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22 September 2018 2:00 PM Dragon boat racing: a sport for all ages

Ms Stern, who migrated to Australia in 1948 with her Hungarian family, moved to Israel after meeting her husband in Europe where she went on a working holiday. They moved to his native Israel where her husband was killed in the Six Day war in 1967, when a direct hit on the tank he was in on the Suez Canal was fired by Egyptian forces. At the time her two children 7

21 September 2018 3:50 AM Caulfield runs will determine spring targets for Godolphin duo

It's decision day for two of Godolphin's advance wave of spring challengers, English trained Jungle Cat and Folkswood, who will be looking to get Newmarket trainer Charlie Appleby's Melbourne spring campaign off to a flying start at Caulfield. Jungle Cat, who rattled up a hat trick of wins in Dubai in February and March, carries top weight of 58 kilos 9

20 September 2018 10:18 AM Seachange proved career changing for ‘The Doyler’

When a jockey has already ridden a slew of group 1 winners, enjoyed classic success and been the regular partner of a real top-liner such as European champion 1600-metre horse Kingman, it’s hardly appropriate to label his current successful season as a breakthrough year. But for top English rider James Doyle 2018 is, if not a breakthrough campaign, then one when he has really 11

20 September 2018 6:57 AM Former Capital Michelle Patt retires after Basketball ACT grand final

Michelle Patt's basketball career has been built on unexpected opportunities. She started playing when she was seven years old to help fill in for a friend's team. She joined the Canberra Capitals after attending a dinner party with Eleanor Sharp, and was recruited to be a part of the club's first championship. She came out of representative retirement 11

15 September 2018 2:39 AM Emily Tapp sets sights on Paralympic Games gold

Another gold medal and a plate full of pancakes later, paratriathlete Emily Tapp has set her sights on finally becoming a Paralympian. The Canberra-based athlete won gold in the ITU world paratriathlon grand final on the Gold Coast on Saturday, marking a successful comeback from bilateral half-tunnel release surgery on her wrists. Now the Commonwealth 10

13 September 2018 4:19 AM Changes made to avoid bore draws in Shield final

In other changes, two new balls will be used for WNCL matches, CA has introduced a heat policy for all their matches, runners may be used for injured batters at the fall of the ninth wicket and a ball hit on the full and lodged in a fielders' helmet is deemed a catch. CA wants states to play more attacking cricket in the Shield final in keeping with how the rest of the competition 16

5 September 2018 6:20 AM Wallaroo Georgia O'Neill to make University of Canberra sevens debut

"Playing for the Wallaroos was mind blowing. It was just an amazing experience and now I've got to switch focus from 15-a-side to sevens. "When I first started playing rugby, I started playing sevens in a trial game for Gungahlin College. Then I moved into the Brumbies sevens with the schoolgirls, so that's where I started." The Canberra side finished 22

3 September 2018 2:01 PM Race-by-race guide to Tuesday's meeting at Newcastle

Race 1: Class 1 & Maiden Plate (2360m): Tricky and fascinating little scamper here that should be dominated by those on debut and on-speed. The Snowden-trained 10-Starry – bred to get through soft ground – was close-up in a Randwick trial three weeks back run in good time. She looks far better served here after two starts in smart company in the Autumn 26

2 September 2018 3:20 AM Weir's big guns fire early but plenty more to come when spring hots up

Since moving to Weir's Ballarat yard, Nature Strip has won a back-end three-year-old handicap at Flemington and followed up at the same track over 1200 metres in a set weights and penalties event. After a three-week let-up he went to Adelaide to win in listed company, easily seeing off the highly-regarded filly Sunlight, who is a year younger. The horse's 22

25 August 2018 10:35 AM Johnson's wise words give Paris towering strength

As he battled through almost two years of frustration with injury, Joel Paris could not help but feel his career was slipping away. While the Western Australian was only in his early 20s, Paris took up a secondary school teaching course at university, majoring in physical education and health, in part to keep himself busy but also because he understood 28