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14 November 2018 5:32 AM Defending Open champion Cameron Davis better prepared than last year

"It wasn't that difficult a decision, but what I would be missing out on is another opportunity to potentially win a golf tournament on the PGA Tour which would cement everything, or do really well and move yourself a long way up there," Davis said of his decision to return home. "So missing any event is a relatively big deal, but for this tournament 135

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 143

19 October 2018 1:37 AM As a punter, Waller plays cards close to his chest

And the Caulfield Cup has been a great hunting ground for horse players, being the first leg of the big double with the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s major gambling target, which is where Lloyd Williams has left his mark, not only on prizemoney but with bookmakers. Williams is much involved in the Caulfield Cup activity this week due to the scratching of favourite 81

7 October 2018 3:57 PM Australia shake but are stirred in tough opening to Pakistan series

Recalled spinner Jon Holland claimed the late scalp of danger man Azhar Ali to pull Australia back into the game. The key wicket in the fourth-last over on Sunday left Haris Sohail (15) and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas (one) at the crease at stumps. Pakistan had gone to tea at 0-199 but their scoring slowed to a crawl after Nathan Lyon broke the drought 100

6 October 2018 9:13 AM Newnham and King land Heaven-sent group 1 victory

Newnham only decided to run Maid Of Heaven during the week after she didn’t have any luck in the Flight Stakes. She vindicated the decision by becoming the second filly to beat the boys after Yankee Rose two years ago, overwhelming Aramayo late. “She didn’t have the luck last week and that was just a perfect ride,” Newnham said. “I just told her to get her out in the clear 79

5 October 2018 12:04 PM Australia thrash New Zealand to secure series whitewash at Manuka Oval

The last time Australia played under Manuka Oval's diamonds in the sky there were five dropped catches and it didn't take long for the glittering lights to struck again after Lanning won the toss and elected to field. Beth Mooney put down a sitter on the fifth ball of the innings when she cut across Lanning to deny Megan Schutt a wicket and hand Kiwi opener 75

3 October 2018 2:32 AM Government will let delayed European horses run on Guineas Day

The European gallopers whose arrival into Australia was delayed by flight problems last weekend will now be allowed to race on Caulfield Guineas day, after the federal government granted Racing Victoria's appeal to allow them out of quarantine on October 13. Problems had arisen when a large shipment of top-flight Cups contenders were stranded on the tarmac 99

2 October 2018 11:39 PM British champion jockey booked for one of the Cup favourites

English trainer Roger Charlton has snapped up British champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa to ride one of the Melbourne Cup favourites Withold. De Sousa, a Brazilian who has long made Britain home, is familiar with the Tony Bloom-owned stayer as he won the marathon Cesarewitch Handicap (3600 metres) on him at Newmarket in 2017, landing a substantial gamble 75

29 September 2018 7:59 AM Oohood takes Flight for breakthrough group 1 win

“She’s very courageous. There’s not a lot of her, but she’s got great ability and she’s very tenacious. "The preparation has been aimed at this group 1 and the Caulfield Guineas and, for the first time, she was right today. “She can go and take on the boys at Caulfield now and she won’t be disgraced. It is just good to get the group 1 with her.” A decision 67

26 September 2018 8:39 AM Usman Qadir: I want to play for Australia

Usman Qadir has his legendary father’s blessing despite turning his back on Pakistan in the hope of playing for Australia. Qadir, 25, the son of Pakistani leg-spinning great Abdul Qadir, burst onto the Australian domestic scene on Wednesday, taking 3-50 on debut for Western Australia as the Warriors crushed Victoria by six wickets in their JLT Cup match 86