David Pipe banks on Make Me A Believer at Warwick

Make Me A Believer bids to provide David Pipe with another big-race victory in the Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick. The Pond House handler has enjoyed several Saturday successes this season, with the prolific Main Fact scoring at Haydock, Vieux Lion Rouge landing the Becher Chase at Aintree and Adagio striking Grade One gold in the Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow just last weekend. Make Me A Believer made a winning start to his campaign at Cheltenham last month […]

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‘Go back where you belong’: SCG probes alleged abuse by security guard

The operators of the Sydney Cricket Ground have launched an investigation into claims by an Indian cricket supporter that he was racially profiled and abused during the Sydney Test by a mid-ranking security officer who told him to "go back to where you belong". Krishna Kumar, who lives in Sydney, was accompanied by a solicitor as he met Venues NSW legal personnel on Thursday to lodge an official complaint, telling them he felt "stripped and naked" by his treatment on […]

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Bell, Vaughan & other England greats rate Dan Lawrence debut as Sri Lanka toil

Dan Lawrence scored 73 in his first Test innings and shared a 173-run partnership with centurion Joe Root as England continued to dominate Sri Lanka on day two of the first Test in Galle. Dom Bess claimed a fortunate five-wicket haul and Stuart Broad chipped in with three wickets as England bowled Sri Lanka out for 135 on day one. The tourists asserted their dominance today, with captain Root scoring an unbeaten 168 and Lawrence making his maiden Test fifty […]

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England ‘not concerned’ about positive Covid cases in team hotel

The tourists were informed by Sri Lankan authorities of the results collected from staff at the Lighthouse hotel The England and Wales Cricket Board insists it is “not concerned” about two positive cases of Covid-19 in their team hotel in Galle. The tourists were informed by Sri Lankan authorities of the results collected from staff at the Lighthouse hotel, which they have exclusive access to, on the second morning of the first Test. While there are inescapable echoes of the […]

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Magic Millions 2021: In His Stride chasing elusive win in sixth attempt

In His Stride will step out for his 80th career start at the Gold Coast on Saturday, but more significantly, the eight-year-old will be lining up for his sixth consecutive tilt on Magic Millions day. Outback Barbie is making her fourth Magic Millions appearance on Saturday, while Bjorn Baker’s Redouble and Irithea are going around for the third time, but they have a way to go to catch In His Stride. It all began back in 2016 when he was […]

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Trainer Andrew Gluyas rates Serious Spender his best chance at Murray Bridge

Serious Spender winning at Murray Bridge would be fitting for Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas after securing the half-sister to stable star Dalasan at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale. The consistent mare, shooting for a hat-trick of wins, is likely to battle out the finish with Will Clarken-trained Stan The Caddy and Tony and the Calvin McEvoy runner Resurge. “Getting over distance she has run into a bit of form,” Gluyas said. “It is a reasonably competitive race […]

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‘Terrible’: Australian batsman Marcus Harris ignores Matthew Hayden’s Gabba warning

Nobody knows the Gabba deck better than Matthew Hayden. The Queensland great played most of his Sheffield Shield at the iconic venue, and he averaged 60.06 there in Test cricket, pummelling four centuries in nine matches. So if the legendary Matty Hayden offered you some advice on how to tackle Australia’s bounciest deck, you’d be well inclined to take it on board. But Marcus Harris seemingly wasn’t paying attention. Watch Australia v India Test Series Live & Ad-Break Free During […]

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Australia v India live at the Gabba: Can the tourists break through at our greatest cricket fortress?

It has been 32 years since Australia lost at the Gabba – but an undermanned India have been given the dream start to the fourth Test. LIVE COVERAGE INSIDE. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 15: David Warner of Australia leaves the field after being dismissed by Mohammed Siraj of India during day one of the 4th Test Match in the series between Australia and India at The Gabba on January 15, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) MARCUS […]

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BUMBLE ON THE TEST: Commentating from home is certainly unique!

BUMBLE ON THE TEST: Tripping over wires, emptying the bins and the dog on my knee while watching the action in Sri Lanka on an iPad after downing copious amounts of coffee… Commentating from home is certainly unique! I was up at 3.20am and began downing coffee as I got the technology set up I’ve never experienced a broadcast situation quite like it, but it’s good to be back I also had to be on a permanent FaceTime call to […]

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Jonjo O’Neill Jr pays tribute to JP McManus’ daughter-in-law Emma

Jonjo O'Neill Jr paid tribute to JP McManus' daughter-in-law Emma after riding the owner's first winner since the family tragedy. The young jockey partnered Flight Deck (9-2) to victory in the IML Marine Management Handicap Hurdle at Bangor-on-Dee. McManus started having runners again on Wednesday, having paused his operation following the sudden death of Emma, 40. The daughter of former Irish tennis star and businessman Peter Ledbetter fell ill in Barbados over the Christmas period. Just a few days on […]

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