AFL LISTS FACE SHAKE UPS
WITH the AFL trade period behind them, clubs today begin further list shake ups.
Most clubs kept delistings to a minimum for the trade period, but now begin freeing places for the national draft on November 21.
Darren Jolly (Collingwood) and Cam Richardson (North Melbourne) are Ballarat graduates to have already gone bye the wayside.
Will there be more?
KIRTON SHIELD BEGINS
THE CENTRAL Highlands cricket region’s under-17 inter-association competition, the Kirton Shield, is up and running.
Round one results yesterday:
Ballarat Blue 4-260 d Maryborough 146
Gisborne Green 8-200 d Castlemaine 142
Ballarat Gold 8-166 d Central Highlands Development Squad 155
Gisborne White 9-168 d Grampians 9-159
ATB AND BOTTI STRIKE IN FRANCE
EVERYTHING continues to fall into place for Ballan district-based Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock and England-based trainer Marco Botti.
Already with Dandino on target to give the Melbourne Cup a massive shake, they saluted with Tac De Boistron in the group 1 Prix Royal Oak at Longchamp overnight.
Tac De Boistron had a short stint in Australia last year, trained by Mick Kent at Cranbourne.
He failed to flatter in two runs – including the Melbourne Cup – so returned to the care of Botti in search of suitable tracks.
Now it all go with Caulfield Cup runner-up Dandino for the first Tuesday in November at Flemington.