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2 June 2018 3:00 AM Owen returns to saddle to pursue his riding dream

"The time was right when she finished to give it a good crack and hopefully I can make a go of it. I just want to finish what I started.” Owen has ridden the picnic meetings for the past couple of years, while being a foreman for Olive, and this season, with his focus on returning to his apprenticeship, he has produced a remarkable 60 per cent strike 16

31 May 2018 8:00 AM Players' boss Harby-Williams targets minimum wage increase for Super Netball

Each club has $675,726 to spend on its 10 rostered players which includes $500,000 in total player payments, $150,000 in educational, ambassador or employment opportunities, plus allowances for technology and health insurance. The minimum wage is set at $27,375, some $40,000 shy of the average salary. "We haven't got down to the specifics yet, but there 21

29 May 2018 8:20 AM There hasn't been a new tennis club built in Canberra since 1986

Tennis ACT boss Kim Kachel wants to capitalise on the "huge opportunity" to grow the sport in Canberra. "We’re very thankful for redevelopment here at Lyneham, it has provided showpiece facility for world-class tennis, which we've seen, but there's a real opportunity in our growth corridors," Kachel said. "There are areas across Canberra well below the national 26

23 May 2018 6:59 AM Cricket's players boss in line to be Demons chief

The ACA had been urging Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to fight the lengthy bans imposed by CA, which it believed were "disproportionate", however the trio accepted the sanctions which head office believed was a slap in the face to the union. The ACA has also questioned the independence of the review called by CA to investigate whether 17

19 May 2018 10:53 AM Melham keeps his cool, Santa Ana Lane does the rest in Goodwood

He didn't panic as he drifted to the rear of the field, and was smart enough to change his initial plan of coming to the middle of the track to weave his way inside and attack late close to the fence. "They bounced out of the barriers, it all opened up down the inside and he had a good turn of foot and he was just too good," Melham said. "His run the other 25

14 May 2018 7:45 AM Canberra Racing Club boss Peter Stubbs to step down

Racing in Canberra is bracing for a changing of the guard after Canberra Racing Club boss Peter Stubbs announced his intention to retire this year. Stubbs will retire effective from October 16, which coincides with the club's annual general meeting where a new boss could be announced. Stubbs had a major impact on racing in the capital and says his highlights 24

12 May 2018 7:38 AM 'Robbed, cheated and disrespected': Craig Johnston blasts FFA

The 57-year-old addressed senior officials, saying that the city of Newcastle felt 'robbed, cheated and disrespected' after the VAR failed to spot Melbourne Victory player James Donachie in a clearly offside position in the lead-up to the only goal of the game, and with the subsequent apology from FFA boss Greg O'Rourke. "Our people are different folk," said Johnston 16

10 May 2018 4:32 AM Segenhoe looks for bragging rights in Scone two-year-old races

Segenhoe boss Kevin Maloney loves to see his colours at the Scone meeting and is out to take a two-year-old double on Friday and Saturday. Nick The Skip reaches his target race, of a year, in Friday’s Inglis Challenge, while there are high hopes for Pretty In Pink in the Woodlands Stakes on Saturday. “It is a great weekend and you like to have a winner 17

4 May 2018 9:37 AM Pressure point: Muscat avoids Merrick's mind games

Newcastle Jets finished second on the A-League table, beat Melbourne Victory twice in the home and away season and are hosting the grand final in front of 30,000 fervent fans at their home ground in the Hunter Valley. Yet, says coach Ernie Merrick, the pressure isn't really on the Novocastrians at all. They are the rags-to-riches club, the team whom Merrick 21

13 April 2018 7:57 AM GWS Giants at the centre of AFL's Canberra Demons divide

The Demons will play five home games at Manuka Oval this season before shifting to the redeveloped Phillip Oval complex in July, which is far less expensive for the club to play at. AFL Canberra boss Steve Mahar maintains the region's governing body is working closely with the Giants to make sure the capital's needs are met when GWS chief executive David 31