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12 July 2018 8:12 AM ACT Schoolboys to play Queensland I for third place at nationals

The ACT Schoolboys won't defend their title but they can still get on the podium when they play Queensland I for third spot at the national championships in Sydney on Saturday. The ACT won their first national title since 1988 at the tournament last year and the reigning champions clinched two of their three group games to finish second behind NSW I. They trounced 12

26 June 2018 7:35 AM VRC faces Federal Court action over racing manager dismissal

The VRC has disputed allegations made in a statement of claim lodged in the Federal Court that their former racing manager, Martin Talty, was dismissed because he raised governance concerns with the VRC CEO about how last year's final Melbourne Cup field was assembled. The statement of claim, lodged with the Federal Court by Maurice and Blackburn on June 8, alleges 12

24 June 2018 5:41 AM NSW could be the winners in bookies' fee hike stoush

Corporate bookmakers are set to offer more promotions for punters on Sydney and NSW meetings after the recent race fields fee and point of consumption tax hikes, which have left NSW the least-taxed racing product in the country. Big bookmaking firms are ready to abandon Victorian racing. Crownbet only offered bonus bet promotions on Randwick races 9

23 June 2018 1:00 PM AFL v soccer: A pitch battle for numbers

Each sport has its own turf and knows where it can and can’t compete. The Socceroos at the World Cup are impregnable. If they make footy seem smaller and parochial, they also tap into the fabled cultural cringe, our desire to be relevant on the global stage. In the long haul, the global game has always been viewed as the greatest threat and most serious 11

20 June 2018 2:36 AM Golf legend Peter Thomson dies at 88 after battle with Parkinson’s

Asked about this once, Thomson said that neither he nor Norman owned the sobriquet; that it belonged to Karrie Webb, winner of seven major titles on the women’s tour. This was typical of Thomson, who had the self-belief common to all great sports people, but who also knew his limitations. His confidence was not overt, and he carried a dignity all of his own. Thomson 5

20 June 2018 2:04 AM Golf loses a legend in Peter Thomson, aged 88

Asked about this once, Thomson said that neither he nor Norman owned the sobriquet; that it belonged to Karrie Webb, winner of seven major titles on the women’s tour. This was typical of Thomson, who had the self-belief common to all great sports people, but who also knew his limitations. His confidence was not overt, and he carried a dignity all of his own. Thomson 13

3 June 2018 8:44 AM Evans wins National Capital Rally

Not even scenes reminiscent of an old Holden on a freezing cold winter's morning could stop Victoria's Eli Evans winning the National Capital Rally. Windscreen fogged up, driving in first gear at 20 km/h hitting shrubs either side of the road while his co-driver Ben Searcy wiped the glass with his seat cushion. It stopped Evans from being the fastest 10

1 June 2018 6:27 AM Cup prizemoney soars beyond $7m, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup to $5m

The Everest, held for the first time in 2017 at Randwick, is worth $13 million this year. But Racing Victoria's chief executive Giles Thompson said there was no contest. "These prizemoney increases are not related to the Everest,'' he said. "The Everest is a particular race, and a very successful race in what it does. People buy slots and that enables 2

1 June 2018 6:00 AM How racing can recapture the hearts and minds of the people

"It is my vision that within the next decade, racing can climb back to become one of the world's top 10 sports," he told the recent Asian Racing Conference in Seoul. Mind you it was in the quinella as far as Australia was concerned. During the afternoon newspaper circulation wars between my outfit "The Sun" and the "Daily Mirror", taken over by a prophet 2

29 May 2018 9:28 PM Serena back in the groove, wins easily in 'warrior princess' outfit

Pliskova, ranked 70th in the world, said she expected Williams would not play as well as she did - the Czech player out-aced Williams - but the 23-time Grand Slam winner proved to be a tough opponent as usual. After the two were tied at 6 in the first set, Williams fell behind 3-0 in the tiebreaker but rallied to win 7-4 and hollered in triumph several 27