Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont is a Senior Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Deal or no deal: why Thorpe kept quiet

Kate McClymont and Eryk Bagshaw Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out as gay prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but the swimming superstar decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian...

Ian Thorpe considered coming out before 2000 Olympics

Kate McClymont, Eryk Bagshaw Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics but the swimming wunderkind decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian swimming...

Tighter rein on Waterhouse business links to protect bookie


Lisa Davies, Kate McClymont Tom Waterhouse should ''embrace'' a plan by authorities to tighten controls around his business' links to his mother Gai's horse training operation, as it would protect his reputation, too, Racing...

Story emerges at last as trio unravel words and whispers

Eddie Hayson

Kate McClymont, Lisa Davies ''Everyone knew the horse couldn't win except poor Singo,'' said controversial brothel-owner and punter Eddie Hayson about the mail on John Singleton's horse More Joyous.

Horse Racing

Stewards warn bookmaker Tom on mother link

Sydney. Racing NSW investigation  on last month's All Aged Stakes as part of the inquiry into the performance of More Joyous in the race. Gai Waterhouse arrives at the inquiry. Photo: Peter Rae  Monday 13 May 2013

Lisa Davies and Kate McClymont Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse may be formally prevented from linking his business to the activities of his renowned trainer mother Gai.


Racing tells Tom: grow up

Tom Waterhouse

Lisa Davies, Kate McClymont Tom Waterhouse may be formally prevented from linking his business to the activities of his renowned trainer mother Gai, despite the bookmaker being cleared at the More Joyous stewards’ inquiry of...

Boxing champ's wife enters the ring with a claim over Hayson's bordello


Kate McClymont Just when you thought the cast of colourful racing identities starring in Sydney's riveting equine scandal could not get any more garish, enter stage right - Suzee Fenech, wife of boxer Jeff ''I Love...

Horse Racing

Johns agrees to front racing inquiry


Kate McClymont, Lisa Davies Rugby league immortal Andrew 'Joey' Johns has agreed to front a racing stewards inquiry, despite failing to turn up to Monday's explosive hearing into the More Joyous fiasco.

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'Snob and a failed actress': jockey's lawyer lets fly at Gai Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse

Kate McClymont and Megan Levy The lawyer for former jockey Allan Robinson has attacked Gai Waterhouse for being a "snob’’ and a ‘‘failed actress’’ after the champion trainer called his client a ‘‘trumped up little jockey’’ during...

Horse Racing

Silence deafening as trio fails to front at hearing

Gai Waterhouse arrives at the NSW Racing headquarters in Sydney

Kate McClymont, Lisa Davies and Chris Roots, Sydney Andrew Johns, Eddie Hayson and Allan Robinson absent from inquiry.

Missing trio cause the most noise in search for answers

Andrew Johns at Win Stadium tonight where he did not turn up to the stewards racing enquiry re the John Singleton and Gai Waterhouse issue re More Joyous.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Lisa Davies, Kate McClymont, Chris Roots They were the trio the stewards most wanted to hear from, but league Immortal Andrew Johns, brothel owner Eddie Hayson and jockey Allan Robinson were nowhere to be seen on Monday as the saga...

Gai cracks the whip


Kate McClymont Two of the boldest personalities in Australian racing, trainer Gai Waterhouse and her former ''most valued'' client John Singleton, slugged it out from each end of a boardroom table at a NSW Racing...

'You're an absolute sham': Gai lashes out at Singleton

Gai Waterhouse

Lisa Davies, Kate McClymont, Ilya Gridneff Renowned trainer Gai Waterhouse has launched a stinging attack on her long-time friend and racehorse owner John Singleton.

Racing inquiry will be the city's best soap opera

Robbie, Gai and Tom Waterhouse.

Kate McClymont, Chris Roots There will be standing room only on Monday as the soap opera that has torn asunder one of the most successful racing partnerships in the country moves to Racing NSW's headquarters in Druitt Street in...


Inquiry to use betting books, phone records


Kate McClymont, Nick Ralston Controversial racing identity Robbie Waterhouse is set to be drawn into the stewards' inquiry that has embroiled his wife, trainer Gai Waterhouse, his bookmaking son Tom and the family's former close...

Horse racing

New drug link in race scandal

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18:  Track rider Neville Auld rides More Joyous during Moonee Valley trackwork at Moonee Valley Racecourse on October 18, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Roots, Kate McClymont Racing stewards are investigating whether More Joyous, the horse at the centre of the row between John Singleton and Gai Waterhouse, was injected with an anti-arthritic drug five days before racing...