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24 October 2018 10:20 AM Mack Horton goes from carrying baskets to carrying hopes

The last time Melbourne hosted a national swimming championship Mack Horton was carrying the basket for Grant Hackett. The Melbourne swimming champion was errand boy for stars Hackett and Matt Welsh. That was more than 10 years ago, now the Olympic and World Championships gold medallist is carrying other people's hopes and dreams. Someone else will carry 109

22 October 2018 9:50 AM Kepitis shares the joy of Winx on Melbourne nursing home visit

Debbie Kepitis wants to share the Winx experience with the whole country and knows the joy her champion brings to the public. It is why the part-owner of Winx spent Monday afternoon at Embracia Moonee Valley, a nursing home in Melbourne where greats of the turf are celebrated by having households named in their honour. “I just won’t say no,” Kepitis 104

20 October 2018 11:23 AM 'Let's go become millionaires': Mystic runs Riot in rich final

A tearful and jubilant Peter Lagogiane danced down the Wentworth Park straight in pure delight as Mystic Riot led home a NSW trifecta in the Million Dollar Chase on Saturday. Lagogiane, who trains in tandem with his partner Jodie on from Sydney's north-west fringes, was reduced to an emotional wreck after Mystic Riot led from box rise to stave off a late challenge 89

20 October 2018 8:52 AM Coolmore calling for new colt on the block

The drama started an hour before the Coongy Cup, when the Jarrod McLean-trained Trap For Fools was scratched by stewards, then it was matched on track and with protest postscript. A dead-heat between Mask Of Time and Best Of Days in a driving finish saw Kerrin McEvoy protest against his fellow winner claiming he had layed in on him in the final 100m. "They 103

20 October 2018 8:20 AM Saeed had the Solution in battle of the blue armies

In recent times it is the Irish operation that has had the best of things, O'Brien's genius and the potent bloodlines of the super sire Galileo – represented in this race by The Cliffsofmoher and The Taj Mahal – giving them an edge. Charlie Appleby, a trainer well known to Australian racegoers, gave Sheikh Mohammed his first English Derby winner carrying 95

19 October 2018 8:36 AM Invictus Prince can deliver with Harry in town

The Invictus Games will be opened on the steps of the Opera House on Saturday night, and Geoff Grimish hopes Invictus Prince will deliver on schedule earlier in the afternoon in the City Tatts Cup at Randwick. Vietnam veteran Grimish has been a big supporter of the games for injured returned soldiers and has named a series of horses in honour of the movement 82

18 October 2018 7:05 AM Kings Will Dream from potential to Caulfield Cup favourite

Managing owner Brad Spicer welcomed a dose of reality with Kings Will Dream this spring but he expects the dream result with the Caulfield Cup favourite on Saturday. Kings Will Dream was sourced from Europe by Spicer as a country cups horse with potential. He went from potential to a hype horse after just three months of racing in Australia, as he won his first 81

14 October 2018 5:15 AM Will he or won't he? Cox Plate decision looms for The Autumn Sun

Arrowfield stud boss John Messara doesn’t want The Autumn Sun to be the horse “that shoots Bambi”, making a Cox Plate clash with Winx the least likely of the three options available for the star three-year-old. Trainer Chris Waller, Messara and Ollie Koolman will sit down on Monday or Tuesday to decide the next target for the commanding Caulfield Guineas 94

11 October 2018 9:00 AM The slotholders behind The Everest field

Backed by Greg Ingham, the slotholder used to race quirky cult hero Chautauqua, which finished fourth in last year's race and was retired only last month after refusing to leave the gates in barrier trials on several occasions. Emerging breeding and racing giant which boasts properties in both NSW and Queensland, wholly owned by the Hong Kong-based Fung family 134

11 October 2018 4:02 AM Freedman father and son team learning from each other

The next generation Freedman, Sam, who is looking to carry on one of racing’s more famous names, like his cousin Will at uncle Richard’s Rosehill stable, is working. Shoals has swum and Santa Ana Lane has just finished. “Good luck on Saturday,” Freedman’s old friend says as he walks off with horse in tow. Freedman has been here before, maybe not at front 104