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Ribchester romp steals the show on Newbury’s Lockinge Day

Any meeting that yields a handful of clues and contenders for the upcoming Epsom Classics and the seasonal highlight that is Royal Ascot warrants the utmost respect.

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Ripley runners reach the peaks

Ripley runners reach the peaks

Two Ripley Running Club members, Lucy Taylor and Richard West, completed the Matlock AC-organised White Peak Marathon in 3-22-02 and 3-35-23 respectively.

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Ex-WWE world champ and UFC star CM Punk offered $1m to return to the ring for UK tour with 5 Star wrestling.

VIDEO: WWE legend offered $1m for UK ring return including 5 Star Wrestling shows in Sheffield and Leeds

WWE legend CM Punk has been offered a staggering $1m to return to the ring in the UK for dates including Leeds and Sheffield.

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Royal Ascot is synonymous with the royal procession, led by The Queen and the Duke Of Edinburgh, which makes its way down the track on each of the five days.

The American horses set to add star-spangled flavour to Royal Ascot this year

As I write, the rain is pounding down and threatening to dampen the spirits at York’s ever-popular May meeting. But little can cloud the fact that this is one of the most exciting times of the racing year.

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VIDEO: WWE superstars bounce in for special basketball game ahead of show at Sheffield Arena

WWE superstars swapped wrestling for basketball when they bounced into Sheffield for a slam-dunk time promoting the forthcoming Special Olympics GB national games coming to the city.
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Master trainer Aidan O'Brien, who completed his third 2000/1000 Guineas double at Newmarket over the weekend.

GUINEAS REVIEW: Churchill the kind of dogged digger that record-breaker Aidan O’Brien excels with

Some of the best horses Aidan O’Brien has trained have been dogged diggers. Horses who produce only just enough, and only when required.

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Ben Robinson, who harbours dreams of becoming champion apprentice.

Dedication is the key to apprentice jockey Robinson’s success

Five in the morning. A time most teenagers would see only if staying out late, partying way into the early hours.

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A kiss for the open individual handicap trophy from Ryan Taylor, of Alfreton Palmer Morewood No.2.

Ryan is Taylor made for snooker success in debut season

Ryan Taylor bookmarked a successful debut season in the Darley Dale and District Snooker League by winning the open individual handicap competition.

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The Ripley Rascals quintet of star swimmers, from left, Liam Dawson, Jacob Whittle, Gracie Dawes, Isaac Caddy and George Whittle.

Prolific Whittle spearheads medals bonanza for Ripley Rascals

Five youngsters from the Ripley Rascals club, spearheaded by the prolific Jacob Whittle, showed they are among the best swimmers in the region with impressive performances at the East Midlands Championships.

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Four of the main contenders for the Stobart Flat jockeys' championship, pictured with the trophy. They are (from left) William Buick, reigning champion Jim Crowley, Oisin Murphy and Silvestre De Sousa (PHOTO BY: onEdition)

Under starter’s orders for a fascinating race to be champion Flat jockey

After the crowning of Richard Johnson as champion Jumps jockey for the second season running, attention now turns to the race to be number one rider on the Flat.

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Barney Roy, who put up one of the best 3yo performances seen so far this season, winning the JLT Greenham Stakes at Newbury, and now goes for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket this weekend.

Twenty early Flat 3yos to follow from Newmarket, Newbury and Sandown

We’ve already had the Lincoln, and this coming weekend, it’s time for the first Classics of the new Flat season at the Qipco Guineas Festival.

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Supreme teen Clark wins national crown

Supreme teen Clark wins national crown

Morton’s Imogen Clark won her first senior national long course title in a new record time at the British Swimming Championships.

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Grand National winner One For Arthur back home this week with (from left) assistant trainer Peter Scudamore, groom Jaimie Duff and trainer Lucinda Russell.

Grand National is one for Arthur, but it’s ladies’ day every day at Aintree

If Nicola Sturgeon gets her way, Scotland will soon be marching out of the United Kingdom. But at Aintree, three equally redoubtable ladies voted in and wanted to be very much part of one of the UK’s greatest institutions.

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The victorious Joe Rainsford, of Heanor Running Club, crosses the line after winning the Derby 10k race. (PHOTO BY: Mick Hall)

It’s third time lucky for Derby 10k hero Rainsford

It was a case of third time lucky for Heanor Running Club star Joe Rainsford, who streaked to a brilliant win in the Derby 10k race last weekend.

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Luke Beresford on his way to a brilliant 12th place in the Coniston 14 race.

Beresford takes limelight as running season hits top gear

Luke Beresford basked in the limelight as the races came thick and fast for Ripley Running Club to herald the start of spring.

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Yorkshire boxing greats Josh Warrington and Nicola Adams top a stellar fight card at Leeds First Direct Arena on May 13

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Andy Morrison - 2016 winner

Derby County legends reunited for Footballers’ Golf Classic

Derby legends Roy McFarland, Archie Gemmill and Roger Davies will have the chance to relive past glories when they join a star-studded field who will head to Spain to take part in the 21st edition of the Footballers’ Golf Classic at the five-star La Manga Club.

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This year's Grand National marks the 40th anniversary of the record-breaking third win in the race, in 1977, of the legendary Red Rum, pictured above crossing the line under jockey Tommy Stack.

GRAND NATIONAL: pinsticker’s A-Z guide to all the runners at Aintree

It’s the race where we all have a flutter and try to find the winner. Or, at the very least, where we all have a go via the sweep at work or at our local pub and club.

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Leon Haslam, who celebrated two wins in the opening weekend of the British Superbike season.

Explosive start to British Superbike season by Leon Haslam

Lethal Leon Haslam made the perfect start to the new season in the British Superbike Championship by racing to a double triumph at his home circuit of Donington Park.

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