The horse race that stops two nations gets underway at 5pm NZ time. The Melbourne Cup from Flemington Racecourse features Kiwi jockey James McDonald riding the favourite Yucatan. The other Kiwi rider is Michael Walker aboard A Prince of Arran. There are two Kiwi trained horses running, Sir Charles Road and Zacada, although neither are fancied to win the iconic race. The winner will pocket a cool $4.3 million and there is over $7.9 million in prize money on offer. The race is 3,200 metres long and takes around three minutes. Twenty four horses compete in the race. 2.45pm - Rain has affected the racing at Flemington Racetrack with races being pushed back. The Melbourne Cup’s famous punters aren’t put off though and many have covered their glad rags on plastic coats. 2.50pm - The heavy rain has meant the track has been downgraded to heavy 8. 3.00pm - Reports are coming the rain has caused a small section of roof to collapse in the Flemington … [Read more...] about Live: Melbourne Cup 2018, the race that stops two nations
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Fancy getting in on this year’s Simplyhealth Great North Run action without breaking a sweat? Then watching the famous race from a prime vantage point along its route is the way to do it. Whether you’re going to support someone taking part in the world’s biggest half-marathon, or just want to catch a glimpse of some legendary athletes getting involved, the Great North Run is undoubtedly a spectator sport – with a ton of activities, entertainment and vantage points right along the runners’ route. The weekend kicks-off on Saturday, September 8 with the world’s biggest pasta party, the Great North 5k, the Junior and Mini Great North Run and the Great North CityGames, so make sure you pop down to soak up the atmosphere. Then the 37th Great North Run takes place on Sunday, September 9 where around 57,000 runners will tackle the 13.1-mile route from Newcastle to South Shields . While the runners will be pounding the streets, there will be hundreds of … [Read more...] about Where is the best place to watch the Great North Run 2018?
She's a doting mother to two boys, Aiden, seven, and Alastair, 12, who she shares with husband Rod Stewart. And Penny Lancaster spent some quality time with her youngest as they turned out at the Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire on Tuesday. The former model, 47, cut an incredibly stylish figure as she watched the races with her sweet son - who is an avid horse rider himself. Family time! Penny Lancaster, 47, spent some quality time with her youngest Aiden, seven, as they turned out at the Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire on Tuesday Penny looked sensational as she clad her statuesque figure in a crisp, button down white shirt and ankle-grazing trousers. She opted for comfort in a pair of flat shoes and accessorised with a slew of bracelets. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Busy Philipps reveals she's steamed her vagina and had a... Jools Oliver looks stylish in a floral dress for walk with... Peter Andre admits he tries … [Read more...] about Penny Lancaster enjoys the races with sweet son Aiden, 7
The countdown is well and truly on with just hours to go until the Tour of Britain heads to West Wales. Spectators are expected to come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the world famous cyclists passing through Carmarthenshire , including Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas . Local communities have gone all out to celebrate the biggest professional cycling race which comes to the county on Sunday, September 2, with bunting lining the streets and activities organised for families. There will be several viewing points across the county which include Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthen and Llandovery as many communities have organised events to celebrate the occasion. Pembrey Country Park This is where the grand depart will take place on Sunday at 11am. The country park will have its very own Gwair Geraint, which will be an ideal spot to watch the race travel through Carmarthenshire on the big screen. Kidwelly After the grand depart from Pembrey Country Park, the race will pass … [Read more...] about The best places to watch the Tour of Britain in Wales
HENLEY'S Royal Regatta is celebrating its 169th opening today. Here's how you can stay as close to all the action as possible without being at the banks, with news on live-streaming and the rowing's TV schedule... How can I live-stream the Henley Royal Regatta 2018? Henley Royal Regatta is available to live-stream free below. The river-based international rowing regatta is also being screened on the events official YouTube page where it can also be watched on demand. This year the Regatta has revealed three new trophies for the women's pair, four and double sculls, which were introduced in 2017 Unfortunately, tickets are now sold out so if you want to catch the action, watching from home is now the only option. FAMILY MAN Who is Gareth Southgate’s wife Alison and how many children do couple have? SWISS ROLLING IN IT How tennis ace Roger Federer's deals make him richer than the Queen I'm N'GOn-zi Steven N’Zonzi tells Sevilla he wants to leave as Gunners make offer WHITE … [Read more...] about Henley Royal Regatta 2018 live stream – how to watch the racing for free online and TV schedule