Archive for June 12th, 2015

York Horse Racing Preview – 13 June 2015


A few days are all that separate us from Royal Ascot 2015, but before then we have an impressive slate of races lined up for Saturday (13 June). Although showers have been forecast, it is expected that the racing surface will be good to firm at York Racecourse.

From today’s racing tips over at Sky Sports, our focus is entirely on the 15:45 888sport Charity Sprint. Twenty horses in total will compete for the lion’s share of the £100,000 prize fund.

Scalzo is the clear favourite from the three-year-olds. Two wins from two races have driven Scalzo’s odds down to 7/2. Twilight Son comes next at 4/1, winner of three from its last four races.

Form then drops off a little for the remaining horses. For instance, Northgate Lad is available at 8/1 with two seconds and a win from its last five. Meanwhile, Roossey is also 10/1 after winning twice from five.

Newbury Horse Racing Results – 11 June 2015


Sunshine was in abundance throughout the British Isles on Thursday (11 June). And one of the places to benefit was Newbury Racecourse, where the surface was good to firm for the UK horse racing results yesterday.

Twin Sails launched the afternoon by surprising race-goers with an unexpected 28/1 victory in the 14:20 Maiden Stales. Journey stepped up next to win the 14:50 Maiden Fillies Stakes at 10/3, winning ahead of 9/4 favourite La Boheme.

Speedy Boarding blasted ahead to win the 15:25 Ballymacoll Stud Stakes at 7/2. A win then came for 6/1 prospect Mister Musicmaster in the 16:00 Handicap, with crack shot then snatching the 16:30 Handicap at 6/1.

A torrid day for the favourites then worsened when Jersey Jewel won at 20/1 in the 17:05 Handicap. Claiming the final race of the day was the 7/2 Silver Dixie. By winning the 17:35 Handicap, the five-year-old ensured an afternoon without a single victory for a favourite.

Chile Kick Off 2015 Copa America with Victory


Copa America hosts Chile kicked off the 2015 competition with a 2-0 victory over Ecuador in the football results from yesterday. Boasting rare talents like Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal, Chile are aspiring to win their first-ever Copa America, having finished as runners-up on four occasions.

Ahead of the tournament, Chile lacked creativity and scored few goals. And despite retaining 66% of possession, they struggled to create chances against Ecuador. From 10 total attempts, Chile only managed four shots on target.

Chile’s inability to score began to worry fans, who experienced joyous relief when Juventus midfielder Vidal scored a penalty after 67 minutes. After a tense late stretch in the game, Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas sealed three points by adding a second goal after 84 minutes.

By winning their first game, Chile are already in prime position to advance to the knockout stage. Their remaining games will be against Mexico and Bolivia, respectively.