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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 444

5 November 2018 9:37 AM Meet Runaway, the horse who could bring the Melbourne Cup home

The pair began building the breeding operation on properties near Ceres, a town about 20 minutes out of Geelong, after Nigel's father Grant died in 2003. Mithen threw in his career in journalism to help, having his love of horses sparked when his late father Bill - who died 34 years ago on the Sunday just gone - woke Mithen and his brother Bill to watch 125

26 September 2018 12:00 PM Invoking Hillsborough for stadium rebuild a bridge too far

And Mr Chair, can you be freaking serious? You, too, like Alan Jones, are now invoking the Hillsborough disaster as a possibility for the SFS? After all the other arguments have been blown away, this is the one you are left with? That tragedy, as you know, turned on an impossible number of people wanting to get into too small a space, when two standing-room-only 88

31 August 2018 3:19 AM Vale Ken 'Tubby' Turner, a true force of nature

Some figured Kilauea, the very active Hawaiian volcano, belched when the earth shook in Duke’s bar, Waikiki, but the dynamic force of Ken ‘‘Tubby’’ Turner had diminished. Forgive me, but I am influenced by Hawaiian climatic conditions, having been holidaying there when Tubby, 83, died recently in Sydney. As his nickname signifies, Turner was generous 92

13 June 2018 12:23 AM Skye Nicolson walking into the Hornet's nest

"The Olympics have always been the big goal for me, so Tokyo 2020 is my next big goal," Nicolson said. "Then we’ll sit down and look at what I want to do next after that. Definitely not [turning professional] in the next year and a half to two years, but after that it’s definitely something we’ll be looking into. "I’ve still got plenty on, I’m boxing 99

11 May 2018 6:30 AM Canberra Brave eye vengeance against the Sydney Bears

They were the pace-setters for most of the opening fortnight before a shock loss brought them down to earth. The Brave sit second in the Australian Ice Hockey League standings leading into a clash with the Sydney Bears at the Macquarie Ice Rink on Saturday. It looms as a chance to even the ledger after a nightmare three period in which they conceded 83

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Order! Outrage over Simmons' All-Star omission reaches parliament

The outrage over Ben Simmons’ omission from the NBA All-Star game has even reached the Australian parliament. In a speech with a strong background message about Australia’s proud record on multiculturalism, Victorian MP Tim Watts leapt to his feet and reeled off the stats about Simmons’ rookie NBA season. "I rise today to express my outrage at the exclusion 102

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Melbourne's best sunset happens tonight

On Wednesday evening, at 8.27, astronomers are urging Melburnians to take to the streets. The city will enjoy its most-spectacular sunset of the year, as the sun sets perfectly between the skyscrapers that line our city grid. It’s called Melbhenge, and our inch-perfect alignment mean we’re one of the only cities in the world that experience the phenomenon 161 1

31 January 2018 8:35 PM 'Perfect spot, wrong weather': Sydney misses out on super blue blood moon views

Sydney was meant to be one of the best places in the world to catch a glimpse of Wednesday night's rare super blue blood moon, but the weather had other ideas. The lunar event was a combination of a lunar eclipse (a blood moon), the second full moon of the calender month (a blue moon), and the moon was at its closest point to the earth, making it appear 91 1

13 January 2018 4:40 AM Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff says Donald Trump book is 'all factual'

Author Michael Wolff has hit back at claims his book about US President Donald Trump's first year in office stretches the truth, saying it gave the clearest picture of the President's administration. In an interview with ABC Radio, Wolff said his book was "all factual" and people should read it themselves to make up their own minds about it. Not afraid 134