The verdict

TONY Gollan came to the defence of Brad Stewart as stewards grilled him over his ride on beaten hot pot Ef Troop at Doomben on Saturday. Stewards queried Stewart why he didn’t show more urgency early in the race, with the jockey countering that Ef Troop didn’t show as much …

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Doomben

FOR Order Again, it has not been so much a case of “if the shoe fits” but more “if the shoe stays on” after a history of hoof troubles, but his undoubted ability was on display for all to see at Doomben on Saturday. Order Again should have a much …

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Voodoo Lad wins Aurie’s Star

DARREN Weir has a message for the three remaining slot holders in The Everest — don’t forget Voodoo Lad after he took out the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Stakes (1200m) at Flemington. “There would be worse horses than him I reckon,” Weir said. MOODY’S CHEER FOR WINX TO SET RECORD …

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Basketball

A WAKE Forest University basketball coach was arrested in Queens on Thursday for landing a knockout punch to a drunken Florida tourist — who later died in the hospital, sources said. Jamill Jones — an assistant to Danny Manning at the university — allegedly slugged Boca Raton resident Sabor Szabo …

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Saturday preview

THE Courier Mail racing editor Nathan Exelby looks for the winners at Doomben on Saturday: THE FACTORS Track: Good (4); Weather: Mostly sunny, 24 degrees Race 6 Class 6 Plate 1200m, C6 SW, 2.27pm In the run: Lucky Tom and Tabbing jump out quickly from the inside and there’s extra …

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Sydney Kings to unleash stars against St Mary’s College

THE Sydney Kings will unleash the team’s strongest line-up when they take on St Mary’s College in Terrigal on Wednesday night. Star point guard Jerome Randle and import forward David Wear are both expected to play against St Mary’s, the school that has produced Australian NBA stars like Patty Mills …

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