Jockey Katsidis found dead

HORSE RACING: Top Australian jockey Stathi Katsidis has been found dead at his home on Brisbane, aged 31, just two weeks before the Melbourne Cup. The multiple Group One winner had been set to saddle Australian Derby winner Shoot Out in the famed race on 2 November. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, which has stunned the country’s racing community. Katsidis had made a successful comeback after serving a nine-month ban for drug use, riding more than 170 winners last year.