Jeremiah Azu's bid to become European Under-20 100m champion ended in agony face down on the Ryavallen Athletics Stadium in Sweden on Friday night. It was a heartbreaking end to the Cardiff athlete's challenge following his stratospheric rise to prominence this year.
Seb Morris is hoping for a change of future and a late-season British GT Championship results boost, starting at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. A campaign that promised so much for the 2017 British GT title winning ‘dream team’ of Morris and driving partner Rick Parfitt Jnr has instead been one of frustration, with the Bentley Continental GT3 duo seeing a bid for a second title victory hampered by bad luck and an unfavourable ‘Balance of Performance’. Last time out at Donington Park in June, they raced as hard as possible and extracted every last bit of performance from the impressively handling No.31 machine. Still, though, they had to settle for a seventh place result during the two-hour contest with the ‘BOP’ having a big impact.
Damian Cole is looking to extend his lead in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship when he contests tomorrow’s Carryduff Forklift Down Rally in his Get Connected/Energizer-backed Ford Fiesta WRC. The six time champion has an excellent chance to extend his current 17 point lead in the series, as arch rival and defending champion Jason Pritchard is unable to contest the event, as he’s at home awaiting the arrival of a new addition to the family. Having scored maximum points last time out in Belgium, Cole is on top form and after much work seems to have the car working to his liking. The Abergavenny ace will be co-driven by Paul Spooner. Defending British Rally Champion Matt Edwards is contesting the event in his Ford Fiesta R5 as practice for the forthcoming Ulster Rally. The Llandudno driver will be partnered by Paul Morris.
Paul Ring was captain of St Peter’s RFC when they caused the biggest shock in Welsh Cup history, but I doubt the euphoria he felt that day in 1993 could match his achievement for Old Farts Cycling Club. Ring’s Rocks defeated Cardiff RFC 26 years ago - and losing coach Alex... Read More
Dai-Sport journalist Terry Phillips joins the Old Farts Cycling Club on their gruelling, exhausting ride to Exeter on Saturday. It’s the fourth year Terry has been on an OF cycle ride - and he’s cheated every time by volunteering to drive a support car rather than riding. He’s done it again... Read More
Merthyr Mawr's Jack Tudor, aged 16, had his biggest win to date when he won the Cheltenham Pony Racing Authority Graduates Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on Uno Mas (writes Brian Lee). The horse is trained by former National Hunt jockey Christian Williams at Ogmore-By-Sea. Five-year-old Uno Mas, a 14-1 chance, got home by a neck... Read More
Welshman Connor Brace, a 7lb claiming jockey attached to Fergal O'Brien's Cotswold yard, has been in cracking form (writes Brian Lee). He won the opening Juvenile Hurdle on 14-1 outsider Phoenican Star for O'Brien at Stratford. Star was Connor's sixth winner since the end of last month, having won at meetings all... Read More
Welsh riders Connor Brace, Lorcan Williams and Sean Bowen all caught the judge's eye at Exeter. Brace took the opening handicap hurdle on Phillip Hobbs's Smarty Wild. Just over 40 minutes later, Williams was successful on the top weighted Truckers Lodge for Paul Nicholls and later in the afternoon Sean Bowen won... Read More
Peterston-super-Ely farmer Philip Dando saw his seven-year-old IfAndBut win the Call Star Sports On 8000 521 321 Handicap Hurdle at Exeter (writes Brian Lee). In a field of 14 runners, IfAndBut, ridden by 5lbs claiming jockey Mitchell Bastyan, won by two-and-three quarter lengths from Micras and was returned at odds... Read More