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  • Loyalty repaid: Barrier rogue overcomes issues

    10 November 2018 7:48 AM 131

    ''We put him through the barriers up at Gai Waternouse's at Randwick, he had got banned from racing for the second time for barrier manners. He had been going through as good as gold and then one day he went berserk, flipped over, thrashed around and smashed all the gates to bits. He broke three ribs and crushed a vertebrae. Loyalty Man scored narrowly

  • Group 1 dream comes true for Jarrod McLean with Trap For Fools

    10 November 2018 7:18 AM 146

    The cumulative effect of those events was that Trap For Fools entered the Mackinnon Stakes ready to run a huge race in an attempt to land McLean his first group 1 as a trainer in his own right. "We knew he was the leader in the race and it was a matter of John [Allen] getting his clock right and cranking him up at the right time." Allen jumped from the barriers

  • Poetic justice as Santa Ana Lane sinks rivals

    10 November 2018 7:02 AM 150

    It was indeed poetic justice for the owners and the stable that Santa Ana Lane got the firmer surface down the straight that he had been denied in the monsoonal conditions in Sydney when he went north to contest The Everest. Like many in that race he simply could not act on the heavy ground in which the VRC Sprint Classic favourite Redzel had excelled

  • All is forgiven? Smith and Warner pack Coogee Oval for grade match

    10 November 2018 6:50 AM 163

    Randwick Petersham expected a big turnout given the star batsmen on display. Their estimate of 2000 to 3000 was quickly surpassed at the scenic ground. "I think I would have to go back to the 1970s or early ’80s when I was playing first grade we would have had something like it," former Test quick and Randy Petes president Mike Whitney said. Banned for a year from representing

  • Canberra Indigenous soccer team star at first tournament

    10 November 2018 6:42 AM 155

    A Canberra women's side played in the National Indigenous Football Championships for the first time last week and they finished on the podium in Nowra. Talia Moreton playing for Canberra’s Indigenous women’s soccer team at the National Indigenous Football Championships. One Mob opened their account with 6-0 victory and went on to win five of their seven

  • Kenedna comes out of retirement to land Weir a treble

    10 November 2018 5:52 AM 150

    Darren Weir was poking around his farm in Maldon when he spotted a horse with a good action who looked fit and well. Upon further investigation he discovered the horse was Kenedna, a talented mare that had been sent to the farm to spell before heading to the breeding barn. "She was a great three-year-old who was unlucky not to win a group one," Weir said. His mind slipped

  • 'Bloody tired': Stressed players feeling the toll of game in crisis

    10 November 2018 5:26 AM 150

    Vice-captain Josh Hazlewood believes the narrow win on Friday night has released some of the pressure that has been building for months after series defeats in England and the Middle East across all three formats. While it is only two games into an international summer that does not finish until February, Stoinis, whose vigorous celebration of a wicket

  • Hayes can only rue what might have been in Cup as Jaameh delivers

    10 November 2018 5:02 AM 161

    Hayes and his crew lodged a protest at the time - ironic given that Jaameh was owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the brother of Godolphin's creater Sheikh Mohammed - in the desperate hope that they might get the result reversed, so keen were they to ensure Jaameh could qualify for the Melbourne Cup. That attempt failed so in a last gasp bid to get the son of Iffraaj

  • Dreamforce tracks to win big race but Railway Stakes decision can wait

    10 November 2018 4:48 AM 145

    A decision will be made this week on whether consistent Sydney six-year-old Dreamforce pushes on to contest the Railway Stakes in Perth later this month. The gelding's quietly spoken trainer John Thompson agreed the horse was good enough to contest the Railway Stakes, the same race he won with Gathering in 2010. Dreamforce's win in the DeRucci Chatham

  • Broken leg puts Lawless within touch of ACT Sport Hall of Fame

    9 November 2018 1:00 PM 143

    He's widely regarded as one of Australia's best ever touch players, which will be recognised by his induction into the hall of fame on November 30. "Obviously it's an honour. I grew up playing footy in Canberra, lived in Canberra all my life, and in my time there were people like Bradley Clyde, Ricky Stuart, they were plying their trade in rugby league