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Star jockeys Glen Boss and Kerrin McEvoy have been confirmed for Melbourne Cup rides.

They are the kings of the Melbourne Cup – having won the great race six times between them – and Kerrin McEvoy and Glen Boss now have confirmed rides in the 2020 race. Following Racing Victoria’s announcement late last week which made it possible for Sydney jockeys to ride in Melbourne, it has been announced three-time Cup winning hoop McEvoy will ride the Aidan O’Brien-trained Tiger Moth in the Melbourne

Mistress says Dean Jones’ love child ‘deserves’ to be heard

Koby Dean Hamilton, the 11-year-old son of late Aussie cricket star Dean Jones, had a nine-word response when his mum told him his dad had died. “It’s OK, mum,” Koby told Kerri-Anne Hamilton, a flight attendant who Jones met in the late 1990s before carrying on a secret decade-long affair. “I know my dad loved me.” As Jones’ wife of more than 30 years, Jane, and their daughters, Isabella and

'I know my dad loved me': Dean Jones' young son's heartbreak

There is always more to the superstar sportsman than the person we see at the ground, on the highlight reels or hear from in interviews. And Dean Jones, the legend, he of the tied Test heroics, was no different. The fittest of cricketers, a tireless worker for charity and a committed dad, life took a toll on his health. His close cricketing mates knew for a decade he had been

Virate Kohli’s wife slams legend after misquote

Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma has hit out at Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar after referencing her while discussing husband Virat Kohli in commentary. Sharma starred in a dozen hit films and built a successful career before marrying the Indian cricket captain, but is regularly harassed online by fans whenever her partner fails with the bat. Kohli’s latest outing was one to forget, as his Royal Challengers Bangalore crashed to a

Golden Rose: James McDonald backs North Pacific to give Rothfire run for his money

Champion jockey James McDonald is adamant North Pacific can make the necessary improvement to challenge Rothfire’s apparent dominance in the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Rothfire gave North Pacific and others a galloping lesson in The Run to The Rose two weeks ago and the gun Queensland three-year-old dominates betting, firming into $1.85 favouritism for the three-year-old classic. The Team Hawkes-trained North Pacific

Gifted Jones forced a junior cricket rule change as a youngster

As a youngster, Dean Jones was such a prolific run scorer for the Ashwood Cricket Club that the rules in the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Association were changed. Jones, who died on Thursday of a heart attack in Mumbai, made his mark as an international batsman, but his talent was on show from an early age. "Dean was playing in the under-11 cricket team for Ashwood and was making centuries nearly

Mark Zahra has been locked in for Chris Waller’s star mare Verry Elleegant in the spring

Chris Waller’s star mare Verry Elleegant won’t be tackling the Cox Plate and Mark Zahra has won the ace Caulfield Cup ride because of his soft hands. Four-time Group I winner Verry Elleegant will race in the Group I Turnbull Stakes on Saturday week and then it will be onwards and upwards towards the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. James McDonald has ridden her to all of her Group I triumphs

PHIL DEFREITAS: Cricket should be a game for all

PHIL DEFREITAS: I don’t care what colour you are, where you are from… I just want to give you the opportunity to play cricket – it should be a game for all, where everyone gets a fair go Cricket should be a game for all where everyone gets an equal chance There is talent from different communities that haven’t had opportunities  The ECB knows there is a problem and they

Dean Jones always rated this as his best innings - and it's not what you think

The sudden death of the great Australian cricketer Dean Jones has left the cricket world and his millions of fans in shock and mourning. But the iconic moments from his glittering career still shine brightly. We look at five of his top innings, and the one that he always rated as his personal best is not what you think. Dean Jones in Trinidad in 1984.Credit:AP 48 v West Indies (Port

'It's a real tough day': Brett Lee returns to TV hours after trying to save Dean Jones

Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee returned to the television screen in India only hours after trying to save Dean Jones' life in their Mumbai hotel, describing the iconic batsman and character of the game as "an absolute legend". Jones, who was on the subcontinent commentating on the Indian Premier League for Star India television, died suddenly of a suspected heart attack on Thursday at the age of 59. Former