Racing’s first-lady Gai Waterhouse will be hoping Glencadam Gold can bring home her first Group 1 win of the Spring Racing Carnival in this weekend’s Caulfield Cup.

The Champion will start favourite for the $2.5 million feature race.

Jake Duke reports.


Glencadam Gold went through its paces at Flemington early this morning under the watchful eye of trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Despite having no luck with Caufield Guineas favourite Pierro last Saturday, Waterhouse says she’s happy with preparations for this weekend.

Gai Waterhouse, Trainer: “You’re never 100 per cent confident going into these big races, they’re hard to win but he’s doing everything right. He hasn’t done anything wrong.”

In NRL, mining magnate Nathan Tinkler’s ownership of the Newcastle Knights is again under scrutiny.

It comes after the club was forced to reject fresh claims it’s behind with player payments.

Scheduled monthly payments weren’t deposited into players accounts yesterday, but officials says they were processed overnight and the problem has been fixed.

The Socceroos 2014 World Cup dream could rest on the outcome of tonight’s match against Iraq.

With just two points from the past three matches, a loss tonight could see them topple out of World Cup contention.

Captain Lucas Neill says the team isn’t feeling the pressure.

Lucas Neill, Socceroos Captain: “We are not saying it’s anymore pressurised than any other game we’ve played. It’s no more special because they are all special. But like I said we’ve prepared well, we know what we have to do.”

And in Cricket, Sydney Sixers boss Stuart Clark has slammed Cricket Australia’s decision to force Shane Watson to return home from the 20/20 Champions League in South Africa.

Clark says the decision shows Cricket Australia doesn’t care about the lucrative tournament.

They maintain it’s to ensure Watson is fresh for Australia’s up-coming test against South Africa.

Jake Duke, QUT News.