Royal Dornoch edges Kameko in Royal Lodge Stakes

Under urging from jockey Wayne Lordan, Royal Dornoch re-rallied to win Saturday’s Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) at Newmarket in England.

Soccer: Euro 2020 qualifying betting preview

Euro 2020 qualifying begins Thursday, September 5, as 55 soccer nations continue their quest to qualify for next summer’s European championships. The qualifying format is different this time around, so let’s take a look at how teams can qualify, as well as a couple teams that deserve a look over the next week.

Enable, Magical meet again in Yorkshire Oaks

Magical (purple cap) battles with Enable (pink cap) in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf - © Casey Phillips/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM /Breeders Cup The August 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) at York in England is always a prestigious event, but this year, the presence of superstar mare #1 Enable has elevated the race to a new level. With nine group 1 victories under her belt, including back-to-back triumphs in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Enable is already a [...]

Enable, Crystal Ocean clash in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Enable winning the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) - Coady Photography It’s a showdown of top-class caliber at one of the world’s oldest Thoroughbred racetracks. It’s one of the most prestigious races in all of Europe. It’s the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), scheduled to be held for the 69th time Saturday at Ascot Racecourse in England. Every year the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (a "Win and You're In" qualifier for the [...]

Can Enable be defeated in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes?

Magical (purple cap) battles with Enable (pink cap) in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) - © Casey Phillips/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM /Breeders Cup When the two-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) winner Enable makes her much-anticipated 2019 debut in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (G1) at Sandown Park Racecourse in England, she might not be a shoo-in to prevail. Racing for the powerful team of trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori, #6 Enable will be favored to defeat seven rivals [...]

Women’s World Cup: England, Sweden playing for pride Saturday

The Women's World Cup enters its final stages this weekend, and the third-place match kicks things off Saturday in Nice. It's the match neither team wants to be in, but one will have to settle for third in the tournament with a win. England vs. Sweden (England -135, Sweden +345, Draw +285) World Cup free pick: Draw Both teams have recent history in the third-place game. England won it in 2015, and Sweden did the same in 2011. England will [...]

Women’s World Cup semifinals preview: Americans take on England

The scene shifts to Lyon on Tuesday for the semifinal round of the Women's World Cup. The four remaining teams will fight to see who makes it to Sunday's title game in Lyon, while the losers will have to settle for the third-place match in Nice on Saturday. England vs. United States, Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET (England +340, USA -130, Draw +270) The United States might be the defending champion, but England has made back-to-back World Cup semifinals. The Americans [...]

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview

We have reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 Women's World Cup, and all of Europe is having a party that America is trying to crash. Seven of the eight quarterfinal teams come from Europe, while the lone team trying to spoil the European fun is the United States Women's National Team. The winners move onto the semifinals in Lyon for a shot at playing for the trophy. Thursday Norway vs. England (Norway +230, England +100, Draw +215) Norway enters the [...]

Royal Ascot spot plays: Sands of Mali in the Diamond Jubilee

Royal Procession. Queen Elizabeth the Second arriving at Royal Ascot - Photo by Horsephotos.com It’s been a fun run, but the five-day Royal Ascot meet wraps up Saturday with one last stakes-filled card, highlighted by the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1). To celebrate the final day of racing, let’s examine the three group races on the agenda and try to end the meet on a winning note. Race 2: Jersey Stakes (G3) #13 Space Blues has yet to compete [...]

Royal Ascot: Spot plays for Day 4

Racing at Royal Ascot - Photo by Horsephotos.com The penultimate day of racing at the 2019 Royal Ascot meet features four more group stakes races, including a high-quality renewal of the Coronation Stakes (G1). Favorites have struggled during the first three days of the meet, perhaps in part because of the soft ground, but with the course drying out, the action might be a bit more predictable Friday. Let’s dig in and come up with a few spot [...]