Horses racing to be included in the greatest of all time

AFTER writing about who was the greatest of all time from the sporting world, I got into a discussion about whether a horse could be nominated.

The discussion continues with the best racehorse to grace the racetrack.

When you talk of greats, the first name that pops up is Phar Lap. He was horse racing's first champion and regarded the best of all time.

Other champions from the earlier days were Tulloch, Dulcify, Gunsynd, Bernborough, Todman, Galilee, Vain and Surround.

Have I named the best yet or does it come from the following names: Strawberry Road, Takeover Target, Saintly, Super Impose, Sunline, Northerly, Let's Elope or Better Loosen Up.

What about the Melbourne Cup specialist Makybe Diva or our latest racing hero, the great Black Caviar.

One regional owner even put up his horse, who had 42 starts for six wins, nine seconds and four thirds - the great Zamboni.

My choice is a horse who won 30 races with 14 of those being Group 1. He won the weight for age Cox Plate over three successive years in a career that lasted only four seasons.

By now, the racing buffs would have guessed my champion - the great Kingston Town, ridden mostly by colourful jockey Malcolm Johnson.


NRL excitement back

THE NRL season is back in full swing.

Tonight's game features my beloved Eels taking on arch rivals Manly.

Tomorrow is a triple header in Newcastle/Warriors, Titans/Wests and Cowboys/Roosters.

Sunday features the Panthers/ Bulldogs and Sharks/ Raiders clashing, with the round finishing on Monday night with the Dragons/Storm game.

Good luck to everyone supporting their teams.


Footy feast at Reserve

IF you want a rugby league fix this weekend, head to the North Ipswich Reserve tomorrow to watch the five Ipswich Jets teams take to the field.

The day will start at 10.30am with the under 16 Cyril Connell team playing, followed by the under 18 Mal Meninga side.

The first of the Jets senior sides (Colts) will then play, followed by the BRL Jets side and finally the Intrust team.

All five sides will be playing Wynnum and hoping to get early points on the board.

The day finishes with a sixth game between Navy and Army.

I suggest you bring a chair and some sunscreen.


Bomber's best

I was close to tipping two winners last weekend before the Victory conceded two goals to Wellington and lost.

This week, I'm heading to the NRL where the certainties are the Sharks over the Raiders.

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