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7 November 2018 1:20 AM Melbourne Cup 2018: Godolphin lands its holy grail after 30 years

The trainer, Charlie Appleby, was quick to give credit to the inspiration behind Godolphin, the man who never gave up on winning the world-famous race. “Godolphin is not Charlie Appleby, Saeed Bin Suroor or James Cummings. Godolphin is His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and what he has built up,” Appleby said. “It is for a moment like this. It is all for him.” It had been 30 years 17

2 November 2018 8:56 AM Bookie prepared to bet Thinkin' Big can't do derby-cup double

Fearless Bluebet boss Michael Sullivan declared he is prepared to lose on Thinkin’ Big in Saturday’s Victoria Derby because he will get it all back if the three-year-old runs in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. Gai Waterhouse is considering running her High Chaparral colt in the Melbourne Cup, like her only Victoria Derby (2500m) winner, Nothin’ Leica Dane, 23 years 25

1 November 2018 10:28 AM Zousain more important than Roaring Lion's Breeders Cup to Qatar

“For Zousain this race means more because he needs that group 1. I very much feel this is his type of race and to match his dad’s effort would be amazing.” Widden Stud, the home of Zoustar, have already brought a share in Zousain this spring and will pay a kicker as part of the deal should he wins on Saturday. Victory would probably take his value to more than $30 million 17

1 November 2018 4:00 AM Dance sweet on Yogi's Cup chances if he can win his way into it

Flemington's Lexus Handicap is the last chance saloon for several Melbourne Cup candidates trying to force their way into the field, and leading Australian syndicator Darren Dance is hoping that he can boost the local challenge for the great race by getting his New Zealand-bred galloper Yogi into the race by winning Saturday's 2500-metre contest. Yogi has long shaped 14

30 October 2018 8:00 AM JP de Marigny to take Wanderers reins after Babbel's ban

Oriol Riera admits Western Sydney players will be worse off for the absence of coach Markus Babbel from the sidelines for this weekend’s tricky away trip to Wellington but has backed assistant Jean-Paul de Marigny to step into the breach. Babbel will serve a mandatory one-match ban for abusing the fourth official following a controversial VAR decision 16

29 October 2018 8:12 AM Darren Lehmann joins calls for CA to lift bans after damning review findings

It's understood CA directors are worried how a change to the sentences will be interpreted given the little cricket the national men's team played during the winter. Smith and Warner have both been suspended from representing the country and playing in the Sheffield Shield and Big Bash League for 12 months, while Bancroft was rubbed out for nine months 15

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 18

14 October 2018 5:15 AM Will he or won't he? Cox Plate decision looms for The Autumn Sun

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 33

7 October 2018 7:00 AM UFC 229: Arrests after McGregor defeat by Khabib sparks brawl

The drama then overflowed into the Octagon around an exhausted McGregor, with a number of people swinging punches before security could restore order. One man appeared to land a punch on McGregor. A "disgusted" UFC boss Dana White later told Fox Sports that three members of Nurmagomedov's team were arrested. “Three of his guys have been arrested, I believe 21

30 September 2018 5:48 AM Nictock ready to fly against handy sprinters after Kosciuszko blow

Mudgee trainer Cameron Crockett had hoped to showcase Nictock for the final Kosciuszko slot against the best flying horses in training on Randwick’s Kensington track on Monday. Instead, the race could be a launching pad for a spring campaign that includes a crack at the 955m series at Moonee Valley. Ruthless Agent was signed to the final spot in the Kosciuszko 18