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Delicacy Leads Latest South Australian Derby 2015 Betting

Delicacy Leads Latest South Australian Derby 2015 Betting

Despite a wide barrier draw flying Perth-based filly Delicacy has opened top of the odds to beat home the boys and complete a Group 1 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival double in Saturday’s 2015 South Australian Derby at Morphettville Racecourse. A capacity field of three-year-olds is accepted to face off in this year’s $500,000 Group 1…

“Strong And Tough” Delicacy Backs Up in 2015 SA Derby

“Strong And Tough” Delicacy Backs Up in 2015 SA Derby

Top WA owner-breeder Bob Peters has described Delicacy as a “strong and tough” filly and is confident she was going well enough to back-up off a Schweppes Oaks win last Saturday in the 2015 South Australian Derby against the boys this weekend. Final acceptances for Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville…

2015 South Australian Derby Field: No Authoritarian

2015 South Australian Derby Field: No Authoritarian

The most notable omission from the official South Australian Derby 2015 field for this weekend’s Group 1 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival feature is the VRC St Leger winner Authoritarian. Lee & Anthony Freedman’s gelding was not one of the final acceptances taken by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) on Tuesday morning for the $500,000…

Authoritarian Leads SA Derby 2015 Odds With Three Rivals

Authoritarian Leads SA Derby 2015 Odds With Three Rivals

Lee & Anthony Freedman’s VRC St Leger winner Authoritarian has opened co-favourite along with three other rivals to take out the 2015 South Australian Derby in Adelaide this weekend. There are officially 40 three-year-olds nominated for Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m), four of which sit top of the all-in markets at a…

2015 South Australian Derby Nominations: 40 Entries

2015 South Australian Derby Nominations: 40 Entries

There are 40 three-year-olds officially nominated for the South Australian Derby 2015 this Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival including recent Chairman’s Stakes winner October Date. Nominations for the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m), to run at Morphettville Racecourse on May 9, were taken by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) on Tuesday with a…

2015 SA Derby Next for Chairman’s Stakes Winner October Date

2015 SA Derby Next for Chairman’s Stakes Winner October Date

A come-from-behind win from the Nick Smart-trained October Date has confirmed a Group 1 SA Derby target this Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival for the improving three-year-old. The course proper at Morphettville hosted the traditional Derby lead-up on Anzac Day with a field of young hopefuls facing off in the $115,000 Group 3 South Australian Chairman’s…

Prima Tops SA Chairman’s Stakes 2015 Betting & Tips

Prima Tops SA Chairman’s Stakes 2015 Betting & Tips

Lee & Shannon Hope’s now Seymour-based youngster Prima may have a horror barrier draw but he is still the 2015 Chairman’s Stakes favourite in Adelaide this weekend. The Sir Percy gelding is one of a capacity 16 starters facing off in the $115,000 Group 3 Quayclean Chairman’s Stakes (2020m), the set weights clash running on…

2014 Adelaide Cup Final Field Released

2014 Adelaide Cup Final Field Released

The 2014 Adelaide Cup final field and barrier draw has been released; with a field of sixteen runners set to contest the Group 2 event at Morphettville on Monday. Perth Cup winner Black Tycoon will carry the top weight of 59kg in the Adelaide Cup and had his winning chances diminished further when connections drew…

Distillation Claims 2014 Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes

Distillation Claims 2014 Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes

Well-trialled local Distillation has dictated the pace only 800 metres into running and maintained control to claim the 2014 Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville Racecourse ahead of Base and Waltzing To Win this afternoon. Having jumped from the gates fairly, the classy Half Hennessy gelding initially took up a place on the…