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17 November 2018 9:07 AM Red Devils and Leeds to play in Perth in 2019, SBS reports

“And with Leeds United pushing for promotion from the Championship we could potentially have two Premier League teams here. “After the success of Chelsea's visit to Perth in July, when more than 55,000 supporters turned out in torrential rain on a Monday night, there is clearly a strong demand for international teams to play in WA. “This also underlines 184

6 November 2018 6:28 AM Internationals dominate but tragedy shadows win

Cross Counter had to use some luck however to win the race however after narrowly avoiding The Cliffsofmoher when he broke down leaving the straight for the first time and knocked over the James Cummings-trained Avilius who eventually finished 22nd. A trifecta of English trained horses filled the placings with Cross Counter's trainer Charlie Appleby 60

6 November 2018 12:55 AM Bella Rosa defies conditions to win first on Cup Day

Two-year-old Bella Rosa defied rain and poor visibility to win the opening race on Melbourne Cup day for in-form trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace. Under hard riding from Mark Zahra, the horse - by champion sire Snitzel - showed his class in wet conditions when he held out Lankan Star and the favourite Champagne Boom. Jockeys returning to scale 60

6 November 2018 12:48 AM From gumboots to sunscreen: Melbourne Cup punters experience all seasons

On the members new Club stand rooftop, staff were even handing out sunscreen for free. A remarkable turn considering hours before people could be spotted in gumboots. People danced all around the track as English singer Sam Smith performed in the afternoon sun. But about 20 minutes after the race was run and won the heavy rain returned. Umbrellas and ponchos 47

5 November 2018 9:37 AM Meet Runaway, the horse who could bring the Melbourne Cup home

The pair began building the breeding operation on properties near Ceres, a town about 20 minutes out of Geelong, after Nigel's father Grant died in 2003. Mithen threw in his career in journalism to help, having his love of horses sparked when his late father Bill - who died 34 years ago on the Sunday just gone - woke Mithen and his brother Bill to watch 52

4 November 2018 7:44 AM The Magic Circle of trainer Williams and madcap Marwan

But Koukash has put his money where his mouth is and paid more than $125,000 to continue his quest for the Melbourne Cup. It started with Mount Athos, which ran third and fifth in the race that stops the nation. That is actually more than Koukash paid for Magic Circle, a $10 second favourite for Tuesday's edition. “I do think that the guy has balls to send his horse 57

3 November 2018 8:50 AM No Babbel, no problem as Wanderers cruise to 3-0 win in Wellington

'Windy Wellington' lived up to its name with a 41km/h gale blowing at kick-off and persistent rain swirling throughout the match. The Wanderers had the wind behind them in the first half and also had the better of the play, with Baumjohann putting them ahead in the 11th minute. The move started with a delightful through ball from Roly Bonevacia for Kamau 55

21 October 2018 1:07 AM Centurions fire ahead of ACT Gridiron finals

The Centurions have secured second place with a lightning affected 32-6 win over the Barbarians on the eve of the ACT Gridiron finals. Quarterback Beau Kennett led from the front with a great performance to secure his team second place on the ladder ahead of a showdown with the Central Spears in the final round of the regular season. The game was interrupted 31

20 October 2018 8:42 AM Individuals shine before rain halts ACT Premier Cricket

ACT Premier Cricket was washed out on Saturday but not before Western District-UC's Labid Mahmud scored an unbeaten 67 against Weston Creek Molonglo and Queanbeyan's Vele Dukoski took 4-18 against ANU. North Canberra-Gungahlin and Ginninderra got the most cricket in with North electing to bat and posting 9-150 from 30 overs thanks to Esam Rahman (39) and Andrew 31

16 October 2018 11:33 AM Portelli will launch new two-year-old Reign – rain, hail or shine

“The idea is to get some money in the bank for the Golden Slipper, because that is the dream with him, like his sister.” Portelli could save Ronstar for another day if the track is heavy on Saturday, but he would like to give him the chance to earn his way to Melbourne. The Zoustar gelding won his first two starts dominating from the front before just being 28