Adelaide Cup Pony Races

5 February 2024

The 2024 Adelaide Cup is not the only big race to watch on Monday March 11.

For the first time, Morphettville will be hosting a heat of the Thoroughbred Industry Careers National Pony Racing Series, which will be the final heat before the series finals are hosted at Randwick on Saturday April 20.

This is a great opportunity to showcase racing to the next generation and it is amazing to have former Pony Club member and multiple Group 1 winning jockey, Jamie Kah, as the Ambassador for the SA heats.

“Pony Club has a special place in my heart. I joined the One Tree Hill Pony Club when I was just two years old, and then rode at the Mount Pleasant Pony Club.

“The chance to introduce kids to the sport that I love on Adelaide Cup Day will be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to meet some of the up-and-coming young riders,” she said.

For those that are looking to take park in the SA heat at Morphettville, there will be a must attend Pony Racing Taster Day at Onkaparinga Pony Club and Oakbank Racecourse on Sunday February 11.

Preliminary fields will be selected at the TASTER DAY and those participants invited along for more training and subsequent selection at Morphettville Racecourse on Sunday March 10.

“If you want to make one of the fields for the Morphettville Pony Races on Adelaide Cup Day, you must attend the TASTER DAY on the pony you wish to try out on,” Lindy Maurice, CEO of Thoroughbred Industry Careers said.

“The SA leg is the last chance to qualify for the finals at Randwick, and I encourage Pony Club members of all ages and abilities to come along to TASTER DAY.

“You’ll learn new skills and about careers you didn’t know existed in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.

“Places at the TASTER DAY are limited so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot,” Lindy said.

The National Pony Racing series is a partnership between Thoroughbred Industry Careers and Pony Club Australia.

Fields for the Pony Races on Adelaide Cup Day will be made up of two categories:

  • Riders on a pony approximately 12.2hh and under.
  • Riders on a pony 12.2hh – 13.3hh (ponies can be no bigger than 13.3hh).
  • Riders for both races need to be aged between 9 and 15 years. Complete this form to secure your spot. The cost is $10:
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