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COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM: horses to follow from the Jumps season so far

Inexorably, inevitably, the Cheltenham Festival is swinging into view. The rest of the Jumps season, which now resembles one, long dress-rehearsal, one, long schooling session, has hit the home straight and the winning post of mid-March is on the horizon.

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Personal bests a feature of open meet

A total of 322 swimmers from 23 clubs competed in the Ripley Amateur Swimming Club and Life-Savers (RASCALS) 45th anniversary open meet at The Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock.

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COLUMN: Top golf tips for winter practice sessions

Happy New Year to you all.

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Dele Alli

RUMOUR MILL: Spurs keen to tie down Alli, Keita could arrive at Liverpool early;

Spurs are in contract talks with Dele Alli while Naby Keita could be heading to Liverpool earlier than planned.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11:  Molly Renshaw of Great Britain competes in the Women's 200m Breaststroke Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/SWpix.com)

Renshaws looking ahead to Gold Coast 2018

Selston swimming sensation Molly Renshaw is eager to compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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The favourite, Poetic Rhythm (right), pounces late on Mulcahy's Hill, to win the Grade One Betfred Challow Novices' Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.

CHRISTMAS RACING REVIEW: from Faugheen and Might Bite to Sizing John and Buveur D’Air

Like unwanted presents strewn at the bottom of the Christmas tree, a sackful of shocks and surprises rocked the racing programme over the festive holiday.

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Festive charity hill climb invite

Festive charity hill climb invite

Ilkeston Cycle Club are hosting a charity hill climb on Boxing Day — and inviting members of the public to take part or watch.

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Blaklion, impressive winner of the Randox Health Becher Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree on Saturday.

Gold Cup hero back with bang in weekend that was Sceaux (or Sceau) good

You had to know your Sceaux from your Sceau when analysing and assessing a weekend of racing action that warmed the cockles of even the coldest of hearts amid the ice and snow.

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Total Recall, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Paul Townend, won the first edition of the �250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on Saturday.

All the stars aligned as Newbury serves up best meeting of Jumps season so far

It’s not often all the stars are aligned and you get all your ducks in a row at a race meeting. But that was definitely the case last weekend at Newbury, who dished up the best, and most enjoyable, fare of the Jumps season so far.

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Personal bests, medals and trophies gained

Personal bests, medals and trophies gained

Young members of Ripley Amateur Swimming Club And Life Savers (RASCALS), aged from five to eight, competed in their own in-house championships at Ripley Leisure Centre.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: WWE legends bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas

WWE legends Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Rob Van Dam are bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas in 2018 and we have all the ticket details.

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Racing legend John Francome, who was champion jockey seven times.

Legend John Francome looks back as Newbury’s big race begins new era

You might know it as the Hennessy Gold Cup. But you have to get used to calling it the Ladbrokes Trophy from now on.

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Brothers Luke and Dan Waterfall on the podium after their success at the National Lifesaving Championships.

National lifesaving titles for Ripley Rascals swimmers

Three members of Ripley Rascals Swimming Club covered themselves in glory at the National Lifesaving Championships.

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Elgin (left) powers past long-time leader Misterton at the final flight to win the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham, the feature race on Sunday. (PHOTO BY: Julian Herbert/PA Wire/PA Images)

Cheltenham’s November meeting was the most underwhelming I can remember

Cheltenham’s November meeting, better known under its previous guise as The Open or even the Paddy Power, is so popular that its reputation is largely untouchable.

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Jockey Danny Tudhope after he was crowned Cock O' The North at Doncaster on Saturday.

Buoyant Tudhope crowned Cock O’ The North jockey for the first time

There are those who reckon Doncaster’s November Handicap meeting, which wrapped up a magnificent 2017 Flat season on Saturday, has lost its pizzazz.

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Jenny Swallow with her coach/manager of the year award.

Award for coach to cap stellar year for gymnastics club

Double success at the annual Derbyshire Sports Awards has capped a year to remember for the Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy.

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Saxon Warrior wins the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster to give trainer Aidan O'Brien the new world record for Group One wins in a calendar year.

HORSES TO FOLLOW: 20 promising 2yos to remember for the Flat next spring

With just one weekend of the Flat season to go, courtesy of a terrific card at Doncaster, the mindsets of most punters are now switched on to the Jumps game. And it’s a time of year when many of us draw up horses to follow through the winter and on to the big festivals at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown next spring.

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Golds and personal bests

Ripley Rascals gained personal bests and won medals at the Belper Marlin Open Ghoul In The Pool meet.

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Champion jockey Richard Johnson (left) with one of his main challengers for this year's title trophy, Sam Twiston-Davies. (PHOTO BY: Fiona Crawford)

Richard Johnson in the box-seat for his third jump jockeys’ championship

Once the Breeders’ Cup is out of the way, the focus of the racing community can switch wholeheartedly to the Jumps season, which stepped up a gear with the first meeting at Cheltenham last weekend.

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Cracksman and jockey Frankie Dettori, showing off his trademark flying dismount, who were the stars of the show on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot. (PHOTO BY: Simon Hulme, Yorkshire Post Newspapers)

Frankel legacy lives on thanks to Cracksman, star of Ascot’s Champions Day

Journeying down to Ascot on Saturday, I was staggered to read in one of the previews that the Qipco British Champions Day concept had a “difficult birth” back in 2011.

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