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18 November 2018 8:41 PM Radical new plan for all-star $5m Victorian race

Public involvement in selecting the field and a massive prize of $5 million will make the planned All Star Mile a radical new event on the Australian racing scene. The plan, to run the big-money race during the Melbourne autumn carnival next year, will be officially announced later on Monday, with the contest set to be rotated around Melbourne's three 536

18 November 2018 6:59 AM Tensions rise over hearing into ball-tampering bans

This could have been worked into a meeting urged in the Longstaff report to occur within 30 days of the public lodging of the report, in a bid to begin a healing process between the two bodies after an ugly two years featuring a pay war and friction over the culture of the sport. However, that meeting won't be held for another week, with the CA board 533

18 November 2018 4:53 AM NSW Blue Kurtis Patterson hunts for answers

"I’m trying to stick to the positives, which is the fact I am getting started and being consistent in a lot of innings." One Blue that is already beginning to show signs of stardom is youngster Jason Sangha, with whom Patterson has worked in order to help the 19-year-old find his feet at Shield level. "He’s fit in seamlessly. It feels like he’s been around 451

17 November 2018 7:20 AM Sibling rivalry driving Keely Froling to Capitals stardom

Their brother Harry is making waves for the Adelaide 36ers in his return to the NBL while 17-year-old Sam has the world at his feet after the Basketball Australia centre of excellence graduate joined the NCAA's Creighton Bluejays. The bloodlines make it seem like they never had a choice when it came to playing basketball - but Keely and Alicia resisted 449 1

17 November 2018 6:45 AM Hole-in-one hero An falls back to earth – with a thump

Around the same time that Cameron Percy was hitting bogeys on the third and fourth holes, a horse he part-owns, Yogi, was saluting in the $150,000 Sandown Cup. Still on the nags, John Walter, who manages top Sydney jockeys Josh Parr and Tim Clark, caddied for Aaron Pike. That's the reason Pike planned on spending the afternoon with a few beers and backing 443

16 November 2018 4:05 AM Summer specialist Red Excitement ready to shine at Rosehill

Gerald Ryan has given up on winning a big Randwick mile with Red Excitement, rather honing his summer campaign around the 2000-metre mark that has proved to be successful in the past couple of years. The nine-year-old, who famously gave Winx's one of her biggest scares when he opened up a huge break in the 2017 Chelmsford Stakes before, like all others 139

16 November 2018 12:49 AM Canberra mountain bikers trade Switzerland for Stromlo

Stromlo is a long way from Switzerland but it's the next best thing for two Canberra teenagers chasing a podium on the world stage. Canberra Off-Road Cyclists are set to host the ACT State XCO Championship at Stromlo Forest Park on Sunday November 25. Teenage duo Zoe Cuthbert and Corey Smith will race in the junior category having already represented 141

15 November 2018 3:10 AM Benbow hits the road with Noumea in his comeback

“The first thing I remember was in hospital and they told me I had a broken back and would be out for a while.” Benbow has been back riding for two months and Noumea, which comes to Rosehill on Saturday, has given him his biggest success since then in the Coleraine Cup in September. He has ridden six winners and follows the six-year-old to Sydney as he steps 131

14 November 2018 6:47 AM 'Millartime' ready to end Australian Open woes in opening round

"I hit the ball quite well [in the ProAm on Wednesday] and liked what I saw out there," Millar said. "The Lakes definitely suits me better than some of the other [Australian Open] courses. It's a bit more breezy ... if you can get your head around the greens, keep the errors off your card and stay patient, you'll be ahead. "I think it will suit my game, it's just a matter 137

14 November 2018 6:23 AM Sydney Swans serious about drafting Canberra Demons duo

"We wouldn’t have invited them here if we weren’t serious about them," Blakey said. "Obviously that’s left up to [list manager] Kinnear Beatson and his crew at the end of the day, to see what falls out in the draft and what’s around with rookie spots and all of those sorts of things. Obviously they’re under our radar and we’ve got our eye on them. "With 130