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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..
Premier League 2014/15 ante-post preview 2 - early views on the Top Goalscorer market
by tbuckley on 27 Jul at 20:49
Premier League 2014/15 ante-post preview 2 - early views on the Top Goalscorer market It's 3 weeks to go until the new, massively anticipated Premier League season starts, 5 weeks until the transfer window shuts and so anything is still possible in terms of transfers and clearly the signings of high profile, massively talented strikers may still come into the Premier League but I think there are real merits in looking at the Premier League Top Goalscorer market now. I've listed the current top 15 in the ante-post Premier League Top Scorer market for this new season and even if new players come into the Premier League, the names listed and the players expected to be the major contenders will still be the same as they are now and what we know now I don't envisage a transfer happening that would..
2014/15 Premier League Week One Fixtures
by The Executioner on 30 Jul at 23:12
It’s hard to believe that the new season is almost upon us with the first of thirty eight weeks of fixtures. There has been plenty of comings and goings and many millions of pounds spent in the couple of months since Manchester City lifted the title for the second time in three years. I think most people will agree that the title race will be fought out by the same teams as it has been for a number of years , City , Chelsea , Manchester Utd , Arsenal and possibly Liverpool again who outperformed many peoples expectations last season. The first week has an interesting look to it with most of the big names having what look to be very winnable matches on paper. The bookmakers will be hoping that at least one of the bankers fail to go..
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..
Barracuda Championship Preview
by jimmywomble on 31 Jul at 02:02
CoetzeeThe Big Fish in Barracuda Championship Whilst the main guys are off to Akron the rest of the PGA Tour are off to Reno for the Barracuda Championship from the Montreux GC. Previously this was the Reno-Tahoe Open and won last year by Gary Woodland, by a comfortable 9 points. This event has been slightly different over the last couple of years in that it has used the modified Stableford method of scoring rather than the usual stroke play method. Reno is in Nevada so a later start time, around 3pm UK time on the 31st July. The Course & Past winners Reno is the self-proclaimed “Biggest little city in the World” and in the west of Nevada, just above the bend in the western edge of the state. The Montreux GC is to the south of the city,..
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 -..
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..
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