On Sunday next, the 6th of October, one of the greatest horse races in the racing calendar will be run at Longchamp, and will feature some of the best middle distance horses on the face of the planet.
This race is the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which at this point in time is the third richest turf race in the world, after both the Melbourne and Japan Cups, which of course makes it one of the most prestigious races in racing’s firmament.
This weekend at Newmarket there is the first of two very important meetings, that which sees the running of the Cambridgeshire Handicap, which in years gone by was one of the legs of the traditional Autumn Double at Newmarket, the other half of which is the Cesarewitch Handicap, which will be run over the same course in about two weeks time.
|Senior Hurling Championship|
Friday, 20 September 2013
West Cork League Division 1
Lyre Rovers 5-3 Ardfield
by Stable Lad
The fortunes of war in sport can sometimes be decided by by happenings that would have little or no relation to sporting talent or prowess, but can be made to occur by little disagreements between personalities, differences that cause a complete turnabout in the fortunes of a few of the people involved, and can even sometimes almost ruin a career, while at the same time being a kind of Godsend to another individual in the same sport.
Well, the trap, to quote a well-worn out phrase, has finally been sprung on the enigmatic Trappatoni, and his side-kick Tardelli, and it seems that they both have come to an amicable agreement with the FAI before taking their leave of these shores, and while it is always traumatic to see any manager removed from his post, nevertheless one could say that it was an almost inevitable kind of situation that seemed to be on the Irish soccer horizon for a rather long day now.
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