Grand National 2019: Ben Pauling confirms Kildisart for clash with big guns in Mildmay Novices' Chase

KILDISART will take a hike in trip after finishing fourth in the JLT at the Cheltenham Festival. Ben Pauling's classy gelding was outpaced in the Grade 1 contest before staying on at the death. That run screamed out for a step up in distance, and a first crack at three miles is now on the cards in the Manifesto Novices' […]

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F1 2019 schedule and races: Australian Grand Prix begins new season, British GP takes place in July

There are no new Grand Prix for the 2019, but the season is starting a week earlier and finishing in December for the first time since 1963 – while the Chinese GP will be the 1000th in F1. F1 2019 race schedule March 17: Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne March 31: Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, […]

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Six Nations 2019 TV coverage, channel, live stream for Scotland vs Wales, England vs Italy and Ireland vs France

Warren Gatland's team can still go onto claim the Grand Slam – but after brilliant victories over Ireland and France, the Red Rose now need to ensure they beat Scotland and Italy to keep their hopes alive. Six Nations 2019 fixtures, results and table What TV channel is the Six Nations on and can I live stream it? UK TV […]

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Dancing on Ice 2019: Finalist James Jordan reveals whether he’d ever return to Strictly Come Dancing

James Jordan might be preparing for the final of Dancing On Ice this weekend, but he’s best-known among his fans for his time on Strictly Come Dancing. The dancing pro appeared on the popular BBC hit for years, bowing out in 2013. And ahead of the Dancing On Ice final, James has finally revealed whether or not he’d ever return […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2019: Champion Hurdle verdicts and tips – Sun Racing's team of experts give their view on the feature contest on Day 1

There's bound to be plenty of opinions flying about and the Sun Racing experts have had their say on the Tuesday feature. Callum Jamieson Right now, my bet would be SHARJAH each-way. I just can't see him out of the places and he's bound to go off shorter on the day. But, and it's a big but, he's pretty one-dimensional when […]

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When is Pancake Day 2019 and is it the same date as Shrove Tuesday?

But when is Pancake Tuesday and is it the same as Shrove Tuesday? When is Pancake Tuesday? Usually the highly-anticipated day falls at the end of February, but this year Pancake Day is on Tuesday, March 5. Lent – the 40-day period of religious fasting – begins the following day on Ash Wednesday, March 6. The custom on the much-celebrated […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2019: Handicap weights are revealed with the Festival just 13 days away

We have picked through the races and earmarked the weights of several horses to watch out for. Ultima Handicap Chase (105 entries) The well-backed ante-post favourite Give Me A Copper (6-1) has been allotted 10st 9lb for the Ultima on the opening day. Mister Whitaker, a winner at the Festival last year, has been given 11st 1lb, while Alpha Des […]

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London murder rate 2019 – how many murders have there been this year so far & which city has the world’s highest murder rate?

But how many murders have there been in the capital so far this year? Here's what we know… What is London's murder rate? As of February 21, there have been at least 12 murders in London so far in 2019. The most recent case of a fatal stabbing was on February 21, where a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2019: Gold Cup contender Clan Des Obeaux leads a strong team of chasers for Paul Nicholls

The headline act is Clan Des Obeaux, who is the clear 4-1 second favourite for the Gold Cup. The King George hero warmed up for the Festival with a dominant victory at Ascot earlier this month. And Nicholls believes he is a massive contender for the feature race of the week. He said: "Everything with him has gone to plan, […]

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Guinness Six Nations 2019: England boss Eddie Jones begs for mercy for Kyle Sinckler after the prop's explosion in Cardiff in defeat to Wales

Goaded in the week as England's "emotional time bomb" by the Wales boss, Sinckler self-destructed in Cardiff's cauldron. As the heat got too much for him the 25-year-old tyro was hooked by Eddie Jones and booed off the pitch like a pantomime villain by 70,000 delirious Dragons fans. Now Jones has begged for mercy for his fiery front-rower who he […]

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