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23 December 2017 1:22 AM Top Queensland harness racer suspended

The top metropolitan harness racing driver in Queensland has had her license suspended for a year after allegedly moving inside to allow another horse to win a Toowoomba race last Saturday. Trista Dixon, who leads the metropolitan drivers' premiership standings this year, has been accused of advantaging another driver during a race at Egmont Park in the Toowoomba 43

17 December 2017 2:47 PM Racing Victoria backs jumps racing with prizemoney hikes and more races

Racing Victoria is backing the growth of jumps racing by staging two feature Sundays in 2018, following the success of the inaugural all-jumps Grand National Steeplechase card at Ballarat in August 2017. Warrnambool and Bendigo will both hold super jumps days next July. The addition of a fifth jumps race and two high-weight races to Warrnambool's Kevin 50

12 December 2017 5:26 AM Mourners encouraged to wear purple to Canberra track-work rider Samara Johnson's funeral

Family, friends and the racing community will farewell jockey Samara Johnson in Young next week. Mourners are being encouraged to wear jeans and boots, and something purple – Samara's favourite colour – to her funeral. The service will be held at the Toompang Racecourse at 11am. The Canberra-based picnic jockey and track-work rider was killed in a car accident 63

11 December 2017 6:10 AM Canberra Racing Club to honour Samara Johnson with memorial race at Thoroughbred Park

The Canberra Racing Club will host a Samara Johnson Memorial handicap in honour of the late picnic jockey. Johnson died in a single-vehicle crash that also left her partner and Thoroughbred Park trainer Garry Kirkup seriously injured on December 3. The Canberra Racing Club moved swiftly to honour Johnson and the racing community will pay a touching tribute 76

26 November 2017 5:44 AM Teenage twins Jayden and Luke Schofield win Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon

Adam Rudgley won the elite field in 59:41 ahead of Brady Goodyear and Conor Sproule, with the 25-year-old Canberran winning his first professional race at home. "This is the first time I've won the Jackie Fairweather, it's a great race and Jackie was a legend of a of Australia triathlon and a few good guys have won this race over the years, so I'm really 46

11 November 2017 12:06 AM Lazarus odds-on favourite to go back-to-back in New Zealand Cup

It has his rivals admitting defeat to the winner of 30 of his 35 starts. "It is like everything else in the race, we will probably need a tow rope in behind Lazarus," said Ricky May, who drives Seal The Deal. NSW trainer Kevin Pizzuto has taken last year's cup runner-up Tiger Tara back to his homeland for the biggest challenge in the sport. Tiger Tara was sold to Pizzuto 35

4 November 2017 1:31 AM Tash Burleigh out to honour old boss with Territorial in Spackman Memorial Cup

"It's his second run back from a spell – he is pretty speedy and finishes his races off well," Burleigh said. "He has won here before and hopefully he can work through his grades." The meeting is one of Goulburn's biggest days featuring the Anniversary Cup and Crookwell Cup and it was perfect day to honour Spackman according to club chief executive Robyn 28

31 October 2017 9:29 PM Manhattan terror attack: Eight people dead, more than a dozen injured after ute drives into crowd

A man in a rented ute has driven onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Centre memorial in New York City, killing eight people and injuring more than a dozen others. The 29-year-old driver was then shot by police in the abdomen after jumping out with what turned out to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun. Police said they were not releasing his identity 73

30 October 2017 6:06 AM 'Not even classed as citizens': Remembering the Indigenous soldiers at Beersheba

Despite laws which meant they weren't even recognised as citizens in their own country, more than 1,000 Indigenous soldiers managed to sign up to serve with Australian forces in World War I. Descendants of 12 of those soldiers are in Beersheba this week to commemorate the centenary of the battle there which helped turn the war. "Why did they do it?" asked 48

25 October 2017 5:56 AM Have we been wrong about Canberra all these years? Lonely Planet isn't that convincing

What if Canberra became fabulous and the rest of the country didn't notice? What if the negative impressions formed when we were forced to meet our local MPs during that mandatory Year 6 visit to Parliament were wrong? Well, that's precisely what no less than the Lonely Planet guide reckons has happened. Yes, it's Canberra's moment of recognition for something 76