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Vinery swoops to bring in Big Brown

Australian breeders take note: Big Brown, one of America's most exciting gallopers in recent times, is about to hit town, with Vinery Stud announcing the 2008 Kentucky Derby winner will stand this year at its Scone property.

Redoute's Has Magical Influence

IT IS a race that would have any racing fan or administrator excited. Fancy seeing Golden Slipper winner Stratum, Blue Diamond winner Undoubtedly, Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel, Caulfield Guineas winner God's Own, Magic Millions juvenile winner Bradbury's Luck and Black Opal winner Al Samer lining up over 1200 metres.

5kg Opal In Line For Record

ADELAIDE: A syndicate of miners at Coober Pedy has claimed a world record after finding a giant opal rock weighing more than five kilograms and a large gem-quality opal worth more than $1 million. A spokesman for the syndicate, Mr John Wood, said the rocks were found..read more

Lone Opal Miner Dug His Way Out Despite Injuries

ADELAIDE: A Coober Pedy opal miner, Mr Joe Seric, has shown an extraordinary will to survive. On Friday he was working alone 20 metres underground in his mine when the tunnel caved in on top of him. Despite a fractured cheek and broken left wrist..read more