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  • Graff's barrier drama could bloom into Golden Rose

    20 September 2018 4:49 AM 7

    “We sat down and thought, 'what do we do now?' We mapped out the San Domenico [Stakes], Run To The Rose and then Golden Rose,” Bell said. “I know he was beaten in the Run To The Rose, but it was barrier- and track-related, rather than performance.” Graff had started the spring unbeaten with wins at Rosehill and in the Clarendon Stakes at Hawkesbury

  • Catriona Bailey-Price and Dan Cleary win Hockey ACT major awards

    19 September 2018 1:30 PM 9

    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

  • Wanderers hold off City fightback to progress to FFA Cup semi-final

    19 September 2018 11:47 AM 7

    Riley McGree's shot was well blocked by Wanderers goalkeeper Danijel Nizic only for Wanderers fullback Josh Risdon to handle as the ball came back towards goal. Fornaroli strolled forward but his approach was far too casual and although he sent Nizic the wrong way his softly struck penalty went wide of the post. When spot kicks like that come off, the taker

  • McDonald puts Zousain in same class as Golden Rose winners

    19 September 2018 7:49 AM 8

    "He worked well in them the other day," jockey Kerrin McEvoy said. "They are just there to give him focussed over this trip. "He is probably going to be better at a mile and further than seven [furlongs, 1400m] but he is smart enough to be right in this." Meanwhile, former National Hunt horse High Church continued his unbeaten start to his Australian

  • Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes headlines revamped Caulfield card

    19 September 2018 5:32 AM 8

    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

  • New season: Vics ready to bounce back in WNCL

    19 September 2018 3:34 AM 9

    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

  • Sixers coach Brown's big plan for Ben Simmons

    19 September 2018 1:48 AM 7

    Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown has revealed personal ambitions and aspirations for Ben Simmons that will make the NBA's rookie of the year an even better player. Simmons has been working in the off-season with his brother Liam - a former college basketball assistant coach - at long-distance shooting, which has been lacking in the young star's game. After

  • Old gold: senior service is riding to racing’s rescue

    19 September 2018 12:07 AM 7

    Yes, it will be said Winx, in the winning streak, had soft successes. Now aged seven, normally a vintage when mares are better served at the stud, only beat Invictus Prince at her previous start and he was downed in the earlier Bill Ritchie at Randwick. But then in her record you see Happy Clapper, another eight-year-old who, alas, bled in the Makybe

  • Canberra tennis prodigy Annerly Poulos jumps 1000 spots in rankings

    18 September 2018 7:13 AM 6

    Canberra tennis prodigy Annerly Poulos continues to stake her claim as a star of the future after rising more than 1000 places to force her way into the ITF top 100 rankings. The 15-year-old has been in scintillating form, winning three junior ITF titles in a row and taking her singles winning streak to 17 matches. Poulos started the year ranked 1120. But she has already

  • Tom Rogers ready to back up whirlwind debut season

    18 September 2018 5:28 AM 6

    Now Rogers has been named in the Tasmanian squad preparing to open their domestic One-Day Cup campaign against Victoria at Townsville's Riverway Stadium on Wednesday. "The same nervous excitement is still there, but I guess you can take a little bit of comfort in being through it once before," Rogers said. "Playing in those finals was a great sign that what we were doing