Gerwyn Price retained the International Darts Open in Riesa, Germany, with a gutsy response to beat Rob Cross, 8-6, in the final. Having collected his first European Tour title at the Sachsenarena 12 months ago defeating Simon Whitlock, the Welshman known as ‘The Iceman’ repeated his exploits on Sunday evening, claiming the crown for the second time and the £25,000 prize. Cross, who was looking for his maiden Euro Tour victory, settled into the final well with a 12-dart break in the third leg, only to be answered by an 87 bullseye finish from Price to level at 2-2.
Cardiff AC sealed a senior race double at the 52nd Welsh Road Relay Championships on Sunday. The event returned to Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli, hosting a trial trace for the ERRA National Road Relays for the first time, and with competitors enjoying far better weather conditions than when torrential rain blighted the races 12 months ago. The Cardiff men’s team took the lead at the end of the second leg courtesy of British 50km record holder Dan Nash. Jake Smith increased the lead on the penultimate leg, recording the fastest time over the 5.6km course in 16:48.
Matt Grimes insists he will “take one for the team” and risk yellow or red cards in future in order to keep points on the board for Swansea City. The Swans captain says he will gamble on the punishments by committing a foul if he is in the position to deny opponents late on in a match. Grimes has claimed he should have pulled back Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban at the weekend in the build-up to Forest’s 85th minute only goal of the game at the Liberty Stadium.
Warren Gatland insists Wales are ready to unleash some World Cup surprises and has claimed he was holding the team back in the tournament warm-ups. Despite winning the Grand Slam earlier this year, and reaching the top of the global rankings, Wales come into the tournament now ranked fifth in the world after heavy defeats to England and Ireland during the build-up. But Gatland says the team were experimenting in those matches and that their true strategy will only come to the fore when they begin their campaign against Georgia on Sept. 23.
Teenager Jack Tudor landed a double at Sunday's Melton Hunt Club Point-To-Point at Garthorpe and both were trained by his father Jonathan Tudor who is also having a cracking season. The 17-year-old Jac, from Merthyr Mawr, rode a winner at the Gelligaer Farmers fixture on Saturday and followed that with his two-timer. He... Read More
Vale of Glamorgan's Jockey Isabel On Course For Welsh Title After Gelligaer Point-to-Point Success On Flash Klass
Vale of Glamorgan's Isabel Williams chalked-up her fifth point-to-point winner of the season at the well attended Gelligaer Farmers Hunt Steeplechases. Isabel, the 21-year-old daughter of leading Welsh National Hunt trainer Evan Williams, has high hopes now of retaining her Welsh Lady Riders Championship title. In a thrilling finish to the young horse maiden race four of... Read More
Merthyr Mawr teenager Jack Tudor is making a bold bid to land the Fuller's sponsored national novice riders' championship. Tudor, aged 16, earned a treble at the Tivyside Hunt Point-to-Point Steeplechases at Lydstep in Pembrokeshire to take his tally so far to 13. Huw Edwards and Liam Harrison are Tudor's closest challengers for the... Read More
David Brace OBE and 16-year-old jockey Jack Tudor were back in the winners' enclosure at Berkeley Hunt’s Point-To-Point Steeplechases (writes Brian Lee). Less than 24 hours after landing the Dunraven Bowl Novices Hunter Chase at Chepstow Racecourse with Pink Eyed Pedro, Brace and Tudor were winners again after Tudor riding Brace's... Read More
Welsh rugby International Cory Hill has a share in a syndicate horse that has won three point-to-point races this season (writes Brian Lee). He saw his mare take the honours at South Pembrokeshire Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases, Lydstep. It was the first time Hill had watched five-year-old chestnut Highway Jewel race win when she... Read More
South Pembrokeshire Hunt will be hosting their ever-popular Easter meeting at Lydstep on Monday, April 22 (writes Steph Rogers). The meeting has attracted 82 entries in all with the feature race, The Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate Race, boasting 10 strong entries. The impressive Highway Jewel could make it three from three for... Read More