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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 12

12 February 2018 8:06 PM Canberra footballer Leo Mazis tracks Tom Rogic course and signs with Celtic FC

"It's an incredible feeling, the hard work has paid off, it's just surreal to be honest and it all happened really quickly," Mazis told Fairfax Media. "When I got there and saw how it all works over there, I knew I wanted to be in that environment and I did everything I could to get a contract. "I caught up with Tom [Rogic] and he's a great guy, I'm going 5

12 February 2018 9:03 AM VRC set to name new Cup backer

The Victoria Racing Club is on Tuesday expected to unveil luxury Japanese carmaker Lexus as the new naming rights sponsor for the Melbourne Cup in a multimillion-dollar deal for the race that stops the nation. The VRC, which controls Flemington and presides over the biggest week of the spring carnival, may also announce an increase in prizemoney for the $6.2 million 10

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Brisbane Broncos' British import downed by knee injury after 14 minutes

English recruit Andre Savelio has suffered a suspected season-ending knee injury on his Brisbane debut in the Broncos' 16-6 NRL trial victory over Central Queensland Capras. The 22-year-old forward lasted just 14 minutes before his knee buckled awkwardly in a tackle against the Queensland Cup side at Theodore on Saturday night in front of 3000-strong 10

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Thrills, spills and staph infections: Inside Perth's first UFC tournament

In WA's first ever UFC event, Australian Tyson Pedro has sent fans wild after pulling off a stunning victory over Russian Saparbek Safarov in their light heavyweight fight at Perth Arena on Sunday. The first fight of the main card at Arena didn't even make it to the second round after New South Welshman Pedro won by submission. "I told you we were going 10

11 February 2018 1:40 AM Seven-foot brown snake latches onto man's leg in central Queensland

A cattle farmer in central Queensland has been bitten by a seven-foot brown snake while riding a motorbike, causing the man to fall from the bike and fight to pull the reptile off after it latched onto his leg. He managed to escape from the "enormous (and) highly-venomous" snake and raise the alarm, before being airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital on Saturday 10

11 February 2018 1:40 AM Lotto luck strikes WA with three freshly minted millionaires

Three Western Australians have woken up on Sunday morning unaware they are the state's newest millionaires. Three lucky locals took home $1.5 million each in Saturday night's Lotto draw, and have yet to come forward and claim their wins. The division one prize pool was split between 14 national winners in total, and the winning numbers were 7, 27, 23, 2,16 and 44. The winning 11

10 February 2018 1:30 PM Giving the game away: Why Frank Lowy's World Cup story doesn't add up

Those appearing included Lowy, his sons David and Steven, Ben Buckley, Brian Schwartz, Jill Margo, Mark Ryan, Andreas Abold, Sunil Gulati, former prime minister John Howard, former FFA chief John O'Neill and Jonathan Calvert. Lowy and his closest advisers said they did not know how the big bad world of FIFA operated. They didn't know anyone. They didn't 1

10 February 2018 12:52 AM Macquarie man granted bail after allegedly assaulting pregnant girlfriend

A 24-year-old man has been granted bail after allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and potentially causing a brain injury. The Macquarie man faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday morning charged with assault causing actual bodily harm. The prosecutor did not oppose the man being granted bail as long as conditions were put in place 10

9 February 2018 9:25 AM Champion Australian javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister dies

Australia's champion javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister has died suddenly overnight in the Netherlands. Bannister, who won gold in the javelin at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and was the national record holder, had been training and living in Holland with his girlfriend. Jarrod Bannister had won gold for Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and held the national 7