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  • Price's watershed moment at Morphettville

    The rapid rise of Ben Price continued at Morphettville on Saturday, as the apprentice dominated with four winners. After a slow end to last season and still in his first year of race riding, securing his metropolitan licence has bolstered his confidence and increased opportunities which sees him sitting top...

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  • Behemoth, Instant Celebrity honoured for 2020/21 seasons

    South Australian gallopers Behemoth and Instant Celebrity have been named as finalists for the prestigious Australian Racehorse of the Year in recognition of their outstanding 2020/21 seasons. Racing NSW announced the finalists across the seven categories of the Australian Racehorse of the Year awards on Sunday. Each category finalist is...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Naracoorte Preview

    BEST BET: CATHARTES (Race 3) EACH-WAY: JAYWICK (Race 5) VALUE: MULGA LIL (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 1:44PM Local Trainers Murphy, Jaensch, Black Benchmark 68 Handicap (1100 METRES) Even race on paper. THANASI has won two (placed one) of four starts here and maps to get a nice run. He...

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  • 'Fresh and fit' Ironclad ready for next test

    Will Clarken has his fingers crossed with high class import Ironclad heading to Sandown on Saturday. It’s a been a rollercoaster spring campaign for the horse nominated for the big three – Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup – magnified by a first-up failure in the Leon Macdonald Stakes....

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  • James Jordan's Saturday Speed Maps + Track Report

    Racing.com's James Jordan has the key information ahead of tomorrow's meeting at Morphettville! Check out a full track report and speed maps here. TRACK REPORT Winning Post-1500m: This section won't have a bearing on the way races are run nor finishing position unless there was abnormal findings. That wasn't the...

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  • Jolly opts to keep Alleboom in Adelaide

    Richard and Chantelle Jolly will avoid a wide gate at Moonee Valley on Friday night with Alleboom. Narrowly beaten by subsequent Wylie winner Free Of Debt first-up from a spell before an impressive win at Morphettville, Alleboom was accepted in the opening heat of the Moonee Valley 55 Second Challenge...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: GAZE GRISE (Race 5) EACH-WAY: MORIALTA (Race 9) VALUE: TAKEN OFF (Race 8)   RACE 1 - 12:28PM Spring Racing Carnival at Morphettville - Oct. 9 - Nov 6 Handicap (1550 METRES) Tricky little race. Danny O’Brien sends two runners over the border. MAN OF HEART was sent out...

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  • SAASTA students go behind-the-scenes

    Students from the South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy (SAASTA) had a behind-the-scenes look at what happens in racing stables and at trackwork this week with Racing SA Industry Development and Training Officer and former top jockey Clare Lindop. The ‘Racing Industry Career Exploration Activity’ aimed to provide students with...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Oakbank Preview

    BEST BET: KUNGKA MARU (Race 4) EACH-WAY: BRIABELLA (Race 6) VALUE: SENTRY GATE (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 1:20PM O’Leary Walker Maiden Plate (1900 METRES) Open race to start the day. DOROTHY ROSE has been runner-up her past couple the latest behind Conquest Of Tears at Balaklava, she is back...

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  • A conversation with: Nina Selleck

    Nina Selleck has been working in the SA thoroughbred racing industry across various roles for many years. A trackwork rider and strapper with the McEvoy stable, she’s just started a new part-time role as Clerk of the Course and also recently gained her restricted trainers permit. We caught up with...

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  • Free Of Debt shines in the Wylie

    Free Of Debt completed his successful return to the top winning Saturday’s Listed Wylie Handicap at Morphettville. It’s been a bumpy road for the one-time Blue Diamond placegetter. Hopes the horse would turn into a stallion prospect hindered his progression, former owners Aquis Farm sold their share, and the decision...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Mindarie-Halidon Preview

    BEST BET: SPANISH HEIRLOOM (Race 4) EACH-WAY: ROYAL BOWER (Race 6) VALUE: MAORI MAGIC (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 1:45PM Kelvin Westbrook Transport & Feedlot / Loxton Irrigation Centre Maiden Plate (1800 METRES) SHEZOURCASH comes up short here for a horse who went around at massive odds last time but...

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  • James Jordan's Saturday Speed Maps + Track Report

    Racing.com's James Jordan has the key information ahead of tomorrow's meeting at Morphettville! Check out a full track report and speed maps here. TRACK REPORT WP-1800: Thought that hard up against the fence would be slower ground but unlikely to have much of a bearing given the section. The growth...

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  • From Morphettville to Mindarie: Jolly's big weekend

    Richard Jolly is mindful of Kemalpasa’s big weight heading into the $107,250 Listed Wylie Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville on Saturday. Jolly said the horse was in good order but also cautious with a host of rivals on the minimum and plenty of improvement to come with the Melbourne Spring Carnival...

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  • Beau Rossa and Behemoth to resume hostilities in G1 test

    Saturday's Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield will be Round 3 in the battle between South Australian pair Behemoth and Beau Rossa. A combined margin of a neck has separated the two horses in their past two encounters as Behemoth chases a slice of Australian racing history as...

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  • Gytrash's first big spring test

    Gordon Richards is confident star South Australian sprinter Gytrash can defy his price in Saturday’s $500,000 Group 2 Shorts (1100m) in Sydney. First-up since his luckless Queensland raid in the winter, Gytrash will again be trying to spring a Sydney surprise after he blew past star sprinter Nature Strip to...

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  • Enchantingly chasing black type success

    Scott Westover will saddle-up his first Melbourne runner when in-form mare Enchantingly chases a third win in succession in the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The former Sydney mare has come back from a short break in career best form winning first-up at Morphettville by...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: BALLYNORA (Race 3) EACH-WAY: TINADALI (Race 6) VALUE: TULLY'S GOLD (Race 4)   RACE 1 - 12:12PM Wills & Daniel Handicap (Heat 5 Rebel Raider Series) (1100 METRES) KARACASU has a big weight but he’s a smart horse who is sure to targeting some better races. He went to...

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  • Kah, Price claim honours at Victorian Racing Awards

    South Australians Jamie Kah and Will Price were among the big winners at the 2021 Victorian Racing Awards which were presented via a special broadcast on Racing.com on Sunday night. The riders were both recognised for their strong performances over the 2020-21 Victorian racing season, with Kah taking home the...

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  • Second Slip favoured in Balaklava Cup

    A wide barrier hasn’t stopped bookmakers installing the in-form Second Slip favourite for Wednesday’s time honoured $107,250 Balaklava Cup (1600m). The Will Clarken-trained galloper will be chasing a third win in succession when he jumps from the extreme outside barrier with Todd Pannell in the saddle and was quick to...

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  • 'Ideal gate' helps quest for eight

    Nicole Irwin is confident Highly Decorated can run rivals ragged from an inside alley in Wednesday’s $107,250 Balaklava Cup (1600m). Highly Decorated has won his past seven starts including a brilliant last-start Darwin Cup victory and Irwin, formerly Bruggemann, is confident getting back onto turf won’t be an issue from...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Balaklava Cup Preview

    BEST BET: MORIALTA (Race 7) EACH-WAY: WINNING PARTNER (Race 8) VALUE: GHETTO (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 11:35AM Haulmark Three-Year-Old Benchmark 62 Handicap (1400 METRES) PILOT’S BOULEVARD was well in the market behind Another Free Glass here two starts back before being placed behind Transference at Gawler when he just...

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  • Stubby's city double, Lions' Roxby treble

    Top jockey Jason Holder’s impressive start to the 2021-22 season continued with a double at Morphettville on Saturday. Riding at just under 25 per cent runners to winners in the city this season, Holder wore the Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas colours to victory on both occasions as Manhatten Times...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Oakbank Preview

    BEST BET: RIZSKI (Race 2) EACH-WAY: LUCKY DOG (Race 6) VALUE: MAORI MAGIC (Race 4)   RACE 1 - 1:20PM Emmetts Benchmark 58 Handicap (2150 METRES) PLAISIR followed a good run at Gawler by winning at Murray Bridge last time beating Capricorn Ridge. That's solid form for a race like this...

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  • The New Home Of Country Racing SA

    Country Racing SA, representing the country and provincial race clubs across South Australia, has re-launched its social media channels to better promote the activities, people and events at the state’s 24 regional clubs. As of Monday, September 13, racing fans can once again get the latest information on Country Racing...

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