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10 November 2018 5:02 AM Hayes can only rue what might have been in Cup as Jaameh delivers

Hayes and his crew lodged a protest at the time - ironic given that Jaameh was owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the brother of Godolphin's creater Sheikh Mohammed - in the desperate hope that they might get the result reversed, so keen were they to ensure Jaameh could qualify for the Melbourne Cup. That attempt failed so in a last gasp bid to get the son of Iffraaj 11

9 November 2018 11:08 AM City win ugly, bounce back from Sydney humiliation

Frenchman Florin Berenguer had his most productive game for City so far, but still has room for improvement, while Lachie Wales and McGree showed why Joyce has given those two youngsters so much responsibility. Kearyn Baccus, meanwhile, continues to surprise in the middle of the park. Luke Brattan and Anthony Caceras were dropped from the squad with no suggestion 5

9 November 2018 6:19 AM Group 1 victory on Pierata the perfect way for Berry to thank Hickman

“I always thought he would suit this horse and it has worked out that he has been able to hook up with him at the right time. Hickman of course remembers the Berry boys as a pair. The twins were always together. Nathan tragically died four years ago from NORSE syndrome, an acute form of epilepsy, while riding in Singapore. Tommy Berry's ride on Pierata 5

6 November 2018 6:51 AM Canberra trainer Luke Pepper savours his own 'Melbourne Cup win'

"He was extremely tough first-up which gave me a lot of confidence and it was a great ride from Nicky Heywood, he was always going to be hard to run down. "The staff have done an amazing job with the horse, it's been a massive team effort to get him right and Emma who rides all his work has done an amazing job. It meant a lot to the stable to get him back winning 8

6 November 2018 4:24 AM Cross Counter wins the 2018 Melbourne Cup

Second home was another English-trained galloper in Marmelo, ridden by Winx's regular rider Hugh Bowman, for trainer Hugh Morrison. Third place went to yet another English-trained horse in A Prince of Arran, from the Newmarket yard of young handler Charlie Fellowes. He was partnered by expatriat New Zealander Michael Walker, who has called Melbourne 7

5 November 2018 9:37 AM Meet Runaway, the horse who could bring the Melbourne Cup home

The pair began building the breeding operation on properties near Ceres, a town about 20 minutes out of Geelong, after Nigel's father Grant died in 2003. Mithen threw in his career in journalism to help, having his love of horses sparked when his late father Bill - who died 34 years ago on the Sunday just gone - woke Mithen and his brother Bill to watch 8

5 November 2018 7:06 AM Dunatun could finally be up to speed at Randwick

For the once-a-year punters heading to Randwick on Tuesday, the Garry White-trained Dunatun may conjure memories of the similarly-named Melbourne Cup winner of couple of years ago, Dunaden. But the name actually goes back the trainer’s youth. “I wish he had a motor like Dunaden,” White said. “It is actually pronounced 'Done-a-ton', and it was what you used to say when you were a young 6

5 November 2018 6:19 AM Cricket ACT legend Peter Solway to lead Australia

He has won more grand finals and scored more runs than any other player in ACT first grade history, his high score of 339 has stood the test of time for almost 30 years, and he suited up for the Prime Minister's XI alongside Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. As impressive as those numbers are, none of it comes close to seeing his sons Dean and Mark turn out for the Bluebags 7

4 November 2018 7:00 AM Ten out of 10 sends Who Shot Thebarman to top of the class

The gelding’s owners, the O'Leary brothers, were at Moonee Valley bearing tangerine caps and big grins as they listened to jockey Tye Angland tell them it was Who Shot Thebarman's most promising run this preparation. They know he is 10, but describe him as old to any of the clan and they will quickly remind you he won the Sydney Cup, his first group 7

4 November 2018 6:33 AM Jordan Thompson denies rising star at Canberra International

"It was very tough, I thought I was really good in first set but knew he'd pick up the pace in the second and he definitely made it a battle," Thompson said. "There's not many 18-year-olds in the world as good as him. He's a much better player than what he's ranked, he's still very young so I'm sure we’ll see him rise through rankings." Thompson rose 15 spots 8