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The Road to the 2018 Kentucky Derby Begins

(Image Credit: Flickr / Telmo32) On May 5th, 2018, twenty thoroughbred horses and their jockeys will line up at the starting gate of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. They’re there to win the roses (a symbol that their speed can’t be beat), the prize money, and America’s hearts. Each one of them has worked hard to get there, though, competing for months in qualifying races that rank them as the fastest horses, nationally. And 2018 will bring some additional international appeal as well. There are four qualifying series that comprise the Road to the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Traditionally, those qualifying…

What Are The Best Racehorses In Training Today?

Horse racing is a sport that is loved around the world and those who follow the action closely hope each year that a new superstar emerges that is a horse of a lifetime. With the method of breeding used where the best stallions meet the leading broodmares, that is always possible. Here is a look at the best horses which are in training today. Almanzor (FRA) In 2016 the French-based horse Almanzor dominated Europe with five consecutive victories as a three-year-old, including the Qipco Champions Stakes on British Champions Day at Ascot in October. Such was his dominance, he ran…

Most successful football teams in the world

The old proverb has an undeniable truth to it: nothing succeeds like success. One look at the world of professional football will tell you that. Out of the thousands of clubs that have competed at professional level during the past century, the same dozen or so names always come up when the notion of “overall success” is raised. Some might find it peculiar that all the greatest football clubs on the planet can be whittled down to less than 20 names with relative ease, but that’s sport for you. If you begin to win on a regular basis, the hunger…

Should the Sacramento Kings compete or rebuild?

The 2016-2017 season hasn’t been a kind one for the Sacramento Kings. As of the writing of this article, the team has limped its way to a 25-41 record, making it likely that they will be watching the playoffs from the press box this season. As such, Peter Benedict St. Andrews and countless other Kings fans are waiting anxiously to see what executives will decide to do with the team in the coming months. While we don’t have any pull with the general manager, we’ll share our thoughts on the Kings’ complex situation in the article below. COMPETE: 1) They…

Remembering the life of John Elway Sr.

Throughout the years, football fans everywhere have known exactly what the name Elway was synonymous with: excellence. Associated with star quarterback John Elway of the Denver Broncos, many remember the years where he led dramatic drives deep into the playoffs, culminating with Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998. However, it is not well-known that his dad played a huge role in the evolution of the game, as the plays he innovated went on to transform how it was played. Officially John Elway Sr., Jack Elway overcame the initial disappointment of a football career cut short by inventing the spread…

4 Ways to Take Care of your Cricket Bat

Cricket players really only have one vital piece of playing equipment, and that is their bat. Whether you are an opening batsman, or the spin bowler, you will have your turn in front of the stumps, and your half century might make all the difference. Bat maintenance, is therefore critical, and if you are about to invest in a new cricket bat, here are some useful tips. Knocking In – Every new bat must be knocked in, which is a process of gently tapping the blade with a special wooden cricket mallet. There is a degree of skill involved in…

Thistlecrack Gold Cup Favourite After Vautour Passing

With horse racing fans across the UK mourning the death of one of the most successful steeplechasers of the modern era Vautour, the passing of the seven-year-old now means that Colin Tizzard’s Thistlecrack is the overwhelming favourite in the horse racing betting odds among bookmakers to win next year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Vautour died after a freak accident at Willie Mullins’ County Carlow yard, and will go down in history, having won three times at Cheltenham, including the Ryanair Chase back in March. Having won easily on his chasing debut at Chepstow recently,  it will be survival of the fittest…

Strategies to Win Big on Sports Betting

Sports betting is absolutely huge right now, there are hundreds of companies offering odds on almost every sport in existence and the amount of fields that you are able to bet on is incredible. In the past you used to be able to bet simply on outcomes of matches or perhaps the number of points/goals to be scored, these days you can pretty much bet on how green the grass will been on the field. The transformation in sports betting means that it has never been more simple to make good money from gambling, in fact many people do this for…

Can Andy Murray win the US Open this year?

“Andy Murray at the 2013 US Open” (CC BY 2.0) by  Boss Tweed  It has been a brilliant year so far for Andy Murray. The British star has reached the final of all three Grand Slam events this year; losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open and French Open before claiming victory over Canadian Milos Raonic in the final at Wimbledon in July. On his day, Murray is perhaps the only player that can consistently compete with world number one Djokovic and it is refreshing to see somebody oust the Serbian after a brief era of dominance. Can Andy Murray win the…