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  • Speak No Eagle makes long awaited return to the races

    David Jolly is cautious regarding Speak No Eagle’s first-up chances at Murray Bridge on Saturday. The son of Alpine Eagle makes his long awaited return to the races more than a year after he had plenty talking following a brilliant debut win. Jolly said Speak No Eagle had a second...

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  • James Jordan's speed maps and track report

    TRACK REPORT Track walked 11am, Friday 19 August 2022 Winning Post-1600m: A decent amount of give in the surface, lane one might be slightly softer but I doubt the jockeys will take any action over it. There's more colour in the track as we move towards Spring. Walked a '5'...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Murray Bridge Preview

    BEST BETS MINOLA (Race 2) ELUDING (Race 5) EACH-WAY MARACOURT (Race 8) VALUE DAMNED (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 12:02PM Congratulations Jess & James – Engaged 3yo Maiden Plate (1000 METRES) KUSU was placed at Morphettville on debut before a good run first-up behind Eros on the Parks. He draws...

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  • Kah to reunite with Extremely Lucky

    Will Clarken is confident Extremely Lucky has taken the steps required ahead of his Melbourne debut in the $175,000 Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Extremely Lucky stamped himself as a spring contender with his emphatic return to racing in the Listed Lightning Stakes in Adelaide where...

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  • Tributes flow for Bushy Trenowden

    South Australian racing lost a country icon on the weekend with the passing of Bushy Trenowden aged 77. Trenowden grew up in Willaston before moving to Ceduna in 1964 taking up training horses in the 1970’s where he dominated Eyre Peninsula Racing winning a host of premierships and country features....

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  • Behemoth's question marks, Calypso moving forward

    A tilt at a third straight Group 1 Memsie Stakes could be out of the reach for star South Australian Behemoth. Grand Syndicates Racing Manager Sam Lyons said the horse had pulled up sore after his return to racing in last weekend’s Group 3 Spring Stakes at Morphettville. “It was...

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  • Industry mourns the loss of Ken Smith

    South Australian racing is mourning the passing of prolific owner/breeder and administrator Ken Smith.  Smith, 80, passed away on Monday after a raft of health issues in recent years.  Ken Smith and wife Helen (pictured) are widely known for their Exalted horses who carry the white silks with a pink...

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  • Jump Out Journal: Morphettville 16 August

    SEE YOU IN HEAVEN (Jump-Out 1) First time we’ve seen this classy filly since the Carnival and she did all that was asked of her by Jake Toeroek finishing third behind He’s Exclusive and Neodium, with Dalasan finishing on her outside after being asked for a little effort late. KIKI...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Morphettville Preview

    BEST BETS PETRA’S GIRL (Race 1) HOUSE SPOUSE (Race 6) VALUE BENZ BARON (Race 5) BENEVOLENT (Race 7) RACE 1 - 12:45PM Quayclean Maiden Plate (1000 METRES) PETRA’S GIRL has been placed at two of three starts and looks to have found a winnable race here first-up from a spell....

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  • Weekend wrap: Calypso reigns, I Am Bene stars interstate

    Grand Syndicates claimed the Group 3 Spring Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday, but it wasn’t with the horse many expected. Talented grey Calypso Reign upstaged his multiple Group 1 winning stablemate Behemoth and a group of handy horses to give trainer David Jolly a third straight win in the feature....

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  • New faces added to Stewards Department

    The Racing SA Stewards panel has welcomed two fresh faces with Hannah Matthews and Keely Rayson joining the team as Cadet Stewards. Both Matthews (left) and Rayson (right) have grown up around horses and worked alongside the Racing SA Stewarding team in varying roles before taking up their new positions....

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  • Lincoln Moore's Port Augusta Selections

    BEST BET DE LONG STAR (Race 2, No. 7) Victorian trainers Robbie Griffiths and Matt de Kock don’t have too many SA runners, and this would be the first at Port Augusta. This horse has been placed at 5 of 18 and comes off a handy effort running 4th at...

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  • I Am Bene set for interstate test

    Promising South Australian mare I Am Bene heads to Melbourne in what trainer Andrew Clarken hopes will be a stepping stone to spring success. I Am Bene has created a big impression in just four starts. She won her first two starts before a game effort when second behind Seradess...

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  • History beckons for veteran Behemoth

    David Jolly is confident he has multiple Group 1 winner Behemoth in a good place ahead of his return to racing at Morphettville on Saturday. Behemoth will chase a third successive Spring Stakes victory when he kicks off a campaign geared around chasing third straight Group 1 Memsie Stakes win...

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  • James Jordan's track report and speed maps

    TRACK REPORT Track walked at 12pm Thursday 11 August 2022.  Winning Post-1800m: Pretty fresh ground across the inside four lanes which is where they'll race in this section. No wear or fill to speak of and the coverage is solid for this time of year. It was sunny and windy...

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  • Dressage clinics passing on knowledge to next generation

    Dressage specialist Anne Smith was thrilled with what she witnessed at her recent masterclasses at Lewiston. Racing SA offered the chance to see Smith, a EA Level 2 Dressage Specialist and Level 1 General Coach who has been competing in dressage for over 20 years including at Grand Prix level,...

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  • Horse of the Year nominees revealed

    The 2021-22 South Australian Horse of the Year Awards will be a Jolly celebration. But just what Jolly-trained horse is crowned the Horse of the Year is still to be decided. David Jolly will be represented by Behemoth as he tries to claim the Horse of the Year Award for...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Morphettville Preview

    BEST BET CHICAGO STORM (Race 5) EACH-WAY JAGUARY (Race 6) VALUE MISS MUCINNI (Race 9)   RACE 1 - 11:52AM Thomas Farms Handicap (1100 METRES) The Jolly pair of ALPHA FLIGHT and KUSU both come off good runs. ALPHA FLIGHT led and was only run down late by Nishikado and does...

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  • Jump Out Journal: Murray Bridge

    A TOUCH FROSTY (Jump Out 1) Unraced Peter Hardacre-trained three-year-old who missed the kick badly but showed good speed to finish with rivals and looks a horse with some ability if he can mend his barrier manners. LORD VLADIVOSTOK (Jump Out 5) Classy galloper on the comeback from injury and...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Balaklava Preview

    BEST BET KALAMON (Race 5) EACH-WAY PRINCE JOFRA (Race 4) PRINCESS RAFFLES (Race 7) RACE 1 - 12:10PM BTR Excavations Maiden Plate (1600 METRES) STAY AT HOME has shown improvement at all three runs in SA and was good when 2nd behind Magiclane here last start. He draws a good...

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  • Weekend wrap: Hickmott salutes on hometown track

    Leading Murray Bridge horseman Michael Hickmott kick-started his 2022-23 season with a metropolitan double on his home track on the weekend. Led by an impressive return of quality four-year-old Taunting, the 2020-21 season’s leading trainer is hoping the racing gods will again be on his side after an injury-plauged 12...

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  • Behemoth headlines Spring Stakes noms

    Behemoth will search for a third successive Spring Stakes victory when he makes his return to racing at Morphettville on Saturday. The David Jolly-trained galloper defeated Dalasan and Kemalpasa in 2020 before winning last year’s edition in the stewards’ room after Beau Rossa shifted out late and subsequently lost the...

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  • Apprentice Academy highlights: July 2022

    Lachlan Overall’s impressive record on the dirt continued in July when he combined with classy local Grinzinger Star to win the Port Augusta Cup. Overall is unbeaten from four rides aboard the Kylie McKerlie-trained galloper, and he has been on fire at Port Augusta riding ay 38.1 per cent runners...

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  • James Jordan's speed maps and track report

    TRACK REPORT Track walked at 12pm Friday August 2022 Winning Post-1600m: The track walks quite well, there is a bit of discolouration in lane 2 where the rye grass hasn't taken hold. Hard up on the fence might be slightly slower but not much in it.  1600m-1000m: Hard up on...

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  • Cashin' Chex to make history for Downing

    Ashton Downing will have her first Melbourne runner when in-form galloper Cashin’ Chex heads to Flemington on Saturday. Cashin’ Chex hasn’t missed a place in six runs since joining Downing’s stable earlier in the year and has drawn an inside gate with Ben Melham booked to ride. Downing enjoyed a...

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