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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 101

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 67

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 78

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 98

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 86

23 August 2018 8:00 PM Former Cosmos player Paul Roberts joins Canberra bid for A-League spot

"I've been following the bid from afar and the most intriguing thing for me was that I can see the value of a Canberra team in the A-League," Roberts said. "The way it's been set up with the community-engagement model ... if you are looking at an expansion plan for the A-League, Canberra has to be introduced at some point. "When you look at everything 112

23 August 2018 8:08 AM Women's sport in hunt for $2.4m ACT govt funding

Women's sport and motor sport will again be a focus of the ACT government's $2.4 million annual sport and recreation grants program. Applications for the government program opened on Thursday with the aim of supporting community participation in sport and active recreation. The program includes six categories and helped support 60 organisations in 2017's round 75

22 August 2018 6:59 AM Ramsey hoping for family affair with runners in Everest and Kosciuszko

Owner-breeder Stuart Ramsey and his family could be in the unique position of having runners in The Everest and The Kosciuszko “with a touch of luck and if things go to plan”. Ramsey is hoping Stradbroke placegetter Champagne Cuddles can earn her way into the $13 million Everest, but is more confident The Virginian, which was third in the 2016 Stradbroke 73

11 August 2018 2:49 AM Racing NSW announces $1 million drought relief package for industry

Racing NSW has announced a $1 million package to help thoroughbred participants under financial stress because of the drought gripping the state. Chief executive Peter V’landys said Racing NSW had already distributed emergency funding to several people in the industry, including paying one mortgage for four months. “We have had people coming to us and asking 80

9 August 2018 3:34 AM Triple Crown looks to Emperor's Way to continue good run

The Triple Crown Syndications silks made famous by Redzel in The Everest have been on a tear for the past month and trainer Paul Snowden thinks it could continue with Emperor’s Way and Island Missile at Rosehill on Saturday. Peter and Paul Snowden are the exclusive trainers for Triple Crown and since the beginning of July, there have been 13 wins for the syndicator 60