Upcoming Group Races
SEE THE FULL 2022 RACING CALENDAR

Advertiser Disclosure

This website is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to our visitors. We accept advertising compensation from companies that appear on the site, which impacts the location and order in which brands (and/or their products) are presented, and also impacts the score that is assigned to it. Company listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including pricing, which appears on this site is subject to change at any time.

Got It

MCEVOY SET TO CLOSE SA OPERATION

South Australian and six time premiership winner trainer Tony McEvoy is set to close down his historic training base in the heart of the Barossa Valley to pursue new ventures away from the state with the lure of big money too much to refuse

Tony McEvoy to sell Kidalton Park training base

McEvoy is set to close down his Angaston Property with Calvin after a decision to pursue other trainer opportunities was reached.

The South Australian complex was once the base for former Hall of Fame trainer Colin Hayes as well as the launch pad for his sons David and Peter’s training careers. 

The Kidalton Park training base was once famed for housing horse racing talent such as Dulcify, Special, Zabeel, At Talaq, Jeune and Rory’s Jester.


One of the former homes for Lindsay Park Racing, the location for Colin Hayes training complex was inspired by a trip to the UK where the country environment had inspired a new way of thinking and originally set up in 1965.

When the Lindsay Park began to expand in other states, McEvoy and business partner Tony Mitchell, purchased the property from the Hayes family and began training operations in 2010 from the Kidalton Park estate.

During the past 12 years, Tony McEvoy and his now training partner son Calvin have been crowned champion Adelaide trainer in 2011/12, 2012/13, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and they are currently three wins behind Richard and Chantelle Jolly in season 2021/22.

“It has been a wonderful 12 years, but life is all about change, and I look forward to the next chapter,” McEvoy said in a press release.

“Jo and I love the Barossa Valley, but the reality is we need to now find a new home in Ballarat.

“The fantastic opportunities offered by Victorian racing, with its prizemoney and Super VOBIS scheme, are too good to pass up.”

Kidalton Park has been on the market since June 2021 and Mitchell believes the estate will always have prominence in South Australian racing. 

More News


Punters, maximize your horse racing betting experience! Sign up for free and enjoy free betting tips, special betting offers, and up-to-date horse racing news.SIGN ME UP!
TAB Logo
Place a TOTE win bet, run 2nd / 3rd, get upto $50 back in Bonus Bets!
Join Now
Applies for this Saturday 28/5/22 for races 1-6 at all 3 tracks. Excludes WA residents. Fi ...More
Palmerbet Logo
$100 Bonus Matched
2nd Racing Bet*
Join Now
Excl WA. Max Racing Bonus $100. 2nd Racing Bet. Racing Bonus Bets only. Existing Customer ...More
Unibet Logo
Bet On Racing
& Get Up To $200
Join Now
Existing Customers Only. Excludes SA. 18+ T&C’s and wagering requirements apply.
Dabble Logo
FOLLOW other punters, COPY their bets, and BANTER with your mates
Join Now
T&Cs apply and available on website. Gamble responsibly. www.gamblinghelponline.org.au. 18 ...More
Check All Offers