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Nick Hornby-Howell is a reporter with NBN News in Tamworth. After finishing high school in Newcastle, Nick studied Sports Media at the University of Canberra.

BRETT WHITE THRIVES AT LAKE KEEPIT

Former local sailor Brett White has taken out this year’s KeepIt Cool regatta over the long weekend. Alongside Bailey Hord, he steered his hobie wild cat to fours wins and a second across the three days. The results saw him reach the top of the multi-hull division, and take the ‘KeepIt Clock’ back home to Medowie. After record entries this year, the Lake Keepit Sailing Club is hoping the event will grow again for next year’s 50th edition. (no audio)

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KNIGHT SPRITE LEADS FROM START TO FINISH

Hunter Valley-trained greyhound ‘Knight Sprite’ took out Gunnedah’s Chief Havoc Cup final overnight. The hot favourite backed up his form as the fastest qualifier, by jumping out to the lead from the start. He was never caught, with his 33rd career win taking his career prize money tally over $225,000. (no audio)

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CARTER RELISHES CHANCE IN WALLABY GOLD

Having played just the pair of Tests in the last two years… Quirindi’s Sam Carter is hopeful yesterday’s appearance against Fiji is the start of an extended run in gold. His strong form with the Brumbies continued with the national side… the second rower’s powerful carries rumbling the Wallabies forward. Australia impressed in its first international of the season, accounting for the Fijians, 37-14. It’s expected Carter will be competing with ACT team mate Rory Arnold for a starting spot next weekend against Scotland. (no audio)

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