There's a week to go until our pinnacle flat-season fixture, the BetFred Northumberland Plate Festival, and there’s a buzz around High Gosforth Park as preparations take shape for the prestigious three-day event, which begins on Thursday
THE Bond Tyres Trophy, a valuable three-year-old handicap sprint at York, is an obvious target for Burning Blaze in the first half of the season – but he might pick up another decent prize on the way at Newmarket today.
THE Haydon Hunt stages the penultimate action of the Northern area season at Hexham Racecourse tomorrow, with a bumper total of 130 entries – including 26 from Yorkshire – on a seven-race card starting at 2pm.
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