John O'Shea, frustrated at race scheduling over the summer, is likely to be forced to spell inform ATC Cup winner Malice following his photo finish win over Metaphorical on Saturday.
A distraught Michael Clarke delivered a touching tribute to Phillip Hughes, saying the Australian dressing room will never be the same without him.
Queanbeyan horse trainer Frank Cleary fondly remembers Phillip Hughes brandishing a Best Bets more than a cricket bat.
Next week's first Test between Australia and India has been postponed to allow players time to mourn the shock death of Phillip Hughes.
To see a helmetless Viv Richards hook a ball two inches from his face, and send it to the pickets created the same kind of awe as the sight of Jonathan Brown or Nick Riewoldt running with the flight of the ball and leaping recklessly to mark. We're enthralled by athletes who risk their head and shin, but there is an acceptable level of risk for particular sports and activities. Cricketers aren't supposed to die on the field in a terrible accident. Kids aren't supposed to die at their violent father's hand at junior cricket training with other parents surrounding them. Our shock is in proportion to what is considered "safe". Kids should be safe at cricket practice, a first class batsman should be okay if he's wearing a helmet. That the death of Phillip Hughes was a tragic accident - without any violence, or murderous intent, unlike the aforementioned homocide - doesn't make it much easier to comprehend. We simply aren't conditioned to deal with the death of a young man playing cricket. On the other hand, ...
Chris Waller willingness to learn as seen I'm Imposing reborn as a miler and his late charge gave him victory in the Festival Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
For one of the rare times in his life, Joe Cleary was lost for words.
On a week when tragedy has struck, it is again a reminder that sport has on the spirit of the nation. It is for this reason that the state of play at the sports department of the national broadcaster warrants consideration.
The worst imaginable circumstances have revealed a strength of character in Australian cricket's leaders, and many others behind the scenes.
Sri Lankan police have arrested 37 asylum seekers they prevented from reaching Australia's maritime zone by boat and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has brushed aside international condemnation of his hard-line asylum-seeker policies, saying Australia's border protection protections will always be "made in Australia" under the Coalition.