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Amber Valley star Niamh Emerson wins bronze at Commonwealth Games

Amber Valley has a new heptathlon star after Niamh Emerson won bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

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GRAND NATIONAL: preview and top tips from our expert

It’s the day when millions of us are tempted into having a flutter. A bet down at the bookies or online, or a go on the sweepstake at work. Even Grandma has been known to splash out with her 50p each/way.

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Blaklion, fourth last year and ready to run a big race again.

GRAND NATIONAL: pinsticker’s guide to all the runners

Finding the winner of the Grand National is often likened to finding the numbers you need to land the National Lottery.

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REVEALED: the horse most likely to win the Grand National (statistically speaking!)

As punters saddle up for the return of the Grand National on Saturday, historical research into previous winners has unearthed the horse with the best chance of grabbing the £561,300 prize. And it’s VIRGILIO!

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VIDEO: Excitement builds ahead of Grand National

More than 600 million people worldwide are expected to view this Saturday’s Grand National.

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Young slope-star takes silver at British Champs

Young slope-star takes silver at British Champs

Freestyle skier Reuben Walker scooped silver at the British Championships in Switzerland.

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Molly Renshaw with her silver medal. Photo: Twitter/@swim_england

Selston's Molly Renshaw takes Commonwealth Games silver

Molly Renshaw won a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke on the third day of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Saxon Warrior wins the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster for trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore.

HORSES TO FOLLOW REWIND: twenty 2yos from the 2017 Flat season

Cheltenham has just passed, and the Grand National Festival at Aintree is just around the corner. But already under way is the new Flat campaign, and the action will soon be cranking up a gear with Newmarket’s Craven meeting and Newbury’s Greenham meeting.

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Champion jockey Richard Johnson salutes the crowd after winning the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Native River. (PHOTO BY: Mike Egerton/PAWire/PA Images)

Ten talking-points that defined the 2018 Cheltenham Festival

Hard to believe it’s over for another year, isn’t it? Hard to believe, after the long drawn-out prologue, that the four days flashed by so fast.

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Jack Hutsby (left) in action against Callum Ide. Photo submitted.

Heanor's Hutsby wins on pro debut

Heanor’s Jack Hutsby produced a winning start to his pro boxing career with victory over Callum Ide at the North Notts Arena in Worksop.
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Kyle Ryde in action ahead of the new superbikes season.

Ryde wins sponsorship boost for new superbikes season

Jacksdale race ace Kyle Ryde has received a sponsorship boost ahead of the new season in the Bennetts British Superbikes Championship.

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Buveur D'Air wins the Champion Hurdle at last year's Cheltenham Festival. He is a short-priced favourite to land a repeat success.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: eve-of-meeting selections for every race

If you haven’t booked the week off work, you’re reading the wrong column. This is a work-free zone. This is a Cheltenham Festival zone.

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Native River, third last year, is expected to go close again in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: preview of the Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup

I am old enough to remember the days when the Cheltenham Festival primarily revolved around the Champion Hurdle and the Gold Cup.

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RIPLEY Elite Darts Singles League round-up.

15-week unbeaten run comes to an end

Dale Gadsby had the best average in the Ripley Elite Darts Singles League Premier Division during his 4-1 win.

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Derbyshire’s finest

It’s International Women’s Day, a great opportunity to celebrate women everywhere who make a difference to our lives.

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Buveur D'Air wins the Champion Hurdle at last year's Cheltenham Festival. He is a short-priced favourite to land a repeat success.

Cheltenham Festival fever is here again!

Not long now. Not long until you can banish your stresses and strains, park your family problems, put on hold your job worries and even forget about Brexit.

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Tom Hulatt finished third in the race which saw Roger Bannister become the first man to run a sub-four minute mile.

Derbyshire runner Tom Hulatt’s starring role in iconic race won by Sir Roger Bannister

The sporting world has been paying tribute to iconic runner, Sir Roger Bannister, who has died aged 88.

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Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies shows his affection for popular veteran The New One, who is back for his seventh Cheltenham Festival run.

COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM: golden rules for a successful week of punting

The Beast From The East is doing its darnedest to spoil things. But the Beasts From The West, alias the battalions from the yards of Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott, will soon be on their way, and the Cheltenham Festival is almost ready to unleash a roar mightier than any Siberian blast of snow, wind and ice can muster.

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One For Arthur back home after his Grand National triumph at Aintree last year. He is flanked by trainer Lucinda Russell, her partner, former champion jockey Peter Scudamore, and groom Jaimie Duff.

GRAND NATIONAL: ante-post shortlist of seven for Aintree’s great race

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, it seems incongruous to start talking about the Grand National.

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Selston climber looking up after taking bronze at BUCS Nationals

Selston climber looking up after taking bronze at BUCS Nationals

He may have relinquished his climbing title but Billy Ridal is still looking up after placing third at BUCS Nationals in Sheffield.

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