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COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: golden rules for a successful week of punting

As the mighty THISTLECRACK becomes the latest casualty, the battered and bruised Cheltenham Festival is limping into view on crutches.

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United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate and WWE's new UK stars will make history - appearing for the first time at select WWE Live Events in the UK and Ireland from May 4 to 12.

BREAKING: WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers to join legends at Sheffield Arena

WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers will make history when they battle alongside legends on the next live tour - including a date at Sheffield Arena, we can exclusively reveal.

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Another victory in the remarkable, unbeaten season of Buxton Ladies hockey team.

Roe’s rampant Buxton Ladies go goal crazy in march towards title

Top collided with bottom, producing an inevitable outcome, and joy for goal-happy Buxton Ladies, in Division Two of the Derbyshire Women’s Hockey League.

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Rick Aldred (second left), who was Buxton ACs first male finisher.

Buxton AC runners take Wrexham by storm on annual outing

Into deepest Wales, intead of the seaside, delved Buxton Athletics Club when they made a change of venue from Blackpool for their annual half-marathon outing on Sunday.

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The Buxton U13s hockey team, who have a 100% record this season in the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire tournaments.

Buxton’s hockey youngsters keep up their proud 100% record

Prolific Buxton U13s’ hockey team maintained their proud 100% record when hosting the latest Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire tournament last weekend.

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Exciting novice chaser Altior is spring-heeled on his way to victory in the highlight of Newbury's stellar card last Saturday.

Can any of these magnificent seven ride into Grand National history at Aintree?

The juggernaut marked ‘Cheltenham Festival’ that is plunging headlong towards us was briefly stopped in its tracks this week by one of racing’s equally iconic standing dishes.

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Dave Musgrove (left) and Sandy Lyle.  Picture supplied by Coxmoor Golf Club.

Coxmoor Golf Club mourn death of former Sandy Lyle, Seve Ballesteros and Lee Janzen caddie Dave Musgrove

Coxmoor Golf Club have led the tributes made to former European Tour caddie Dave Musgrove.

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Wrestling super fan Michael Finney who's led a campaign to get the "British Bulldog" accepted into the wrestling hall of fame

OPINION: Why the British Bulldog deserves a place in the WWE Hall of Fame

A Mansfield wrestling fanatic has launched an online campaign to get the British Bulldog inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Superstars from the world of WWE and Hollywood have backed the campaign, joining a petition with close to 13,000 signatures.

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Boys from the victorious U15 and U13 teams, from left, Elliott Archibald, Fraser Masterson, David Laver, Eddie Fenton, Byron Masterson and Alex Needham.

High Peak AC youngsters round off memorable winter season

The youngsters of High Peak Athletics Club wrapped up a wonderful season in the Sportshall Mini-League by picking up a cluster of trophies and awards at the final meeting, held in Chesterfield.

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Buxton seniors take part in gruelling final race

Buxton seniors take part in gruelling final race

Following the cancellation on Saturday of the Pavilion Gardens 5K for the second month in a row, a strong team of Buxton AC runners headed to Woodbank Park in Stockport for the fifth and final race in the Manchester Area Cross Country League of 2016-17.

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Buxton juniors impress during final race

Buxton juniors impress during final race

Buxton AC’s junior section impressed during the last race in the Manchester Area Cross Country Leagues.

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Arenacross UK 2017 Tour Sheffield Arena Pro winner Cedric Soubeyras, centre, celebrates with with second placed Angelo Pellegrini and third Thomas Ramette.

RESULTS & REPORT: Arenacross UK Tour 2017 roars into Sheffield Arena

Motorbike superstar Cedric Soubeyras thrilled a packed Sheffield Arena as he rode a near perfect main event to slightly stretch his Pro championship lead in the Arenacross UK 2017 championship.

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Buxton v Rolls Royce (blue)

Buxton in overdrive as Rolls Royce stall in the snow

Buxton RUFC moved up to fourth in Midlands 3 East (North), beating Rolls Royce 21-7 as snow and ice did little to dampen The Stags at Sunnyfields.

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Sponsorship backing for young players

Sponsorship backing for young players

Buxton Brigands Under-13s have a new playing kit, thanks to sponsorship from Howdens Joinery Co, Buxton.

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Two of Yorkshire trainer Malcolm Jefferson's top horses make the list. He is pictured here with his crack 2m novice chaser, Cloudy Dream.

COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: horses to follow from the opening weeks of 2017

This is not an easy time of year for racing fans. On the one hand, we cannot wait for the Cheltenham Festival. On the other hand, our feverish anticipation is sullied by the dreaded news of yet another star turn sidelined by injury or worse.

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ABC superstar Martin Fry will headline this year's Eroica Britannia cycling festival - then join family and fans on their bikes in the Peak District.

Eroica Britannia cycling festival steps up a gear with ABC's Martin Fry and DJ Norman Jay

Poison Arrow hitmaker Martin Fry is on target to join thousands of fans on a bike ride after he headlines a retro cycling festival weekend in the Peak District.

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Liam Jones and Billy Aldred in action at the Whaley Bridge parkrun. (PHOTO BY: Frank Golden)

Soles brothers lead Buxton AC juniors’ raid on tough parkrun

The Soles brothers flew the flag for Buxton Athletics Club with superb performances in a tough parkrun event on Saturday.

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PREVIEW: Daredevil bikers jump to it for Arenacross UK 2017 Tour at Sheffield Arena

Motorbike fans are getting all revved up for three hours of fast and furious racing with some of the world's top riders in action this weekend when Arenacross UK returns to Sheffield Arena.
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Buxton runners compete against high class field

Buxton runners compete against high class field

A team of 11 runners represented Buxton AC at the ‘Alsager 5 Mile’ race over in Cheshire on Sunday.

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Buxton men's first team in action.

Vital victory for Buxton in seven-goal thriller

Jubilant Buxton celebrated only their third win of the East Midlands Men’s Hockey League, First Division season after a seven-goal thriller against Oundle.

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