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The 2014 Eclipse Stakes: Preview and tips

4 Jul 2014

This weekend, at 12.50am Sunday (Australian time) at Sandown Park, England the 2014 Eclipse Stakes takes place. Run over at distance of 2000 metres, it’s open to all thoroughbreds three years and older. The race was first run in 1886 and is named after the celebrated 18th century horse. Eclipse would go on to be […]

Epsom Derby preview

7 Jun 2014

This weekend’s Epsom Derby for colts is the second classic of the English flat season. Run over 2400m, past winners of this prestigious race include some of the sports highest rated horses in Sea Bird, Mill Reef, Nijinsky and Sea the Stars. This year’s renewal sees the Aidan O’Brien trained Australia as a short-priced favourite, […]

Financial fair play in football will result in sustainable dynasties

Financial fair play in football will result in sustainable dynasties

14 May 2014

As Manchester United prepare to announce Louis Van Gaal as their next manager, I am reminded of the great Ajax team he controlled in the mid 1990s. Champion Leagues winners in 1995 and runners up in 1996, the team was made up exclusively of home grown Dutch players – with the exception of Finnish playmaker […]

The Newmarket 2000 Guineas preview

3 May 2014

As the jump season comes to an end, European racing looks to the flat and this Saturday’s 2000 Newmarket Guineas. Here we’ll get a first look at the classic generation at Group 1 level. The 2000 Guineas takes place on Sunday at 12.50am Australian time. This race, run on the famous Rowley mile, is for […]

Cirrus Des Aigles, a link to the past

2 May 2014

At Longchamp last Sunday, an epic battle took place between last year’s exuberant Arc winner, Treve, and the old pretender Cirrus Des Aigles. Cirrus Des Aigles added to his big race tally by upsetting the favourite Treve to take victory by a nose in the Prix Ganay over 2000 metres. Pacemaker Belle De Crecy ensured […]

Liverpool v Chelsea: “Game of buses”

Liverpool v Chelsea: "Game of buses"

29 Apr 2014

Following Chelsea’s victory at Anfield, Liverpool’s manager Brendan Rodgers was in no mood to give credit to opposing manager Jose Mourinho. In his post-match interview, Rodgers described Chelsea’s tactics as the equivalent of “parking two buses” in front of the Liverpool goal-line. He also claimed that Liverpool were the only team who played to win. […]

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