Sports News

Trainer named Cheltenham horse after dinner with Paul Nicholls

A moment of confusion over dinner led to a racehorse being named after trainer Paul Nicholls. The 11-times champion was visiting Emmanuel Clayeux's stables in Vaumas, where 2019 Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo started his career, one summer's day. Clayeux, busy preparing three runners to try and keep Tiger Roll's Cheltenham Festival victories to four, said: "We had lunch outside in front of the house on a very nice

Cilaos Emery added to Champion field

Cilaos Emery was the only horse supplemented at the six-day confirmation stage for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Trainer Willie Mullins opted to add the eight-year-old to the field, after Cilaos Emery staked his claim for honours with an easy victory in the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran last month. Source: Read Full Article

Sandown facing inspection ahead of Friday meeting

Friday’s Grand Military Gold Cup meeting at Sandown hinges on an 8am inspection on Thursday due to areas of false ground on both the chase and hurdle courses. A few dry days have been welcome after the wet winter, but more improvement is essential and there is up to five millimetres of rain forecast on Thursday. Source: Read Full Article

Horse racing tips TODAY: Who to back at Lingfield, Kempton and Catterick

Racing fans across the UK have another action-packed day to look forward to with courses across the country hosting meetings today. Lingfield, Kempton and Catterick all host races throughout the day. Express Sport expert The Scout is on hand to pick out the horses whom punters should be backing across the three racecards. LINGFIELD 2.30 Sharney 3.00 Renardeau 3.30 Pitcher’s Point 4.00 Misty 4.30 Corvair 5.00 Banta Bay KEMPTON 5.15

Chris Jordan sends message to England bowler Jofra Archer after injury setback

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been backed to ‘come back stronger’ by Chris Jordan after injury ruled him out of the upcoming tour to Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League. Archer enjoyed a superb start to his international career – taking 42 wickets across England’s triumphant World Cup campaign and drawn Ashes series – before suffering an elbow injury during the recent tour of South Africa. The 24-year-old

England spinner Jack Leach feared for his life after falling ill in New Zealand

England spinner Jack Leach has revealed he feared for his life after falling ill during the winter tour of New Zealand. Leach, who became a firm fans’ favourite after helping England draw the Ashes last summer, played in the first Test against New Zealand before being contracting gastroenteritis. The 28-year-old ended up hospitalised with a secondary diagnosis of sepsis – a form of blood poisoning that can prove fatal. Reflecting

Gold Cup contender Lostintranslation 'spot on' after recent gallop

Confidence is growing the real Lostintranslation will stand up to the Gold Cup challenge after a recent gallop left him 'spot on' for The Festival feature. The Colin Tizzard-trained chaser has been off the track since disappointing in the King George VI Chase over Christmas, but the team are hopeful he will be at his best in just over a week's time. A wind operation followed his underwhelming Kempton display,

England swap handshakes for fist bumps in bid to avoid coronavirus on tour of Sri Lanka

Cricket tours to Asia have long carried fear of illness throwing players and plans into disarray.  While the winter’s excursion to South Africa, where England were struck down by flu and stomach bugs, showed those fears were not limited to the subcontinent, Joe Root’s side set off for their final tour of the winter on Monday with a graver, more serious threat to consider.  The increasing threat of a coronavirus

NASSER HUSSAIN: I'm backing England to win if rain stays away

NASSER HUSSAIN: I’m backing England to come out on top if rain stays away as the world’s best batter, India’s Shafali Verma, faces the world’s best bowler in England spinner Sophie Ecclestone I hope England stick to the make-up of the side they fielded against West Indies  Sixteen-year-old Shafali Verma shows no fear and tees off from the start   Anya Shrubsole swinging it in to Verma may cramp her up and

Damp squib: ICC under pressure to make knockout change

International cricket's players' association is calling for the game's governing body to introduce reserve days for all World Cup knockout matches, as rain threatens to ruin Australia's bid for home glory and the sport's attempt to create history. Cricket Australia had raised the idea of a back-up day for the semi-finals but that was rejected by the International Cricket Council, meaning the host nation – by finishing second in the