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13 November 2018 9:47 AM Caroline Buchanan dislocates and breaks finger in freestyle BMX

Two-time Olympian Caroline Buchanan will return to the AIS in the coming days to work out a plan to recover from another injury setback just months after jumping back on to her bike. Buchanan dislocated and broke her finger at the UCI freestyle world championships in China, where she made the finals in her first attempt at a new discipline 16

10 November 2018 7:02 AM Poetic justice as Santa Ana Lane sinks rivals

It was indeed poetic justice for the owners and the stable that Santa Ana Lane got the firmer surface down the straight that he had been denied in the monsoonal conditions in Sydney when he went north to contest The Everest. Like many in that race he simply could not act on the heavy ground in which the VRC Sprint Classic favourite Redzel had excelled 22

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

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 14

5 November 2018 5:46 AM Hard living and graft paid dividends for Sievier

Sievier, though, was a cad but among his attributes he was a horseman, a saddle edge on Flynn whose memoirs were titled My Wicked, Wicked Ways. Flynn rode in The Charge Of The Light Brigade, a black and white film epic, but on a rocking horse. The grapes are good at Rylstone and the ground also had the right nutrition for thoroughbreds because it gave The Grafter 10

27 October 2018 9:00 AM Party time for Cleary as he edges towards home-town cup with Cliff

Joe Cleary has his team primed for Queanbeyan Cup day on Sunday and beyond as his stable clients file into town for his traditional party. Cleary will have Cliff in the Queanbeyan Cup, a race he has won twice, but it is the promising Lucy Rose and Coolring in the Thunderbolt that have caught his eye. “They will run in the sprint and then head to Flemington 23

20 October 2018 7:26 AM Bin Suroor gets the tactics right as Best Solution takes Caulfield Cup

It was a second Caulfield group 1 for the Bin Suroor-Cosgrave combination in the Godolphin blue after Benbatl won the Caulfield Stakes last week. Best Solution might have got into the Caulfield Cup a touch light given he had won two German group 1s at his past two starts after winning a group 2 at the Newmarket July meeting. He lumped 57.5kg to victory 14

13 October 2018 5:59 AM Amphitrite adds Thousand Guineas as Darren Weir dominates

He was confident until the barrier draw, which gave him pause for thought before he decided to push on. "She was in great shape but I didn't know if any of my three fillies were good enough, but they all ran as good as they could run," Weir said. Carted into the race after settling last, jockey Craig Williams just found clear running and ran them down one by one. Weir was certain 29

11 October 2018 3:50 AM O'Brien sprinters to test water in two states

Saturday will, says O'Brien's Werribee-based foreman TJ Comerford, be a fork in the road for the three and will determine whether they are up to competing in group 1 company in races like the Manikato Stakes at The Valley on Cox Plate eve or in the VRC Sprint down the Flemington straight on Stakes Day at the end of the Cup week carnival. The trio were all popped 15

10 October 2018 7:44 AM From pipe dream to triple threat: Lees eyes top of The Everest

If Le Romain is the horse everyone knew, Graff, a three-year-old colt, is the unknown factor in the $13 million race. Even for Lees, he was unknown in terms of The Everest a couple of months ago. He only started to think of The Everest for him after he won the San Domenico Stakes on August 25. “We knew he had come back well and that win was no surprise 16