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COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM: Altior and Native River back with a bang

The weather didn’t play ball, but since when has it? Behind the veneer of sheeting rain and icy winds, Newbury’s pre-Cheltenham Festival meeting at the weekend very much fitted the ‘Super Saturday’ template that was created for it.

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Lauren’s dream of appearing at Special Olympics

A proud mum is appealing for help to send her daughter to the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

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Total Recall, who was one of seven winners for champion trainer Willie Mullins at the new Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.

Ireland showcases the cream of Jumps racing -- ahead of more dominance at Cheltenham Festival

The decision to switch TV coverage of Irish racing from At The Races to Racing UK from next January has caused consternation and triggered quite a kerfuffle.

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Doncaster schoolboy becomes golf champion

A Doncaster schoolboy has gone a ‘fair way’ in the world of golf.

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Husband-and-wife duo David and Helen Sweeting crossing the line together at the end of the Ferriby Ten-Mile Race.

Striders follow in the footsteps of Brendan Foster

Eighteen runners popped over the River Humber to follow in the footsteps of the great Brendan Foster in the first big outing of the new year for the Gainsborough and Morton Striders athletics club.

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Racing remains the second-best attended sport in the UK, behind only football.

Ditch the myths -- it’s cool and hip to go racing, especially on the Flat

A couple of myths that tend to sit lazily, and largely unchallenged, on racing’s debating table, have been exploded by the latest research released by the Racecourse Association (RCA).

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Swimmers from Parish School, who won the girls trophy for large schools.

Major Bell swimming gala makes a splash in its 61st year

A swimming gala that is one of the most enduring school sports competitions in the country did Gainsborough proud again on Saturday night.

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An exclusive collection of 25 horses to have caught the eye this Jumps season and likely to go on to big-race success. (PHOTO BY: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

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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Craig Pollard

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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Paula Jacklin

Paula Jacklin exits BDO World Championship

Gainsborough’s Paula Jacklin bowed out of the BDO women’s world darts championship after she was comfortably beaten by second seed Aileen De Graaf.

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Jubilant Jen and Giles Stainton, of Upton, with the award for their achievements and perseverance in the sport of sidecar-racing.

Prestigious award to honour sidecar-racing duo’s debut season

Intrepid husband-and-wife team Jen and Giles Stainton, who are based in Upton, have landed a prestigious award for their heroics in the sport of sidecar-racing.

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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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Paula Jacklin

Jacklin is Lakeside bound

Paula Jacklin is Lakeside Country Club bound this week to play in the World Professional Darts Championships.

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Latisha Garbett with her medals

Petite Doncaster teenager is punching above her weight to prove she can fight with the best in Europe

A petite teenager is punching above her weight to prove she can fight with the best in Europe.

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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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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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All smiles from teacher John Anderson after his bronze medal at the British Modern Biathlon Championships.

National bronze medal in modern biathlon for sports-mad teacher

Sports-mad teacher John Anderson, of the Parish Church Primary School in Gainsborough, is celebrating a brilliant bronze medal at the British Modern Biathlon Championships.

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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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