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March 2021

  • ‘Life-changing’ mare Bella Vella retired

    Adelaide trainer Will Clarken’s “life-changing” Group 1 winner, Bella Vella, has been retired. Famously purchased from an online auction for just $22,500, Bella Vella landed Clarken’s breakthrough success at the elite level when she led throughout to win the 2020 Sangster Stakes over 1200m at Morphettville. The six-year-old mare ran...

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  • Clare Easter races are back

    Clare Valley Racing Club officials are genuinely excited about their traditional Easter Saturday meeting returning to the picturesque racecourse this weekend – and up to 5000 people can share their enthusiasm. The club was unable to stage its famous Easter meeting last year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, while its Clare...

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  • Penola Cup

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  • Payne says Zed Em can make it four straight Von Doussa wins

    Patrick Payne has sounded an ominous warning for rivals and is confident star chaser Zed Em can carry 70kg to victory and claim an historic fourth successive Von Doussa Steeplechase at Oakbank on Wednesday. The Kiwi, who calls Australian home through the winter, will be trying to extend his flawless...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Oakbank Preview

    BEST BET: ELOPE TO VEGAS (Race 8) EACH-WAY: PALE ALE (Race 6) VALUE: BRONKSI (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 12:50PM Ecycle Solutions Maiden Hurdle (3200 METRES) LOOKING AROUND is a former South East galloper who has had four runs for the Eric Musgrove stable and was OK behind Mazaz at...

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  • Donna’s journey from Phar Lap fan to winning trainer

    A lifelong fascination with Phar Lap has – ultimately – led a former “nine to five city worker” to a new life in the Barossa Valley and her first winner as a racehorse trainer. Donna Ormerod admits she was overwhelmed by emotion when her six-year-old mare Lucy Diamonds – just...

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  • Three-year-olds steal the show

    A pair of three-year-old fillies stole the show at Morphettville on Saturday, providing the perfect backdrop to the upcoming Racing SA Carnival.  Mileva upstaged 2019 Blue Diamond winner Lyre to win the Listed Manihi Classic, before Ecumenical returned to form to claim the inaugural Clare Lindop Stakes.  Mileva’s win provided...

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  • Amendment 39 - Harry D Young Hurdle

    Racing SA wish to advise that Wednesday's Harry D Young Hurdle has been being postponed due to lack of acceptances. This race will now be run at Oakbank on Saturday 3 April, replacing the Open Hurdle programmed on the day. Nominations close at 12 noon today Monday 29 March.

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  • Lincoln Moore's Oakbank preview

    BEST BET: SCARLET RIVER (Race 5) VALUE: BAR GEM (Race 8) RACE 1 - 12:30PM Ecycle Solutions Benchmark 120 Hurdle (3200 METRES) Local jumper MR COYNE caused an upset first-up from a spell and ran well up in class at Morphettville on the Parks last time out. He’s won his...

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  • Three states of weekend action for Clarken

    Morphettville horseman Will Clarken is set for a busy weekend across three states of Australia. Last year’s Sangster Stakes winner Bella Vella will line-up in the Group 1 Galaxy at Rosehill in Sydney with Glenn Boss to ride, while Clarken will combine with star rider Jamie Kah chasing success at...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: LUNAR HERO (Race 4)  EACH-WAY: HYPERCANE (Race 9)  VALUE: SELF SUFFICENT (Race 2)    RACE 1 - 12:31PM Fleurieu Milk Company Handicap (1100 METRES)  Good race. BROTHER’S SHADOW is two from two and was a touch too seasoned for Karacasu last time. He has to overcome a sticky gate...

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  • Stable confident third time’s a charm for Lyre

    The Freedman stable is confident it will be a case of third time lucky for Lyre in Adelaide on Saturday. An impressive track gallop on Tuesday morning has ensured the 2019 Blue Diamond winner will resume in Saturday’s Listed $102,250 Manihi Classic (1100m) at Morphettville in a campaign geared around...

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  • Amendment 38 - Meeting Transfer 14/04 and added race 05/04

    Racing SA wish to advise the following amendments Wednesday 14 April This meeting has been transferred to Naracoorte to spread the workload between the South East tracks. Racing SA has also elected to add an eighth race to better fit the South East Program. The Program for the meeting will...

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  • Quay run heading towards Oaks campaign

    Victoria Quay will continue her campaign geared around the Group 1 Australasian Oaks when she tackles the inaugural $102,250 Clare Lindop Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville on Saturday.  The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained three-year-old stamped herself as a Oaks filly in the spring, running second behind boom colt Ain’tnodeeldun in the...

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  • Lindop Stakes feeling will only get better, says Clare

    Don’t expect Clare Lindop’s glow over having a race named in her honour to subside anytime soon. The former champion jockey will be trackside on Saturday for the running of the Clare Lindop Stakes at Morphettville and while the race’s inaugural renewal will be special, she feels her appreciation of...

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  • RIP Alcopop – a South Australian superstar

    One of South Australia’s most popular gallopers, Alcopop, has died. The Group 1 winner who took his trainer Jake Stephens and connections on a fairy-tale ride, succumbed to illness issues that had plagued him in recent months – but part-owner John Kelton said it was ride they could never forget....

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  • No Glass Ceiling as new Dare To Dreamer steps out

    Trainer Ryan Balfour is “very excited” to step out a new Dare To Dream horse for the first time at Morphettville this Saturday. Glass Ceiling debuts for the stable in race four at headquarters, after recently being acquired from Victorian trainer Patrick Payne, and is part of Racing SA’s Dare...

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  • Carnival Opener Family Racebook - Oakbank

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  • Lincoln Moore's Strathalbyn Preview

    BEST BET: MAGIC DEE (Race 7) EACH-WAY: FABULOUS FLIPPER (Race 4) VALUE: AFRICAN AWESOME (Race 7)   RACE 1 - 1:40PM Strath Small Engines Colts, Geldings & Entires Maiden Plate (1100 METRES) KORUTO returns from Victoria where he’s placed at all three runs this time in. He was $1.95 into $1.60...

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  • Jumping returns for first time in over a year

    Jumping returns to Oakbank for the first time in more than a year on Sunday for the opening day of a new-look Easter Carnival in 2021. Some of the sport’s biggest names will be back in the Adelaide Hills including leading New Zealand horseman John Wheeler and top Victorian trainer...

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  • Final Determination - M Bell

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  • Final Determination - D Caboche

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  • Final Determination - M McClean

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  • Final Determination - J Holder

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  • Final Determination - A Jordsjo

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