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World snooker tournament featuring Hendry, Thorburn, Taylor and Parrot, coming to the region

Snooker legend Stephen Hendry is to be the top seed in a brand new World Championship which is coming to Scunthorpe this spring.

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Big crowds and high enjoyment levels make racing one of the best and most popular days out in British sport.

Racing basks in glow of booming attendance figures and soaring enjoyment levels

Horse racing’s lofty status as one of the best and most popular days out in British sport has been confirmed by the latest figures covering attendances and enjoyment levels.

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Lauren Staves, who took the U17 girls title in the Lincolnshire Cross-Country series. (PHOTO BY: John Rainsforth)

Gainsborough Strider Lauren crowned queen of cross-country circuit

The consistent Lauren Staves, of Gainsborough and Morton Striders, was crowed U17 queen of the Lincolnshire cross-country circuit after another superb performance at the weekend.

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Kauto Star strides to one of his record-breaking five victories in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.

The Kempton Park closure conundrum -- sad and wrong, or sensible and crucial?

In one way, it came as a blessed relief. A respite for racing’s news agenda from the interminable debate about ITV’s coverage which, for yawns, was beginning to match the BHA v Jim Best disciplinary saga.

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Paula Jacklin, who was in sparkling form.

Darts ace Jacklin takes Lincolnshire Ladies Classic by storm

Inspired local player Paula Jacklin produced some of the best darts of her career to win the Lincolnshire Ladies Classic at The Blues Club in Gainsborough last weekend.

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Thomas Sweeting, who is climbing the national rankings for his age group. (PHOTO BY: David Sweeting).

Nine-year-old rookie delivers best run of day for Striders

The performance of the day was reserved for a nine-year-old rookie as Gainsborough and Morton Striders took the plunge in the Lincolnshire Cross-Country County Championships at the weekend.

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Doncaster Senior League round-up

FA CUP PREVIEW: Fourth round ball numbers confirmed...

Former England internationals Michael Owen and Martin Keown will draw the fixtures for the fourth round of the FA Cup tonight.

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Horses circling the paddock during the big Christmas meeting at Wetherby, one of many racecourses to stage thrilling action during the festive holiday.

From Thistlecrack to Redhotfillypeppers -- performances that lit up the Christmas and New Year holiday

As ITV takes over the reins for terrestrial TV racing coverage, it seems only right to start the first column of 2017 with reference to one of the favourite sayings of a key member of its new team.

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The eventual winner, Ian Haldenby, chasing the leader, Daniel Gleave, during the race. (PHOTO BY: Sharon Gleave).

Hero Haldenby grabs trophy in thrilling finish to annual race

A thrilling sprint finish capped another successful running of the Phil Rose Memorial Trophy race, which is staged every Christmas holiday by Gainsborough and Morton Striders.

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Gainsborough table tennis club hosts national competition

Gainsborough table tennis club hosts national competition

Blitz Table Tennis Club hosted players from around the country this weekend when they staged the Blitz 2 star national competition.

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NEW KING ON THE BLOCK? -- novice Thistlecrack is aiming to spike the guns of stablemate Cue Card in the 32Red King George at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Thistlecrack in the King George at Kempton -- good for the race, but is it good for the horse?

Every now and then in racing, a performance makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand bolt upright and sends shivers down the spine.

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Rhys and Thomas Sweeting

Striders brothers pick up top six places in Lincoln

A pair of talented local brothers took top six places in Lincoln and District Runners’ cross country race last weekend.

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GOOD AS NEW -- popular jumper The New One on his way to victory in the big race at Cheltenham last Saturday, the stanjames.com International Hurdle.

Farewell Walter Swinburn: rider of Shergar and one of the best jockeys never to be crowned champion

Derby-winning jockey at the age of just 19. Dead at the age of just 55. Why did it all happen too soon in the life and career of Walter Swinburn?

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's FMX god Edgar Torronteras who cites Sheffield as his fave arena

PREVIEW: Motorbike daredevils jump to it for spectacular Arenacross show in Sheffield

Daredevil motorbike riders are gearing up to bring fast and furious high octane action to Sheffield Arena with the return of Arenacross early next year.
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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA -- this behind-the-scenes visit to the Newmarket stable of Sir Michael Stoute was just one of the benefits of membership of The Racegoers Club.

From books to baubles, and hip-flasks to puddings -- what to buy the racing fan for Christmas

Christmas for racing fans means a main course of the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day, followed by all the trimmings of the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow, plus a sumptuous four-day feast at Leopardstown on the side.

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Lorna Allinson of Gainsborough and Morton Striders

Allinson wins at a Canter representing the Striders

Lorna Allinson represented Gainsborough and Morton Striders with aplomb this week, winning the Leeds and Liverpool Canter.

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HENNESSY HEROES -- Native River, ridden by Richard Johnson and trained by Colin Tizzard, lands the 60th running of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

Twelve horses to have caught the eye so far this Jumps season

With his rotund frame, his West Country burr and his farming roots, Colin Tizzard is not the most obvious sporting hero, even though he played cricket at school with Ian Botham.

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HENNESSY HERO? -- champion jockey Richard Johnson, who attempts to win the Hennessy Gold Cup for the first time on Saturday aboard the pre-race favourite, Native River.

Hunting for the winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury

One of the most alluring appeals of racing is the affinity racegoers and punters can build with their favourite horses.

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Gainsborough hammer Southwell

Gainsborough All Blacks thrashed Southwell III 83-0 after a 12 try rout.

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POIGNANT POPPIES -- Remembrance Sunday turned into a sombre occasion for racegoers at Cheltenham's Open meeting.

Sprinter Sacre and Simonsig add poignancy to racing’s Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday carried extra poignancy for the racing community and, in particular, for trainer Nicky Henderson at Cheltenham’s Open meeting.

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