Archive for March 18th, 2015

Exeter Horse Racing Results – 17 March 2015

bingoSt Patrick’s Day 2015 was quite an affair for UK horse racing results and payouts at Exeter Racecourse. Owners eagerly gathered along with their horses, trainers, and jockeys in hope of winning a share of the £88,000 prize pool. Exeter Racecourse has turf, and on Tuesday the going was either good to soft or soft in places.

A number of highly favoured horses won throughout the afternoon, but there were two races in particular that defied convention. Coming up first in the 14:45 race was the 10/1 long-shot Flying Light. Hailing from Ireland, this W Hutchinson-ridden horse finished ahead of Lamblord (14/1) and Legion d’Honneur (14/1).

After a series of races in which the clear favourites won, it was refreshing to see Irish horse Black Narcissus win with outsider odds of 25/1. This was an impressive victory for trainer Mrs A Dunn, as Black Narcissus was pitted against a crowd of 11 other runners.

Chepstow Racing Preview – 19 March 2015

bingoWales is not a country widely associated with horse racing, but there are a couple of courses worth looking at, and one of those is Chepstow Racecourse. For our next set of free horse racing naps, these come courtesy of Sky Sports.

The marque race of the day is the 15:40 Triflex Handicap Chase, as a prize fund of £7,500 will be paid out to the owners who manage to place. There will be a crowd of 15 runners aged five years or older, while the going should be soft. Picking a winner will certainly be a challenge, but Sky Sports reckons that Gunna Be A Devil is the slight favourite at 15/2 ahead of Danners at 8/1.

As a quick bonus, we can also tell you that Hindon Road at 8/1 is the clear favourite for the 16:15 Sika Sarnafil Handicap Hurdle, which is expected to feature 20 runners.

Arsenal Out of 2015 Champions League

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St Patrick’s Day (17 March 2015) marked yet another Champions League where Arsenal made an earlier anticipated exit from Europe’s premier competition. After losing in a shock 3-1 home defeat in the first leg of the knockout stages, Arsenal were unable to overturn the deficit in Monaco.

In a match where they dominated 71% and created 17 chances, the Gunners were only able to score two goals – they needed three. Consequently, Arsenal lost 3-3 on away goals, leaving the club with only the FA Cup to realistically play for.

Elsewhere in the yesterday match results, Atlético Madrid were able to live up to their billing as favourites, dispatching Bayer Leverkusen on penalties. Both sides managed to win their home games 1-0 inside of 90 minutes, but extra time and spot kicks were required to determine an ultimate winner. Atlético will need to play better in the next stage.