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Glorious Goodwood: Molecomb Stakes
by mjj000 on 27 Jul at 17:53
Goodwood - 2.30 (29th July) Molecomb Stakes Dosage Profile of 2014 Molecomb Stakes contenders in comparison to previous winners of the race Dosage Profile (Brilliant - Intermediate - Classic - Solid - Professional) The dosage profile is a series of five numbers which shows how many points this horse has inherited from their sires in each category. The Brilliant and Intermediate category relate to a horses speed, whilst the Classic and Solid categories relate to stamina Dosage Index - Calculates a ratio of the horses speed to its stamina. The general rule is the higher the number, the speedier the horse. Eg. 2.0 means the horse has twice as much speed as stamina Centre of Distribution - The COD is another indicator of speed and stamina. A positive COD indicates a preference for speed, whereas a negative COD indicates he they have more stamina..
2014 Galway Hurdle Stats & Pointers , Thursday 31/7/14
by The Executioner on 26 Jul at 15:07
Along with The Galway Plate over fences The Galway Hurdle is one of the other highlights of the week long racing action at the track. Just like the former named race the hurdle contest is fiendishly tough and competitive and highly satisfying for connections lucky enough to take home the first prize. It is a ‘ Grade A ‘ Handicap run over two miles with a first prize this year that amounts to a shade over 150,000 Euros with a total prize fund of 250,000 Euros. We are likely to see a number of the UK based trainers sending a runner or two over but their task is a difficult one and the Irish trainers will be doing everything to try and keep that huge pot of cash at home. : Last ten winners of The Galway Hurdle. 2013 Missunited 2012 Rebel Fitz 2011..
Bridgestone Invitational ( World Golf Championships ) 2014 Preview
by The rabbit on 28 Jul at 09:38
Tiger Woods will be attempting to win the Bridgestone Invitational for the ninth time when he competes in it this week. It is the third of this year's four World Golf Championships tournaments and it takes place at the South course, Firestone Country club in Akron, Ohio. There is no cut and it is a limited field event for most of the world's best players. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 550 points. The past ten winners of this event with their final scores are - 2013 Tiger Woods - 15 2012 Keegan Bradley - 13 2011 Adam Scott - 17 2010 Hunter Mahan - 12 2009 Tiger Woods - 12 2008 Vijay Singh - 10 2007 Tiger Woods - 8 2006 Tiger Woods - 10 2005 Tiger Woods - 6 2004 Stewart Cink -..
Premier League 14/15 - Getting a Head Start Over the Bookmakers
by danbradley on 24 Jul at 10:07
With the new season just a few weeks away, punters will soon once again be bombarded with hundreds of markets and hundreds of games to bet on. Some will look at the new season with trepidation, as a lack of form and statistics can leave one feeling underprepared when it comes to staking one’s hard earned money. I prefer to look at it in a different way though. Remember, the bookmakers have just as little as you at this point, and will be coming up with their prices without the use of form and statistics. Just like us, the bookmakers are forced into guessing when it comes to deciding the probability of outcomes, although there are obviously some factors which they will use when deciding an eventual price. One of those factors is likely to be last season’s results and statistics, and this,..
A Fans View of Everton
by undertherobe on 24 Jul at 20:03
It doesn't seem right that the new season is almost upon us. The time since Liverpool completely fluffed their lines against Chelsea and Crystal Palace has flown by so quickly, in part due to a World Cup that promised so much with it's exciting start but delivered very little (for me anyway). So, with another season just a handful of preseason games away, what of my team, Everton? Second Season Syndrome Second season syndrome is a term often bandied about in football and usually relates to a recently promoted team who are entering the second season at their current level having had a decent first season. Whilst Everton have been Premier League ever presents, they are entering their second season under new manager Robert Martinez and one of the big questions in 2014/15 is can Martinez replicate the success he had in his..
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE HORSERACING OF THE SPORT OF KINGS.
by meoldmate on 23 Jul at 22:09
Here we have another problem coming to the fore with thoroughbreds being doped or taking a substance that is not approved. This is occurring more often than not, now. It is also becoming embarrassing as this is affecting our Royal Majesty horses and trained by a knight, Sir Michael Stoute. The problem that has been put over, is the feed has been effected with a substance that is banned in the use on horses. If this has affected one horse, then surely many others will be coming into the picture. Why is this testing done after racing and not before, we all know early enough when these horses are going to run, with the group horses we practically know with months ahead of the race they are geared for. This would stop any thinking the sport of kings is not rigged and each..
by meoldmate on 27 Jul at 15:52
On Tuesday, Glorious Goodwood, kicks into action, with five days of racing on the South Downs. ORDER OF THE DAY AND VIEW Strawberries and cream will be the order of the day and gentlemen with straw hats, the dress of the day. Looking out from the stands and across the downs, is epic to see, scenery is really beautiful to look at, just taking in the view before and after racing and even during, gives you good thoughts with the vast view on a glorious day. RACING The racing is very competitive and there are many hard luck stories coming from this course, with coming from the bend and heading into the straight and no room on the inside for your horse to get a run from. The draw is a key factor and being to the fore of the race is also benefitting, as..
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