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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 117

10 October 2018 7:44 AM From pipe dream to triple threat: Lees eyes top of The Everest

If Le Romain is the horse everyone knew, Graff, a three-year-old colt, is the unknown factor in the $13 million race. Even for Lees, he was unknown in terms of The Everest a couple of months ago. He only started to think of The Everest for him after he won the San Domenico Stakes on August 25. “We knew he had come back well and that win was no surprise 71

10 October 2018 6:42 AM Showjumping break primes The Monstar for heights of Kosciuszko

Brett Cavanough believes the oldest horse in The Kosciuszko at Randwick on Saturday, The Monstar, will prove to be the boldest. The Scone trainer gave the eight-year-old a break from stable life following his weakening fifth in The Shorts last month and it has revitalised him for the $1.3 million slots race for country horses. “He went out and did showjumping 75

9 October 2018 5:57 AM Cleary's Coolring an emergency for The Kosciuszko

Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary might've missed out on a spot in the $1.3 million Kosciuszko, but he'll still have runners at Randwick on Saturday and will still donate part of his fees to charity. Cleary's Coolring will be an emergency for the inaugural running of The Kosciuszko after missing out on one of the 12 slots up for grabs for country NSW horses 75

9 October 2018 2:16 AM Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

Betting had to be suspended from noon on Tuesday to avoid any perceived integrity risk, and Racing NSW stewards will advise wagering operators when they may recommence betting on the $13 million race on Tuesday night. BetEasy had Trapeze Artist, Vega Magic and defending champion Redzel as $7 equal favourites when betting was suspended. Controversy has raged 71

9 October 2018 1:52 AM Australian Open prizemoney hits $60 million

Tennis Australia also announced that the new players' pod, with its world class training, treatment and dining facilities, will be available. Entry level prices for Rod Laver Arena have been reduced to $62, and the price of a ground pass was frozen at $49 for 2019. The Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, John Eren, said the government had invested 95

7 October 2018 1:24 PM Business as usual for Graham as Victorem readies for Kosciuszko climb

Port Macquarie trainer Jenny Graham has never had a runner in a $1.3 million race, but the nerves have yet to kick in with Victorem heading into Saturday’s Kosciuszko at Randwick. For one, she has to keep her stable ticking over and will be at Tamworth on Monday with two-year-old Sizzling Suzanne, for one of Victorem’s owners. That is a bit of distraction 72

7 October 2018 4:36 AM FFV lobbying government for election spending on soccer infrastructure

"Access to better facilities means more people coming into the game – it will address the current, unsustainable situation where thousands of people (12,500 this past season alone) are unable to play the game. "Based on population increases and continued participation increases to 2026, particularly growth from women and girls, Victoria will need up to 420 full size equivalent 77

6 October 2018 9:07 AM Extra Brut puts Derby champagne on ice

The Victoria Derby over 2500 metres is a fearsome stamina test for horses in the spring of their three-year-old careers. But the $2 million prizemoney is a great carrot, which is why it was hardly surprising to see a full field of 16 runners with four emergencies declared for one of the more reliable Derby trials, the UCI Stakes, a listed contest over 1800 metres 83

5 October 2018 1:57 PM Cycling world to converge on the 'Gong at road world titles

“The championships will see junior, under-23 and elite male and female athletes compete across the Road Race, Individual and Team Time Trial events, creating a world-class event for spectators.” It is the third international event the NSW government has secured as part of its “10 World Cups in 10 years” campaign after winning the rights to the men’s 95