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  • Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Gold Cup

    The 2021 Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Gold Cup on Friday is shaping up to be a great day with racing, fashion and entertainment to offer something for all attendees. Murray Bridge Racing Club manager, John Buhagiar said the community have embraced our extraordinary performance on the track with their support...

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  • Oakbank Easter programming confirmed

    Racing SA has today released programming for the 2022 Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival, with more than $1 million in prizemoney and bonuses available for participants across the two meetings. Additionally, it was confirmed Oakbank will return to its roots in 2022 with the traditional Easter Saturday and Easter Monday race...

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  • Prizemoney boost for SA provincial cups

    Two of South Australia’s provincial cup meetings will be boosted by a significant prizemoney increase for their feature races. Racing SA has today announced both the Gawler Cup and Strathalbyn Cup will benefit from substantial prizemoney lifts, effective immediately. The increase will bring them into line with both the Murray...

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  • 2021 Jamestown Cup Recap

    After a wet lead in to the race day, the sun was out to support the sold out Jamestown Cup meeting. Jamestown Racing Club Chairman, Phil Dibben said he was blown away by the support from and for the community. “The weather was great, which was matched by the racing...

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  • Country Cup Treble in Sight

    For a trainer to win one Cup is a great achievement, but this weekend we see the Karen Byrnes-trained Royal Bower going for three consecutive Cup wins from as many starts. “Royal Bower was purchased online and a trainer was needed for the Roxby Downs Cup. “It was lucky I...

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  • Jamestown Racing Club history

    Leading in to this weekends Jamestown Cup, we had the opportunity to speak with club Chairman, Phil Dibben about some of the history around the mid-north club. The first recorded race meeting held at Jamestown was in 1875. Other meetings were held in 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1891, and 1895...

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  • Track enhancements set tone for successful Lincoln season

    When the Port Lincoln racing season gets underway this Sunday, October 3, participants and punters may note there’s been a number of enhancements made to the facilities at the regional track. During the off season, Racing SA and the Port Lincoln Racing Club acquired a block of land adjoining the...

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  • Mindarie-Halidon Cup recap

    Mindarie-Halidon may be a small farming community, but for one day a year across the past 107 years, crowds have turned up to the historic Mindarie-Halidon Races. The main race on the cards at Saturday’s annual Cup meeting did not fail to impress with a tight contest up until the...

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  • HISTORY MADE AT BALAKLAVA CUP

    The weather wasn’t the only thing on show at Balaklava Racing Club on Wednesday, with the on track action proving to be just as hot. Experienced jockey Barend Vorster come away with a double on the day, riding home Ultimate Addiction in Race 3, before taking out the feature race,...

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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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  • Last Call At Mindarie-Halidon

    September 19th will see the last race-day at Mindarie-Halidon Racing Club. With over 100 years of racing out of Mindarie-Halidon, the club will move their annual Cup day to a new location in 2022. Racing.com’s James Tzaferis recently spoke with 1970 race caller, Bryan Martin here.

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  • Work commences on Murray Bridge training track

    Racing SA is pleased to announce construction of the inner-turf training track at Murray Bridge Racing Club’s Gifford Hill facility has commenced. The inner-turf track, which will be 15 metres wide and 1654 metres in circumference once completed, is an important addition to the ongoing development of Murray Bridge Racing...

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  • Murray Bridge Connections Sweep Industry Awards

    Racing SA held their annual Industry Awards over the weekend, with a strong Murray Bridge flair among the winners. Trainers, Michael Hickmott and Grant Young both took home Trainer of the Year awards, with Young becoming a three-time winner of the Provincial and Country Trainer of the Year. Jessica Eaton,...

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  • Further boost for Gawler facilities

    The thoroughbred training facilities at the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club have been bolstered by the unveiling of a state-of-the-art equine treadmill. The industry-funded treadmill will provide more scope for local trainers to condition and rehabilitate their horses. It follows the opening of a $495,000 equine swimming pool at the...

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  • Lindop Takes The Reins

    Racing SA’s Industry Development and Training Officer, Clare Lindop, took Murray Bridge High School students through the typical work day of a horse trainer and stable hand. With the support of local trainer Matthew Seyers, the students took a look around the stables and then had the opportunity to visit...

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  • 2021 Cornerstone Stud Sir Prancealot Series

    A new race series is set to be on show, with The Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club and Cornerstone Stud Angaston, announcing an extension to their ongoing partnership, which is now entering its third year. Over six heats between October and December, there will be points awarded leading in to...

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  • Champion jockey joins Racing SA team

    Racing SA is thrilled to announce the appointment of former Australian champion jockey Clare Lindop to the organisation, in the new role of Industry Development and Training Officer. As a former stablehand, apprentice jockey, track work rider, jockey’s association director and Group 1 winning jockey, Clare brings with her first...

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  • Jordan Joins Oakbank Committee

    Oakbank Racing Club have finalized the replacement process for outgoing committee member, and past Chairman, John Glatz OAM with James Jordan from Racing.com. Club Chairperson Arabella Branson had this to say; "The Oakbank Racing Committee are delighted to have James Jordan join our team. Racing industry enthusiasts and participants alike...

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  • Strathalbyn racing benefits from facilities upgrade

    The Strathalbyn Racing Club has been boosted by a $210,000 upgrade to its on-course thoroughbred training facilities, officially unveiled on Thursday. The new amenities, consisting of four wash bays and an equine sandroll area, were opened by the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Hon Corey Wingard MP and Member...

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  • Bung Fritz Appreciation Society

    Clubs can take all forms, and in South Australia, we have Bung Fritz and the South Australian Bung Fritz Appreciation Society. The society was founded in 2006, and is now home to over 80 members with strict entry requirements, where new members must be invited and approved by two current...

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  • Leahy ushers in new era at Murray Bridge

    Murray Bridge Racing Club will enter the next chapter of its exciting new era this week with John Leahy taking over the Chairman’s role. Leahy, who has served on the committee for 15 years, will replace Reg Nolan who stepped back into the role as Deputy Chair at Monday’s night...

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  • Port Lincoln Racing Club’s new facilities officially unveiled

    The Marshall Liberal Government’s $24 million investment in the racing industry is continuing to pay dividends with the new and improved Port Lincoln Racing Club officially unveiled on Saturday. The package of works are worth $192,000 and include new race-day tie-up stalls, a vet room, swabbing stall and day yard...

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  • Partner to keep winning over longer trips, says jockey

    Winning Partner has captured a pair of SA listed 1600m features over the past month, but could be just as effective over further, according to his jockey, Barend Vorster. The McEvoy-trained gelding made a one-act affair of last Friday’s $100,000 Murray Bridge Gold Cup, saluting by a widening 1.5-lengths in...

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  • Hickmott’s two-pronged attack on Murray Bridge Cup

    In-form horseman Michael Hickmott will take a two-pronged attack into battle chasing his first hometown feature in Friday’s $100,000 Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Cup. A three-time Darwin Cup-winning trainer, Hickmott has enjoyed a stunning start to the 2020-21 racing season and is trailing Tony and Calvin McEvoy on the South...

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  • ‘Fantastic’ fields + loyal sponsors = Gold day at Murray Bridge

    “Fantastic” nominations and strong sponsor support have Murray Bridge Racing Club secretary/manager John Buhagiar eagerly anticipating Friday’s annual Gold Cup meeting. The club’s biggest day on the racing calendar is being held at its Gifford Hill facility for the second time and despite COVID-19 protocols restricting crowd numbers, Mr Buhagiar...

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