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.
Sean Bowen has underlined his status as one the UK’s top jockeys by winning the National Hunt Jockey of the Year prize at the annual Welsh Horse Racing Awards. The 25-year-old – who is enjoying a highly successful season – picked up the award in recognition of an outstanding year... 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
Evan Williams And Adam Wedge Land Double Welsh Triumph At Cheltenham . . . And Celebrate With Tea And Biscuits
Adam Wedge celebrated a notable Welsh double at Cheltenham by paying tribute to trainer Evan Williams. Welsh jockey Wedge provided one of the highlights of day three of the Festival when he won the Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase on Coole Cody – providing another triumph for Welsh... Read More
Welsh National hopeful Truckers Lodge will appear at Chepstow this weekend in preparation for the big race in the calendar at the same venue at the end of the month. The Paul Nicholls-trained horse heads to Chepstow on Saturday for the Welsh Grand National Trial, live on Sky Sports Racing... Read More
Wales rugby star Jonathan Davies was a winner, while Evan Williams landed a double at the Welsh Horse Racing Awards, arranged by Chepstow, Ffos Las and Bangor Racecourses . Davies and All Stars Sports Racing won the National Hunt Owners’ award as owners of Coral Welsh Grand National winner Potters... Read More
Byron Moorcroft, of Cowbridge, rode his first ever four-timer at the Curre & Llangibby Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplchases at Howick, Chepstow (writes Brian Lee). Byron, 31, took the Confined Race on Tommy Faulkner's Black Jack Rover then on the same owner's Mister Robbo he landed the Restricted. Then after a walk-over on Jason... Read More