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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 443

15 November 2018 7:50 AM Uber driver left almost bankrupt stakes Open claim

"You get sore backs [driving all the time]. You know what, it's been great. You meet really good people. [I] haven't had any bad people, which is good." Stephens was forced to rise at 4.30am – a time he could be forgiven for ferrying passengers home – to help prepare for his 6.45am tee time, but found himself bashing the snooze button a couple of times 139

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 112

31 October 2018 11:42 AM Goodwin wants to kick down Socceroos door after superb FFA Cup display

Craig Goodwin has his foot in the door for Socceroos selection – but Adelaide United's FFA Cup hero intends to kick it down by dominating the A-League and leaving coach Graham Arnold with no choice but to take him to the Asian Cup. Goodwin partied long into the night with his Reds teammates after Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Sydney FC. He had only two or three 117

30 October 2018 4:21 AM Thinkin' Big fares well in barrier draw for Derby, Weir is out of luck

Gai Waterhouse's favourite Thinkin' Big drew ideally in the centre of the field in barrier nine for the $2 million Victoria Derby on Saturday. A full field of 16 and two emergencies were declared for the 2500-metre classic, a shot in the arm for those who are hoping to see more emerging stayers developed in this country. While Waterhouse fared well, champion 109

11 October 2018 9:00 AM The slotholders behind The Everest field

Backed by Greg Ingham, the slotholder used to race quirky cult hero Chautauqua, which finished fourth in last year's race and was retired only last month after refusing to leave the gates in barrier trials on several occasions. Emerging breeding and racing giant which boasts properties in both NSW and Queensland, wholly owned by the Hong Kong-based Fung family 125

2 October 2018 4:29 AM Grand final hero's game rated best finals performance ever

The Shuey score of 35.7 is based on several key statistics that measure how effective each of the 44 players afield were, with the Victorian native smashing the previous high mark set in last year's grand final by the rampaging Dustin Martin, who picked up the Norm Smith and Brownlow medals in Richmond's drought-breaking 2017. Champion Data rated Martin 85

27 September 2018 6:48 AM Pierata out to fulfil Epsom dreams

Pierata has arrived at the race – Saturday’s Epsom Handicap at Randwick – that he was always going to target. It is the race his owners have dreamed of, but the road to Epsom glory has included a dead end and a few twists and turns. There was the lure of the biggest challenge of all, The Everest. But to climb that mountain would have cost up to $300,000 plus shares 109

24 September 2018 2:01 PM Race-by-race preview and tips for Grafton on Tuesday

Looks the break-through race for local mare 3. Savanna Jeune. After debuting in a good quality maiden, has finished off okay at his last two and gets a lovely spot on the map here just off the speed. Dangers: Well-bred filly 10. Sleepy Heart was easy in betting at Ipswich on debut but still finished off nicely just behind the place-getters and drops 84

23 September 2018 12:24 PM Don't panic yet about European sprinters plundering Aussie races

That European bred bluebloods are simply classier animals than those produced in this hemisphere? That a trainer like Newmarket based Appleby, backed by the vast riches of the Godolphin Empire, has the resources to be as good or better than the Aussies when it comes to preparing sprinters? Hometown hero: Trainer Charlie Appleby claimed his first English 86