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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST BET: FALL ON A STAR (Race 1)  EACH-WAY: JUST A TRIBUTE (Race 3)  VALUE: I AM ENCHANTING (Race 8)    RACE 1 - 11:56AM Terry Howe Printing Three-Years-Old Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)  Looks a perfect race for FALL ON A STAR, who comes to SA with some form around nice...

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  • Lane returns for key Morphettville rides

    Star jockey Damian Lane heads to Adelaide for the first time since winning the 2020 Adelaide Cup for key rides for the Anthony and Sam Freedman stable at Morphettville on Saturday. Lane partners former top three-year-old Groundswell in the City of Adelaide Stakes (1400m), talented filly Agreeable in the H...

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  • Ready to shake ‘sister of’ tag

    Sisstar is ready to shake her “sister of” tag in the Group 1 TAB Classic on the opening day of the Adelaide Racing Carnival next week.  The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained sprinter collected her second black type success by winning the 1100m Listed Bel Esprit in brilliant style at Caulfield...

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  • Miles together: Rising stayer and apprentice jockey tackle G3

    Young gun Jacob Opperman can continue his rapid rise in the saddle when he makes his Group 3 debut in Saturday’s $127,250 Chairman’s Stakes (2040m) at Morphettville. It will be a tick over a year since Opperman made his riding debut when he continues his association with exciting South East...

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  • SA 2YO primed to tackle Victorian raiders

    Richard Jolly is confident promising two-year-old Karacasu can mix it with his Victorian rivals in Saturday’s Group 3 Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville. The son of Headwater goes into the feature four weeks between runs after he was impressive when defeating Brother’s Shadow at Morphettville on March 27. “He’s good....

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  • Lincoln Moore's Murray Bridge preview

    BEST BET: CHILL WITH TEEJAY (Race 7)  EACH-WAY: SAMURAI MOON (Race 4)  VALUE: LOVE IN THE CITY(Race 5)    RACE 1 - 12:30PM Celebrate Mother’s Day With Us @ Bridges Event Centre Steeplechase (3360 METRES)  Local MR COYNE had been racing well on the flat and toyed with rivals at Oakbank...

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  • Morphettville racing update

    The meeting at Morphettville on Saturday 24 April 2021 is being conducted as dual track meeting with seven races being conducted on the Parks track and two races on the main track. In order to provide consistency to punters and participants the first seven races will be conducted on the...

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  • Third time lucky for maturing Behemoth?

    David Jolly hopes a more mature attitude will help Behemoth crack the Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at his third attempt next month. Now a dual Group 1 winner, Behemoth will tackle SA’s premier sprint fresh off a third placing in the $5 million All-Star Mile at Moonee Valley on March...

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  • Spring targets await, after Dalasan’s ‘best run’

    Unsurprised by the “best run” of Dalasan’s career in last Saturday’s epic Queen Elizabeth Stakes, trainer Leon Macdonald is already turning his attention to springtime with his SA middle-distance star. Dalasan ran the race of his life at Randwick in the $4 million, 2000m Group 1, finishing a close third...

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  • Personal heads bumper Oaks bunch aimed at Adelaide

    VICTORIAN Oaks winner Personal will chase a second Group 1 victory in Saturday week’s $502,250 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville. The Lindsay Park-trained filly will make the trip back from Sydney in a bid to regain winning form in the feature. She was runner-up first-up in the Group 3 Vanity...

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  • Kemalpasa strengthens claims, while Cup winner stars

    Kemalpasa strengthened his claims in next month’s Group 1 Goodwood with a dominant R N Irwin Stakes victory at Morphettville on weekend. Twelve months on from the race where he injured a shoulder that forced him out of The Goodwood, Kemalpasa justified favouritism with a controlled and confident performance, jumping...

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  • Sangster shaping as race of the carnival

    The $502,250 Group 1 TAB Classic (Sangster Stakes) (1200m) is shaping as the race of the 2021 Adelaide Racing Carnival. Four horses currently share favouritism at $8 with tab.com.au – Instant Celebrity, Libertini, Savatiano and Swats That – for the 1200m feature at Morphettville on Saturday week, with nominations closing...

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  • Goodwood favourite steps out at Strath

    Group1 Goodwood favourite Behemoth will make his first public appearance since the All-Star Mile in a gallop between races at Strathalbyn today. Trainer David Jolly said it was as much about mental stimulation as a fitness exercise for the dual Group 1 winner, who will be hoping it will be...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Strathalbyn preview

    BEST: JONQUEST (Race 1) EACH-WAY: MUSTARI (Race 7) VALUE:  YULE MY HERO (Race 3)   RACE 1 - 1:20PM Adelaide Belt and Hose Colts, Geldings & Entires Maiden Plate (1200 METRES) Looks the race for JONQUEST to lose. He has form in much stronger company having placed at three of five...

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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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