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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SA Goodwood quartet ticking over nicely

    South Australia’s top sprinters are ticking all the right boxes as they head towards Saturday week’s $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood. SA-trained horses occupy the top four positions in the market; Behemoth a $3.50 favourite ahead of Gytrash ($4) with Beau Rossa and Instant Celebrity sharing the third line of betting...

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  • Personal looking to emulate Qafila’s SA Derby feat

    Linsday Park’s Personal will try to emulate the feat of former stablemate Qafila in 2019 and beat the boys in Saturday’s $502,250 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday. The Victoria Oaks winner produced a slashing run in last weekend’s Australasians Oaks behind Media Award and – like Qafila...

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  • ‘It’s been a great ride’: Stable favourite retired

    For the connections of Balf’s Choice, last weekend’s hit-and-run visit by superstar Willie Pike was a coincidental – and timely – reminder of their horse’s feats. The Ryan Balfour Racing stable’s favourite horse has been retired after a long and successful career, which included a famous Balaklava Cup win, piloted...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Murray Bridge preview

    BEST BET: BIARCHI (Race 6) EACH-WAY: BOLT I AM (Race 4) VALUE: VINDEX (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 12:05PM Murray Bridge Club Three-Year-Old Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200 METRES) COOL MAGNUM comes out of a strong race in town, beaten just 2.3 lengths in the Listed Nitschke Stakes. His previous behind...

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  • Wide gate a worry for Jolly stable's Wangoom hope

    RICHARD Jolly is worried by a wide gate for Dexelation in today’s $175,000 Listed Wangoom (1200m) and Warrnambool. Despite coming off an eye-catching effort behind his star sprinting stablemate Kemalpasa in the Group 3 Irwin Stakes, the lack of horses making ground on the opening day of the famous three-day...

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  • Jack favourite to land third 3YO major

    Ciaron Maher and David Eustace’s Explosive Jack is a $3.50 favourite in his quest for a third three-year-old major in the $502,250 TAB South Australian Derby at Morphettville on Saturday.  The Tasmanian and ATC Derby winner will jump from barrier 10 and is favourite ahead of the Cindy Alderson-trained Liqueuro...

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  • Rising star to fly SA flag at Murray Bridge NARS opener

    Rising star Ben Price will represent South Australia in the 2021 National Apprentice Race Series (NARS), which starts in Murray Bridge tomorrow. The opening two legs of the 2020 series were held in Tasmania and Western Australia in March last year, before the final three legs were postponed in the...

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  • Stories flow from Group 1 features

    Two Group 1 features and three very different stories came from the track at Morphettville on Saturday.  Adelaide owner Trevor Robertson claimed an eighth major as an owner when Instant Celebrity won the Group 1 TAB Classic (Sangster Stakes), while Geelong trainer Chris Calthorpe upstaged the big players to win...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Naracoorte preview

    BEST BET: KYSHAKA (Race 7) EACH-WAY: BLUEBERRY BOY (Race 4) VALUE: MULGA LIL (Race 3) RACE 1 - 12:50PM Combined Carriers Maiden Plate (1000 METRES) SHE’S A TOFF is on debut for David Jolly and looked pretty good winning a recent Strathalbyn jump-out with ease. She looks to have talent,...

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  • Adelaide Racing Carnival: Day 1 track report

    From the 2000m start to the 1200m, lanes 1-4 are uniform. Beyond that is slightly inferior but unlikely to have traffic. The track is even across from the 1200m to the 900m. From the 900m to the 400m mark the inside four lanes are noticeably better than the wider lanes....

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  • From unfamiliar to face of our carnival

    Self-isolating in Mount Gambier ahead of an optimistic three-month SA sojourn, not even Jessica Eaton could have imagined less than a year later she would be the face of the Adelaide Racing Carnival. “I probably would’ve laughed,” Eaton says, while having her hair and makeup done for the 2021 carnival...

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  • Instant Celebrity keeps Classic in SA, while roughie nabs Oaks

    Instant Celebrity ensured the first Group 1 of the 2021 Adelaide Racing Carnival stayed in South Australia with a scintillating win in the 1200m TAB Classic at Morphettville today. Aided by a perfect rails ride by Craig Williams, who didn’t go around a horse, Instant Celebrity ($8) surged to victory...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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