We’ve just come off the back of two top quality weeks of links golf on the European Tour with both the Irish and Scottish Opens. But throughout we’ve known that it’s all been building up to the big one, the Open Championship. The oldest of golf’s four major championships, this year’s renewal is the 146th Open and as ever, the world’s best players and a selection of qualifiers will play at a world class links course for a crack at winning the famous Claret Jug.
It’s not just Newmarket where you will find top quality racing this weekend. Racing fans will also turn their attentions towards York for the ever-popular John Smith’s Cup. With a big field and winners possible from all levels of the betting, this is certainly a race worth getting your teeth stuck into.
With one game to go, Canada are sitting pretty at the top of Group A in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In contrast, there’s a real chance that Honduras will fail to make it out of the group and qualify for the knockout stages.
The July Cup is one of the feature races of the July Festival at Newmarket. Held on the final day of the festival, the July Cup is one of the richest flat races of the year with a prize fund of half a million pounds. This year’s renewal sees the best three-year-old sprinter, Caravaggio, try to prove his credentials against his elders.
We always knew that men’s quarter-final day at Wimbledon was going to be dramatic but nobody could have predicted just how enthralling the action would be. We had two five set matches, a couple of injuries and a Roger Federer masterclass. So, we felt now was a good time to have a quick look at the four men who’ve made it to the semis and see if we can secure some profit from the end of a truly thrilling tournament.