Archive for June 11th, 2015

York Horse Racing Preview – 12 June 2015


Not one of the seven races scheduled for York Racecourse this Friday has a prize fund lower than £10,000. By the end of the final race, just over £1 million will have been awarded. For today’s racing tips, the focus is on the latest analysis from Sky Sports and the Racing Post.

The 14:30 Handicap will feature 13 runners aged four or older competing for a share of the £20,000 prize fund. Although rated as second-quickest at 92, Maven is the favourite at 4/1. However, a potentially better option is the 11/2 Final Countdown, twice a winner in its last three races.

A £25,000 prize fund has then been stumped up for the 16:10 Fillies Stakes, which features 11 runners aged four or older. Jamie Spencer rides the crowd-leading Sleepy Sioux at 101 and odds of 14/1, but Ridge Ranger looks a better prospect at 4/1 after winning twice in its last three.

Germany Lose 2-1 to USA in Friendly


Germany’s World Cup-winning head coach Joachim Löw was assistant to USA counterpart Jürgen Klinsmann when the former Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich striker coached his native country.

Lasting from 2004 until 2006, Klinsmann was replaced by Löw after declining to renew his contract following a semi-final departure from the 2006 World Cup. Klinsmann then coached former club Bayern for an incomplete 2008/09 season before coaching the USA in 2011, a role he has occupied since.

Considering Klinsmann’s prior coaching disappointments, it was of no surprise to see him celebrate a 2-1 victory over his fellow countrymen amid yesterday’s matches (Wednesday 10 June).

Despite fielding a competitive starting X1, with World Cup stars Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Götze, and Mesut Özil all starting the game, Germany were erratic throughout the game. A 12th-minute goal from Götze was only followed by American goals coming after 41 minutes and 88 minutes.

Beverley Racecourse Results – 10 June 2015


Fine and dry conditions ensured the going was good to firm at Beverley Racecourse for the UK horse racing results yesterday (Wednesday 10 June). A busy schedule filled with eight races brought fans plenty of afternoon action to savour.

Lolamotion began proceedings by winning at 5/1 in the 14:00 Etton Claiming Stakes. Incomparable then beat out 11/4 favourite Bondi Beach Babe to earn a 12/1 victory in the 14:30 Handicap.

Prigsnov Dancer proved a surprising victor at 25/1 in the 15:00 Handicap. A win then came for 9/2 joint-favourite Red Charmer. Tin Pan Alley also won as a joint-favourite, but this time in the 16:00 Handicap and at 11/4.

Naoise was the next winner at 6/1 in the 16:30 Handicap before Natural Nine emerged to win the 17:00 Maiden Stakes at 7/4. Avenue Des Champs then managed to steal the final spotlight by winning as 5/2 favourite in the concluding 17:30 Cottingham Handicap.