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  • Cup winner’s treble, but Thomas takes the Auraria

    Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jye McNeil walked away from Morphettville with a treble – but not the win many expected. The star rider came to Adelaide expecting to win with Steinem in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes, but the boom filly could only manage fourth spot. Settling at the rear...

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  • Kemalpasa sets sights on first-up Stakes win

    Confidence is high in the Richard and Chantelle Jolly stable regarding Kemalpasa’s first-up chances in Saturday’s $127,750 R N Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville. Kemalpasa hasn’t raced since he was narrowly beaten by Celebrity Queen and Portland Sky in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield in February and Richard...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST: STEINEM (Race 7) EACH-WAY: MISS FIVE HUNDRED (Race 2) VALUE: BRIMARVI VEHERO (Race 3)   RACE 1 - 12:01PM Adelaide Galvanising Handicap (1050 METRES) The Maher/Eustace GENERATION has firmed in the market after scratchings and was marked a $15 at Cranbourne on Friday night before being scratched. Has jumped out...

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  • Jockey’s milestone horse guns for Redelva success

    Anna Jordsjo hopes her milestone horse can deliver another career highlight in tomorrow Listed Redelva Stakes at Morphettville. Mileva is marked an $8 chance in early TAB markets in the $197,250 3YO feature, behind warm favourite and potential superstar Instant Celebrity ($2.90). Jordsjo – still finding her way as a...

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  • Stokes stable’s three-state assault

    Mutiple runners across three states are nothing new for dual-state horseman Phillip Stokes. But Saturday shapes as one of the biggest days his Pakenham and Morphettville stables has encountered. They have eight runners at Morphettville, led by Instant Celebrity in the Redelva Stakes, while Shojiki steps out in the Auraria...

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  • McNeil: Wide gate no barrier for Auraria Stakes favourite

    Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Jye McNeil is unfazed with a wide gate for exciting filly Steinem in Saturday’s $127,250 Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville. The daughter of Frankel won a Pakenham maiden before she created a big impression by showing a brilliant turn of foot to win by 3.5...

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  • Sprinters’ Group 1 hopes on the line

    Saturday's $140,000 Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield looms as a defining race for a host of sprinters heading towards the Group 1 TAB Classic and Group 1 Goodwood in Adelaide next month. Matt Laurie’s Alfa Oro is marked a $4.60 favourite for the feature after chasing home Sword Of...

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  • One eye on SA, the other on ‘beautiful’ Sydney Cup runner

    In addition to looking after two Freedman runners at Morphettville this weekend, local trainer Paula Trenwith will have one eye on Saturday’s Sydney Cup. Around this time last year Paula started her association with the Victorian stable, becoming the SA base for its Adelaide Racing Carnival runners during the COVID-impacted...

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  • ‘Short-circuiting disasters’ for 40 years

    “You’d be surprised how many times the clerk short-circuits a disaster.” During his 40 years as a clerk of the course, Bill Atkinson was deadly serious about his responsibilities, about proper preparation and about the importance of his role. Two knee operations last year finally brought down the curtain on...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Naracoorte Preview

    WIN: SANBLAS (Race 3) EACH-WAY: COOL MAGNUM (Race 5) VALUE: THE OLYMPIAN (Race 8)   RACE 1 - 12:45PM Hansen Print Maiden Plate (2000 METRES) Looks a good race for BRIABELLA, who tackled the Morphettville Guineas two runs back. She was OK behind She’s Dreaming at Oakbank last time and finds...

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  • Opperman and Royal Mile steal weekend limelight

    Jacob Opperman’s stocks continue to rise after landing the biggest win of his short career aboard Royal Mile in Saturday’s Port Adelaide Guineas. Two weeks after his first riding metro treble, Opperman produced a superb ride in the feature aboard the Lee Creek-trained youngster, who drove underneath horses in the...

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  • Perfect path needed for Gytrash: Richards

    Gordon Richards says everything would need to fall perfectly in place for star sprinter Gytrash to make a surprise return to racing in the $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on May 15.  Gytrash had social media in a spin on Thursday when he opened a $6 second favourite...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Port Augusta preview

    BEST BET: FULTON STREET (Race 2) EACH-WAY: ROCKFACE LOUIE (Race 7) VAKLE: GALAXY FALLS (Race 5)   RACE 1 - 1:55PM Milhinch Hourglass Jewellers Maiden Plate (1396 METRES) Looks a good race for SCARLET RIVER, who comes off a handy effort at Oakbank running third behind Comfort Girl. Her previous at...

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  • Noblet guessing with his 2YO in Adelaide feature

    Victorian horseman Andrew Noblet is under no illusion of the task in front of Isles Of Avalon on debut in the $107,250 Listed Dequetteville Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville today. A lack of options at home and a solid recent jump-out was enough to convince Noblet to bring the daughter of...

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  • Carnival in focus for Mount Gambier trainer

    Mount Gambier trainer Peter Hardacre heads to Morphettville on Saturday hoping some promising horses will put their hand up to target better races during the 2021 Adelaide Racing Carnival. Hardacre has six runners making the trip to Adelaide and saddles up three runners in the three-year-old race, which looms as...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    WIN: CALYPSO REIGN (Race 1) EACH-WAY: APPALACHIAN (Race 9) VALUE: VAPID (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 12:06PM Happy 90th Birthday Colin Wilson Handicap (1200 METRES) CALYPSO REIGN is a progressive type, who was impressive first-up at Murray Bridge and solid behind Little Rich Boy on Cup Day. There was nothing...

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  • Amendment 40 - ANZAC Day Public Holiday

    Racing SA wish to inform due to the ANZAC Day Public Holiday on Monday 26th April, Nominations for Naracoorte on Sunday 2nd May will now close 12 noon on Tuesday 27th April with late nominations at 3pm the same day. Acceptances and Riders for Balaklava Wednesday 28th April will remain...

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  • Stokes’ double-take on Morphettville runners

    Tommy Stokes admitted he had to do a double take when acceptances for Morphettville were released on Wednesday.  The Stokes stable has four runners: three drew the inside in gate one, while Bottom Line landed barrier 20 and will jump from the extreme outside in a field of 18 after...

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  • Ichibansan hoping to follow big brother’s footsteps

    Ichibansan has some big shoes to fill when he tackles the $107,250 Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m) at Morphettville on Saturday.  He’ll be trying to follow in the footsteps of his big brother Dalasan and give Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas their second successive feature – while his big brother tackles...

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  • Ben’s Victorian visit keeping it in the family

    As their uncle, trainer Dan O’Sullivan remembers the early differences between his star apprentice Will Price and his SA-based brother Ben, who rides interstate – at Werribee – for the first time tomorrow.  “Ben was all about getting it right, Will was about how fast he could go,” O’Sullivan recalls...

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  • Celebrity hit-out ahead of Redelva assignment

    Exciting filly Instant Celebrity will have an important hit-out ahead of her 2021 Adelaide Racing Carnival campaign at Friday’s Morphettville trials. The Phillip Stokes-trained filly created a big impression last year, winning her first four races, including the Group 2 Tranquil Star over 1400m at Caulfield, before she was beaten...

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  • Gordon’s non-Gytrash autumn ammunition

    Gytrash is his headline horse, but Morphettville trainer Gordon Richards also has other ammunition pointed towards the 2021 Adelaide Racing Carnival – starting with the Port Adelaide Guineas at headquarters this Saturday. Crown Mint will line up for the stable and Richards believes stepping up in trip will bring out...

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  • Let the Races Begin - Pt Augusta

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  • Promising stayer finally back in action

    In a time before COVID-19 had brought the world to a standstill, Hasta La War was one of the most exciting gallopers in South Australia. The Sue Murphy-trained stayer looked to have it all in front of him heading towards the 2020 Adelaide Cup, winning four successive races before his...

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  • Approaching 30, 'Gus' still going strong

    Roma Williams marvels at Apollo Helios, her rising 30-year-old, 55-start veteran who “still runs around like a four-year-old”. “He’s a legend – we haven’t had any problems at all with him, touch wood,” Roma says. “You wouldn’t know he’s got any arthritis in him, except of course because he should...

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