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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

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 14

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 10

3 November 2018 4:51 AM Racing Victoria insists unions will not disrupt the Melbourne Cup

''Starters, barrier attendants, the clerk of the course, swabbing and other raceday staff are involved,'' the website's story said. However RV countered on Saturday afternoon in a bid to allay any public concern over disruption. RV says that only some 20 per cent of the racecourse staff are unionised and that it has a contingency plan to cover for their 14

2 November 2018 3:07 AM Victory striker crisis not a curse, says Muscat, as Toivonen battles for fitness

"It's a little bit of a strain, really low in his calf, it has cleared up now. “It’s a matter of getting strength into him, and also fitness, that’s where he is at the moment. “If it takes another week, it takes another week. If it’s another 10 days, it's 10 days ... bearing in mind we have the international break in 10 days. “It wouldn’t make any sense 12

30 October 2018 8:00 AM JP de Marigny to take Wanderers reins after Babbel's ban

Oriol Riera admits Western Sydney players will be worse off for the absence of coach Markus Babbel from the sidelines for this weekend’s tricky away trip to Wellington but has backed assistant Jean-Paul de Marigny to step into the breach. Babbel will serve a mandatory one-match ban for abusing the fourth official following a controversial VAR decision 10

29 October 2018 8:12 AM Darren Lehmann joins calls for CA to lift bans after damning review findings

It's understood CA directors are worried how a change to the sentences will be interpreted given the little cricket the national men's team played during the winter. Smith and Warner have both been suspended from representing the country and playing in the Sheffield Shield and Big Bash League for 12 months, while Bancroft was rubbed out for nine months 7

4 October 2018 6:58 AM Scottish winger set to pledge international allegiance to Australia

The new Socceroos coach is on a whirlwind tour of Europe meeting with players and coaches, strengthening the relationships between Football Federation Australia and overseas clubs that house Australian players. It's understood Arnold spent a considerable amount of time in Edinburgh, where he scouted Boyle and sought to secure his services for the Socceroos 10

24 September 2018 11:35 AM 'A good vibe in the room': Relaxed Eagles soak up Grand Final hype

"There's a lot more confidence in our players... and I think maturity in how they've handled themselves this year. Simpson had earlier beckoned West Coast supporters to Subiaco Oval for the club's final training session at the iconic WA footy venue, their last chance to farewell players before Saturday's decider and the Subiaco venue before it is demolished 15

8 September 2018 11:35 AM A treble for themselves, now something for Canberra

One of the keys for FC will be striker Michael Mensah, who almost scored from a nicely taken overhead bicycle kick, only for Canberra Olympic goalkeeper Ange Konstantinou to save it. Mensah started the season as an assistant coach before Macor called him into the line-up to help lead their attack. "When I was here two years ago Michael was a defender 29