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15 November 2018 3:10 AM Benbow hits the road with Noumea in his comeback

“The first thing I remember was in hospital and they told me I had a broken back and would be out for a while.” Benbow has been back riding for two months and Noumea, which comes to Rosehill on Saturday, has given him his biggest success since then in the Coleraine Cup in September. He has ridden six winners and follows the six-year-old to Sydney as he steps 16

13 November 2018 5:27 AM Payne seeks winning momentum with top-line jockey

Rosehill trainer David Payne has turned to 11-time group 1-winning hoop Tye Angland in a bid to give Momentum To Win exactly that at Hawkesbury today. Payne has been given dispensation by stewards for the gelding to carry an extra half-kilogram in a 2000-metre class 2 handicap as the four-year-old chases a first win in almost eight months. That March 19

10 November 2018 5:26 AM 'Bloody tired': Stressed players feeling the toll of game in crisis

Vice-captain Josh Hazlewood believes the narrow win on Friday night has released some of the pressure that has been building for months after series defeats in England and the Middle East across all three formats. While it is only two games into an international summer that does not finish until February, Stoinis, whose vigorous celebration of a wicket 22

10 November 2018 4:48 AM Dreamforce tracks to win big race but Railway Stakes decision can wait

A decision will be made this week on whether consistent Sydney six-year-old Dreamforce pushes on to contest the Railway Stakes in Perth later this month. The gelding's quietly spoken trainer John Thompson agreed the horse was good enough to contest the Railway Stakes, the same race he won with Gathering in 2010. Dreamforce's win in the DeRucci Chatham 23

9 November 2018 6:19 AM Group 1 victory on Pierata the perfect way for Berry to thank Hickman

“I always thought he would suit this horse and it has worked out that he has been able to hook up with him at the right time. Hickman of course remembers the Berry boys as a pair. The twins were always together. Nathan tragically died four years ago from NORSE syndrome, an acute form of epilepsy, while riding in Singapore. Tommy Berry's ride on Pierata 10

9 November 2018 4:19 AM Linda Meech: In form and under the radar

Since Caulfield Cup day Linda Meech has had just 11 rides in the six Victorian metropolitan meetings featuring group 1 races. But she has made the most of those opportunities, booting home three winners from the 11 rides, one of just seven jockeys (Hugh Bowman, Kerrin McEvoy, John Allen, Tim Clark, Craig Williams, Meech and Damian Lane) to register three 14

6 November 2018 6:51 AM Canberra trainer Luke Pepper savours his own 'Melbourne Cup win'

"He was extremely tough first-up which gave me a lot of confidence and it was a great ride from Nicky Heywood, he was always going to be hard to run down. "The staff have done an amazing job with the horse, it's been a massive team effort to get him right and Emma who rides all his work has done an amazing job. It meant a lot to the stable to get him back winning 15

4 November 2018 7:00 AM Ten out of 10 sends Who Shot Thebarman to top of the class

The gelding’s owners, the O'Leary brothers, were at Moonee Valley bearing tangerine caps and big grins as they listened to jockey Tye Angland tell them it was Who Shot Thebarman's most promising run this preparation. They know he is 10, but describe him as old to any of the clan and they will quickly remind you he won the Sydney Cup, his first group 15

3 November 2018 4:23 AM Jolly good Fellowes: English trainer scrambles into Cup with A Prince Of Arran

On the delay, Fellowes said: "I stood up there with my back leaning on the wall . . . yeah, it was painful. It came through a horse had spread a plate and the jockey had got off mine and I thought, 'oh, please don't be mine'. "At no point was that easy viewing. We knew he would stay and, although he does get lazy in front, we knew if something came at him he would 13

1 November 2018 11:08 PM Bruised heel for Cup hope Red Verdon not a disaster: Dunlop

The timing of his injury less than a week ahead of the Cup is understood to be more of a concern than the injury itself. Dunlop was relaxed about the effect that missing work would have on the horse's chances if the heel recovered in time. "It's the first day he has missed since he has been here so it's not a disaster," Dunlop told Fairfax Media 9