Wallaby back Kurtley Beale has been fined $45,000 by the Australian Rugby Union, but has avoided suspension and having his contract terminated.
From the air, the rowing boats march in unison like spindly legged insects. But on the choppy water, athletes' oars slapping the wake of passing ferries, a 154-year-old rivalry dominates.
Racing Results for Friday, October 24
A throwaway line? Maybe. Until you realise Sir Owen Glenn, going all Singo and choppering in to be trackside at the Cox Plate cauldron, might actually justify the hopeless punters who like to refer it as "Money Valley" rather than by its real name.
Champion hoop Ron Quinton, now a successful trainer in Sydney, walks you through how to ride the charming 2040-metre trip around Moonee Valley of the Cox Plate, having won the 1981 weight-for-age championship with Kingston Town.
How the Cox Plate runners line up for Saturday's classic.
If Adelaide brings his European form to Moonee Valley, the Cox Plate will be heading back to Ireland on Saturday night.
Nicholas Hall will join a mate when hops on favourite Fawkner as they attempt to give his godfather Lloyd Williams a first Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
If The Cleaner wins the Cox Plate it won't change trainer Mick Burles' life - but it will make it sweeter.
In helter skelter Group One sprints where little separates the field sometimes a bold ride can make all the difference.