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15 March 2018 8:16 AM Bowman set to return on Performer in the Golden Slipper

“It was good to get that out of the way today and know that he is right to go into the Slipper next week. Hugh should be there to ride him.” Performer had been at the top of Golden Slipper betting after winning the Breeders Plate and Canonbury Stakes but his antics on Saturday saw his price balloon close to $10. TAB’s Glenn Munsie said the trials of Performer 11

10 March 2018 10:21 AM Downhill dramas take toll on para-alpine skiers

“I don't think any athlete can shake off a disappointment like this easily. But what I can do is give myself half an hour to feel absolutely rat shit. “Then I focus on the things I did well, and I focus on my mistakes then I put it to the side.” For standing skier Gourley, also a three-time Paralympian, his campaign got off to a sour note after he missed 16

4 March 2018 4:34 AM Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers secures Commonwealth Games spot

Treffers moved to the Gold Coast at the end of 2016 for a fresh start after missing out on selection for the world championships - and the shift has worked wonders for his career as he weighs up his future. "A home Commonwealth Games, it's going to be an awesome time. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else and it's only good things to look forward to," Treffers 29

1 March 2018 5:05 PM Warner and Bancroft in heart-to-heart after opener's bizarre exit

Durban: David Warner has jumped to the defence of Cameron Bancroft after taking his opening partner aside following a deflating dismissal on Thursday that has heaped more pressure on his spot in the Australian side. Bancroft, 25, is under the pump, having continued a lean run stretching back to the second Ashes Test in Adelaide by scoring only five on day one of the first 26

26 February 2018 6:34 AM Canberra para-swimmer David Bale prepares for national swimming trials

"I went to a physio who specialised in neuro and she recommended a prosthetist who designed some walking aids. I use a walking cane and then I have a splint for that leg." Six to eight months later, the Tuggeranong swim club member's "left hand went". "It just locked up and wouldn't work, that's just an ongoing thing that comes and goes," Bale said. "Some 22

24 February 2018 8:07 AM Confidence in Kementari continues to grow after Hobartville win

Beadman, who trained Kementari last winter before Cummings took over, decided to give up a group 1 as a two-year-old with a view to the future. While Kementari was impressive those chasing him are keen to have another crack in the Guineas. Greg Hickman could see improvement in Pierata. “He has gone super but you can’t give too much ground to a horse 13

20 February 2018 10:03 AM Snowboarder Simon Patmore living the dream

Simon Patmore has for the past three years been travelling the world as a virtual professional alpine athlete. Snowboarder Simon Patmore is about to join a rare club of athletes to represent Australia at both Summer and Winter Paralympics. Throw in a Commonwealth Games gold medal – when his impairment category featured in the athletics program in Delhi 26

17 February 2018 7:37 AM The Mail: Glyn Schofield's outside run on Emperor's Way ends in stewards' room

"I had made the decision to go to the outside because I could see the two horses in front rolling around and didn't know if a run would appear between them," he told stewards. "I made the decision because I didn't want to lose my momentum waiting for a run and by doing that I never lost momentum or ground." The decision to sprint Faraway Town returned 30

17 February 2018 7:29 AM No Winx, but Endless Drama's charge late still gives Chris Waller victory in Apollo Stakes

Endless Drama had been third to Winx and Hartnell in the Apollo Stakes last year, probably his best effort in Australia, and took most of the straight to run down a game Global Glamour to win by a long head with stablemate Comin' Through another long head back in third. He is likely to head along the path to the bigger mile races later in the autumn 31

16 February 2018 11:52 AM VAR overshadows Western Sydney Wanderers' thrilling draw with Newcastle Jets

After a string of fine saves at the end of the first half, Vedran Janjetovic was eventually beaten minutes after the restart. Petratos curled a classy first-time strike past the Wanderers goalkeeper to make it 1-1. Just as momentum began to tilt in favour of the visitors, a major stroke of luck went the way of the hosts. A deflected cross struck the arm of Topor-Stanley 29