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Home and Visitor triumphs at the Yeovil Senior’s Open Competition

This year’s Senior’s Open Bowmaker competition had sufficient entrants to allow the allocation of two prize funds: one for home teams and another for visitors.

The best score of the day was recorded by Rich Stevens, Andrew Vickery, and Chris Hazelwood of The Warren Golf Club, which is located on the Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve. Their score of eighty-three stableford points saw them tied with the Moors Valley Golf Club trio of Alan Newman, Gary Rogers, and Graham Cherrett who ended up in second place by virtue of a countback.

Played over Yeovil’s eighteen-hole...

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Grassroots rugby back with a bang at Exeter Chiefs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/20/2021 - 8:25pm

RUGBY is back with a bang in England after months of frustration caused by the Covid pandemic, meaning it was an opportunity for junior festivals to take centre stage this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returned at Exeter Chiefs.

Crediton Rugby Club hosted an exciting Under-11 and Under-12 grassroots developmental festival on Sunday as youngsters finally got the opportunity to lace up their boots again, with a myriad of teams from the West Country and surrounding areas locking horns.

This successful series of nationwide events, now running for nearly two...

The Jockey Club South West Frequent Runner Scheme for 2021/22 Jump season returns at Warwick next week

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Posted: Tue, 09/14/2021 - 4:38pm

The Jockey Club South West Frequent Runner Scheme returns for the 2021/22 Jump season and will once again aim to reward trainers who run horses regularly at the four Jockey Club Racecourses in the South West – Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick, and Wincanton.

Warwick’s two-day meeting on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st September kicks off the 2021/22 scheme, which will conclude on May 31st 2022.

As in previous seasons, two categories of trainers will be rewarded – those with more than 40 horses in training and those with fewer than 40 horses in training. Paul Nicholls, the 12-...

Kane looks the value bet in chase for Premier League Golden Boot

THE summer of fevered transfer activity in the English soccer Premier League has seen several ‘new’ faces emerge in the betting for top goalscorer in season 2021/22.

Those players include some very familiar with the English top flight, with legend of the game Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United seeing him installed as third favorite to claim a second Premier League golden boot – he last took the prize in 2008!

He may be 36, which in soccer terms is virtually a retiree, but the gambling firms have the Portugal international as short as 9/2 (450) to come out on...

Rise of Raducanu set to inspire a new tennis generation in Exeter

The rise of the teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu may inspire youngsters in Exeter to pick up a racket and take advantage of the city’s free tennis facilities.

That’s the hope of Exeter City Council’s Lead Councillor for Leisure & Physical Activity, Cllr Duncan Wood, who believes the new British Number One’s incredible run in the US Open will serve as an inspiration to those starting out or considering taking up tennis.

“We have great tennis facilities in Exeter, in our parks, where people of all ages and abilities can play for free,” said Cllr Wood.

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Can you trust betting tipsters?

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:08am

We hear of betting tipsters everywhere nowadays, and you may have thought to yourself, hey, can they actually be trusted? It has now become one of the most popular ways to gamble, and such a saturated role for many gambling professionals out there, to make some money from the kind of knowledge and experience they have.

Each betting tipster will have their own quirks and approaches, meaning in all honesty, there is definitely something to learn from all of them really. Yet, when it comes to picking the right one you need, when you need to place a bet on some horse racing odds ,...

Crowds and sunshine come out for Devon Stage of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain

The AJ Bell Tour of Britain was greeted with a welcome that was as warm as the temperatures in Devon today (Monday 6 September).

Devon hosted Stage Two of this year’s race, with the professional riders starting in Sherford under blue skies, matching the AJ Bell Leader’s jersey worn by Olympic silver medallist Wout Van Aert at the start of the day after his victory in the opening stage in Cornwall.

The race may have been delayed by a year but the atmosphere at the start and right along the route made it well worth the wait.

The 115 mile stage saw a fantastic...

Race favourites and betting odds ahead of the 2021 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp

There is Group 1 action at Longchamp on Sunday September 5. It’s the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp which is for horses aged at least three years old and run over a mile. It’s due to start at 2.48 UK time and the winner will take home £229,580. The forecast is for the ground to be Good to Soft.

Not many races are named after a windmill but this one is. Last year saw Persian King, trained by André Fabre finish first. That was the third time in the last four years that a four-year-old has won this race. There’s a strong field for Sunday’s race, so let’s take a look at the leading...

Tour Of Britain Cycles Into View

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Fri, 09/03/2021 - 10:54am

While it may not possess the same level of prestige as the Tour de France, the Tour of Britain is still a race that is keenly anticipated on these shores and with the race getting underway in just a few days, some of the world’s best will soon be showing their pedal power once again.

Power that will surely be generated by the likes of Mark Cavendish and with the Manx cycling powerhouse arriving off the back of an impressive showing in France’s legendary Tour, he will now look to perform to a similar level across the length and breadth of Britain.

That’s because Cavendish...

Exeter Chiefs head coach Sue Appleby looks ahead to new Allianz Premier 15s season

EXETER CHIEFS’ emphatic introduction to the Allianz Premier 15s has sparked more players dreaming of Devon, says head coach Susie Appleby.

Chiefs finished sixth last year, their maiden top-flight season, tying fifth-placed Gloucester-Hartpury Women with 50 points apiece but missing out on the top half of the table on points difference.

It’s been a busy offseason for Appleby, whose new signings include hooker Clara Nielson, a Devon native and Exeter University PhD graduate joining the club from Bristol Bears, alongside scrum-half Brooke Bradley, full-back/wing Olivia...

Star-studded startlist revealed for 2021 Tour of Britain

British sporting heroes, Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallists, world champions and former stage and jersey winners will all feature in this year’s Tour of Britain (5 – 12 September).

Devon will host Stage Two of the Tour on Monday 6 September, starting in Sherford and finishing in Exeter.

Just days away from the start of the race, the provisional line-ups for the 18 competing teams have today been revealed. The field of riders includes five reigning national road race champions and four reigning time trial champions – with 20 different nationalities being represented.

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