Globe Derby Park/ Gawler Trials

Official trials in South Australia are conducted every Sunday morning alternating between Globe Derby Park (SAHRC) and Gawler (GHRC) each weekend, unless organised otherwise. Trials commence at 9.00am. At Globe Derby Park the track is available for “run-arounds” from 7.00am and mobile practice at 8.00am. Gawler track is available for “run-arounds” from 8.00am and mobile practice at 8.20am.  

Nominations for Sunday trials can be made via HarnessWeb or phone to the racing office on (08) 8285 0732 or (08) 8285 0734 before 10.00am Friday preceding the trials. Fields can be found online Friday afternoon on under ‘racing – fields – trials’. Only horses excluded from the barrier draw or stood down on Friday or Saturday night will be included after nominations have closed.

A trial fee of $22.00 per horse which includes Driver Liability Insurance will be charged to the account of the trainer, as per usual accounting procedures.

Notification of trial scratchings can be made via HarnessWeb, phone to the racing office or by speaking with race day stewards or official trial staff. It is important to notify the above-mentioned officials and staff members when scratching from trials to have the trial fee lifted otherwise the trainer will be charged $22.00 trial fee.

Please note that upon arrival to the track, horses will undergo inspection from a trial official to verify the correct horse is presented. Trainers should ensure freeze brands are clipped, easy to read and brands/markings correspond with the Assessment Certificate.

Trainers should ensure their horse is sent onto the track in the correct trial and wearing the correct number, unless give permission otherwise by an official.

Trainers are reminded trailing horses should be ready no less than 10 minutes before the scheduled trial start time of 9.00am. Trials are conducted consecutively, and staff seek your co-operation in this regard.

Only licenced drivers are permitted to drive in official trials. ‘C Grade’ drivers can lodge assessment cards to trial officials prior to trial one and pick up once the driver has commenced all trial drives for the day.

Trials replays can be found on the SA Botra Website here.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Harness Racing SA Racing Office on (08) 8285 0732 or (08) 8285 0734.

Port Pirie/ Mount Gambier Workouts

Port Pirie (PPHRC) and Mount Gambier (MHHRC) workouts can be organised via interest to each individual club. Once the club organises a workout date and time as well as nomination closing time, trainers can nominate via HarnessWeb or phone to the racing office on (08) 8285 0732 or (08) 8285 0734. Fields for workouts will not be posted online. Results are only recorded online the days following the workouts if a horse in the fields has passed an assessment.

SA Trial Conditions

  1. A horse may be assessed to qualify, re-included in the barrier draw or have a bar lifted at official trials or workouts.
  2. Horses must be under the care of a licensed trainer for no less than 28 days prior to the trial/workout.
  3. Drivers must wear full racing attire including registered colours, white drivers pants along with approved helmet, safety vest and footwear that follow the rules and regulations surrounding.
  4. All gear on horses must be approved and of satisfactory condition whereby adheres to the rules and regulations surrounding. Freeze brands must be legible.
  5. Trainers are reminded that when nominating for a trial to state whether their horse is needing to be assessed.