Moore surges nearer crown

Ryan Moore recorded a 19-1 double as he rode Green Room and Hi Calypso to victory at Leicester yesterday.

Michelle Dewberry

Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry is quitting Sir Alan Sugar's company, it was announced yesterday.

Bygone Days brought up to speed as Dettori wins

Frankie Dettori rewarded his legions of supporters when he brought Bygone Days home a decisive winner of the totesport 0800 221 221 Conditions Stakes at Hamilton.

Williams up to his level best

Trainer Evan Williams enjoyed a rare winner on the level as Corran Ard made it a hat-trick at Pontefract.

Extra care for apprentices earns recognition from business peers

Small businesses in County Durham have been recognised for their outstanding achievements by Durham Business Club.

Hills & son warm up

Barry Hills served notice his stable is ready to perform ahead of an important weekend's racing when sending out a double at Kempton Park.

Dettori makes rare Ayr visit

Frankie Dettori goes for his first victory in the totesport Ayr Gold Cup when he partners Mecca's Mate in the big sprint handicap on Saturday.

Vision of youth - How we will encourage tomorrow's entrepreneurs

There's a big push going on in the North to transform our youth into the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Attacked in city centre

Part of central Newcastle was sealed off last night after two men were taken to hospital with serious injuries following an attack.

Not blinded by big-time demands

A woman often mistaken for her father's secretary is now clearly recognised as being in charge of the family business - and she intends to take it further.

The Apprentice to move

Hit show The Apprentice is moving to the corporation's flagship channel BBC1, it was announced yesterday.

Diamond Dan ready to shine

It could pay to give another chance to Diamond Dan in the totequadpot Handicap over a mile at Brighton.

Apprentice star bailed

The Apprentice star Syed Ahmed has been questioned by police on suspicion of involvement with a money laundering scam.

Too much theory, not enough skills

Young employees come to the workplace with few business skills, too much text book theory and too high an estimation of their abilities - all at a significant cost to business.

Rider suspended after Newcastle win

There was drama at the conclusion of the Plumbing Trade Supplies Rating Related Maiden Stakes at Newcastle yesterday.

Donohoe hot foots it to his triumph

Apprentice Steve Donohoe showed a good turn of foot to get to Chester and his efforts were rewarded with victory on The Kiddykid in the Listed Red Corner Events Queensferry Stakes.

Everything goes right for trainer

Wetherby trainer Robin Bastiman had just cause for celebration when he landed the biggest success of his 35-year career with Borderlescott in the £100,000 Vodafone Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood.

This company should not trouble Yeats

Gold Cup hero and one-time Derby favourite Yeats rates a standout bet in the ABN Amro Goodwood Cup at the Sussex venue today.

On Fringes of the jungle in Edinburgh

For the region's theatre apprentices, Edinburgh is a mountain to be climbed.

Colt fortified

Araafa is an essential addition to any betting slip at Glorious Goodwood tomorrow.

Spencer to appeal over ban

Jamie Spencer is planning to appeal against a one-day ban handed out for careless riding aboard Greek Easter at Pontefract.

Not flagging!

Former jockey Alan Brown recently returned to the training ranks and, after opening his account at Musselburgh on Monday, he made it a quick double at Hamilton.

Big push on to find the new entrepreneurs

A dearth of successful new companies in the North-East has spurred the biggest ever push to transform our youth into the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Vicky keeps her cool to Rock on

Apprentice Vicky Behan displayed a cool head to land the biggest win of her fledgling career on Peace Offering in the Northern Rock Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle.

Ouija Board ready to predict the outcome

Some great horses have won the Prince Of Wales's Stakes over the years and another thrilling renewal of the 10-furlong contest is in store at Royal Ascot tomorrow.

Fairley's 440-1 double

Apprentice Greg Fairley completed a 440-1 double on 20-1 chances, the Linda Perratt-trained Ryan's Future and Micky Hammond's Tidy, at Ayr.

Linekers to divorce

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Gary Lineker and his wife Michelle are to split after 20 years of marriage.

Change of heart pays off for Cunningham

Scott Cunningham was relieved he had changed his mind after stable stalwart Playful Dane landed the totesport-sponsored Catterick Dash on Saturday.

Fallon's spot on with his York tip

They say jockeys are the worst tipsters around, but if anyone had listened and taken heed of Kieren Fallon on the eve of the John Smith's Cup they were on a winner at sun-baked York on Saturday.

Leicester cash helps Wetherby plans

Leicester Racecourse Holdings Limited has acquired a 24% stake in the Wetherby Steeplechase Committee Limited by underwriting a recent Wetherby rights issue.

Whillans shock with big winner

Hamilton staged their first meeting of the season yesterday and punters suffered a big shock as 66-1 chance Wroot Danielle gave Hawick trainer Donald Whillans his first success on the Flat in the Famous Grouse Handicap.

Quinn uses logic

Malton trainer John Quinn has two good reasons for running Fantasy Believer in the Betfred Sprint Series Final at Newcastle today ahead of next Saturday's Stewards' Cup.

Holland in flying form

Newmarket-based jockey Darryll Holland made the long trip north to Scotland pay with victory aboard the Brian Meehan-trained Alpaga Le Jomage at Musselburgh yesterday.


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