Brett Prebble was humbled by joining the ranks of champion jockeys to have won the Melbourne Cup.
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"Sorry, what's your name again?"
Trainer David Hayes jokes with Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Brett Prebble, who mostly plies his trade in Hong Kong these days.
"Buying horses from Europe is so expensive – they triple the price when they hear you are from Australia."
Green Moon owner Lloyd Williams knows more than most the expense involved in having horse racing as your hobby.
"It is a privilege to have my name up there with some elite jockeys, champion jockeys to have won it. It is a lifelong dream."
Brett Prebble explains what winning the Melbourne Cup means to him.
"There was plenty of bad eating, drinking beers and just general laziness."
Australia's newest Test cricketer, Rob Quiney, admits he led a pretty unhealthy lifestyle before getting serious about his cricket.
"He is a phenomenal leader. He has got an aura about him."
Australian coach Mickey Arthur lauds the captaincy of Michael Clarke.
"It seams, and that suits us because those are the kind of wickets we play on at home."
South African batsman Jacques Rudolph says the Gabba pitch holds no fears for the Proteas.
"I feel I am being less tested now than six, seven, eight years ago. I don't know the reasons we are being tested less. I think we should up it a little bit, or a lot."
Roger Federer joins the chorus of concern from Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic that there should be more drug testing in tennis.
"This isn't a bluff, this isn't scaremongering, this is reality. Without your help now, we could be entering the final days of the club's existence."
Scottish Premier League side Hearts pleads for fans to pick up the club's $700,000 tax bill.
"I think people are just going to be amazed at the composure this young kid shows."
Golf Australia's Trevor Herden talks up 14-year-old Chinese wunderkind Guan Tianlang who will play in next month's Australian Open in Sydney.
"He is quick and a goalkicker and can get into a bit of space."
Carlton football manager Andrew McKay suggests the Blues may sign discarded Essendon forward Kyle Reimers.
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