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  • Canberra FC set their sights on Capital Football treble

    19 August 2018 9:08 AM 4

    But it wasn't to be, and things went from bad to worse when Olympic’s Nik Popovich was carried off the pitch before Strika picked up a booking for an ill-fated challenge on Matthew Waters. "We went in there with a plan that Olympic had to come out and score obviously, because they needed to win to get the premiership," Macor said. "All we needed to do was just sit back and take our chances

  • Le Romain shows he would keep them honest in The Everest

    18 August 2018 9:49 AM 5

    “He’s a little underrated. He’s played at the highest level for a long while and it’s good to see him get a win,” Lees said. “If the Everest happens, it happens. There are races either side. Or he could get to an Epsom.” Lees had given McDonald a lot of confidence before the race and the jockey could see what he meant a long way out. “It was easy peasy

  • Future looks Rosey for up-and-coming Master Ash

    18 August 2018 8:58 AM 5

    “He has matured in the last month to six weeks physically and mentally, and we saw that in the way he raced. Credit to Tim Clark, as he has always had great faith in this horse.” Master Ash settled in the perfect spot and out-sprinted Danawi to go away and win by length, with heavily backed favourite Smart Elissim a half-length back in third. It was the middle

  • Canberra Demons fall despite Tom Faul's high-five

    18 August 2018 5:29 AM 4

    Even a Tom Faul masterclass couldn't stop the Canberra Demons' frustrating slide down the ladder that has left them facing a sudden death showdown on the road come finals time. The Demons slumped to a third-straight defeat after falling by 47 points to Sydney University in the NEAFL at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday. The 17.19 (121) to 11.8 (74) loss means

  • Tritton has special one in Muscle Factory after group 1 romp

    18 August 2018 3:24 AM 5

    Trainer Shane Tritton says horses don’t do what Muscle Factory did in the Albion Park Gold Final, but he wasn’t surprised. Muscle Factory, which Tritton bought a share of for a six-figure sum mid-season, ran a 1:53.1 mile-rate as he ran to a 37.9m victory in a show of sheer speed. It gave him a group 1 victory after placings in the the Australian Pacing

  • Country race clubs kick in for drought relief

    18 August 2018 2:00 AM 5

    Racing personality Richard Callander will be at the centre of two racedays to raise funds for drought relief as racing in the bush supports their own. Callander will have $2500 to bet on each of the eight races on the Aquis Farm day at Muswellbrook on Tuesday and the TAB has guaranteed a $20,000 donation will being made. Caring and sharing: Kosciuszko

  • Emerging Kaonic ready to profit from Waller's patience

    17 August 2018 12:37 PM 5

    Chris Waller has his group 1 winning three-year-olds from last season – D’argento and Unforgotten – taking on Winx on Saturday, but it might a four-year-old away from the Randwick limelight who has the potential to join the stable's stars at the highest level. Kaonic was considered in the same class as his stellar stablemates, as was the emerging Paret

  • Lowy says independence is in peril as he steps down

    17 August 2018 11:01 AM 4

    The second outcome, Lowy said, would be for FFA and its supporters - four of the smallest state federations - to pass the working group's proposals. This is unlikely. "Under those circumstances I would not be prepared to serve as chairman beyond November," Lowy said. The third option would be for FFA and opposed stakeholders to reach a compromise on the proposals

  • Break has Kangaroo bouncing into Canberra Raiders Cup final

    17 August 2018 10:00 AM 7

    Understandably, he was a little banged up getting towards the end of the season, but that all came to a head in the semi-finals when he went to lay a tackle. "I collected his shin on the way through with my forearm and it snapped, popped, and I didn't believe that it was broken until we were back in the sheds and I could feel the bone clunking together

  • Gridiron ACT shifts focus from 'ironman' to football

    17 August 2018 7:42 AM 5

    The ever-changing dynamic of ACT Gridiron has paved the way for former national team coach John Ludvigson to take charge of a new club and focus on playing football, not "ironman". The league has had a presence in Canberra since 1993 but ACT Gridiron has struggled to tap into a growing American football fan base with the league entrenched in a battle