Search
Football fans labelled 'rabid dogs' after riotFootball fans labelled 'rabid dogs' after riot Windies fielder takes a boundary beautyWindies fielder takes a boundary beauty Bumbling cricketers blow wicket chanceBumbling cricketers blow wicket chance
advertisement
Most popular articles
$10,000 up for grabsSign-up for NRL, AFL
and Rugby tipping
MMA double header: Invicta FC 11 and Bellator - British Invasion live blogMMA double header: Invicta FC 11 and Bellator - British Invasion live blogIn his first official statement since testing positive to steroids yesterday, UFC superstar Anderson Silva plans to fight the 'allegations' against him. Rousey vs. Zingano title fight official following UFC 184 weigh insRousey vs. Zingano title fight official following UFC 184 weigh insWhen former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids today, his entire legacy as a prize fighter was called into question. 51 year old Shamrock books clash with YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice. No, seriously..51 year old Shamrock books clash with YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice. No, seriously..Anderson Silva's doctor has said that the former UFC champion denies taking performance enhancing drugs, and wants to be tested again. UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - preview and staff predictionsUFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - preview and staff predictionsBusted for PEDS today, you won't believe what former UFC champ Anderson Silva told Jon Jones (who recently tested positive to cocaine) at UFC 183. Aussie Richy Walsh intent on 'damaging' former male-model Jouban at UFC 184 Aussie Richy Walsh intent on 'damaging' former male-model Jouban at UFC 184 The MMA world is in shock after UFC 183 headliners Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both tested positive to banned substances. Fighter reactions here. Is UFC champion Ronda Rousey MMA's Mike Tyson? Is UFC champion Ronda Rousey MMA's Mike Tyson? Both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz have failed drug tests following UFC 184. Silva tested positive for an anabolic steroid, while Diaz tested for marijuana.
Wide World of Sports TV partners
Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.
Rose Pattern scores third win on end
By Mike Hedge
06:04 AEST Wed Jan 2 2013

The beautifully-bred Rose Pattern, already one of the more valuable mares in Australia, became even more so after scoring her third successive win at Flemington on Tuesday.

And if trainer David Hayes' opinion is anywhere near the mark, she will have added even more to her value by the end of the autumn.

Rose Pattern is by super sire Redoute's Choice from the well-performed Strategic mare Fair Embrace and was bred by her owner Gerry Harvey, making any price tag attached to her merely notional.

"My job now is to find a black-type race for her," Hayes said.

"There are a few around, I just want to keep her to 1400 metres for now."

Rose Pattern followed her wins at Rosehill and Caulfield with her latest victory in the Riverside Handicap (1400m), thanks largely to the initiative of her apprentice rider Chad Schofield.

Hayes said he believed Rose Pattern races best with cover, but with none on offer in the early stages, Schofield allowed her to run to the front.

"Chad made an executive decision, that's what makes him a very good rider," he said.

Rose Pattern ($8) seemed certain to be caught at the 200m but she found plenty under Schofield's persuasion to score by a short half-head from Motto's Gem ($15).

Street Diamond ($21) ran on well to be the same distance away in third place.

The unlucky runner of the race was the favourite Classic Elle who failed to get clear until too late and finished fourth, only a head behind the winner.