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Australian trainers set to take over European stayers for Cup campaign

Plans are for only one shipment of European horses to arrive in Melbourne in mid-September. “It will be a case of a trainer having them in Europe until they leave, and then Australian trainer taking over when they get here,” OTI Racing boss Terry Henderson said. “We have horses that …

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Race-by-race guide and tips for Scone on Friday

Odds and Evens: Odds. Race 2: MAIDEN PLATE (900m) Back to the flying trip, and it’s very tricky. Keen on 3YO Muswellbrook filly 5. Owhata Crumpet, trained by Pat Farrell and resuming off two sharp trials for only her second start. Leading country rider is on, and any rain would …

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One on one: Tigers’ summer sales pitch to Mitchell before Doueihi signing

There was talk the Tigers were prepared to play Mitchell at fullback and table a three-year deal worth just shy of $3m. Latrell Mitchell met with Tigers officials last November.Credit:Getty On this particular morning, however, the Tigers simply wanted to find out how serious Mitchell was about leaving the defending …

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‘Like buying a house’: Bennett says market will dictate Fififa value

“Most clubs have a committee. In the old days the coach ran it and had someone looking after the numbers. Some clubs might go rogue and make crazy offers to young players but you don’t know what every club is working towards or what they have in their cap. “I’d …

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Super Netball weighing up WA as potential relocation spot for Melbourne teams

Melbourne netball teams are set to be relocated indefinitely to a different state mid-July, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria. The Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies will likely be relocated to NSW ahead of Super Netball’s August 1 start date, but Western Australia, as well as …

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Matildas keeper Lydia Williams joins Arsenal

“At Melbourne City I worked with Joe [Montemurro] the second season he was there,” Williams said. “I always wanted to go to Europe as the next step. “Obviously seeing what he did [winning the WSL in 2018-19] I was immensely jealous and when the opportunity came to be a part …

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Australia-only option on table as NZ play hard ball over Super Rugby

But if the conservative faction of the board were to win out, Australia would have no choice but to go it alone, building out a six- or eight-team domestic competition and opening up squads to South African and Argentinian players, in a riff on the international flavour of cricket’s Big …

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‘Dish it up’: Justin Langer’s advice for Sydney-bound Force

“I gave Justin a heads-up about the fact a number of our guys are from Sydney and he touched on past experiences of Western Australia being successful in different sports, and having that desire to go over there and dish up to the east coast big time. “He’s a West …

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Why Eddie and Cheika would succeed in league where Alan Jones failed

The questions at hand, though, are these. If Jones and/or Cheika went to coach league, how would they go? And what reason is there to believe they would do any better than their predecessor as Wallabies coach, Alan Jones, who went on to coach league and was nothing less than …

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Two Big, too strong? Kosciuszko hopeful on show at Grafton

Muswellbrook trainer Todd Howlett admits he’s not the best at promoting himself, so he’s hoping Two Big Fari can make a Kosciuszko statement when he returns at Grafton on Thursday. The four-year-old has won five of his eight starts, and been unplaced only once when a valiant fifth in the …

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