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  • Could Moody have been Godophin's main man? He never got to find out

    15 October 2018 1:36 AM 7

    Australian horse players have become used to seeing Godolphin's English trainer Charlie Appleby come out and mop up some of the spring carnival's big prizes in recent years. But could it have been Black Caviar's trainer Peter Moody arriving on these shores every 12 months to supervise the Blue Army's raid on the lucrative Melbourne carnival? Moody revealed

  • Canberra teen Keely Small wins gold at the Youth Olympics

    15 October 2018 12:31 AM 6

    “It hasn’t sunk in quite yet. This whole experience has been amazing, to be announced flagbearer and now see the Australian flag raised from on top of the podium with a gold medal – I’m so stoked.” Small said the crowd support, from a vocal Australian minority and the local crowd appreciating her dominating performance, spurred her to the top place on the dais. “I was a little

  • Tom McDermott wins NSW Showjumping Championships in Canberra

    14 October 2018 10:47 AM 19

    Tom McDermott is one win away from a $50,000 pay day after taking out the NSW Showjumping Championships in Canberra over the weekend. McDermott won the NSW Country Championships in Wagga a week earlier and if he wins at the Willinga Park grand final in December, he'll clinch the triple crown and collect his bonus. Superb performances over two qualifying

  • Let’s hope The Autumn Sun gets a chance to test Winx

    14 October 2018 9:59 AM 19

    The Autumn Sun left most at Caulfield on Saturday convinced the colt would be a worthy rival for champion mare Winx in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday week. I have been at about the past 40 Caulfield Guineas, a race that has produced some outstanding horses, and The Autumn Sun was just as good, if not more impressive, than the more recent

  • Marc Leishman nails fourth US PGA tour win

    14 October 2018 8:04 AM 24

    Marc Leishman was already having a good year. Yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, he made it a great one. The 34-year-old from Warrnambool secured his fourth United States PGA Tour title with a superb exhibition of ball-striking and putting in the $US7 million CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur. The victory comes with a winner’s cheque of $US1.26 million but just as importantly

  • Will he or won't he? Cox Plate decision looms for The Autumn Sun

    14 October 2018 5:15 AM 19

    Arrowfield stud boss John Messara doesn’t want The Autumn Sun to be the horse “that shoots Bambi”, making a Cox Plate clash with Winx the least likely of the three options available for the star three-year-old. Trainer Chris Waller, Messara and Ollie Koolman will sit down on Monday or Tuesday to decide the next target for the commanding Caulfield Guineas

  • Gridiron: University of Canberra Firebirds make it 26 wins straight

    14 October 2018 4:39 AM 17

    The University of Canberra Firebirds destroyed the Central Spears 47-0 at Greenway Oval to notch their 26th straight win on Saturday. The Firebirds haven't lost in more than two years, while the ACT Diamonds secured a hard-fought win over the Sydney Uni Lions to make it three straight wins in the NSW women’s competition. Firebirds running back James

  • Socceroos scapegoat Kruse focused on teammates and goals

    14 October 2018 4:20 AM 14

    It was never the criticism on social media that Robbie Kruse cared about, it was that of his teammates and coaches. The Socceroos winger was the target of abuse by online trolls during Australia's 2018 World Cup campaign but has received nothing but support from his peers for his performances. Speaking for the first time since the tournament, Kruse says he paid little

  • The Autumn Sun shines bright in the spring

    13 October 2018 8:18 AM 22

    The clamour began after that win at Rosehill for him to be sent south to take on his illustrious stablemate Winx in the Cox Plate, with many good judges opining that the youngster, with the weight allowances afforded to three-year-olds in the weight-for-age championship, might be the only horse who could threaten her. Those calls will invariably grow louder

  • Amphitrite adds Thousand Guineas as Darren Weir dominates

    13 October 2018 5:59 AM 19

    He was confident until the barrier draw, which gave him pause for thought before he decided to push on. "She was in great shape but I didn't know if any of my three fillies were good enough, but they all ran as good as they could run," Weir said. Carted into the race after settling last, jockey Craig Williams just found clear running and ran them down one by one. Weir was certain