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18 November 2018 8:41 PM Radical new plan for all-star $5m Victorian race

Public involvement in selecting the field and a massive prize of $5 million will make the planned All Star Mile a radical new event on the Australian racing scene. The plan, to run the big-money race during the Melbourne autumn carnival next year, will be officially announced later on Monday, with the contest set to be rotated around Melbourne's three 41

18 November 2018 6:59 AM Tensions rise over hearing into ball-tampering bans

This could have been worked into a meeting urged in the Longstaff report to occur within 30 days of the public lodging of the report, in a bid to begin a healing process between the two bodies after an ugly two years featuring a pay war and friction over the culture of the sport. However, that meeting won't be held for another week, with the CA board 41

18 November 2018 6:39 AM Carnival is over, but raiders gear up for Perth group 1 riches

Weir's good sprinter Voodoo Lad will be aimed at the Winterbottom - for which Caulfield based Lloyd Kennewell's Viddora, last year's winner, is favourite - while his three year old Junipal, narrowly beaten in listed company at Flemington on Oaks Day, will be aimed at the WA Guineas. Jarrod McLean, Weir's Warrnambool foreman who also trains a handful 38

18 November 2018 6:08 AM 'We'll hold our ground': Aussies won't be combative Kohli's welcome mat

Rivals have noticed a marked change in Australia's conduct but Paine's side has not met an adversary capable of stirring the pot like Kohli. Australia will not want to let Kohli walk over them like a welcome mat but know their every move will come under the microscope. Kohli claimed last week that he no longer needed to engage in an argument to get into the contest 40

18 November 2018 4:53 AM NSW Blue Kurtis Patterson hunts for answers

"I’m trying to stick to the positives, which is the fact I am getting started and being consistent in a lot of innings." One Blue that is already beginning to show signs of stardom is youngster Jason Sangha, with whom Patterson has worked in order to help the 19-year-old find his feet at Shield level. "He’s fit in seamlessly. It feels like he’s been around 35

17 November 2018 8:10 AM Fifty Stars passes Sandown audition but Weir opts not to go to Perth

The Darren Weir-trained Fifty Stars made it six wins from eight career starts when he stepped up to group 3 company to win the 1500-metre Sandown Stakes. But the Ben Allen-ridden galloper's triumph was not enough to book himself a ticket to Perth next week after Weir decided a couple of hours after the race not to send him to Western Australia for the Railway 38

17 November 2018 8:08 AM Canberra's Brendan Jones partners up for Japanese feeding frenzy

Jones had just bogeyed the sixth with a three-putt, but an eagle on the very next hole kick started his climb up the leaderboard as Imahira also embarked on a hot streak. The Canberran had three birdies on the back nine and then finished off with another eagle on the 18th hole. "I played with a young guy up here, Shugo Imahira, who's leading the money 39

17 November 2018 7:20 AM Sibling rivalry driving Keely Froling to Capitals stardom

Their brother Harry is making waves for the Adelaide 36ers in his return to the NBL while 17-year-old Sam has the world at his feet after the Basketball Australia centre of excellence graduate joined the NCAA's Creighton Bluejays. The bloodlines make it seem like they never had a choice when it came to playing basketball - but Keely and Alicia resisted 43 1

17 November 2018 6:45 AM Hole-in-one hero An falls back to earth – with a thump

Around the same time that Cameron Percy was hitting bogeys on the third and fourth holes, a horse he part-owns, Yogi, was saluting in the $150,000 Sandown Cup. Still on the nags, John Walter, who manages top Sydney jockeys Josh Parr and Tim Clark, caddied for Aaron Pike. That's the reason Pike planned on spending the afternoon with a few beers and backing 40

17 November 2018 5:40 AM Pike's blistering round compulsory viewing for good mate Jason Day

"I've been fortunate enough to know him 16 or 17 years. I went over there are a couple of times this year to see him in Ohio. It's sad not to see him back here, but he did just have his third kid,'' Pike told Fairfax Media. "He's really good for bouncing ideas off. The best thing about Jason is it doesn't matter if he's talking to 'Aaron Pike' who has only won a Victorian 30