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  • West Belconnen Warriors land star halves for 2019

    10 October 2018 6:51 AM 11

    The West Belconnen Warriors have landed an early signing coup for 2019, bringing premiership half Bobby Roberts back and also luring his cousin Brent Crisp from the Queanbeyan Kangaroos. Roberts was part of the Warriors' 2016 grand final win, but spent last season playing for the Young Cherrypickers. He and Crisp played together for the Belconnen United

  • Showjumping break primes The Monstar for heights of Kosciuszko

    10 October 2018 6:42 AM 11

    Brett Cavanough believes the oldest horse in The Kosciuszko at Randwick on Saturday, The Monstar, will prove to be the boldest. The Scone trainer gave the eight-year-old a break from stable life following his weakening fifth in The Shorts last month and it has revitalised him for the $1.3 million slots race for country horses. “He went out and did showjumping

  • Kermond says Olympic medal on Australian equestrian team's radar

    9 October 2018 8:26 AM 13

    Having already locked up Olympic Games qualification, Australian champion showjumper Jamie Kermond says they have two years to focus on winning a medal. While Kermond's back in Australia and will be at the NSW Showjumping Championships in Canberra this week, his horse Constellation is still in quarantine in Europe, where it will have to spend two weeks

  • Cavalry's partnership with Yokohama DeNA Baystars paying off

    9 October 2018 7:48 AM 11

    The Canberra Cavalry's partnership with Japanese club Yokohama DeNA Baystars is already paying off, with managers now shopping players to the Australian Baseball League club. Cavalry chief executive Donn McMichael said in the past it was tough to even get player's managers to return calls to the other side of the world. Now he's confident they have the roster

  • Larkin double century has Comets in complete control

    9 October 2018 7:34 AM 12

    Opening batsman Nicholas Larkin has scored a double century to put the ACT/NSW Country Comets in complete control of their Futures League match against Queensland at Manuka Oval on Tuesday. Larkin was finally dismissed for 205 and the Comets finished the second day at 3-491 - a whopping 372 ahead of the Banana Benders. Jay Lenton (44 not out) and Blake

  • University of Canberra Firebirds continue to dominate Gridiron ACT

    9 October 2018 6:39 AM 9

    The University of Canberra Firebirds have claimed their first piece of silverware for the year after a hard-fought win against the Centurions at Greenway Oval on Saturday. The Firebirds secured top spot with a 42-20 win despite having two games remaining in the season. Running back James Thornhill opened the scoring late in the first quarter with a bulldozing

  • Cleary's Coolring an emergency for The Kosciuszko

    9 October 2018 5:57 AM 11

    Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary might've missed out on a spot in the $1.3 million Kosciuszko, but he'll still have runners at Randwick on Saturday and will still donate part of his fees to charity. Cleary's Coolring will be an emergency for the inaugural running of The Kosciuszko after missing out on one of the 12 slots up for grabs for country NSW horses

  • Fatigue leads to Kyrgios incidents: Woodbridge

    9 October 2018 5:42 AM 11

    Nick Kyrgios is tired, says Todd Woodbridge, and the Australian tennis star needs to adjust his schedule dramatically if he wants to avoid the kind of blow-ups witnessed in China. Woodbridge, the Davis Cup legend and tennis commentator, watched Kyrgios' long and heated exchange with chair umpire Damien Dumusois at the Shanghai Masters with a familiar

  • Allen gears up for biggest day of his young career

    9 October 2018 3:15 AM 9

    As well as snaring the mount on Native Soldier, on whom he won last time out at Caulfield in the Guineas Prelude, Allen will team up with Weir's Caulfield Cup fancy Night's Watch in the Caulfield Stakes and the Weir-trained filly Anjana in the Thousand Guineas. Native Soldier has Sydney-trained The Autumn Sun to beat in the Guineas while the Kris Lees runner

  • Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

    9 October 2018 2:16 AM 11

    Betting had to be suspended from noon on Tuesday to avoid any perceived integrity risk, and Racing NSW stewards will advise wagering operators when they may recommence betting on the $13 million race on Tuesday night. BetEasy had Trapeze Artist, Vega Magic and defending champion Redzel as $7 equal favourites when betting was suspended. Controversy has raged