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20 October 2018 8:20 AM Saeed had the Solution in battle of the blue armies

In recent times it is the Irish operation that has had the best of things, O'Brien's genius and the potent bloodlines of the super sire Galileo – represented in this race by The Cliffsofmoher and The Taj Mahal – giving them an edge. Charlie Appleby, a trainer well known to Australian racegoers, gave Sheikh Mohammed his first English Derby winner carrying 7

20 October 2018 7:26 AM Bin Suroor gets the tactics right as Best Solution takes Caulfield Cup

It was a second Caulfield group 1 for the Bin Suroor-Cosgrave combination in the Godolphin blue after Benbatl won the Caulfield Stakes last week. Best Solution might have got into the Caulfield Cup a touch light given he had won two German group 1s at his past two starts after winning a group 2 at the Newmarket July meeting. He lumped 57.5kg to victory 7

20 October 2018 5:57 AM Best Solution wins Caulfield Cup

A decade after winning his first Caulfield Cup, Godolphin trainer Saaed bin Suroor has triumphed again with international visitor Best Solution producing a gutsy performance to take out the world's richest 2400 metre handicap on turf. In a desperate finish to Saturday's $5 million race, top weight Best Solution held off a charge from Homesman to win by a half-head 6

19 October 2018 10:58 AM No excuses from brittle Australians as Pakistan claim series win

“There’s no doubt this has been happening for too long for the Australian cricket team, not just our Test team, but probably domestically," Paine said. "There’s a lot of collapses, throughout our batting group, and I think a lot of it can be technical. Some guys’ [issues] will be mental, and other guys will be tactical, or your plans not being right 8

19 October 2018 1:56 AM Vikings prodigy Rob Valetini taking his game to the next level

"I'm just trying to get some confidence in my knee, I probably struggled a few weeks ago to take tackles and make tackles, so re-gaining that confidence is where the form is coming from," Valetini said. "It's not so much in the back of my head any more, I've just gained confidence in myself and when I'm out there I'm just thinking about rugby and what my job is. "I've 7

18 October 2018 8:00 AM "No prima donnas" allowed at NBL's new South-East Melbourne club

Newly appointed South-East Melbourne coach Simon Mitchell has a message for players keen to join the NBL expansion side. Mitchell was announced as the inaugural coach of the NBL’s ninth side on Thursday and has already vacated his assistant coaching role with Melbourne United to take up the position. The new club has former Melbourne Tigers player and NBL executive 6

18 October 2018 2:50 AM Big chase looms for Australia as hosts tighten grip on second Test

That it was not Australia's day was underscored when Jon Holland was denied a wicket in the day's penultimate over. Azhar survived an lbw referral after the decision review system gave the batsman the benefit of umpire's call, as he was more than three metres down the wicket at the moment of impact. There is also an injury cloud hovering over Mitchell 4

15 October 2018 5:19 AM The Everest winner insists new deal with Redzel 'very possible'

"We were one of the first to sign on as a slotholder and we were very happy to support this new initiative," Zhang said. "We knew we had to come in for three years and and we did that with no reservations. We're already looking forward to next year and we have already said we are already willing to sign on for a further three years. "There has been lots of [congratulations 7

13 October 2018 8:18 AM The Autumn Sun shines bright in the spring

The clamour began after that win at Rosehill for him to be sent south to take on his illustrious stablemate Winx in the Cox Plate, with many good judges opining that the youngster, with the weight allowances afforded to three-year-olds in the weight-for-age championship, might be the only horse who could threaten her. Those calls will invariably grow louder 26

10 October 2018 9:14 AM Gungahlin Eagles recruit former Brumbies coach Marco Caputo as mentor

Former ACT Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Marco Caputo will return to the Gungahlin Eagles next year after being recruited as the club's head coach. Caputo started his coaching career at the Eagles in 2009 and has since had stints at the Brumbies, two different clubs in Japan, linked with Leinster in Ireland and helped Tonga at the World Cup. But the respected 7