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  • Keep the faith: The secret behind Savatoxl’s Goodwood win

    A jockey’s track walk and a trainer’s faith. Those two ingredients added up to an unforgettable Furphy Goodwood triumph for Barend Vorster, the McEvoys, and their newly-minted Group 1-winner Savatoxl. An outsider in the star-studded field, packed with some of Australia’s best sprinters, Savatoxl traversed the relatively fresh ground near...

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  • Rediscovered love of racing helps with healing

    Living with the fallout of a broken back, plus injuries from his rugby career, Allan Vincent found strength in his renewed faith… in horse racing. That renewal – after Allan and his wife Kim drifted away from the industry about 20 years ago – came via John Hyam and an...

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  • What a weekend for SA

    The Queensland winter carnival awaits Savatoxl after his brilliant Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) win at Morphettville on the weekend. Co-trainer Tony McEvoy confirmed on Sunday the former Top End galloper would head to Brisbane for the Group 3 Kingsford Smith Stakes over 1300m while he didn’t rule out a tilt...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Gawler preview

    BEST BET: FRENCH FIELDS (Race 2) EACH-WAY: TRUMPSTA (Race 7) VALUE: ZOUSTORM (Race 8)   RACE 1 - 12:45PM TAB Two-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1100 METRES) Looks an open maiden to start the day. ALASKAN STORM should be better for her debut behind Runamigo at Murray Bridge and has been well found...

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  • Savatoxl storms to Goodwood glory

    Savatoxl completed one of the biggest career turn arounds seen in recent years to win Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville. The former top end galloper was sent to Tony and Calvin McEvoy to chase the 2020 Balaklava Cup but has proven a revelation since returning to sprinting...

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  • SA underdog’s time to shine?

    He's banked just shy of $1 million and is a last-start winner of the traditional lead-up, but Kemalpasa remains an underdog heading into Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville. The Richard and Chantelle Jolly-trained five-year-old has barely put a foot wrong over the past three years but sits...

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  • Sires bypass to pay dividends

    Richard Jolly is confident the stable made the right call in bypassing last week’s Sires’ Produce with promising youngster Karacasu. A last-start runner-up behind Cloudy in the Group 3 Breeders’ Stakes, Karacasu stays at 1200m and appears to have found the perfect race. He is marked a $3.30 favourite with...

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  • Gytrash firms as punters unload on Goodwood

    Star SA sprinter Gytrash is the one punters have come for in Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville. The Gordon Richards-trained gelding has firmed into a $3.20 favourite with tab.com.au in the build-up after $4 was on offer before the barrier draw. Behemoth is now a $4 chance,...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: KARACASU (Race 2) EACH-WAY: MADDOX (Race 3) VALUE: VAPID (Race 9)   RACE 1 - 11:26AM G.H. Mumm Handicap (2014 METRES) Hard to line these up. The Busuttin and Young trained LAUNDY looks well placed here on his Victorian form. He draws a good gate with Ollie aboard and...

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  • Clarken out to exploit Beau’s fitness edge

    Todd Pannell will try to use Beau Rossa’s fitness edge to bring about the undoing of the big guns in Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville. The three-year-old comes off an impressive Tobin Bronze Stakes win and trainer Will Clarken is hoping that going into the Goodwood at...

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  • Adelaide Racing Carnival: Day 3 Track Report and Speed Maps

    Racing.com James Jordan has walked the track ahead of the third and final day of the Adelaide Racing Carnival. Check out James' track report below, as well as speed maps for all nine races on Goodwood Day.  TRACK REPORT Winning Post-1800m: The fence in slightly worse in patches but it's...

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  • Savatoxl’s unlikely journey to Group 1 sprint

    Savatoxl can complete an unlikely Group 1 victory from a perfect barrier in Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville. The former Top End galloper came to South Australia late in 2020 with country cups on his radar. He trialled like a jet at Gawler before he finished third...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Balaklava preview

    BEST BET: VANCOUVER VELVET (Race 3) EACH-WAY: FIELDS OF ATHENRY (Race 2) VALUE: BEACH GOD (Race 4)   RACE 1 - 1:20PM Birnie Sanders Hotel Brokers Colts, Geldings & Entires Maiden Plate (1050 METRES) GARRIRE ticks a lot of boxes for this despite taking on the older horses. He was good...

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  • Kah in demand back in SA

    Jamie Kah is a rider in demand when she returns home in search of more Group 1 glory at Morphettville on Group 1 Goodwood Day. Fresh from her equal biggest day at the races where she rode five winners at Caulfield last weekend, Kah has key rides in all the...

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  • Humma Humma aims for winning farewell

    Humma Humma will be trying to farewell racing in style with a second consecutive Group 2 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday. The John McArdle-trained mare is among a handful high-quality sprinters who bypassed the Goodwood in preference for the Proud Miss and comes off a solid effort...

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  • Top trio side-by-side in Goodwood

    South Australian top sprinters Gytrash, Behemoth and Kemalpasa will jump alongside each other in the $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday. Gordon Richards’ Gytrash drew perfectly in barrier four, with Kemalpasa drawn alongside in gate five, and Behemoth to start from the middle of the line, drawn...

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  • Jacob’s Carbine Club scholarship a first

    Rising star Jacob Opperman’s dedication and attitude have seen him become the first apprentice jockey to earn a Carbine Club of South Australia scholarship. Opperman will receive $3000 from the sports-orientated luncheon club, to be presented at a racing-themed event this Friday, on the eve of Goodwood Day at Morphettville....

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  • History beckons as cream rises to the top on Derby Day

    Explosive Jack could chase a slice of history and a fourth Derby success after his dominant South Australian Derby win on the weekend. He was nothing short of impressive as he powered away to add the Adelaide feature to Tasmanian and ATC Derby victories. The win gave Ciaron Maher and...

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  • Graham Salisbury and Subzero to be honoured at the Australian Racing Hall of Fame

    Melbourne Cup winner, “the people’s horse” Subzero and his best friend and owner Graham Salisbury, will both be posthumously honoured at this year’s Australian Racing Hall of Fame ceremony with the rare presentation of The Spirit of Racing Award. The Australian Racing Hall of Fame has previously honoured racing participants...

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  • Explosive derby win number three for Jack

    Explosive Jack took out the SA Derby at Morphettville today, winning the Group 1, $502,250 feature in superb – and convincing – style. In winning his third derby, Explosive Jack proved himself the superior stayer, surging clear up the home straight under the urgings of jockey John Allen, who claimed...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Port Augusta Preview

    LEONARDA Race 1, No 1 He’s won four of eight starts here on his home deck and was a good winner over Jaamint last time out. He’s giving these plenty of weight, but has the class to overcome that. Short but should be winning.   PRINCE SAIYAN Race 2, No 8...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Derby Day Preview

    BEST BET: CHERRY TORTONI (Race 8) EACH-WAY: CALYPSO REIGN (Race 4) VALUE: CALL ME SHAMUS (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 11:40AM Accolade Wines Handicap (Morphettville Parks Track) (1000 METRES) STAR OF UMA has a good record and was placed in the Twilight Glow before a break. She was runner-up behind...

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  • Adelaide Racing Carnival: Day 2 Track Report and Speed Maps

    Racing.com James Jordan has walked the track ahead of day two of the Adelaide Racing Carnival. Check out James' track report below, as well as speed maps for all nine races on SA Derby Day.  TRACK REPORT Parks The track walks very consistently from lanes 1-4 right around. Horses forced...

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  • Payne aiming to cherry-pick Adelaide Guineas

    Patrick Payne believes he has found the perfect race for Cherry Tortoni in Saturday’s $107,250 Adelaide Galvanising Adelaide Guineas (1600m) at Morphettville. One of the nation’s better performed three-year-olds, Cherry Tortoni has raced at Group level in 10 of 12 starts and is a Group 2 winner of the Moonee...

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  • Fifth time lucky for Spying On You?

    South Australian chaser Spying On You will try to complete an historic Great Eastern and Grand Annual double when he returns to Warrnambool today. Murray Bridge trainer Grant Young was on the road at 4am to make the trip for the final day of the three-day Warrnambool carnival with Spying...

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