Archive for March 11th, 2015

Cheltenham Festival 2015 Results – Day One

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Day one of the Cheltenham Festival (11 March) was brimming with interesting news for UK horse racing results and payouts. The weather conditions were sunny and the going was generally good to soft.

Willie Mullins was the big winner on day one, and the legendary Irish trainer’s first win came in the Supreme Novices Hurdle. Ruby Walsh rode clear favourite Douvan to victory with odds of 2/1.

Mullins’ second win came in the Arkle Challenge Trophy, which was won again by Ruby Walsh, but this time the Irish jockey was riding favourite Un De Sceaux at odds of 4/6.

After those two races, Mullins and Walsh completed a trio of victories when they clinched the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at 15:20. This time, favourite Faugheen won the race with odds of 4/5. Punters who packaged all three together in an accumulator will have enjoyed a boosted payout.

Cheltenham 2015 Speed Ratings – Day Three

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Day three of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival is when the much-anticipated Festival Trophy Chase will be held. The going is expected to be good for this Grade 1 race, which will be running at 14:20 on Thursday 12 March.

To help you consider your options for the race, we are providing horse racing speed ratings free, courtesy of the Racing Post.

A total of 14 runners have been registered for this race that features five-year-old horses. The prize fund has been set at £178,538, with over £178,000 going to the winner.

According to the Racing Post, Ma Filleule is the fastest horse because of his 163 rating. A little further behind, Hidden Cyclone has a 161 rating, while Balder Success has 157. The next quickest prospects include Eduard (153) and Wishfull Thinking (151). Favourite horse Don Cossack at 100/30 has a 149 speed rating.

Champions League Results – 10 March

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The first wave of second-leg games in the first Champions League knockout stage came on Tuesday 10 March 2015. And from those football results from yesterday, there was a wealth of goals for fans to savour.

Current champions Real Madrid faced Shalke 04 in a game that many expected to be a routine affair. Having taken a 2-0 lead in the first leg, it was surprising to see los Blancos succumb to a 4-3 defeat at home. The firepower of the Galacticos simply wasn’t enough. Former Real player Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored the winning.

The second game yesterday evening was between FC Porto and Basel. After drawing 1-1 away in the first leg, Porto were in great shape because they held an away goal. While playing with the advantage, were able to win 4-0 against their Swiss opponents. Real Madrid and FC Porto progress to the next stage.