It's that one-and-only night on the AFL calendar. No, the Brownlow Medal count hasn't been delayed a couple of months. It's draft night. The big occasion when the 18 clubs make vital decisions about new personnel .... decisions that can eventually result in premierships.
Destiny's Kiss comes more into the category of ''cuddle one for Christmas'' than class or character that have epitomised the Villiers at Royal Randwick.
Tim Martin hopes blinkers will help Pampelonne back into winning form in the Razor Sharp Handicap on Saturday.
Master jockey turned trainer Ron Quinton ''can't understand why'' premier apprentice Sam Clipperton doesn't get more rides, but he concedes it is part of the growing experience for any hoop.
When Patinack Farm had its clearance sale at the Magic Millions in June, trainer John Thompson had his eyes on a couple of horses he wanted to keep. One was well-bred filly Another Prayer, which he put his hand up for and forked out $140,000.
Having regained the verbal defiance conspicuously lacking in the aftermath of England's thrashing in Adelaide, visiting captain Alastair Cook is imploring his team to show in Perth they can play a good game as well as talk it.
After Michael Clarke's dazzling debut century in Bangalore in 2004, then teammate Darren Lehmann declared that Clarke should play every Test for the next 10 years, even if it meant the forfeit of his own place. That is how much of a breath of fresh air Clarke was.
George Bailey is on track to be the greatest six-hitter the game has seen.
At Clarke's 100th Test match, he should be celebrated for what he is, a formidable Test cricketer.
The AFL has told Essendon it will deny the club $100,000 a month until they stop paying Hird's salary.