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  • Horse exercise confirmed during lockdown

    The Directions under the Emergency Management Act 2004 were updated overnight and they have taken into consideration our submission regarding the care and exercising of horses. The relevant sections as they apply to our industry are provided below:   3—Interpretation In this direction – essential worker means a person who performs...

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  • Murray Bridge’s $505,000 uphill sand track latest racing infrastructure project to be delivered

    The next infrastructure project to be completed under the Marshall Liberal Government’s $24 million racing industry stimulus package will be operational within days. The final touches are being applied to the Murray Bridge Racing Club’s $505,000 uphill sand training track at the club’s Gifford Hill facility. An important additional piece...

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  • Country Racing SA to launch a new website and ticketing platform

    Industry participants, prospective participants and patrons will all benefit from Country Racing South Australia’s newly developed website, which has officially been launched today.  The website www.countryracingsa.com.au will generate significant efficiencies for CRSA’s 24 member clubs and industry participants, while also making it easier for patrons and race club customers to...

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  • A conversation with: Kristi Evans

    Strathalbyn trainer Kristi Evans, 46, has six winners to her credit already this season and was recently tapped on the shoulder by OTI Racing to prepare one of its overseas stayers. She chats to TRSA about her career so far.   Q: You trained your first winner, Keepakiwi, in 2014. How...

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  • End of an era on TRSA board

    South Australia’s thoroughbred racing industry will continue to benefit from the guidance of Frances Nelson QC and David Rasheed following the appointment of Rob Rorrison as the new Chair of Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA). Ms Nelson and David Rasheed have both stood down as Chair and Deputy Chair in line...

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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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  • Full steam ahead for uphill sand track

    Work on Murray Bridge Racing Club’s $500,000 uphill sand training track has hit top gear, ahead of its expected November opening. An important additional piece of training infrastructure, the facility will assist the club’s move towards becoming an elite training facility. The track will be just over 800m long and...

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