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  1. Sport - Racing

    Champion jockey Oliver to ride Dan Excel in first Melbourne start

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:51am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Melbourne’s champion jockey Damien Oliver will take the reins on Cox Plate-bound Dan Excel when he begins his campaign in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ... I'm number two down in Australia,” Moore said. “Tommy will ride Sweet Idea for Gai, but we have an able replacement in Melbourne's premier jockey Damien Olivier. Tommy still has the right ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Coach slams drug probe into Australian rugby league teams

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters in Melbourne, Australia

    ... Reuters in Melbourne, Australia The handling of anti-doping investigations involving six Australian rugby league clubs has been labelled an embarrassment and a disgrace by the head coach ... Australian Rules football clubs in the top-flight Australian Football League. Authorities are investigating the Melbourne-based Essendon Bombers over their programme of supplements administered ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Makarova upsets Kerber to make quarter-finals at Australian Open

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Melbourne

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne Russian 19th seed Ekaterina Makarova knocked world No 5 German Angelique Kerber out of the Australian Open on Sunday to advance to the quarter-finals. ... of Belgium for a place in the semi-finals at Melbourne Park. “It’s an unbelievable feeling. My team has done a great job and I’m so happy,” said Makarova, who lost to Sharapova in the quarters last ...

  4. Sport - Racing - Melbourne Cup

    Fiorente takes Melbourne Cup

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:15pm by Reuters

    ... the A$6 million (HK$44 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday. Runner-up to Green Moon last year, Fiorente enjoyed a perfect ride from jockey Damien Oliver, who timed ... Waterhouse, the grand dame of Australian racing, her maiden Melbourne Cup after heartbreak last year and from two previous runner-up finishes with Te Akau Nick in 1993 and Nothin Leica Dane in 1995. ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Tycoon Lloyd Williams' six- shooter gunning for fifth Melbourne Cup

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Australian tycoon hogs quarter of field raising concerns of manipulation Six-shooter Williams gunning for fifth Cup Australian property magnate and racing enthusiast Lloyd Williams' presence looms large over today's running of the A$6 million (HK$44 million) Melbourne Cup, with six entrants hogging a quarter of the field of "the race ...

  6. Sport - RACING

    Hong Kong owner eyes Vase start for Red Cadeaux after Melbourne Cup run

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... Dunlop, but another runner-up effort in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup has the frequent flier heading back to Sha Tin with a spring in his step. The A$900,000 (HK$6.64 million) cheque tends ... and that was about as good a ride as you can get without winning a Melbourne Cup," he said. Mosse managed to gain a one-off spot from barrier 23 before they passed the post for the first time ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Americain favoured to win 2nd Melbourne Cup

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 02:11pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Melbourne American-bred, French-trained galloper Americain will carry favouritism into Tuesday’s US$6.2 million (HK$48 million) Melbourne Cup as he attempts to win ... finished fourth behind Dunaden in the Caulfield Cup. The Australian rider will also be chasing his third Melbourne Cup victory, 10 years after winning his second in 2002 on Media Puzzle, only days ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Melbourne Cup build-up hit by Damien Oliver betting scandal

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne Oliver caught up in bettting scandal A betting scandal overshadowed the build-up to the Melbourne Cup after top jockey Damien Oliver reportedly admitted putting money on a rival horse in 2010. The two-time Melbourne Cup winner wagered A$10,000 (HK$80,000) and expected to be charged soon, Fairfax Media said. Fairfax said sources close ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Green Moon gives owner Lloyd Williams his fourth Melbourne Cup

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:12pm by Associated Press in Melbourne, Australia

    ... Associated Press in Melbourne, Australia Hong Kong-based jockey Brett Prebble lands his first win in Australia’s most prestigious race Green Moon gave owner Lloyd Williams his fourth Melbourne Cup with a one-length win in Australia’s richest and most prestigious horse race at Flemington on Tuesday. The locally trained English import, ridden by Hong Kong-based Australian jockey ...

  10. Sport - Racing - Melbourne Cup

    Melbourne Cup rides for Prebble and Doleuze

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan Aitken@scmp.com Jockeys booked for richest handicap race, with Frenchman hoping to continue country's success Melbourne Cup rides for Prebble and Doleuze Hong Kong-based jockeys Brett Prebble and Olivier Doleuze have both picked up rides in the Melbourne Cup next Tuesday, with Doleuze hoping to add his own story to the burgeoning phenomenon of French ...




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