Gareth Furlong bagged his second goal of the Belfius EuroHockey Championship as Wales lost to Spain in Antwerp. The Surbiton HC defender followed up his strike in the 2-2 draw with England on the opening day.
Welsh athletes will be taking on some of the world’s best at Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. The latest leg of the international athletics roadshow features more than 60 global medallist, including 10 reigning Olympic champions, two Paralympic champions and 13 reigning world champions. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Melissa Courtney, who beat Laura Muir in the Vitality Westminster Mile earlier this year, will line up over the same distance in the Milicent Fawcett Mile alongside fellow Brit Eilish McCoglan.
Steve Cooper says Borja Bastón was revelling in the role of leading the line after his two goals secured their 3-2 win over Preston. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before this season but now has three goals in three league games. It was his equaliser on the stroke of half-time that gave the hosts a lifeline after Joe Rafferty’s early strike put a dominant Preston side ahead after 11 minutes.
Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation. Wales’ 13-6 World Cup warm-up victory over England in Cardiff saw them end the All Blacks’ 10-year unbroken rankings reign. And their debut rise to the summit comes just 34 days before the World Cup kicks off in Japan.
Wales came agonisingly close to pulling off a shock victory over England on their return to the top tier of European competition after 20 years. Coach Zak Jones’ side were within three minutes of victory in their opening Pool A game at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp.
Vale of Glamorgan trainer Tim Vaughan had a double at Ludlow with AllTimeGold and Jefferson Davis (writes Brian Lee). The former, partnered by stable jockey Alan Johns, landed the two-mile handicap chase, while Jefferson Davis, ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnson, won the three-mile handicap chase. https://twitter.com/LudlowRaceClub/status/1130490332783751168 AllTimeGold, the 6-4 favourite, won by six... Read More
Isabel Williams and Jack Tudor, who both live in the Vale of Glamorgan, rode winners at Ludlow, writes Brian Lee. Isabel, riding Burn Baby Byrne for her National Hunt trainer father Evan, scored a one-and-a-half lengths win over Mabela in the Weatherbys TBA Mares' Handicap Hurdle. Jack was aboard the seven-year-old Hidden Charmer in the... 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
Conditional jockey Connor Brace from Porthcawl came in for plenty of praise when scoring on Fergal O'Brien's Carrolls Milan at Ludlow (writes Brian Lee). Connor, a former national champion novice point-to-point rider, got his mount home by a length from Gold Chain in the mares' handicap hurdle much to the delight... Read More
The Welsh point-to-point season starts with the Curre & Llangibby fixture at Howick near Chepstow on Sunday (November 25). Brian Lee, who has been reporting on the Welsh hunt racing scene for more than half-a-century, takes a look at one of his many press cuttings books. This time for 1989. My... Read More