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18 October 2018 5:34 AM Decathlete High Bridge breaks age barrier

“He said he had a horse that I might be interested in that was going to be trained by Chris Waller,” Henderson recalled. “He told me the breeding and I thought how good is this. “Then that it had been jumping all his life and was seven. He had won National Hunt flat races, so was basically a maiden. I don’t need a seven-year-old maiden, I told him. I don’t 5

18 October 2018 4:57 AM Melham looks to make up for close Caulfield call last year

Top Australian jockey Ben Melham went agonisingly close to landing the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double last year on the Aidan O'Brien-trained and Lloyd Williams-owned Johannes Vermeer. The Melbourne-based Melham and his partner ran third in the Caulfield Cup behind Boom Time and then beat home all bar his Williams-owned running mate Rekindling in the Melbourne 5

16 October 2018 11:55 PM A-League expansion update: Two teams culled, Canberra one of six left

"We have six bids that all have positive aspects but require further work in certain areas. We need to continue our consultation with those bid teams to ensure that they adequately address these areas to ensure their future sustainability, which includes securing stadia, catchment area and financial capital." Canberra's bid - led by Michael Caggiano 7

16 October 2018 10:19 AM No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer

For someone with such an extraordinary talent on the golf course, Cameron Smith couldn't have more ordinary pursuits when he gets the rare chance to put down the clubs. He likes to wash his cars, he says, and has developed a liking to tend to his lawn in Jacksonville, Florida. The 25-year-old does hail from Brisbane, where you can literally watch the grass 6

16 October 2018 6:00 AM Canberra Capitals recruit Kia Nurse wins WNBL player of the week

Kia Nurse had made an immediate impact on the WNBL, winning the league's player of the week prize after a sizzling start to her Australian career. Nurse scored 26 points, including four of eight three-point attempts, as she led the Canberra Capitals to an opening-round win against the Sydney Flames. The 22-year-old has been playing for Canada since she was 16 and was taken 7

16 October 2018 2:21 AM James McDonald to ride Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan

James McDonald has been booked to ride Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan by owner Lloyd Williams. McDonald was in the saddle for the Irish stayer's incredible Australian debut when he won the Herbert Power Stakes on Saturday, which earned him a 2.5kg penalty for the Melbourne Cup, a record penalty out of the group 3 race. The penalty meant the five-year-old 7

15 October 2018 8:12 PM Australians keep everyone guessing on final XI to face Pakistan

Abu Dhabi: Australia are set to wait until the morning of the second Test to name their XI despite a prediction from the opposition captain that the pitch would play similarly to that witnessed in the first Test in Dubai. Captain Tim Paine had earlier revealed the tourists were considering playing a third quick - one of Brendan Doggett or Michael Neser 5

15 October 2018 1:36 AM Could Moody have been Godophin's main man? He never got to find out

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 7

15 October 2018 12:31 AM Canberra teen Keely Small wins gold at the Youth Olympics

“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 6

12 October 2018 7:04 AM Keely Small to race for Youth Olympic gold after qualifying fastest

Keely Small will be the Youth Olympic Games gold medal favourite on Monday morning after qualifying fastest for the 800 metres final. Small, the Australian team flag bearer in Buenos Aires, was more than one second quicker than the rest of the field, finishing her heat with a time of 2:05.68, with Germany's Sophia Volkmer second in 2:06.92. St Clare's 12