RACING ENTHUSIASTS HAVE SEIZED THE CHANCE TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE MELBOURNE CUP TROPHY DURING THE TRADITIONAL STREET PARADE.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED SWANSTON STREET IN CENTRAL MELBOURNE AS JOCKEYS, TRAINERS, AND FORMER CUP CHAMPIONS MADE THEIR WAY TO FEDERATION SQUARE AHEAD OF TUESDAY'S BIG RACE.

GAI WATERHOUSE'S FIORENTE REMAINS THE FAVOURITE, WITH MOUNT ATHOS CLOSE BEHIND.

AUSTRALIAN ALL-ROUNDER SHANE WATSON HAS DESCRIBED HIS HAMSTRING INJURY AS A "NIGGLE".. THAT HE'LL OVERCOME IN TIME FOR THE ASHES SERIES STARTING THIS MONTH IN BRISBANE.

WATSON PULLED UP WITH AN INJURY TO HIS LEFT HAMSTRING IN THE FINAL ONE DAY GAME AGAINST INDIA ON THE WEEKEND... BUT DOWNPLAYED THE INCIDENT TO WAITING MEDIA ON ARRIVAL BACK IN SYDNEY.

SEASON SIX OF THE W-LEAGUE HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN LAUNCHED IN SYDNEY...WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL EIGHT CLUBS ON HAND AHEAD OF THIS WEEKEND'S OPENING ROUND.

ABC TV WILL AGAIN CONTINUE TO BROADCAST THE W-LEAGUE... WITH LIVE MATCHES RETURNING TO AUSTRALIAN SCREENS EACH SUNDAY AT 3PM.

 

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