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17 September 2018 8:00 AM Short on star power, but Leishman defends World Cup of Golf field

Marc Leishman doesn't expect the fact not one player in the world's top 20 will travel for the World Cup of Golf to dimish the US$7 million tournament, which is likely to have his Australian pairing with Cameron Smith pegged as favourites. Leishman, the world No.22, is set to be the highest ranked player to contest the teams-based event at Melbourne's 12

13 September 2018 11:54 PM Cameron Smith wins second Australian berth at golf World Cup

Queenslander Cameron Smith is to make his World Cup golf debut alongside Marc Leishman at Metropolitan in November. Leishman and Smith were confirmed as the Australian team on Friday after the Victorian chose the younger player as his partner under the World Cup guidelines. Jason Day is unavailable because his wife, Ellie, is having their third child 9

7 September 2018 6:47 AM Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist the Everest favourite

"It certainly adds to the status of the Black Opal because he's a top-class horse, there's no doubt about it," Stubbs said. "If he can win the Everest it will just add further prestige to the Black Opal. Gerald Ryan said after the Opal that they came here hoping and since then he's gone from strength to strength." Canberra horse Almost Court is looking 12

5 September 2018 10:00 AM How Jordan Mailata rejected $5000 offer from Souths and ended up with a $3.5 million NFL contract

No, not many would’ve thought a boy from Bankstown would make the Eagles’ final 53-man roster, just as they didn’t think he’d get picked up in April’s NFL draft. Those who were there that day in 2014 when Mailata collapsed on the training field one week before he played his first match for the Bulldogs in the SG Ball (under-18s) competition probably 26

31 August 2018 12:35 AM Quality Memsie Stakes field heralds carnival start

All the big names from Melbourne and Sydney have been front and square all week spruiking the Victorian spring carnival: top trainers Gai Waterhouse, Darren Weir, Tony McEvoy, Mick Price and Ben Hayes, along with leading riders Hugh Bowman and Corey Brown, have been on media street at various city-centre functions talking up their chances of big-race 15

30 August 2018 7:50 AM Melbourne Cup emergencies set to wait for at least another year

"This process is ongoing and will require system changes that will not be implemented for this year’s Cup. The VRC, RV and Tabcorp continue to work on the possibility of emergencies being introduced in the future." The multi-million dollar costs of upgrading betting technology and terminals around the country has been seen as the biggest stumbling block 18

30 August 2018 5:37 AM Frustrating Oohood looks for Furious breakthrough

But for a long head and a nose, Oohood would have been two-year-old of the year and favourite for Saturday’s Furious Stakes at Randwick. Instead she is a maiden after seven starts with the consolation of $1 million in earnings. She has been placed in the Blue Diamond along with runner-up finishes in the Golden Slipper and Sires Produce Stakes. But there 12

29 August 2018 10:58 PM Godolphin galloper reportedly set for Winx Cox Plate challenge

Last time out he finished fifth in the group 1 Juddmonte International at York behind star three-year-old Roaring Lion and Poet's Voice, the horse who has claims to being the current leading older middle-distance galloper in Europe. Prior to that he had won a group 1 over the Cox Plate distance of 2000 metres in Germany, beating Stormy Antarctic after 17

28 August 2018 8:45 AM Winx's tilt at history to showcase racing's spring carnival

The spring schedule for Winx, with Hugh Bowman in the saddle, could also include an October 6 appearance in the Seppelt Wines Turnbull Stakes (2000 metres) at Flemington. There will be 21 group 1 races contested over the next couple of months in Melbourne, while prizemoney and bonuses of more than $84 million will be up for grabs. There will be 132 race meetings 30

25 August 2018 10:18 AM Graff leaves rivals in the shade and Lees in shock

The blinkers sharpened the focus of Graff as he continued his unbeaten run in Saturday’s group 3 San Domenico Stakes and roared into Golden Rose contention, and they might be the next step for Ming Dynasty winner Danawi has he also looks to next month's $1 million group 1 for three-year-olds. Rosey future: Graff raced into favouritism for the Golden 30