SEWELL ALWAYS A HAWK – SURELY
Brad Sewell remains a Hawk.
As a two-time premiership player and best and fairest, it is hard to imagine him as anything else in the AFL.
There was speculation just a few days ago that Hawthorn might consider trading the Newlyn export.
As of last night this now seems most unlikely.
The 29-year-old is contracted to Hawthorn next year.
The AFL trade period usually throws up a few shocks, so who knows, but Sewell right now looks like staying in brown and gold.
BALLARAT Turf Club has produced a Dead5 track for today’s eight card.
Race day report:
Rain in past seven days: 2mm
Irrigation in past seven days: 10mm
Rail: out 3m 600m to winning post and true for the remainder of the inner track
Scratchings (16) : R1 5 – R2 9 - R3 7,12 - R4 3,10 – R6 5,7 - R7 3,4,9,11 - R7 3,4,9,11 - R8 4,7,11
Race 4 – No.1 Agreement (trained by Robert Hickmott)
Race 5 – No.5 Step Dance (Simon Morrish)
1,2,5,6 – 2,5,9 – 2,3,10,12 – 1,4,5,10,11,14
YOUNG DOG SLIPAWAY SALUTES FOR AUGUSTINE
WARRENHEIP greyhound Slipaway ($5.50) completed back-to-back wins in the Sasha’s Blend Maiden Qualifying Final, 390m, in Ballarat last night.
The heat winner, bred and raced by Barry Augustine and trained by Graham Hughes, ran away from her rivals by two lengths.
Slipaway is the first of a 13-pup Bartrim Bale-Slipaway Misty litter to raceThe Napoleons kennel of Stephen McKenna also tasted success with You Say Goodbye ($6/90) in the GRV Vic Bred Grade 5 Final, 390m.
JARRY CLOSE TO WNBA TITLE
FORMER Ballarat Lady Miner Rachel Jarry is close to claiming a WNBA title in her first season with Minnesota Lynx.
The Lynx is just one game away from the championship after yesterday taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series against Atlanta Dream.
Jarry has had minimal court time – five and three minutes – but is still enjoying every moment.