Brennan Johnson insists Wales can shock England and keep their World Cup dream alive. Wales’ hopes of making the knockout stages were left hanging by a thread after losing 2-0 to Iran. England’s goalless draw with the United States on Friday night means that Wales still have a path to the round of 16, but qualification is out of their own hands unless they beat Gareth Southgate’s side by a four-goal margin.
It must have felt a long way from Tylorstown as Robert Page starred out towards the world's media and tried to explain how the heady optimism of just 16 ago had evaporated under a hot Arabian sun. Little more than two weeks ago, the Wales manager was in his home village, announcing the squad he would take to take to a World Cup finals, the first Wales manager to do so for 64 years. Now, that adventure already seems to drawing to a close after just two games following a 2-0 to Iran which was unexpected, but felt feasible from the moment Kieffer Moore missed an early opportunity.
Welsh horse racing has been backed to provide a major economic impact over the next year, despite the difficult financial outlook. The success of race meetings held across Wales, along with individual achievements by owners, trainers and jockeys based in Wales has been highlighted by a group of Senedd members in... Read More
The Mud Is Thickening, The Days Are Shortening And Evan Williams Couldn't Be Happier . . . The Jump Season Is Back
Evan Williams and his family enjoy the summer, but not as much as the winter and the jump season when, as he puts it, “the mud is flying, and the days are short, and the flowers have died.” That’s poetry. And there’s more. “That’s when we really come alive,” says... Read More
Bernard Llewellyn And Family Raise Funds And Awareness For Brain Tumour Research As Life Of Gwilym Celebrated A Year On
By Graham Thomas Bernard Llewellyn has urged race-goers to support the Brain Tumour Research race day at Chepstow on Friday 10th June, aimed at raising awareness and funds to combat the illness. The event is being held in memory of the trainer’s son Gwilym Llewellyn, who died after a very short illness... Read More
No sport was hit harder by the Covid pandemic than horse racing, where empty courses and cancelled meetings are estimated to have cost £450 million in lost income. But Kevin Hire – the recently appointed general manager at Ffos Las Racecourse - reckons the sport is fighting back and has... Read More
Jockey Ben Jones has admitted he only knew he had reached 100 career wins because his father Dai told him! Jones Jnr recently celebrated the career milestone when he rode Beau Haze to victory at Chepstow to give him his 37th win of the season. But the 22-year-old might not... Read More
By Paul Jones If Jonathan Davies was not required for duty by Wales against England this Saturday, then he might well have been making plans to visit Chepstow. After all, that would have allowed the Scarlets, Wales and British and Irish Lions player to indulge in his two favourite sporting passions –... Read More