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20 September 2018 5:22 AM Avdulla returns as premier jockey and ready to work harder

Sydney's premier jockey Brenton Avdulla will return for his first Saturday of the new season at Rosehill on Saturday and has already started the hard work to stay at the top. Avdulla took a Japanese contract in August and then went to Melbourne to ride unbeaten Thousand Guineas favourite Sweet Melody last weekend and understands it has given his Sydney 11

19 September 2018 1:30 PM Catriona Bailey-Price and Dan Cleary win Hockey ACT major awards

Old Canberrans star Catriona Bailey-Price had her finals heartache eased on Wednesday night when the former Hockeyroo won the McKay Medal at the Hockey ACT awards night. Bailey-Price recorded the second highest amount of votes in McKay Medal history to win the individual award a week after her Old Canberrans side had their premiership hopes crushed in the preliminary 11

19 September 2018 5:32 AM Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes headlines revamped Caulfield card

Racegoers can enjoy the second successive weekend of group 1 racing in Melbourne on Saturday (out of a total of nine in a row during the carnival) when the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes headlines the action at Caulfield. English raider Jungle Cat, a group 1 winner to be ridden by leading English rider James Doyle, heads the weights after declarations were released 10

19 September 2018 3:34 AM New season: Vics ready to bounce back in WNCL

A strong Victorian women's squad featuring five players set to represent Australia this month will begin their campaign for redemption on Friday. The Vics will open their campaign against Western Australia and South Australia this weekend, with both games held at Murdoch University in Perth. Veteran Elyse Villani returns to Victoria after time in WA, while 10

15 September 2018 6:37 AM All options open after Brutal's fighting win

Wayne Hawkes said no decision on Brutal's next target would be made until the stable had monitored the colt over the weekend. ''I don't know about the future. The other bloke had us cold two or three times, so it was a good effort, he's only a baby, learning his trade. It's not easy to be out there in front today leading,'' Hawkes said. ''It's fair dinkum 9

13 September 2018 4:43 AM Canberra kids give Cameron Crombie a silver lining

"Our season doesn’t really ramp up until the start of the new year when we start going on the national and state championship circuit. "We won’t compete at world championships until November so we’ve got a fair bit of time up our sleeve to work it out, but until then we’ll keep working through the little technical things we can do without loading up the back too much. "I probably 18

13 September 2018 1:43 AM Chloe Hosking re-signs with Alè-Cipollini and sets sights on worlds

Having re-signed for a third season with Alè-Cipollini, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chloe Hosking now has her sights set on winning a world title. The Canberra cyclist announced on Thursday she will stay with the Women's World Tour team for 2019. Her immediate goals will be the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta this weekend and then she'll ride for Alè-Cipollini 19

11 September 2018 10:54 PM Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos breaks silence over Serena stoush

"I'm fine, given the circumstances," Carlos Ramos told Tribuna Expresso in Portugal. "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. Do not worry about me!" Ugly scenes marred the match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on the weekend, as 23-time grand slam winner Serena Williams lost 2-6, 4-6 to Japan's Naomi Osako, receiving three code violations 16

11 September 2018 6:45 AM Don't get why the Serena cartoon was racist?

Mark Knight from the Herald Sun has caused an international storm with his depiction of Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, throwing a tantrum during the final of the US Open last weekend. That in itself is not the problem. The trouble is that Knight has gone out of his way to depict her not as a champion athlete but as wild and barbaric 23

8 September 2018 5:13 AM Canberra back on top of the Highway

It's not just Canberra who are the winners from their return to the Highway Handicaps, but racing as a whole. Training partnership Keith Dryden and Scott Collings became the first Canberrans to win the Highway Handicap since ACT trainers were readmitted to the lucrative series last weekend. Their three-year-old gelding Handle The Truth won by a long head from Terry 21