An Australian broodmare has hit the headlines as the matron of honour for two of her progeny at the best carnival in the world, Royal Ascot in England.
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.
Mornington trainer Peter Healey could not remember the last time he had a runner, never mind a winner, at Flemington.
Twenty years ago it was quite easy to dismiss winter two-year-old form.
The Socceroos will die on their feet rather than live on their knees under Ange Postecoglou.
This year's Melbourne Cup winner is unlikely to be seen on an Australian racetrack over the next two months as the topliners spell and winter horses take centre stage.
The Association of Australian Football Clubs, with 110 NPL members, is moving to the next phase in its battle to establish a national second division for the A-League and a promotion and relegation structure in Australian soccer.
Warren Joyce may not be the glamorous name many were hoping for, but the man who will take charge of Melbourne City next season has a long track record in developing players and years of experience at one of the world's most glamorous clubs – Manchester United.
A trip to Australia 35 years ago to play rugby for his school is, in a roundabout way, the reason why new Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has ended up as boss at Bundoora.
Given that they are all but resigned to losing James Troisi, Melbourne Victory would love nothing more than to regain the services of their 2014-15 Championship winning captain Mark Milligan as they bid to regain the crown from Sydney FC.
Echuca-based training team believe stable star has a key weapon in his armoury.