October Sports Preview
The month of October looks set to be one of the biggest months in the sporting calendar, with the biggest names in Horse Racing, Golf, and Rugby League congregating for major events.
In the first weekend of the month, all attention will turn to France, as Longchamp hosts the most prestigious flat race of the season, but with the biggest prize of the year up for grabs, who will take victory in the 2013 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe? The following Saturday sees the famed 2m Cesarewitch complete the Autumn double at Newmarket, whilst the flat season culminates at Ascot a week later with British Champions Day, headlined by the Champion Stakes.
Back on British shores, and the first Saturday of the month pits Warrington Wolves against the Wigan Warriors in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, but can Warrington end their half-century title drought by lifting the famous trophy? The hard-hitting league action doesn't end there though, as the NRL culminates with its own Grand Final, as Sydney Roosters and Manly Sea-Eagles do battle. With that out of the way, the focus of the ruby world returns to the British Isles as the 2013 Rugby League World Cup gets under way.
It is a big month of Premier League action, with Man City's trip to Chelsea at the end of the month highlighting the excitement the league promises all season long. Halfway through the month however, it is the penultimate set of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches, with England the only home nation still harbouring any hopes or making it to Brazil next summer.
The bright lights of the F1 circus hit South Korea on the first weekend of October, before making its way to Japan and India before the end of the month.
Despite a season-ending injury for Andy Murray, the majority of stars in the world of Tennis will descend upon Shanghai on the 13th to compete in the penultimate ATP Masters event of the season, whilst the WTA season culminates in Istanbul in the last week.
In the world of US Sports fans, October doesn't disappoint, with the highlight being the second instalment of the 2013 NFL International Series. The Jacksonville Jaguars will 'host' the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on the 27th, the same weekend the MLB World Series should culminate. The NBA and NHL return throughout the month, so there is no end of action coming your way throughout the night!
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