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Tony Gollan to unleash Jonker and Outback Barbie on George Moore Stakes at Doomben next Saturday

Tony Gollan says Spirit Of Boom is the gift that keeps on giving and that will be the case next Saturday when two of the first crop of the star Queensland sire are leading combatants in the $200,000 George Moore Stakes at Doomben. Gollan mare Outback Barbie and new stable acquisition Jonker were among those who helped Gollan’s former two-time Group 1 winner Spirit Of Boom become a leading light

Australia v India: All the action from the second ODI at the SCG

Australian powerhouse Glenn Maxwell let his bat do the talking at the SCG on Friday night – while on the other side of the globe outspoken Indian great Virender Sehwag stoked the fires of the pair’s feud. Maxwell played a blazing knock, smashing three sixes and five boundaries in a quickfire 45 just days after being labelled ‘a cheerleader’ by Sehwag, to turbocharge Australia’s late innings surge. Mixing innovation and

Epatante cruises to Fighting Fifth win at Newcastle

Epatante impressed when making a winning seasonal debut in a dramatic renewal of the Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Last season’s Champion Hurdle heroine swept to victory over Sceau Royal, taking trainer Nicky Henderson’s record tally in the race to six. However, chaos reigned in the early stages of the Grade One contest, thanks to the antics of Not So Sleepy. Hughie Morrison’s enigmatic performer led from the start,

Maxwell’s sad apology to Indian star

As Glenn Maxwell plundered sixes during his explosive cameo at the SCG on Friday, Indian wicketkeeper KL Rahul would have been seething from behind the stumps. Maxwell’s entertaining knock featured three sixes and five boundaries, his 45 off 19 balls guiding Australia to a formidable first innings total. It was a masterful display from the middle-order batsman, and prompted an apology to the opposition gloveman. The ONLY place to watch

Kohli’s men punished for cricket sin

The Indian cricket team’s players have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for a slow over rate during Friday’s ODI at the SCG. Although teams are allocated three-and-a-half hours to complete 50 overs in the field, Virat Kohli’s side required more than four hours. The ICC confirmed Kohli had pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction, which was imposed by match referee David Boon. The

'Head in the sand': Seven fires new broadside at Cricket Australia

The simmering feud between Cricket Australia and its free-to-air broadcaster has reignited, with Seven West Media's CEO accusing the governing body of having its "head in the sand" and wasting an opportunity to start the men's summer with a bang. The opening one-day international between Australia and India at the SCG on Friday night was broadcast only on pay television provider Foxtel, which has exclusive rights to all white-ball international

Smith backs 'bright talent' Green to shine if named to replace injured Stoinis

Two greats of Australian cricket have endorsed the potential call-up of boom youngster Cameron Green to replace an injured Marcus Stoinis for Sunday's one-day international against India at the SCG. Stoinis is dealing with a side strain, having hurt himself while bowling in his seventh over of Friday night's 66-run win. Cricket Australia said on Saturday scans had confirmed a low-grade side strain and he will be "managed accordingly". Cameron

The Melbourne Stars have completed a stunning transformation in the WBBL

At the end of last year, Melbourne Stars incoming general manager Nick Cummins sat down with the club’s long-running list manager Trent Woodhill, with one things on their minds: to transform the club’s Women’s Big Bash League side. The Stars ended their WBBL05 campaign languishing on the bottom of the ladder, having suffered 12 losses from 14 games. Off-field changes were needed for long-term on-field success. The pair started with

Evalina on trial for possible autumn Group 1 target

Saturday marks the fork in the road for the Kris Lees-trained Evalina which will make an autumn audition in the Group 3 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. Evalina hasn’t won in her five runs this preparation but most of her form has been top notch. A 2-1/4 length defeat to Sweet Deal started off the campaign in the Toy Show Quality, she finished with 1-3/4 lengths of Subpoenaed in the

Spectators back at Haydock, Kempton, Lingfield and Ludlow next week

Spectators back at Haydock, Kempton, Lingfield and Ludlow next week after relaxation of Government Covid-19 restrictions The four tracks — all in Tier 2 areas — can welcome up to 2,000 spectators Priority will be given to owners and members but tickets expected to go on sale Kempton, Sandown and Cheltenham will also take advantage of the rule change  Spectators will return to English racecourses next Wednesday after Haydock, Kempton,