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13 November 2018 7:39 AM Smith the best $10,000 Australian Open organisers will spend

"I've worked hard back at home the last couple of weeks, just trying to prepare for this week. I really want this one. "It's a combination of winning the PGA last year and this is the last one to tick off in Australia. Open organisers have come under fire for not securing bigger names, especially perennial Australian summer pin-up Scott who was in Sydney 33

11 November 2018 7:39 AM Federal winner flags golden link with Canberra track star

Corey Lamb produced a stunning final hole to win the men's, pinching the title by one shot from Charlie Dann. For Kim it was a far more comfortable win, leading from the opening round to add to her victory at the Youth Olympics in Argentina. That gold medal earned her the right to carry the Australian flag at the closing ceremony. "[Keely] was the opening 30

9 November 2018 9:00 AM 'Is this spam?' the dream email that sent Matildas teenager to Madrid

After reading the offer to become the first Australian to play for Atletico Madrid, she flipped the screen over to stare at the iconic celebration of Griezmann, just as she'd done for the last two years with Atletico star printed on her phone cover. Pinching herself, Chidiac had just become a flag-bearer for Australian women's football within one of the biggest 22

3 November 2018 12:09 PM Favourite Yucatan pulls horror gate as invaders fare badly in Cup draw

The other O'Brien trained galloper The CliffsofMoher, fared a bit better, and he will get out from barrier nine under Ryan Moore. Nick Williams, in whose father Lloyd's navy blue and white silks Yucatan will run, said ''barriers are not that important, it's a long straight and it does not matter that much. If they are good enough they will get their 17

29 October 2018 9:01 AM Saeed and Moore battle in Melbourne

The racing world is shrinking and no one knows that more than Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor and Coolmore’s No.1 jockey Ryan Moore. Bin Suroor saddled up Benbatl to finish a game second to champion Winx in the Cox Plate on Saturday, but he could not hang around to celebrate or even take much stock of his horse’s gallant performance. He was on the plane 24

25 October 2018 1:49 AM Jungle Cat to have last hurrah at Flemington

"He is a sprinter [and] we try to keep him on that fresher side. [We] don't want to see him too flat." Jungle Cat will miss the group 1 Manikato Stakes on Friday night at Moonee Valley but Godolphin will be well represented with the Aidan O'Brien-trained US Navy Flag working on the dirt track at Werribee alongside travelling companion Somerset Maugham 22

21 October 2018 1:23 AM O'Brien set to launch multi-pronged Manikato attack

Intelligence Cross missed the start at Caulfield, and stewards want him to undergo a barrier trial this week before giving him the go-ahead to start alongside his three stablemates in the $1 million Manikato, named after one of Australia's greatest twentieth-century sprinters. ''The plan is to run all our sprinters, including US Navy Flag, Spirit Of Valor 19

18 October 2018 1:54 AM 'It's the right time': Eagles great Mark LeCras hangs up footy boots

It is understood that prognosis of his damaged wrist could be painful to continue training and playing at the highest level. LeCras, 32, met with Eagles coach Adam Simpson on Wednesday when it is understood the 219-game veteran made his call to finish. Current and former Eagles teammates are believed to have been told late on Wednesday of an impending 14

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 18

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 27