Jockey club honours top performers at night of nights

Grafton trainer Neville Stewart (centre) after being presented with the Bob Gosling Memorial Award for training excellence at the CRJC Horse of the Year awards.

Everest second biggest thing in Australian racing at the weekend.

McLennan rewarded for tireless efforts

Jockey Ben Looker and Curley Mac (1) lead the way to the finish line in race 4 - Yamba Golf & Country Club 1015m. Photo JoJo Newby / The Daily Examiner

Curley Mac awarded as best local horse over seven years old.

Duncan crowned after returning to familiar break

Former Clarence Valley Waveski surfer Rees Duncan won the Australian Open at Turners Beach.

Yamba hosted of the Waveski Surfing Australia's Australian Open.

Mud flies as dragsters turn up the torque in wet

ABOVE: South Grafton's Daniel Bailey sprays the crowd during the 24th annual Jacaranda Dirt Drags.

No amount of rain could dampen the fun at Gnudwoc Park.

Sullohern puts herself on Commonwealth Games radar

WINNER: Celia Sullohern wins the women's Melbourne Marathon at the MCG in Melbourne.

Yamba athlete blitzes field to take home marathon crown.

CRJC confident races will go ahead despite heavy track

Calanda blazed home in race record time to claim the $160,000 Grafton District Services Club Ramornie Handicap (1200m) for Peter and Paul Snowden.After a line of eight that turned toward home, jockey Jim Byrne poked his nose through and put the foot down. A late challenge from topweight The Monstar almost pipped the three-year-old gelding who had just enough juice to hold on and win by a short head.Calanda finished the 1200m trip in 1.07.56.

"I would suggest we are more chance of running than not.”

Classy mare spins her way to the top of the mountain

PRIZED MARE: Cash Spinner leaves it to the last gasp to claim the 2017 Maclean Bowling Club Maclean Cup in July. INSET: Gary Rollings and Terry Green accept the award for Horse of the Year on Saturday night.

With three cups in the bag there was no horse topping Cash Spinner.

NRL set to release fixture for season 2018

If round one clashes are anything to go by then fans can expect some blockbuster matches

Suns heading to Townsville for premiership points

The Suns have made North Queensland their home away from home with matches against such teams as Richmond being played in Cairns.

The Suns have played a match in Cairns for the past seven seasons

‘They take one look and think she’ll kill someone’

Hannah Mouncey has been ruled ineligible for the AFLW’s draft Picture: Ray Strange.

Coach believes critics are "blokes watching the game".

'He's not out of the woods yet'

Craig Williams riding Admire Deus during a trackwork session at Werribee

Japanese star Admire Deus remains under sedation

Coulthard loving Supercars underdog tag

Fabian Coulthard on the Gold Coast. Picture: AAP/David Clark

English-born, Kiwi-raised, Gold Coast-based

English clubs enjoy success in Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the equaliser in a 1-1 Champions League draw with Spurs.

ENGLISH clubs enjoyed a good night in the UEFA Champions League

CLARENCE+: From Maclean to the main stadium

BRIAN Smith and Nathan have forged remarkably similar careers in the rugby league world, from boys growing up in Maclean to successful NRL coaches.

CLARENCE+: Brown and Smith's remarkably similar path

NRL - Fan Day at ANZ Stadium . NRL coaches ( L to R ) Neil Henry , Brian Smith , Nathan Brown, Matthew Elliott and Des HAsler Pic;Gregg Porteous

Rugby league coaches share their journeys in latest edition

Cameron lands major award at Ghosts' night of nights

Todd Cameron picked up a host of awards, including leading pointscorer and first grade best and fairest.

Ghosts reward players after CLayton Cup season.

Ghosts claim CRL's Clayton Cup

BEST IN THE CRL: Clayton Cup winners the Grafton Ghosts celebrating their Group 2 grand final victory over the South Grafton Rebels.

Trophy the highest accolade a team can win

Magpies juniors show seniors how to succeed

LEADER: Lower Clarence Magpies captain-coach Dan Randall claimed the club's Best and Fairest award.

"We have to provide a pathway to senior football for our youth”

Patto a Magpie for life

HONOURED: Warren Patterson (middle) with his family after receiving his life membership award from the Lower Clarence Magpies.

Club stalwart honoured with life membership award

Dual-premiership winning coach set to line up against junior club

SPIRITED: Former South Grafton coach Dallas Waters.

Waters set for new challenge with Mullum Giants.

Skaife: Bathurst, the race like no other

Craig Lowndes, left, and Mark Skaife after winning the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Six-time winner MARK SKAIFE reflects on the enormity of Mt...

Justin O'Neill in 10-year tug-of-war between clubs

Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys scores a try against the Warriors in round 20.

Athletic prodigy was considered the equal of Greg Inglis.

How young Slater slipped though Cowboys' fingers

STORIED CAREER: Storm fullback Billy Slater during a training session in Melbourne this week.

Star ran around his Innisfail backyard in North Queensland jersey.

Russell Packer: from jail cell to uni graduate

Dragons player Russell Packer during the round 17 clash with the Titans.

"The boys would call me a nerd with my reading glasses on.”

Cameron Smith still shouldering the load

Melbourne Storm veteran Cameron Smith will play his 356th NRL game this weekend.

Phil Rothfield chats with the NRL's soon-to-be games record holder.

Hodkinson opens up on year tinged with tragedy

Trent Hodkinson of the Newcastle Knights in action.

He takes a breath and shakes his head. "It's been a tough year.”

Wallabies take note: How to beat the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu is tackled by Rieko Ioane during game 1 of the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

The Wallabies need to play like cornered animals again.

Craig Bellamy is worth $3 million

MORE SUCCESS: Storm coach Craig Bellamy after Melbourne's grand final win.

Craig Bellamy deserves to be the highest paid person in rugby league

Kent: Storm are good, but they're not the greatest

Overrated? ... the 2017 NRL premiership winners.

Timing is always essential when it comes to assessing great teams

Durkin: Class should live happily ever after

PRIZE: Storm captain Cameron Smith and Cowboys captain Gavin Cooper with the trophy at Luna Park in Sydney.

It is a fiction, a legend, a romance and a fantasy.

Ikin: 2017 vintage is best Storm side in this great club's history

GREAT CLUB: Storm coach Craig Bellamy has turned his club into one of the greatest sides.

"The Storm are now as the dominant franchise in our game”

AFL Grand Final: Dusty presents dilemma for Dimma

KEY MAN: Brownlow Medallist Dustin Martin prepares for the grand final.

Forward or midfield for Martin the choice for Richmond coach

Angry bird dive-bombs the Irish

Ireland's strengthen and condition coach Kane Daniels (left) and two squad members are swooped on by a plover yesterday.

Irish World Cup preparations are interrupted by a swooping plover

Soward wants to coach in New York

Jamie Soward is dreaming of coaching in New York

Soward wants to be part of with New York's first pro league team

Is Pearce's number up at the Roosters?

Mitchell Pearce should leave the Roosters if Cooper Cromk signs, says Michael Ennis.

Michael Ennis sends advice to Mitchell Pearce

Lay off my No.1 Sharks jersey, Holmes tells Dugan

I'M NO.1: Valentine Holmes in action for Australia.

VALENTINE Holmes has warning for future Sharks teammate Josh Dugan.

Full draw for Rugby League World Cup

David Mead, Matt Gillett and Adam Blair.

Australia and England will kick off the Rugby League World Cup

Meninga's hoping revolution could change the game

Australian Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is seen during training in Brisbane, Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Mal Meninga's bold plan to revolutionise international rugby league.

Bombers close deal to gain Suns halfback

Adam Saad is heading to Essendon after three seasons on the Gold Coast.

"As soon as I spoke to Essendon, I felt at home straight away”

Delisted Keeffe wants AFL lifeline

Lachlan Keeffe is looking for a new club.

Lachlan Keeffe hopes to extend his AFL career

Brown says Gold Coast Suns football boss must go

Gold Coast Suns football manager Marcus Ashcroft.

Campbell Brown says Suns must sack football manager Marcus Ashcroft

Brisbane Roar's turmoil on and off park

THAT'S LIFE: Fahid Ben Khalfallah just wants to play football.

But winger just wants to get on with football

Syria win moves Socceroos up world rankings

Tim Cahill's goal-scoring ability has helped Australia climb up the world football rankings.

Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos climb to 43 on world football rankings

Socceroo Ryan saves a point for Brighton in EPL

Mathew Ryan of Brighton and Hove Albion and teammates celebrate Anthony Knockaert's goal in the 1-1 draw with Everton.

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan earned a point in a 1-1 draw with Everton.

Victory, Roar found wanting in A-League

Massimo Maccarone of the Roar reacts to another loss. Photo: Getty.

THERE'S an unusual look to the A-League ladder after two rounds.

Goalie dies after tragic collision

Choirul Huda was pronounced dead after he collided with Persela team-mate Ramon Rodrigues in the Indonesia Super League.

A goalie has died after a mid-game collision

World Cup playoff dates with Honduras confirmed for Socceroos

Australia's Tim Cahill celebrates with Nikita Rukavytsya after scoring the winner against Syria. The Socceroos' dates for playoff with Honduras have been scheduled for next month.

Dates for Socceroos' two playoff matches against Honduras confirmed.

Australia's spinning stocks suffer blow ahead of Ashes

Steve O'Keefe's Ashes availability took a blow after breaking a finger in Sydney grade cricket. Photo: AFP

O'Keefe ruled out for the next six weeks with a broken finger

Will to succeed: Cricket's next big thing has arrived

Will Sutherland bowls at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

Young paceman destroys New South Wales

VIDEO: Howzat for the craziest wicket you've ever seen?

Have you ever seen anything quite like this wicket?

Watch stunning moment as player is bowled out

Washouts continue for cricket season

Cricket season on hold as sport proves 'drought breaking' ability.

Time to quicken the pace in CRCA

CHERRY IN HAND: South Services' Steve McLennan  bowls against Harwood last weekend.

Umpire warns slow over rates will not be tolerated.

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

"We put everything out there in those last four games”

It's Kiwis and us for Games gold

Australia's Caitlin Bassett (centre) says it will be a Diamonds-New Zealand final for the netball gold medal at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Bassett says it's Australia and New Zealand for Games gold medal

Perfect start for Sunshine Coast Lightning, says coach

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Super Netball grand final over the Giants in June.

Grand final rematch perfect start for Lightning.

Super Mum back to play Super Netball

Laura Geitz (second from right) is making a return to Super Netball.

Laura Geitz to make netball comeback.

Bruce pumped by playing in front of Aussie fans

Courtney Bruce (centre) defends against Maria Tutaia of New Zealand in the netball Constellation Cup between New Zealand and Australia on Sunday

Courtney Bruce is delighted to be back in front of Aussie fans

It's elementary for Watson - keep improving

Liz Watson says the Diamonds will take confidence out of their win in the first Constellation Cup match.

Liz Watson says Diamonds need more improvement in cup games

Fired-up Diamonds 'itching' to seek redemption

Caitlin Bassett wants the Diamonds to get back on track against the Kiwis.

Diamonds have fire in belly to get revenge on Kiwis.

Japanese raider out of Cup, fighting for life

"I'd be very surprised if he raced again”

Schmidt warhorse ready for debut run

Silent Actress smashes the field in the Ray White Ipswich Maiden Plate at the Ipswich Race course on Friday afternoon. Trainer Dwayne Schmidt.
Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Trainer's strike rate with warhorses put to test in maiden.

McKay wants everything right before Kev's return

I'M BACK: Trainer Brenden McKay is ready for  gelding Gold For Kev to make his return.

Golden boy set to make a bigger return than Midnight Oil.

RACING: Big wet not a worry for Grills

VICTORY AWAITS: Winning jockey Peter Graham is booked to ride galloper Melted Moments on a heavy track at Grafton today.

Gelding ready to the tackle heavy going at Grafton.

McGuren prepping for five-race program

AWARD WINNER: Grafton jockey Matt McGuren with the CRJC 2016/17 premiership jockey tophy he was awarded on Saturday night at the Horse of the Year awards.

Jockey premiership winner facing challenges at Grafton today.

Shelton notches career first with flying win

FLYING FINISH: Grafton jockey Ben Looker (right) pilots Belflyer to victory in the Warwick Cup.

John Shelton-trained Belflyer schorches the field in Warwick Cup.

Plenty to admire in Japanese Cup raider

FORM HORSE: Craig Williams riding Admire Deus during a trackwork session at Werribee

"Best credentialed horse ever to leave Japan”

Hayden battles the rain to claim Pro-Am

Indooroopilly Golf Club professional shot a seven-under-par 65 to clinch the highly coveted title by a single shot.

Record entries as memorial event tees off

BIG SWING: President of Grafton Golf Club Trevor Townsend, club pro Mark Harvison and Principal of Clarence Coast Motors Geoff Wicks with the Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sports up for grabsat the pro am today.

Record field of professionals turn out for annual event

Internationals show some pride in Presidents Cup defeat

President Donald Trump, left, presents the winner's trophy to US team captain Steve Stricker.

America won the Presidents Cup for a seventh straight time.