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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 33

10 November 2018 7:18 AM Group 1 dream comes true for Jarrod McLean with Trap For Fools

The cumulative effect of those events was that Trap For Fools entered the Mackinnon Stakes ready to run a huge race in an attempt to land McLean his first group 1 as a trainer in his own right. "We knew he was the leader in the race and it was a matter of John [Allen] getting his clock right and cranking him up at the right time." Allen jumped from the barriers 40

10 November 2018 5:02 AM Hayes can only rue what might have been in Cup as Jaameh delivers

Hayes and his crew lodged a protest at the time - ironic given that Jaameh was owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the brother of Godolphin's creater Sheikh Mohammed - in the desperate hope that they might get the result reversed, so keen were they to ensure Jaameh could qualify for the Melbourne Cup. That attempt failed so in a last gasp bid to get the son of Iffraaj 40

30 October 2018 8:00 AM JP de Marigny to take Wanderers reins after Babbel's ban

Oriol Riera admits Western Sydney players will be worse off for the absence of coach Markus Babbel from the sidelines for this weekend’s tricky away trip to Wellington but has backed assistant Jean-Paul de Marigny to step into the breach. Babbel will serve a mandatory one-match ban for abusing the fourth official following a controversial VAR decision 16

29 October 2018 6:26 AM Edmonds to let Mystic Moon fly in Jacaranda Prelude

“I think the Jacaranda Cup looks a great race for her but she just needs this run to be right at her top for that. “She is owned by my daughter, so it would be good to see her back on the winner’s list.” Mystic Moon has drawn gate two, but topweight Lucky Meteor was not as fortunate coming up with barrier 12 as he gets ready to defend his Jacaranda Cup title 9

11 October 2018 8:17 AM Canberra golfer Brendan Jones leading Japan Open

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is joint leader of the Japan Open after the opening day at the Yokohama Country Club on Thursday. Jones shot an opening round 64 to sit seven-under the card and in the lead alongside Young-Han Song and Hiroyuki Fujita. Fellow Australian Adam Scott was three shots further back in tied-11th going into the second round 30

5 October 2018 12:39 PM Babbel v Bimbi: The new faces of the Sydney derby

For once, it won't just be animosity that grips a Sydney derby but widespread intrigue. Both combatants enter Saturday night's FFA Cup semi-final under new management, with Markus Babbel at the helm of the Wanderers and Steve Corica taking the reins of the Sky Blues. For the first time this season, fans will have a home view of how they will fare against 20

2 October 2018 3:27 AM George Bailey to captain Prime Minister's XI

"Over the years, the match has provided an opportunity for some of Australia’s best emerging players to test their skills against a quality international side, and I’m sure this year will be no different. "I’m looking forward to working with the players who get that chance this year, and taking on South Africa in front of a big crowd at Manuka Oval." It is expected 23

27 September 2018 12:22 AM Unprecedented: Hazlewood, Marsh named joint Australian vice-captains

The pair were among a group of prospective leaders who were asked to state their leadership vision to the interview panel, consisting of Greg Chappell, Mark Taylor, Justin Langer, David Peever, Trevor Hohns, Michael Lloyd and Pat Howard. Hohns' selection panel then made their recommendations to the board, which ratifed the decision last week. "I’d like to congratulate 17

26 September 2018 12:00 PM Invoking Hillsborough for stadium rebuild a bridge too far

And Mr Chair, can you be freaking serious? You, too, like Alan Jones, are now invoking the Hillsborough disaster as a possibility for the SFS? After all the other arguments have been blown away, this is the one you are left with? That tragedy, as you know, turned on an impossible number of people wanting to get into too small a space, when two standing-room-only 19