The Recent Sports’ Round-Up Darlings!

The English National was won by the fabulous Many Clouds on Saturday. My mum had him done. 🙂 It was wonderful excitement in our house as he crossed the line at Aintree. Priced at 25/1 Many Clouds, trained by Oliver Sherwood and owned by Trevor Hemmings, ensured that jockey Leighton Aspell made history becoming the first jockey in 61 years to ride back-to-back National winners on different horses having rode Pineau De Re to victory last year. Last year’s winner also gave a good showing completing the course once again. Second was Saint Are following by Welsh National winner Monbeg Dude who after been hampered early on made a great recovery to get third. Alvarado followed home in 4th while Shutthefrontdoor came 4th for Tony McCoy in his last ever English National before he retires on April 25th.

The Alan Carr celebrity sweepstake was won by Dave Berry while poor old Alan got Court By Surprise which I also picked out of our local bookies’ sweepstake! 🙂 The Alan Carr Chatty Man Grand National Special took place on Friday with Gok Wan and Nick Luck who were part of the Channel 4 team for the big race among the guests.

Congratulations From Alan Carr To Dave Berry

21-year-old golfer Jordan Spieth became the youngest Masters winner since golfing legend Tiger Woods on Sunday winning by four shots over golfing rivals Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson who shared second while Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy finished in fourth position. Spieth ended on 18-under par breaking numerous records in the process and hugged his girlfriend Annie Verret, his mother, Chris, his father, Shawn, his younger brother, Steven and his grandfather, Bob following his prestigious win. His younger sister Ellie, who was born with a neurological disorder that places her on the autism spectrum, was watching her big brother win at home.

Speaking of his win, Spieth said:

“It was very nerve-wracking today. I didn’t sleep all last night. Just got out here and got in a little rhythm. With two major champions right behind, I couldn’t let up. It was the most incredible week of my life. This is as great as it gets in our sport. It was remarkable. I saw my family and friends right behind the green there, and knew it was going to be a done deal. I’m still kind of in shock a little bit.”

Spieth, who came joint second last year behind Bubba Watson, was awarded the green jacket by the former champion.

Well done to all! 🙂

The Celebrities Show Their Support For World Aids Day!

Gok Wan made a YouTube video for World Aids Day

Gok Wan made a YouTube video for World Aids Day

Kind-hearted Charlie Condou showed his support

Kind-hearted Charlie Condou showed his support

December 1st was World Aids which was a huge day in aid of a fantastic cause and many celebrities were out in force to show their support.

World AIDS Day is a high-profile event all over the world to raise awareness and support to people living with HIV.

Fashion stylist and presenter Leicester’s Gok Wan appeared in a YouTube video for the day done a very tongue-in-cheek way as he got across the message of wearing the important red pin for the important day. And other celebrities such as Corrie star Charlie Condou, The X Factor judges and presenter Dermot O’ Leary, Dr Christian Jessen from Embarrassing Bodies and The Good Wife’s Alan Cumming wore the pin in support.

American singer Alicia Keyes also played a concert in New York in support of the day.

To see Gok Wan’s very important video message go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkmPaYntqrE

For more information and to purchase your ribbon go to: http://www.worldaidsday.org/