The Baynes' Marleycote Marigold, one of the stars of the Great Yorkshire Show

The sun shines for 2013 Great Yorkshire Show

The sun really shone on this year’s annual Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate which attracted thousands of visitors

The Braes of Derwent hunt sets of from Lanchester

Hunt Racing: Early bird claims crown yet again

The 2013 hunt racing season managed to escape the worst of the prolonged cold spell, resulting in the abandonment of only four of the scheduled 36 fixtures across the North

Retired Morpeth jockey Peter Craggs who is returning to horse racing to raise money for Macmillan Cancer charity

Retired jockey Peter Craggs to take part in cancer charity raceday

RETIRED jockey Peter Craggs is getting back on the saddle – at the age of 64.

Berwick Bandits Speedway Club

Ryan Mania is VIP guest at Berwick Bandits clash with Diamonds

GRAND National-winning jockey Ryan Mania will be the special guest at tonight’s highly-anticipated North East derby at Shielfield.

Northern Alliance

FORGET the Grand National – the Alliance title race is shaping up for one of its tightest finishes in years.

Hartlepool United 1 Chesterfield 2

THOSE Hartlepool United fans who exited Victoria Park early in the second-half to watch the Grand National missed their team falling over a low hurdle.

Are Middlesbrough strong enough to cope?

TARGETS are dangerous, and Tony Mowbray's only one is to finish as high up the Championship table as possible.

Hanagan lives up to his boyhood dream

AS a youngster, Paul Hanagan watched the races at Chester with his father, never dreaming that one day he would return there as a jockey and win the track’s most prestigious handicap.

Five to follow

UNFORTUNATE to bump into a couple of improvers on his latest two starts, STAR SHOT should be found a suitable opening before long.

It’s an experience not to be missed

NEWCASTLE Racecourse has long been one of racing’s premier sporting venues and over recent years, its facilities have been improved to ensure an even greater racing experience.

A chance to relive magic moments of racing

RACING fans will have the chance next month to wine and dine and relive some of the magic moments involving trainers and jockeys in the North this year.

Lee hits the jackpot

GRAHAM LEE was in top form at Hexham yesterday when he scooped an 291-1 hat-trick.

Lee hits top form

Graham Lee was in top form at Hexham yesterday with a 291-1 hat-trick.

First victory?

Authorized is now a top-priced 6/4 to give Frankie Dettori a first Epsom Derby winner after 14 attempts.

Cash Bonanza

York's season kicks off on Wednesday with a three-day May Meeting.

Finsceal lifts up Bolger's spirits

Finsceal Beo turned around a disappointing week for Jim Bolger as she blitzed her field to earn Classic glory in the fastest Stan James 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, writes MARTIN KELLY.

No harrowing rows

You would expect a fair bit of sibling rivalry at Bellingham Young Farmers Club.

Having a granddad for a mate brings you a bit closer to death

I've reached another stage of the great circle of life. And I didn't even know it.

Murphy lays down the law

Ferdy murphy was all smiles after Hot Weld rounded off a memorable National Hunt season with a stirring success in the Betfred Gold Cup at Sandown.

McCoy may be on wrong horse

Tony McCoy has been successful on the two horses that dominate the betting for today's Betfred Gold Cup at Sandown, yet he could still find himself on the wrong one.


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