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April 2021

  • 2021 Australian Racing Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    Tie the Knot, Darby McCarthy, Les Bridge and Bob Charley are among the list of 10 thoroughbred racing greats to be elevated to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame (ARHOF) in Adelaide next month. The ARHOF spreads across four categories – horses, trainers, jockeys and associates – and induction is...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: TRANSLATION (Race 1)  EACH-WAY: RANTING (Race 6)  VALUE: PELONOMENA (Race 4)     RACE 1 - 11:45AM Without Fear Stakes (formerly Queen Adelaide Stakes) (1050 METRES)  TRANSLATION has speed to burn and was brave behind subsequent winner Cloudy here last time in the Dequetteville. She will take some running down...

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  • Blue Army teams up with the Wizard at Morphettville

    Godolphin's Blue Army partnering with the Wizard of the West, William Pike, are an ominous combination and one punters will be searching for at Morphettville on Saturday. Pike has been sourced to ride Flexible for James Cummings in the $502,250 Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) where the pair have drawn...

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  • Mill Park vet features in Not One Day campaign

    Fittingly, with the females on show at Morphettville this weekend, one of the mainstays of Mill Park Stud, Dr Sian Hazell, will be featured in the TAB’s ‘Not One Day’ campaign celebrating women in racing. Hazell has been the resident vet at the historic Limestone Coast stud, owned by the...

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  • Is Celebrity really special?

      Trevor Robertson’s decision to keep a Not A Single Doubt filly and sell her mother, Celebrity Girl, can reap the ultimate reward at Morphettville in Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 TAB Classic at Morphettville. Robertson, chasing an eighth Group 1 win as an owner, eventually sold Celebrity Girl through the Magic...

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  • Tassie star will be Hela hard to beat in Oaks

    Tasmanian filly Hela can live up to some massive wraps when she makes her mainland debut in Staurday’s $502,250 Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville. Described by respected scribe Peter Staples as “the best horse he’s seen” in Tasmania, Hela will make her own luck from a perfect barrier...

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  • Live free-to-air coverage for SA’s Autumn Racing Carnival

    The 2021 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival – which starts tomorrow – will again be broadcast live and free to homes across the country. An arrangement between Racing SA’s vision rights holder, Racing.com, and the Seven Network will bring viewers all three feature race days at Morphettville Racecourse in their entirety,...

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  • Stock Agents Day - Naracoorte

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  • Queensland beckons for Detox’s daughter

    The Queensland Winter Carnival is a possibility for exciting three-year-old En Francais after her brilliant debut at Gawler last Sunday. With the Adelaide Racing Carnival coming up too soon, trainer Jake Stephens said connections were assessing all options with the daughter of Puissance De Lune after she settled back and...

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  • Wide-gate no worry for SA staying filly

    Wide gate, no worry. That’s Murray Bridge horseman Mick Huxtable’s assessment of local filly Ecumenical ahead of Saturday’s $502,250 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday. Ecumenical will have just two horses on her outside when the barriers are released and is marked a $23 chance with tab.com.au with Victorian...

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  • Out of big sister’s shadows

    Sisstar can step out of her big sister’s shadow and add some serious value to her breeding career in Saturday’s $502,250 TAB Classic (Sangster Stakes) (1200m) at Morphettville. The full-sister to Sunlight, who banked more than $6.5m in a career that netted 11 wins and nine placings from just 24...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Balaklava preview

    BEST BET: GREAT LEVELLER (Race 6) EACH-WAY: MORIALTA (Race 2) VALUE: BARTENDER BLUES (Race 5)   RACE 1 - 12:45PM Balaklava Prime Dental Maiden Plate (1400 METRES) SILENT DON is well-bred, being out of former handy mare Silent Surround, and started with McEvoys before joining Ashton Downing. He won a recent...

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  • Brooklyn’s barrier barely raises a brow

    Trainer Jason Warren barely raised an eyebrow on Tuesday morning when he plucked barrier 15 for his perennially unlucky – but talented – sprinter Brooklyn Hustle. It might seem like more of the same, but few horses in the $502,250 Group 1 TAB Classic would be better suited to the...

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  • Oaks an appetizer for NZ staying filly

    The 2000m of Saturday’s Australasian Oaks might be a mere appetizer for New Zealand staying prospect Llanacord. The Group 1 event at Morphettville is likely to be the first of two Adelaide starts for trainer Stephen Nickalls’ three-year-old, who finished an outstanding third in the Group 1 NZ Oaks over...

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  • Local best backed in open TAB Classic at Morphettville

    Instant Celebrity has been best backed to win Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 TAB Classic (Sangster Stakes) at Morphettville. The Phillip Stokes-trained filly opened on the fourth line of betting at $11 but quickly displaced Sisstar as favourite and finds herself the $7 top elect in one of the most open...

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  • Local hope draws well for Group 1 at Morphettville

    South Australian filly Instant Celebrity has drawn perfectly in barrier six for Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 TAB Classic (Sangster Stakes) over 1200m at Morphettville. Star jockey Craig Williams will replace Kayla Crowther aboard the filly, who finished fourth in the Redelva Stakes first-up from a spell. Last year’s runner-up Lyre...

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  • Lane takes over leading SA Derby hope

    Champion jockey Damian Lane has been booked to ride Deepstrike in Saturday week’s Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m). Deepstrike had nothing go right in the home straight behind Royal Mile at Morphettville in last weekend’s Chairman’s Stakes, prompting connections to seek a new rider to partner the leading Derby...

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  • Derby dream alive for South East royalty

    Derby dream alive for South-East royalty THE Derby dream is alive for exciting South East three-year-old Royal Mile after his Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes win at Morphettville on the weekend. It was a confident ride by 17-year-old apprentice Jacob Opperman, who opted to spear Royal Mile to the lead before...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Gawler preview

    BEST BET: SHE’S STYLISH (Race 2) EACH-WAY: CALL ME SHAMUS (Race 4) VALUE: LA VITA (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 1:16PM Thank You Veterans Maiden Plate (1200 METRES) EN FRANCAIS is a filly from handy mare Detox on debut and has jumped out impressively. She looks to have some talent...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: FALL ON A STAR (Race 1)  EACH-WAY: JUST A TRIBUTE (Race 3)  VALUE: I AM ENCHANTING (Race 8)    RACE 1 - 11:56AM Terry Howe Printing Three-Years-Old Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)  Looks a perfect race for FALL ON A STAR, who comes to SA with some form around nice...

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  • Lane returns for key Morphettville rides

    Star jockey Damian Lane heads to Adelaide for the first time since winning the 2020 Adelaide Cup for key rides for the Anthony and Sam Freedman stable at Morphettville on Saturday. Lane partners former top three-year-old Groundswell in the City of Adelaide Stakes (1400m), talented filly Agreeable in the H...

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  • Ready to shake ‘sister of’ tag

    Sisstar is ready to shake her “sister of” tag in the Group 1 TAB Classic on the opening day of the Adelaide Racing Carnival next week.  The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained sprinter collected her second black type success by winning the 1100m Listed Bel Esprit in brilliant style at Caulfield...

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  • Miles together: Rising stayer and apprentice jockey tackle G3

    Young gun Jacob Opperman can continue his rapid rise in the saddle when he makes his Group 3 debut in Saturday’s $127,250 Chairman’s Stakes (2040m) at Morphettville. It will be a tick over a year since Opperman made his riding debut when he continues his association with exciting South East...

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  • SA 2YO primed to tackle Victorian raiders

    Richard Jolly is confident promising two-year-old Karacasu can mix it with his Victorian rivals in Saturday’s Group 3 Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville. The son of Headwater goes into the feature four weeks between runs after he was impressive when defeating Brother’s Shadow at Morphettville on March 27. “He’s good....

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  • Lincoln Moore's Murray Bridge preview

    BEST BET: CHILL WITH TEEJAY (Race 7)  EACH-WAY: SAMURAI MOON (Race 4)  VALUE: LOVE IN THE CITY(Race 5)    RACE 1 - 12:30PM Celebrate Mother’s Day With Us @ Bridges Event Centre Steeplechase (3360 METRES)  Local MR COYNE had been racing well on the flat and toyed with rivals at Oakbank...

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