Archive for May 14th, 2015

Juventus End Real Madrid’s Champions League Dream


Despite losing 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final with Juventus, Real Madrid had every chance to advance to the final. Away goals can either be crushing or a salvation in the Champions League. In this case, a 1-0 win would have been enough for Los Merengues to progress.

However, the football results from yesterday (13 May) clearly show that Real Madrid drew 1-1 to Juventus for a 3-2 aggregate loss. That leaves the revitalised Juventus ready to play in their first European final since May 2003 when they lost in the Champions League to Milan.

Real Madrid had aspired to retain the Champions League in back-to-back seasons for the first time in 30 years. All had appeared to be going well when Cristiano Ronaldo scored after 23 minutes, but Real were unable to respond after former player Álvaro Morata scored after 57 minutes. Juventus will play Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League final.

Newcastle Horse Racing Recap – 13 May 2015


Newcastle Racecourse endured a relatively cloudy day on Wednesday (13 May). Race-goers were forced to wrap up warm amid the absence of sunshine. In terms of course conditions, the going began as soft before improving to good to soft after the third race.

Leading off the UK horse racing results and payouts is the news that Don’t Touch won at 5/2 in the 14:20 Maiden Stakes, followed by a 15/8 win for Mystic Miraaj in the 14:50 Stakes. I’m Dapper Too then won the 15:25 Handicap at 9/1.

A win then followed for The Osteopath as 2/1F in the 15:55 Stakes. After which Light Of Asia won as 2/1F in the 16:25 Handicap and Trixie Malone won as 15/8F in the 16:55 Fillies Handicap.

Bonjour Steve was the next winner at 9/1 in the 17:25 Handicap before Advance ended the day with a 3/1F win in the 18:00 Handicap.

Newbury Horse Racing Preview – 15 May 2015


A packed racecard has been lined up for horse racing fans in Newbury today (Friday 15 May). Provided that the weather holds, the going will be good to firm and good in places on the turf. Today’s racing tips have been drawn from Sky Sports.

The £30,000 14:55 Handicap is the standout race of the day, and that will be our prime focus for these horse racing tips. A crowd of 10 runners aged four or older has been assembled to compete.

Golden Steps has been identified as the marginal favourite at 7/2, but the four-year-old Frankie Dettori-ridden horse has not won in seven races. Form is not on the side of Golden Steps for this race.

The more experienced Clear Spring at 5/1 is seven years old and won in its last race. Another decent prospect is the 4/1 Fast Track, a winner in two of its last seven.