Slow and steady is Lloyd Williams' carefully planned pathway back for 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin.
Michael Lynch, The Age's expert on soccer, has had extensive experience of high level journalism in the UK and Australia. Michael has covered the Socceroos through Asia, Europe and South America in their past three World Cup campaigns. He has also reported on Grands Prix and top class motor sport from Asia and Europe. He has won several national media awards for both sports and industry journalism.
No prizes for guessing which Socceroo star will have the biggest grin on his face when he joins his teammates in Adelaide for next week's World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.
Roberto Carlos - proably the most famous left-back in the world - is in Melbourne and tells Fairfax Media what has brought him to Australia.
South Melbourne director Bill Papastergiadis knows the cynics will dismiss the club's links with Brazil star Roberto Carlos as a public relations stunt.
For most fans, finishing fifth in the Premiership and winning the FA Cup would be seen as a season where dreams went a long way towards coming true.
Former cricketer Simon O'Donnell and business partner Terry Henderson are making waves overseas as racehorse owners and syndicators.
Aaron Mooy is set to play a key role for his club, Huddersfield Town, when the Terriers take on Reading in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Past performance is generally held to be the best predictor of future outcomes, particularly in sport. Just not where junior competitions are concerned.
The Darren Weir juggernaut continues to roll on and set new benchmarks, with the champion trainer on Saturday saddling a Sandown hat-trick, which meant he has equalled Lee Freedman's record of 115 metropolitan winners in a season.
Flat bred horses. They can't jump, won't stay the distance and are wholly unsuitable for fences and hurdles. Or so say those critics of Australian jumps racing, who routinely argue that there is no place on the sporting calendar for races over obstacles, especially not at metropolitan tracks.