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20 October 2018 5:57 AM Best Solution wins Caulfield Cup

A decade after winning his first Caulfield Cup, Godolphin trainer Saaed bin Suroor has triumphed again with international visitor Best Solution producing a gutsy performance to take out the world's richest 2400 metre handicap on turf. In a desperate finish to Saturday's $5 million race, top weight Best Solution held off a charge from Homesman to win by a half-head 4

16 October 2018 11:33 AM Portelli will launch new two-year-old Reign – rain, hail or shine

“The idea is to get some money in the bank for the Golden Slipper, because that is the dream with him, like his sister.” Portelli could save Ronstar for another day if the track is heavy on Saturday, but he would like to give him the chance to earn his way to Melbourne. The Zoustar gelding won his first two starts dominating from the front before just being 7

16 October 2018 6:00 AM Canberra Capitals recruit Kia Nurse wins WNBL player of the week

Kia Nurse had made an immediate impact on the WNBL, winning the league's player of the week prize after a sizzling start to her Australian career. Nurse scored 26 points, including four of eight three-point attempts, as she led the Canberra Capitals to an opening-round win against the Sydney Flames. The 22-year-old has been playing for Canada since she was 16 and was taken 7

15 October 2018 12:31 AM Canberra teen Keely Small wins gold at the Youth Olympics

“It hasn’t sunk in quite yet. This whole experience has been amazing, to be announced flagbearer and now see the Australian flag raised from on top of the podium with a gold medal – I’m so stoked.” Small said the crowd support, from a vocal Australian minority and the local crowd appreciating her dominating performance, spurred her to the top place on the dais. “I was a little 6

14 October 2018 10:47 AM Tom McDermott wins NSW Showjumping Championships in Canberra

Tom McDermott is one win away from a $50,000 pay day after taking out the NSW Showjumping Championships in Canberra over the weekend. McDermott won the NSW Country Championships in Wagga a week earlier and if he wins at the Willinga Park grand final in December, he'll clinch the triple crown and collect his bonus. Superb performances over two qualifying 19

14 October 2018 4:39 AM Gridiron: University of Canberra Firebirds make it 26 wins straight

The University of Canberra Firebirds destroyed the Central Spears 47-0 at Greenway Oval to notch their 26th straight win on Saturday. The Firebirds haven't lost in more than two years, while the ACT Diamonds secured a hard-fought win over the Sydney Uni Lions to make it three straight wins in the NSW women’s competition. Firebirds running back James 18

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 22

12 October 2018 5:38 AM Humble Fearnley wins The Don award

Fearnley had been a finalist four times. This year, he beat motor sports stars Daniel Ricciardo and Will Power, cricketer Ellyse Perry, soccer star Sam Kerr, former Australian hockey captain Mark Knowles and para-athletes Madison de Rozario and Lauren Parker. Also on Thursday night, the late, inimitable Richie Benaud was elevated from the Hall of Fame ranks 12

11 October 2018 8:17 AM Canberra golfer Brendan Jones leading Japan Open

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is joint leader of the Japan Open after the opening day at the Yokohama Country Club on Thursday. Jones shot an opening round 64 to sit seven-under the card and in the lead alongside Young-Han Song and Hiroyuki Fujita. Fellow Australian Adam Scott was three shots further back in tied-11th going into the second round 16

8 October 2018 1:07 AM Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews looks for hat-trick in Italy

Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews will look to keep his winning streak going in Italy after back-to-back wins in Canada. Matthews is Team Sunweb's hope for victory if the Tre Valli Varesine comes down to a bunch sprint on Tuesday. The Netherland's Wilco Kelderman and Sam Oomen were their options in a breakaway. Matthews won both the Grand Prix Cycliste 9