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Goodwood and Ascot provide a glorious midsummer feast

It’s hard to be upbeat within racing at present after the tragic death of stalls-handler Stephen Yarborough at Haydock Park.

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Jess Turner ‘in form of life’ ahead of prestigious championship

Jess Turner ‘in form of life’ ahead of prestigious championship

Athlete Jess Turner admits she is in the form of her life as she prepares to compete in one of the most prestigious multi-sport competitions in the world, next month.

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WIN MMA big fight tickets to see ACB 65 debut at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, July 22.

WIN: Big fight tickets to see ACB 65 Mixed Martial Arts debut at Sheffield Arena on Saturday

Cage fighting superstar Conor McGregor's forthcoming square up with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has created a huge interest in Mixed Martial Arts, on MMA - and we're giving you the chance to see what all the fuss is about for FREE!
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Newmarket's charming July Course, which staged another successful July Festival last week. (PHOTO BY: cassiefairy.com)

Newmarket winning the race to put the cream on top of the July Jam

Got your breath back yet? What a hectic, action-packed few days they were!

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Archer Hollie Smith strikes gold at Euros

Archer Hollie Smith strikes gold at Euros

Pinpoint archer Hollie Smith was part of the Great Britain team which smashed a world record on their way to gold medals at the European Youth Cup in Croatia.

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David Nieper Academy student Kian Pearson hopes to be the youngest person to cycle across the UK in 14 days.

Young LEJOG cyclist aims to raise £10,000 for charity

A Somercotes youngster is gearing up to begin a year of training as he plans an epic fundraising bike ride in memory of his grandad.

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Russ OKeefe (second right) with his award and Fighting Fit club members who supported him, from left, Craig Schmitz, Dean King and Josh Shaw.

Hall Of Fame honour for kickboxing guru O’Keefe

One of the most hallowed honours in martial arts has been presented to a former British kickboxing champion who lives in Kilburn.

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Youngsters from Underwood Church of England Primary School in hockey action during the Games.

Youngsters in their own version of the Olympic Games

Youngsters from schools in Underwood and Selston took part in the county’s equivalent of the Olympic Games last Friday.

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DJ Sara Cox, an avid racing fan, is helping to promote the StirrUp Summer Campaign, which includes free admission for under-18s at all tracks.

Free admission for under-18s helps racing’s bid to lure the next generation

Go racing on any UK course these days, particularly on Saturdays, and you’ll be struck by the remarkable number of younger people who are there, enjoying themselves. Coral-Eclipse Day at Sandown this Saturday will provide the perfect example.

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ACB Light-Heavyweight Champion Thiago Silva defends his belt against undefeated Russian prospect Batraz Agnaev at Sheffield Arena on July 22.

BREAKING: Mixed Martial Arts to debut at Sheffield Arena with Thiago Silva v Batraz Agnaev ACB world title

Fight fans in Sheffield got some knock out news today - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is making its debut at the Arena with a ACB world title fight and world class undercard later this month.
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Ribchester, ridden by William Buick, who got Royal Ascot off to a flying start by winning the Queen Anne Stakes in course-record time.

ROYAL ASCOT: day-by-day review and horses to follow

A total of 293,791 people flocked through the gates of Royal Ascot last week, mixing top-class racing with all the glamour and glitz of one of the social occasions of the year.

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The Queen, who kept up her record of not missing a single day at Royal Ascot since her coronation in 1953.

Royal Ascot delivers top horses and top races to match the top hats

Never mind the top hat and tails. The top horses and races were all the fashion at an unforgettable Royal Ascot.

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The Ripley Rascals team that pulled off a thrilling victory.

Young Rascals swimmers crowned kings of ‘Diddy League’

A thrilling victory was pulled off by the young swimmers of the Ripley Rascals club in the third and final round of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Junior League.

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The royal colours of the Queen, sported here by Frankie Dettori, which could be carried to success at Ascot on the final day of the meeting by Dartmouth in the Hardwicke Stakes.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Five (Saturday) Preview

The fifth and final day of the royal meeting centres on the sprinters in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes and its 6f sister race, the richly competitive Wokingham Handicap.

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Ryde finishes in points at Misano

Ryde finishes in points at Misano

Kyle Ryde finished in the points at the latest round of the FIM Supersport World Championship at Misano.

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Crack jockey Silvestre de Sousa, who warmed up for Royal Ascot by riding six winners in one day last Friday.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Four (Friday) Preview

If I was forced to make a choice, the Friday of Royal Ascot would be my favourite day of the five, given that it focuses on fast-improving 3yos.

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Godolphin star Hawkbill, who is one of many winners from last year's Royal Ascot expected to return in search of more success this week.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Two (Wednesday) Preview

After a thrilling opening day, Royal Ascot serves up one of its blockbuster contests of the week in the shape of the Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

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Thursday is not only Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot. It's also ladies' day, with all the glamour and glitz that goes with it.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Three (Thursday) Preview

Ladies’ Day at Royal traditionally attracts a huge crowd, bolstered by coach trips from all corners of the country.

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Dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill, who is a hot favourite for the big race of the opening day at Royal Ascot, the St James's Palace Stakes.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day One (Tuesday) Preview

The rain has retreated and the sun has re-appeared. What better time for Royal Ascot?

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RIPLEY Elite Darts Singles League round-up.

Two 12-dart legs as REDSL standard high

Week 12 of the Ripley Elite Darts Singles League featured 19 maximums, two 12-dart legs and six 80-plus averages.

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