(CNN)Equine excellence and fashion elegance combine to make the international racing circuit a hotbed of glitz, glamor and sporting action. And a new year brings a new calendar of exhilarating horse races across the globe. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video Here are the races you need to know about it 2019. Pegasus World Cup Read More When: January 26 Where: Gulfstream Park, Florida, US What: Formerly the richest race in the world, with a purse of $12 million for its inaugural running in 2017, increased to $16M in 2018. It's a 1 1⁄8-mile (9 furlongs) race on dirt and is open to horses four years old and up. For the 2019 edition, the format was revamped, with a purse of $9M for the original race and $7M available for a turf equivalent. Result: City of Light strolls to $4M top prize at Pegasus World Cup Cheltenham Festival When: March 12-15 Where: Cheltenham, UK What: The world's most celebrated jump meeting is a four-day feast of … [Read more...] about Horse racing calendar 2019: The schedule
Eastbourne Speedway’s return to professional speedway racing in 2019 received a further boost last Sunday. Supporters packed the clubroom at Arlington Stadium to learn from the managers what had happened through the winter and of plans for the 2019 season, which begins in April.Directors Jon Cook and Ian Jordan were joined on the top table by promoters Trevor Geer and Mike Bellerby, along with headline sponsor, Les Fineing, of Fineprint and Barry Johnson the club’s staff training and health and safety officer.Commercial director, Ian Jordan, explained to fans that speedway would have to pay its way. The death, last year, of Bob Dugard, meant there was nobody in the background to “sign the cheques” to cover outstanding debts at the end of the season.Mr Jordan said a professional and business-like approach had been taken and something, perhaps unique in speedway had happened – a detailed business model had been built, rather than a model which relied on a … [Read more...] about Eagles’ business model must be sound for them to succeed on the track
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - Charity by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Eagle is a lively three-year-old ex-racing Greyhound who enjoys doggy company and could live with another dog of similar size already in the home. He is excitable when he sniffs out treats, so this will help with any training he requires. Eagle walks well on the lead and is always up for an off lead run. After a good walk, he is happy to stretch out on a nice soft bed for a snooze.Eagle is looking for a home where there is someone around most of the day as he is not used to being left. He can live with children 14 years old and above.Canine Carer Hannah said: “Eagle is an adorable lad, who is always eager to go for a walk with his canine friends. Greyhound fans will fall in love with him.”For more information, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk. Add Comment … [Read more...] about Eagle is a sight for soar eyes
PUBLISHED: 15:27 25 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:27 25 January 2019 Broken Eagle is one to watch at Higham. Picture: GRAHAM BISHOP PHOTOGRAPHY © Graham Bishop 2018 Trainer Alan Hill could be the man to follow at the North Norfolk Harriers point-to-point at Higham, between Ipswich and Colchester on Sunday, writes James Crispe. Start Royal will be in action at Higham this weekend. Picture: GRAHAM BISHOP PHOTOGRAPHYHill, who regularly plunders East Anglian venues from his base at Aston Rowant in Oxfordshire, is responsible for a number of the leading fancies among the 52 horses engaged at this six-race fixture, which gets under way at noon and runs through until 2.55pm.Broken Eagle, one of nine potential runners in the Mens Open Race, is arguably the pick of the Hill contingent. He has been successful at this meeting for each of the last four years and suffered his only reverse from seven Higham outings when brought down at the first fence here last April. Already a winner at … [Read more...] about Broken Eagle could soar at Higham point-to-point
Standing imposingly over much of Teesside, you can hardly miss the dominating hill that is Roseberry Topping. But has the landmark made its way into the virtual world? An eagle-eyed gamer sent in a screen grab as they whizzed round the tracks on the Forza Horizon 4 game, appearing to show the unique looking hill near Great Ayton. The distinctive tip of the 320m hill looks remarkable similar to the one featured in the game, as does the gradient. The open world racing game has featured countries from America to Australia - with a stop off in France and Italy in between - but the latest release is set in the UK. The game was well-received when it was released at the end of 2018, with The Mirror giving it five stars. And it isn't the only Teesside landmark that looks to have inspired creators. A Lego model reading a newspaper with a structure that looks remarkably like the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough was also spotted this week. Follow Teesside Live for news, what’s on and … [Read more...] about Forza Horizon 4: Does Teesside landmark feature in hit racing game?