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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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  • Red-hot Hickmott eyes hometown cup

    Murray Bridge horseman Michael Hickmott will try to extend his outstanding start to the 2020-21 racing season by winning his first hometown cup on Friday. Hickmott, who leads the metropolitan trainers’ premiership, has Aqueduct, Danon Roman and Peloton all nominated for the $100,000 Listed feature over a mile. Formerly with...

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  • Horses and trainers to benefit from KI upgrades

    Extra spaces for visiting horses and better facilities for their trainers will be the upshot of infrastructure improvements at the Kangaroo Island Racing Club. Additional overnight stables will be constructed on track, along with two large “day yards”, while trainers’ facilities will be upgraded to make their stays more comfortable....

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