Bowman pitches in for donation to help injured jockeys

National Jockey Trust national manager Tony Cristafi (middle) accepts a cheque on behalf of the organisation for $1000 from Clarence River Jocke Club executive officer Michael Beattie and chairman Graeme Green at Clarence River Jockey Club on Monday.

Clarence River Jockey Club presents cheque for injured jockeys

Grafton teams keen to be pretty in pink in next round

PRETTY IN PINK: Demons Green were dressed to the nines in their pink outfits as the Grafton Hockey Association aimed to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Grafton hockey players prepare for their pink round this weekend.

Drivers could face $100k fine for bullying cyclists

LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION: Bike lights with camera are being used by Northern Rivers cyclists to provide evidence of road rage by aggressive drivers. Like car owners using dashboardcams, the cyclists are hoping poor driving behaviour can be curtailed.

Cameras in bike lights could settle road rage disputes

McGuren off to winning start at home track

Matthew McGuren rode Siroccan Lad to victory in the Peter Schumacher CG&E Class 1 Handicap over 1006m for the William Pholi's Ballina stable at Clarence River Jockey Club on Monday, 21st August, 2017.Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Jockey rides double on opening day of Grafton racing season

AFL: Tigers earn double shot at grand final glory

CELEBRATE: The Grafton Tigers Under 18s AFL team after their win against the Coffs Breakers.

Under 18s and Youth Girls both progress to the big game

Golden day for Grafton duo at country titles

WINNING FEELING: The NSW team celebrate their gold medal after defeating Queensland in the Hockey Australia Country Championships final.

Five Grafton hockey products star at country championships.

Clean bill of health for Ghosts heading into grand final

OFF AND AWAY: Grafton Ghosts winger Mitch Gorman sprinting down the touchline to score.

The Ghosts are injury free after thrashing the Comets 46-0.

Slater just focusing on 2017 finals series with Storm

"It's about whether I feel like I can go around again physically”

Wallabies take a dive in world rankings

All Black Ben Smith leaves the Wallabies in his wake to run on and score a try during game one of the Bledisloe Cup

Wallabies have lost 11 of their past 19 internationals.

Peats to skipper Titans, Hayne returns to team

SIMPLY GOLD: Nathan Peats will lead the embattled Titans out this week.

Nathan Peats will captain the struggling Gold Coast Titans this week

Diamonds cautious of Roses ahead of Quad Series opener

MAIN PLAYER: Australian Diamonds defender Jo Weston trains at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Australian side shapes up for big match

No biscuits for Sri Lankans at teatime

BISCUIT BAN: Sri Lankan cricketers are being punished for their poor recent form.

Sri Lanka's cricket team's management has banned biscuits

Still no answer to mystery Quinton scratchings


Mystery surrounds scratching of all horses from Ron Quinton's stable

Roosters out to end Sharks hoodoo

HOODOO: Boyd Cordner's Roosters need to end a six-game losing streak against Cronulla.

Roosters need to snap a six-game losing streak against Cronulla

RUGBY LEAGUE: Rebels up to the task of finals footy

"Getting a good start is the key, especially at this time of year. We can't afford to get off to a slow start against Coffs.”

DOMINATE: Ghosts pile on the points against Comets

TRY TIME: Grafton Ghosts captain-coach Danny Wicks crosses the line to score his team's third try of the major semi-final against the Coffs Harbour Comets.

Ghosts run in eight unanswered tries in 46-0 win

Finals dreams remain alive for Rebels

Jeff Skeen tries to break through a line of Panthers at the South Grafton Rebels vs Sawtell Panthers game on Saturday, August 19.

South Grafton too strong for Sawtell Panthers

12 things to do this week

Cast of Curtains, the new show at the Criterion Theatre in Grafton.

There's plenty on this week in the Clarence Valley

Rested Ghosts ready to roll, Rebels need to find discipline

South Grafton Rebels captain Grant Stevens has a lengthy conversation with referee Nathan Grace about his rule interpretations against the Coffs Harbour Comets. Group 2 rugby league 13 August 2017 Geoff King Motors Park

The week off won't hurt the Ghosts finals momentum says key player.

Best of the rest in NRRRL

HARD WORKER: Byron Bay lock Matt Gallagher had a big season at the Red Devils in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League.

Six of the top players

Ghosts remained focus on finals run

PLEASED: Ghosts' captain-coach Danny Wicks is off and running for a try against Macksville Sea Eagles.

Team gearing up to take on Coffs Harbour Comets in major semi-final

Lockyer admits to feeling pressure as Maroons selector

Former Broncos player and current Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters (left) chats with former Broncos teammate and current Maroons selector Darren Lockyer.

It's a job that comes with a high level of scrutiny.

Pakistan women have come a long way from death threats

Pakistani cricketers celebrate the dismissal of India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup.

Two decades since debuting they come up against Australia again.

Anasta spills on the off-field dramas at Roosters, Tigers

Roosters player Braith Anasta questions referee Alan Shortall in 2012.

Retired star players 288 games across three clubs.

'I did not think this would ever happen in my wildest dreams'

Giants defender Bec Bulley. Photo: Getty Images

Bulley prepares for Super Netball premliminary final with Giants

Cathy Freeman finds her love for athletics again

Former track and field athlete Cathy Freeman is a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador.

Golden girl is an ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Titans fiasco shielding mess at the Warriors

David Fusitu'a of the Warriors after the team was defeated by the Raiders in round 23.

Gold Coast is not the only NRL club in a mess.

Hayne prophecy reportedly fulfilled on the Gold Coast

Happier times .... Jarryd Hayne in action for the San Francisco 49ers

Henry's impending departure doesn't mean Hayne is safe

Sun has set on Ablett's time on Gold Coast

Ablett has been outstanding for the Suns, but it's time for them to move on.

For both his sake and the sake of the embattled club.

Give Gal his earned respect in milestone match

Paul Gallen of the Sharks takes the ball up against the Rabbitohs in round 20.

Sharks stalwart has been an incredible servant to rugby league.

Why there are bright days ahead for coach Brown and the Knights

Knights players celebrate their win over the Warriors  in Newcastle

Brown's first job was to get his players to understand their town

Send-off confusion shows NRL lacking clarity

Billy Slater of the Storm is knocked out by Iosia Soliola of the Raiders.

The game has been caught trying to be all things to all people.

Henry urges fans to stick with Titans

ALL CLASS: Sacked Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry wants fans to stay strong despite his axing.

Henry wants fans to stick with Titans despite his sacking

Titans coaching position: 'He's mad if he takes the job'

Queensland coach Kevin Walters faces the media.

Kevin Walters is among the candidates after Neil Henry's sacking.

Rabbitohs lose try-scoring machine for remainder of season

Alex Johnston of the Rabbitohs celebrates after scoring a try against the Dragons in round 22.

Hamstring injury has ended Alex Johnston's campaign.

Cartwright: Titans lacking leadership at board level

Neil Henry took over from John Cartwright in 2014.

The Titans board yesterday brought the axe down on Henry

Cowboys in last-chance saloon, says star forward

Jason Taumalolo says the Cowboys must win this weekend.

Cowboys in last-chance saloon, says star forward.

Titans bring the axe down on Henry

GONE: Then Titans coach Neil Henry looks on as Jarryd Hayne trains during a Gold Coast session at Cbus Super Stadium.

The Titans sack coach Neil Henry.

Thanks, but no tanks, say Lions, Kangaroos

Chris Fagan just wants a win.

"We're trying to build that winning culture at the club”

Kelly's courage helps Giants seal win over Eagles

Elliot Yeo of the Eagles tackles Toby Greene of the Giants.

GWS star kicked a classy goal to ice the game.

Rooney joins exclusive English Premier League club

Everton's Wayne Rooney, right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Everton at the Etihad Stadium

A "sweet moment” for Everton's star recruit

Aaron Mooy taking success all in his stride

Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town celebrates scoring the winning goal against Newcastle.

Mooy praised after scoring winning goal for Huddersfield Town.

Dingoes show bite when it counts

ONE STEP AHEAD: Danny Rohwer breaks away down the right side for Orara Valley in the crucial win over Maclean.

Orara Valley produced the goods when they were most needed.

Manchester United in second 4-0 thrashing

Lukaku now has three goals for his new club already this season.

Mourinho said he wasn't prepared to settle for a 1-0 win.

Mathew Leckie's double celebration

DOUBLE CELEBRATION: Mathew Leckie had good reason to smile in his Berlin debut.

New dad Mathew Leckie's double breaks a year-long goal drought

EPL champions facing early make-or-break test

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas reacts after getting a red card against Burnley.

The mood around Chelsea has shifted as a derby with Tottenham looms.

Broad steers England to three-day win over Windies

ANOTHER SCALP: England's Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Roston Chase in the first day-night Test in England.

Windies lose 19 wickets in one day as Stuart Broad stars

Bangladesh Tests to have limited coverage on pay-TV

READY FOR ACTION: Steve Smith will lead the Aussies in the two-Test series against Bangladesh and fans can watch limited coverage on Fox Sports

TV deal ensures limited coverage of Bangladesh Test series

ICC uses its head in historic concussion ruling

Ricky Ponting has campaigned hard for cricket to introduce concussion substitutes.

Substitutes will be approved for the Sheffield Shield this summer.

Skipper backs Khawaja as Ashes game-breaker

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja plays a shot against Pakistan in Brisbane last summer.

Steve Smith set to drop to No.4 to accommodate left-hander.

Australia reveals squads for ODI and T20 tour of India

Australia's James Faulkner during the T20 international against Sri Lanka in Geelong in February.

Mitchell Starc yet to recover from a foot injury suffered in March.

Darren Lehmann in plea to make baggy green great again

Australian cricket head coach Darren Lehmann at a press conference at the Gabba.

Coach has delivered a rousing rally cry to past and present players.

Giants pair added to Diamonds training squad

Diamonds add Pettitt and Poolman to Quad Series squad

Caitlin Bassett to captain Diamonds in upcoming series

Caitlin Bassett of the Diamonds looks to score during game two of last year's Constellation Cup netball series against the Silver Ferns.

Madi Robinson and Gabi Simpson named as vice-captains.

National netball team to be called Samsung Diamonds

Sunshine Coast Lightning have done wonders for the profile of netball

Samsung vows to support netball right through to grassroots level

Champion outfit will have time on its side next time around

FORCEFUL: Geva Mentor of the Lightning competes for the ball during a Super Netball match against the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Captain was a stifling presence as goal keeper

Geitz 'missed being part of the Firebirds family'

Laura Geitz celebrates with Firebirds team mates after winning the grand final match of the 2016 ANZ Championship

Australian great will return to action next Super Netball season.

Diamonds shine for Grafton juniors

STAR POWER: Australian Diamonds players Gretel Tippett (centre) and Kim Ravaillion with Grafton juniors at the Bacon Street netball courts.

Tippett and Ravaillion bring clinic to Bacon Street netball courts.

Laura Geitz to return to netball for 2018

Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz is returning to netball to give back to the sport

A class above the rest

RACING in a Class 3 Handicap, trainer Dan Want will be hoping for a good fight from gelding Central Witness this afternoon

Metazoa back to racing after six month spell

READY TO RACE: Fleur Henley with Metazoa ahead of her first race since February this year.

Trainer hopeful for good return this afternoon

Racing gears up for a new year

BACK RACING: Clarence Valley Jockey Club will host racing action for the first time today since the Maclean Cup.

First meeting since July Carnival begins today

Blinkers come off for Mustaknown's big race

STANDING TALL: Grafton-trained gelding Mustaknown and his trainer Danielle Cunningham, ahead of today's Maiden Handicap.

Can gelding break out for a maiden win?

VIDEO: Winx overcomes blunder to record miracle victory

Champion mare Winx is lead to a barrier trial at Randwick.

Mare recorded her 18th consecutive win at Randwick.

What makes super mare Winx so good?

Champion mare Winx (right) competes in a barrier trial at Randwick in Sydney.

The champion galloper makes her return to the track this weekend.

Winx puts final touches on preparation for comeback

Winx, ridden by jockey Hugh Bowman, takes part in trackwork at Rosehill Gardens.

Champion mare preparing for Saturday's Group 2 Warwick Stakes.

Vijay Singh slams lack of prizemoney at Australian events

Fiji International offers a bigger reward than Aussie tournaments.

Big fields tipped for weekend's Holden Scramble

Sales manager Matt Carey and dealer of Ken Casson Holden Steve Casson with Holden Scramble regional winners (front l-r) Trent Dickson, Matt Katon and Scott Lloyd, who along with teammate Ben Austin and former Grafton pro Shayne Hayman are off to national finals at Twin Waters.

At least 120 golfers are tipped for this weekend's Holden Scramble.

Thomas holds on to win first major trophy

Justin Thomas poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship.

AMERICAN Justin Thomas has won his first major trophy.

Day implodes to throw away chance of major

Jason Day of Australia, hits from behind a tree on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club.

Jason Day blows chance of major.