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Racing basks in glow of booming attendance figures and soaring enjoyment levels

Horse racing’s lofty status as one of the best and most popular days out in British sport has been confirmed by the latest figures covering attendances and enjoyment levels.

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Buxton’s cross country juniors warm up for Inter-County Championships

Buxton’s cross country juniors warm up for Inter-County Championships

Members of Buxton AC made the jouney to Kenworthy Woods for the penultimate race in the Manchester Area Cross Country Championships.

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Glossop sharp shooter reaches nationals

Glossop sharp shooter reaches nationals

It’s mind over matter for Glossop’s hot shot Lottie Dennett who will be taking aim at the National Schools’ Pistol Shooting Championships in Cardiff.

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Young athletes impress in the last leg of cross country comp

Young athletes impress in the last leg of cross country comp

High Peak AC took a team of young athletes to the fourth and final meeting of the 2016-17 North Midlands Cross Country League.

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Kauto Star strides to one of his record-breaking five victories in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.

The Kempton Park closure conundrum -- sad and wrong, or sensible and crucial?

In one way, it came as a blessed relief. A respite for racing’s news agenda from the interminable debate about ITV’s coverage which, for yawns, was beginning to match the BHA v Jim Best disciplinary saga.

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Doncaster Senior League round-up

FA CUP PREVIEW: Fourth round ball numbers confirmed...

Former England internationals Michael Owen and Martin Keown will draw the fixtures for the fourth round of the FA Cup tonight.

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Horses circling the paddock during the big Christmas meeting at Wetherby, one of many racecourses to stage thrilling action during the festive holiday.

From Thistlecrack to Redhotfillypeppers -- performances that lit up the Christmas and New Year holiday

As ITV takes over the reins for terrestrial TV racing coverage, it seems only right to start the first column of 2017 with reference to one of the favourite sayings of a key member of its new team.

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NEW KING ON THE BLOCK? -- novice Thistlecrack is aiming to spike the guns of stablemate Cue Card in the 32Red King George at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Thistlecrack in the King George at Kempton -- good for the race, but is it good for the horse?

Every now and then in racing, a performance makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand bolt upright and sends shivers down the spine.

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A DRAMATIC victory for Derbyshire Arrows.

Arrows praised by coach

The Killamarsh Linbraze Arrows ended 2016 with a spirited performance in a 91-68 defeat by the experienced Thames Valley Cavaliers.

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GOOD AS NEW -- popular jumper The New One on his way to victory in the big race at Cheltenham last Saturday, the stanjames.com International Hurdle.

Farewell Walter Swinburn: rider of Shergar and one of the best jockeys never to be crowned champion

Derby-winning jockey at the age of just 19. Dead at the age of just 55. Why did it all happen too soon in the life and career of Walter Swinburn?

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Buxton’s Sam breaks British ‘Everesting’ record

Buxton Cycling Club’s Sam Clark completed a remarkable achievement on Saturday as he cycled until he had completed 8848 metres of climbing - the equivalent of riding to the top of Mount Everest from sea level in one day.

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High Peak stay second in Sportshall League

High Peak stay second in Sportshall League

High Peak Athletics Club retained second place in the Sportshall competition after the fourth round of the series at Chesterfield’s Queen’s Park Leisure Centre on Sunday.

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Motorcycle team wins top memorial trophy

Motorcycle team wins top memorial trophy

A Worksop-based motorcycle racing team is celebrating after receiving a prestigious trophy from the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club (CMRC).

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's FMX god Edgar Torronteras who cites Sheffield as his fave arena

PREVIEW: Motorbike daredevils jump to it for spectacular Arenacross show in Sheffield

Daredevil motorbike riders are gearing up to bring fast and furious high octane action to Sheffield Arena with the return of Arenacross early next year.
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Buxton Ladies win their top of the table battle

Buxton Ladies came out on top in their top-of-the-table battle with Amber Valley Hornets.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA -- this behind-the-scenes visit to the Newmarket stable of Sir Michael Stoute was just one of the benefits of membership of The Racegoers Club.

From books to baubles, and hip-flasks to puddings -- what to buy the racing fan for Christmas

Christmas for racing fans means a main course of the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day, followed by all the trimmings of the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow, plus a sumptuous four-day feast at Leopardstown on the side.

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Chapel school make history at nationals

Chapel school make history at nationals

A team of runners from Chapel-En-Le-Frith High School made history last weekend when they travelled to Range sixth form in Formby for the National Schools’ Cross Country Cup Final.

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Nell, left, and Megan waiting to start the indoor competition.

High Peak pair shine at national indoor meeting

High Peak Athletics Club pair Megan Harris-Wood and Nell Tolley shone at the Northern Athletics open meeting at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield last weekend.

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Hope Valley back in the promotion hunt

Hope Valley RUFC underlined their promotion credentials with a 20-15 victory at Ashton-under-Lyne seconds.

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