Happy Trails, a group-1 winner during the past two springs, has trainer Paul Beshara bullish as he looks to go one better in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
After many hours of discussion, the principal owner of Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti has deideced to allow his horse to start in the $6.2m Melbourne Cup.
Peter Siddle has added five kilos of bulk in a bid to regain the speed Darren Lehmann craves from his quicks, and says he is ready to show his meat-free diet can provide the fuel he needs to survive the searing heat of the Middle East.
An influential ecologist whose work on plants has helped scientists gain a deeper understanding of evolution and the impact of climate change has been named NSW's Scientist of the Year.
The NSW government has called for greater transparency in the energy sector, following fears of a sharp rise in gas prices driven by Australia's growing export industry.
The reappearance of an Aidan O'Brien runner in Saturday's Cox Plate revives memories of a famous stoush six years ago.
Chris Roots rates the main chances as the days count down to the Melbourne Cup
The debate following the announcement of the half-kilogram penalty for Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti left many feeling a little dizzy - and for good reason.
The Abbott government has spent more than a billion dollars this financial year to house about 2100 asylum seekers in offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, Senate estimates has heard.
A magistrate has questioned the basis of a defence by an American businessman hired and then sacked by Myer on his first day - after it found he had allegedly falsified his credentials - to charges that include obtaining a financial advantage by deception.