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'Footy was all I knew': How horseracing passion kept NRL dream alive for Raiders debutant Zac Woolford

Melanie Dinjaski
By Melanie Dinjaski
Updated May 16 2022 - 11:11pm, first published 7:45pm
Zac Woolford makes a break to set up a decisive late Raiders try against the Sharks in his NRL debut on Sunday. Picture: Getty Images

There was a fork-in-the-road moment when Raiders rookie Zac Woolford nearly gave the game away and toyed with a career in the horse racing industry instead.

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Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!

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