Grafton tips: Midnight Gun aiming for hat-trick

Trainer Stirling Osland is playing down any hype that has built up around former Queensland resident Midnight Gun who charges in from Armidale to Grafton on a hat-trick on Sunday. The lightly-raced five-year-old has been nothing short of a revelation since he crossed the border. Midnight Gun was beaten by a total of 20 lengths … Read more

Man Jumps Into Pool To Save 5-Year-Old Grandson Being Dragged By Python

The python struck when the boy was walking around the edge of the swimming pool. A five-year-old boy in Australia miraculously survived after being dragged into the swimming pool by a python three times its size, according to a report in the BBC. The boy, identified as Beau Blake, was with his father and grandfather … Read more

Wildest looks on the 2022 ARIAs red carpet

The Australian music industry’s biggest stars are descending on the red carpet ahead of tonight’s 2022 ARIA Awards. Dance act Rufus Du Sol lead the nominations with seven nods, including Album of the Year and Best Group. They’re closely followed by Flume and Amyl and The Sniffers, with six nominations apiece. Aussie pop music legend … Read more

Destined to clash? Zerafa hits out at ‘delusional’ rival Tszyu

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 22: Paul Gallen and Justin Hodges face off during the Paul Gallen v Justin Hodges weigh in at the Aware Super Theatre on November 22, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images) Michael Zerafa has labelled bitter rival Tim Tszyu as “delusional” and says it was inevitable he’d return … Read more

Samantha Armytage reveals close friend cancer diagnosis

Former Sunrise host Samantha Armytage has issued an impassioned plea to her followers after receiving devastating news about a close family friend. The journalist revealed on Monday that teenager Maggie Banyard, from Coledale in Sydney’s Illawarra, had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. The teenager, who Armytage described as a “beautiful 14-year-old girl”, was “diagnosed … Read more

Seven-year search for fugitive heats up

The hunt for an Irish national who has been on the run for more than seven years is heating up, with Australian Federal Police now appealing for public assistance in finding him. Paul Casey, 43, was arrested in Coogee in March 2013, with police alleging he was in possession of $40,000 cash and 750g of … Read more

Samoa dudded by ‘awful’ call in Rugby League World Cup loss to Australia

Samoa will be feeling a little hard done by after going down to Australia in the Rugby League World Cup final. The Kangaroos claimed a comfortable 30-10 victory over Samoa at Manchester’s Old Trafford on Sunday morning (AEDT) to maintain Australia’s stranglehold on the World Cup. Watch Australia v Samoa in the Rugby League World … Read more

Ange’s Celtic chasing Cup redemption

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou calls the shots during his side’s training session at Accor Stadium. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS Group via Getty Images More than seven years after guiding the Socceroos to Asian Cup glory at Homebush, Ange Postecoglou hopes to make a triumphant return to Accor Stadium on Sunday with a Celtic team chasing Sydney … Read more

Top cop blows lid on ‘dirty tactic’ used on kids

One of the country’s top cops has blown the lid on tactics used by the defence on alleged child sexual abuse victims in court to “aggressively go after” them in the hope the case falls apart. Detective Senior Constable Glenn Eddy, from the NSW Child Abuse Unit, is one of the state’s longest-serving and most … Read more

Inside Mail: Tulloch Lodge pair will give Gong rivals something to catch

Surf Dancer and Riodini, the Tulloch Lodge stablemates, are set to control the race tempo and will be hard to run down in the $1 million The Gong (1600m) at Kembla Grange on Saturday. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained duo look the only likely leaders unless Oscar Zulu and Love Tap are ridden with … Read more