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16 November 2018 10:23 AM The who, what, where, when and how of the FFA board election

Who's stepping down? Chairman Steven Lowy and Joseph Healy are resigning, while the two-year terms of appointed directors Simon Hepworth and Chris Nikou have expired. Who's staying put? Kelly Bayer Rosmarin and Crispin Murray, who were elected alongside Lowy at the 2015 AGM, are the only remaining incumbents and both still have a year to serve – although 642

11 November 2018 4:16 AM Probe into Cup death looks at all factor as RV commits to safety

While several have enjoyed great success on the track, others have not fared so well at the quarantine centre at Werribee. Godolphin's main Cup hope, Hamada, had to be euthanised after a trackwork gallop while others, such as Duretto, Emotionless and Red Verdon, all missed their main targets because they sustained injuries while exercising at the centre 143

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 133

9 November 2018 3:28 AM Canberra school teacher breaks triathlon world record

Canberra school teacher Laura Marshall has set a new triathlon world record and become the first ACT women to swim the English Channel. Marshall became the first Australian women to complete the gruelling Enduroman Arch to Arc, an ultra-endurance triathlon from London to Paris, solo. Marshall completed the 140-kilometre run, 35k swim and 300km cycle 115

6 November 2018 9:40 AM $20 million McEvoy savours feeling money can't buy

The win took McEvoy’s prizemoney earnings past the $20m barrier for 2018. He won the $13m Everest four weeks ago on Redzel before adding the $7m Cup. McEvoy had his slice of luck on Tuesday. When The Cliffsofmoher broke down passing the post for the first time, McEvoy was directly in the line of fire and was lucky to miss him. Having avoided that, he feared 126

6 November 2018 5:02 AM The Cliffsofmoher dies after suffering injury in Melbourne Cup

“It is with sadness that we confirm that The Cliffsofmoher had to be humanely euthanised after sustaining a fractured right shoulder during the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington,” Stier said. “The horse received immediate veterinary care, however it was unable to be saved due to the nature of the injury sustained. “This was an unfortunate incident 123

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 140

4 November 2018 5:33 AM Nakeeta connections backed Thinkin' Big to jinx Cup bid

''We were on the bubble and didn't know if we would get a run [in the Melbourne Cup]. It's been like that throughout the lead up - we were 36th in order a few weeks ago, but by Saturday we were on the verge of making the field although we knew we could have missed out. ''We knew that the Lexus winner (A Prince of Arran) would get straight into the field 111

3 November 2018 11:25 PM Turn the taps on at Flemington, says Yucatan's owner

"If they can get the taps on, water the ground well and make it safe going I think that will help every runner," Ian Williams said. The cry for more water is often made by overseas trainers with horses used to running on soft tracks, however it was not a view shared by A Prince of Arran's trainer Charlie Fellowes. Fellowes said his first runner in the Melbourne 112

2 November 2018 8:56 AM Bookie prepared to bet Thinkin' Big can't do derby-cup double

Fearless Bluebet boss Michael Sullivan declared he is prepared to lose on Thinkin’ Big in Saturday’s Victoria Derby because he will get it all back if the three-year-old runs in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. Gai Waterhouse is considering running her High Chaparral colt in the Melbourne Cup, like her only Victoria Derby (2500m) winner, Nothin’ Leica Dane, 23 years 120