 pm

    Acceptances close at 9 am tomorrow morning Tuesday 16th January 2018.

  • Amendment 24 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note TRSA wish to advise that in consultation with the Strathalbyn Racing Club the approval Jump Outs scheduled for Thursday 18th January 2018 have been rescheduled to Friday 19th January 2018 and will be run on the course proper from the 1350 metre start commencing at 9 am.

    After these Jump outs have been completed the Club jump outs will be conducted on the inner grass track 2 metres out.

  • Amendment 23 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA advise due to the extreme weather forecast for Saturday 6th January 2018 and in consultation with the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club and the Naracoorte Racing Club the following changes have been made.

    Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club meeting on Saturday 6th January 2018 has been rescheduled for Sunday 7th January 2018. This meeting will not be a Twilight.

    Nominations for this meeting at Gawler have now been extended to 10am Wednesday 3rd January with Acceptances at 9am on Thursday 4th January 2018.

    Naracoorte Racing Club meeting on Sunday 7th January 2018 has been rescheduled for Monday 8th January 2018.

    Nominations and Acceptances for this meeting at Naracoorte remain unchanged.

  • Amendment 22 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA would like to advise on behalf of the Port Lincoln Racing Club as a result of two of the four scheduled 2-year-old races being deleted due to a lack of nominations, the 2017/18 Port Lincoln Racing Club 2 YO Series will not be conducted this race season. Whilst this is unfortunate, opportunities will still exist for 2 year olds to race at the scheduled race meetings on Wednesday 24th January 2018 and Sunday 18th February 2018 should nomination be sufficient.

  • Amendment 21 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note TRSA in consultation with the Port Lincoln Racing Club and the Port Lincoln Trainer’s association have made changes to the race program on Sunday 31st December 2017.

    Deleted

    Race 6 $15,000 2-Year-old Handicap 1000 metres

    Added

    Race 6 $15,000 Maiden/Class One Plate, 3YO & Up Set weights SABOIS Plus 1750 metres

    Nominations close 12 noon Friday 22nd December 2017.

  • Amendment 20 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA  wish to advise that in consultation with Port Lincoln Racing Club an additional race has been added to the race meeting on Sunday 17th December 2017.

    Race 9

    $13,000 Two-Year-Old Maiden Plate Set Weights          1000 metres

    This race will remain the first leg of the Port Lincoln Racing Club Two-Year-Old Series.

     Nominations Close 12 noon Monday 11th December 2017.

  • Amendment 19 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Due to the postponement of today’s meeting at Mount Gambier, TRSA wishes to advise that in consultation with the Mount Gambier Racing Club the meeting has been rescheduled in its entirety to Monday 4th December 2017.

     

    New times will be

    Race 1 – 12.40 pm

    Race 2 – 1.15 pm

    Race 3 – 1.45 pm

    Race 4 – 2.15 pm

    Race 5 – 2.45 pm

    Race 6 – 3.15 pm

    Race 7 – 3.45 pm

    Race 8 – 4.15 pm

    Race 9 – 4.45 pm           

    All scratchings will be reinstated.

  • Amendment 18 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that the Trials scheduled at Strathalbyn Racing Club on the 21st December 2017 have been cancelled.

  • Amendment 17 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that in consultation with the Murray Bridge Racing Club due to the abandonment of the meeting on Wednesday 15th November 2017 the meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday 16th November 2017 in its entirety.

    New times will be  

    Race 1 - 12.40 pm

    Race 2 - 1.10 pm

    Race 3 - 1.45 pm

    Race 4 - 2.15 pm

    Race 5 - 2.45 pm

    Race 6 - 3.15 pm

    Race 7 - 3.34 pm

    Race 8 - 4.15 pm

    All scratchings will be reinstated

  • Amendment 16 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA in consultation with the South Australian Jockey Club and the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club advise a change to the following race meetings in the 2017/2018 programme.

    The South Australian Jockey Club meeting scheduled for Saturday 7th July 2018 has been transferred to Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club.

    The Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club meeting scheduled for Saturday 14th July 2018 has been transferred to South Australian Jockey Club.

  • Amendment 14 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA  wish to advise that in consultation with Mount Gambier Racing Club an additional race has been added to the race meeting on Sunday 5th November.

    Race 8

    $13,000 Maiden Plate Set Weights                                  900 metres

    Nominations Close 12 noon Monday 30th October 2017.

     

     

  • Amendment 12 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that in consultation with Limestone Coast trainers an additional race has been added to Bordertown on Sunday 22nd October 2017.

    Race 8

    $12,000 Benchmark 80 Handicap 1550 metres

    Nominations Close 12 noon Monday 16th October 2017.

     

  • Unregistered race meetings – Australian Rule of Racing AR.6 (Exemption)

    Posted by Stewards Department

    Australian Rule of Racing – AR.6 states –

    “AR.6. (1) These Rules apply to all races held under the management or control of a Principal Racing Authority, and shall, together with such Rules (not being repugnant to or inconsistent with these Rules) as may from time to time be made by the Principal Racing Authority in its territory, be read and construed as the rules of the Principal Racing Authority in such territory and, subject to the
    provisions of A.R. 35, shall apply to all races held under the management of a Principal Racing Authority or any registered Club and to all meetings registered by a Principal Racing Authority.

    (2) Unless the Principal Racing Authority otherwise determines, if any race or race meeting is not held under these Rules -[amended 1.10.06]

    (a) any horse taking part shall ipso facto be disqualified

    (b) any person taking part therein shall be ineligible to enter a horse for any race, or to hold or continue to hold any licence or registration under these Rules

    (c) any person who acts in connection therewith as promoter, organiser, president, chairman, secretary, treasurer, committee member, or in any advisory or official capacity, shall be debarred from acting in any official capacity at any race meeting, and any horse in which he has an interest shall be ineligible to race at any registered meeting.

    (3) Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subrule (2) shall not apply to any race or race meeting in which thoroughbreds do not take part and which is or are held under the management or regulation of an organisation formally recognised by the Government of the State or Territory in which the race meeting is conducted. [amended 1.10.06]

    (4) Any question not provided for by these Rules shall be determined by the Principal Racing Authority concerned. [replaced 1.7.05]”.

    TRSA provides notice of the following Determination providing an exemption under AR.6, effective 25 September 2017;
    Exemption – AR.6

    “For the purposes of AR.6(2) a horse, in which a person acting in any of the ways set forth in AR.6(2)(c)(“Actions”) has an interest, is not rendered ineligible by reason of that person so acting.
    For the avoidance of doubt:

    1. this Determination does not derogate from any other consequence set forth in AR.6(2)(b) and (c); and

    2. the term “..any person taking part therein..” in AR.6(2)(b) is to be interpreted as excluding only the Actions but not otherwise as affecting the meaning and intent of AR.6(2)(b).”

  • NOTICE Regarding Feeds/Products

    Posted by Stewards Department

    Trainers and racing participants should take note of the “Notices” provided by Racing New South Wales (RNSW) and Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday, 19 September and Monday, 18 September respectively. 

    The notice by RNSW related to the use of some commercially available feeds that have been found to contain levels of Cobalt above that specified on the labels. In particular, they referred to feed samples taken from Barastoc Phar Lap Oats‐Free Muesli Concentrated Feed manufactured on 23/3/17 and 22/5/17, and also to the use by some trainers of custom‐made feeds, feed additives, and/or supplements, and the possibility that some manufacturers are not listing all active constituents; and/or the concentration of all active constituents on the labels, packaging or elsewhere of their custom‐made products. The notice by RV made reference to custom‐made feeds in terms identical to that referred to by RNSW. 

    Both RNSW and RV also reminded trainers “of their obligations to know what they are feeding, and/or administering to, their horses, including the concentrations of active constituents of any products used by them”. 

    In addition, both RNSW and RV also provided the following “In the event that trainers are not aware of the active constituents of their horses’ feeds, feed additives and/or supplements (and the concentrations of such constituents), they should:

    1. exercise caution in feeding such products to their horses; and
    2. take immediate steps to ascertain the active constituents of their horses’ feeds, feed additives and/or supplements (and the concentrations of such constituents)”. 

    Thoroughbred Racing SA Limited urges trainers to exercise caution in the selection of their feeds/products used in their stables and to make the necessary enquiries of manufacturers and/or suppliers in respect of the composition of the feeds/products they supply.

    Click here to download the release

  • Amendment 11 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note that in consultation with the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club the Barrier Trials scheduled for Thursday 12th October have been rescheduled to Friday 13th October 2017.

    Nominations on this occasion will now close at 10 am Thursday 12th October 2017.

  • Amendment 10 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note in consultation with the Mount Gambier Racing Club and Naracoorte Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Wednesday 20th September at Mount Gambier has been transferred to Naracoorte. 

    Race 1 $15,000 Benchmark 80 Handicap                1200 metres    no change

    Race 2 $15,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap                2050 metres    now     2000 metres

    Race 3 $15,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap              1400 metres    now     1430 metres

    Race 4 $15,000 Benchmark 56 Handicap               1550 metres    now     1430 metres

    Race 5 $15,000 Benchmark 56 Handicap               1200 metres    no change

    Race 6 $13,000 Maiden Plate            (3yo & over)               1550 metres    now 1430 metres

    Race 7 $13,000 Maiden Plate            (3yo & over)               1200 metres    no change

    Race 8 $13,000 Maiden Plate            (3yo & over)               900 metres     now     1000 metres

     Nominations close 12pm Thursday 14th September 2017.

     Apprentice Provincial claims will apply at this meeting.

  • Amendment 9 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note that the in consultation with the SA Trainers Association additional official jump outs have been added on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at Morphettville.

    These are in addition to the official jump outs at Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club on Monday 18th September 2017.

  • Amendment 8 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that in consultation with the Naracoorte Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Sunday 10th September 2017 has been abandoned due to the current condition of the track and impending weather forecast.

     Please note this meeting will not be rescheduled.

  • Amendment 7 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA wish to advise that in consultation with the Bordertown Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Sunday 3rd September 2017 has been abandoned due to the current condition of the track and impending weather forecast.

    Please note this meeting will not be rescheduled.

    Trainers of horses who accepted at this meeting may nominate for the Strathalbyn meeting on the 6th September 2017.

     Nominations close 12pm today.

  • Amendment 6 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Please note that the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club Jump outs scheduled for Tuesday 19th September have been re-scheduled for Monday 18th September 2017.

     

  • Amendment 5 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    TRSA in consultation with the South Australian Jockey Club, Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club and Strathalbyn Racing Club advise a change to the following race meetings in the 2017/2018 programme.

     The South Australian Jockey Club meeting scheduled for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 has been transferred to Strathalbyn.

     The South Australian Jockey Club meetings scheduled for Saturday 6th and the 13th January 2018 have been moved to Gawler.

  • IMPORTANT INDUSTRY NOTICE ‐ ARSENIC

    Posted by Stewards Department

    Trainers and industry participants are reminded that Arsenic is a prohibited substance under the Australian Rules of Racing, above a threshold level of 0.30 milligrams per litre in urine. Australian Rule of Racing – AR178(C). (1) states “The following prohibited substances when present at or below the concentrations respectively set out are excepted from the provisions of AR.178B and AR.178H: ‐ (b) Arsenic at a mass concentration of 0.30 milligrams per litre in urine”. 

    Arsenic is a chemical element which occurs in many minerals and trace amounts may be present commonly in feeds and in groundwater in the environment.

    Thoroughbred Racing SA Limited (TRSA) provides notice that a recent study, in Australia, concluded that it is possible that Arsenic levels in horse urine may be elevated following the ingestion by a horse of Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) treated pine timber.

    Consequently, TRSA considers it would be prudent for trainers and industry participants to conduct an environmental audit of their facilities to ensure they eliminate access of the racehorses in their care to CCA treated pine timber products, or any other product that may present a similar risk.

    TRSA Stewards recently concluded several inquiries into matters relating to the presentation of horses by trainers with Arsenic levels above the threshold. In those matters a conviction without penalty was recorded and the horses concerned were disqualified. TRSA provide notice to trainers and industry participants, that future action taken by TRSA Stewards, in matters relating to the presentation of horses with Arsenic levels which exceed the threshold, may result in penalties being imposed, regardless of any evidence relating to ingestion of CCA treated timber products or any other source.

    In addition, TRSA reminds all trainers and industry participants that some registered veterinary products contain Arsenic‐based compounds, some of these include:

    Arcyl Solution for Injection, Ferrocyl injection, Troy Invigorate Injection & Jurocyl Injection.

    Trainers are therefore reminded to avoid using these preparations close to racing and a useful guideline is not to administer these preparations following a single dose within a 5 clear day period before racing. Multiple administrations will prolong this period, so extreme caution must be exercised if administering them on consecutive days. The administration of any of these preparations must be recorded as treatment according to the provisions of AR.178F. It is recommended that veterinary advice be sought before any of the preparations above and/or any other preparations/products containing Arsenic are administered.

    Click here to download release

  • Amendment 4 - 2017/2018 Racing Season

    Posted by Racing Department

    Following consultation with the Limestone Coast Thoroughbred Racing Clubs TRSA advise the following changes to the 2017/18 Racing program to accommodate the redevelopment of the Mt Gambier track.

     

    Date

    Original Venue

    New Venue

    Sunday, 5 November 2017

    Mt Gambier

    Mt Gambier Spring Cup

    Friday, 1 December 2017

    Mt Gambier

    Mt Gambier Cup

    Wednesday, 27 December 2017

    Mt Gambier

    Penola

    Sunday, 28 January 2018

    Mt Gambier

    Bordertown

    Friday, 23 February 2018

    Mt Gambier

    Penola

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    Mt Gambier

    Naracoorte

    Friday, 23 March 2018

    Mt Gambier

    Bordertown

    Thursday, 10 May 2018

    Mt Gambier

    Meeting deleted

    Friday, 11 May 2018

    Mt Gambier

    Naracoorte