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  • Kenedna comes out of retirement to land Weir a treble

    10 November 2018 5:52 AM 14

    Darren Weir was poking around his farm in Maldon when he spotted a horse with a good action who looked fit and well. Upon further investigation he discovered the horse was Kenedna, a talented mare that had been sent to the farm to spell before heading to the breeding barn. "She was a great three-year-old who was unlucky not to win a group one," Weir said. His mind slipped

  • 'Bloody tired': Stressed players feeling the toll of game in crisis

    10 November 2018 5:26 AM 14

    Vice-captain Josh Hazlewood believes the narrow win on Friday night has released some of the pressure that has been building for months after series defeats in England and the Middle East across all three formats. While it is only two games into an international summer that does not finish until February, Stoinis, whose vigorous celebration of a wicket

  • Hayes can only rue what might have been in Cup as Jaameh delivers

    10 November 2018 5:02 AM 14

    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

  • Dreamforce tracks to win big race but Railway Stakes decision can wait

    10 November 2018 4:48 AM 14

    A decision will be made this week on whether consistent Sydney six-year-old Dreamforce pushes on to contest the Railway Stakes in Perth later this month. The gelding's quietly spoken trainer John Thompson agreed the horse was good enough to contest the Railway Stakes, the same race he won with Gathering in 2010. Dreamforce's win in the DeRucci Chatham

  • Broken leg puts Lawless within touch of ACT Sport Hall of Fame

    9 November 2018 1:00 PM 11

    He's widely regarded as one of Australia's best ever touch players, which will be recognised by his induction into the hall of fame on November 30. "Obviously it's an honour. I grew up playing footy in Canberra, lived in Canberra all my life, and in my time there were people like Bradley Clyde, Ricky Stuart, they were plying their trade in rugby league

  • Matildas rising star in doubt for World Cup due to foot injury

    9 November 2018 12:30 PM 5

    Matildas coach Alen Stajcic made the squad fully aware of what's at stake with the friendly games against Chile and is determined to see Australia enter the World Cup as a top-seeded nation, avoiding the likes of USA, Germany, France and England in the group stage. "I talk about it a lot and we talk about it as a group a lot," Stajcic said. "We've set ourselves

  • City win ugly, bounce back from Sydney humiliation

    9 November 2018 11:08 AM 6

    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

  • Heavyweights collide as Smith-Warner square off at Coogee Oval

    9 November 2018 10:44 AM 5

    But the presence of Smith and Warner in Sydney grade cricket has been a welcome shot of vitality for the lower tiers of cricket, which rarely see the likes of Warner and Smith, who have both found a way to embrace the upside of their exile. "I can’t remember two current players that have been captain and vice-captain of their country, still playing the game, and playing

  • 'Is this spam?' the dream email that sent Matildas teenager to Madrid

    9 November 2018 9:00 AM 6

    After reading the offer to become the first Australian to play for Atletico Madrid, she flipped the screen over to stare at the iconic celebration of Griezmann, just as she'd done for the last two years with Atletico star printed on her phone cover. Pinching herself, Chidiac had just become a flag-bearer for Australian women's football within one of the biggest

  • Exhilarates the face of generation next for Godolphin

    9 November 2018 7:12 AM 7

    Exhilarates just edges Lindsay Park’s colt Sebrakate out at the top of betting. Sebrakate has won twice in Adelaide and is also targeting the Gold Coast. He is at $2.60 with Kiamichi, another filly from James Cummings’ blue army, at $6. “He has got the winning feeling but obviously Sydney is another level,” Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig said of Sebrakate