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Scottish Grand National win at Ayr will make it year to savour for Nicky Henderson

NICKY HENDERSON will cap off a season to remember if Premier Bond wins his Coral Scottish Grand National mission at Ayr today.

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Dream Castle - sired by Frankel, seen ridden by Tom Queally winning the Juddmonte International at York in 2012 - challenges for the JLT Greenham Stakes at Newbury (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire).

Dream Castle stepped up in class

FRANKEL colt Dream Castle gets the chance to emulate his brilliant sire by attempting to win today’s feature JLT Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

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Jockey Tom Eaves on board Brando (nearside) wins the Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes during day three of The bet365 Craven Meeting at Newmarket Racecourse.

Brando produces a stellar performance in Newmarket win

A FLEET-FOOTED Brando will look for a starring role at York’s Dante festival next month after making a winning seasonal reappearance at Newmarket.

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Yorkshire jockey hanged himself over career-ending injury fears

Yorkshire jockey hanged himself over career-ending injury fears

A jockey and trainer hanged himself after he felt his career was on the wane due to severe pain in his shoulder, an inquest heard.

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Sally Iggulden

Happy days forecast as Beverley prepares for opening meeting

BEVERLEY Racecourse is reported in supreme condition ahead of the track’s first meeting of the season today.

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YP Comment: Middleham’s racing heritage

YP Comment: Middleham’s racing heritage

for MORE than two centuries, Middleham – one-time home of King Richard III – has been synonymous with the sport of kings. Derby and Grand National winners have been trained from this quiet corner of Wensleydale where horses continue to reign supreme.

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Project Bluebook ridden by Barry Geraghty (right) crosses the line in The Avoca Dunboyne Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse . Picture : Niall Carson/PA

Late charge sees Project Bluebook land big win for Quinn

PROJECT Bluebook provided John Quinn with a welcome big-race winner when sprouting wings after the last to beat Dandy Mag in the Avoca Dunboyne Juvenile Hurdle – one of the chief supporting races to the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

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WATCH: Swimming horses make a splash during Yorkshire stable’s open day

SWIMMING horses made a splash as Middleham trainers opened their stables to racing enthusiasts.

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Sammy Jo Bell

Popular Bell back among the winners for Fahey

SHE’S BACK. Top female jockey Sammy Jo Bell put nearly a year of injury hell behind her when partnering Cullingworth to a gutsy victory in the prestigious Celebration Mile at Musselburgh’s high-profile Easter meeting.

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Harry Bannister

Bannister praises trainer Greatrex as Memory lands spoils

JUMP jockey Harry Bannister put a frustrating season behind him by partnering Magic Memory to big race success at Haydock.

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Tom George's Some Buckle, right, runs at Haydock today.

George launches raid on Haydock

TOM George is hoping to pick up some of the generous prize-money on offer as he launches an eight-horse assault on the Challenger Series Finals at Haydock today.

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Sovereign and James Sullivan, right, on their way to winning The Sunbets All-weather Mile Championships Conditions Stakes  at Lingfield. Picture: John Walton/PA

Trainer Ruth Carr hails fairytale triumph for Sovereign Debt at Lingfield

TWICE runner-up in the champion mile on All Weather Finals Day, the enigmatic veteran Sovereign Debt finally landed the spoils at the third time of asking to complete a fairytale day for Yorkshire trainer Ruth Carr.

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Syphax ridden by Jamie Spencer (left) beats Best of Days ridden by William Buick (right) to win the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at last year's Ebor Festival.

Syphax hoping to cement place in York’s Dante

Syphax attempts to book his ticket for the Betfred Dante Stakes at York on May 18 when he reappears at Newcastle this afternoon.

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Harbour Law ridden by George Baker (left) beats Ventura Storm ridden by Silvestre De Sousa (right) to win the Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes during day four of the 2016 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster. (Picture:: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

St Leger victor set to re-emerge on Knavesmire

ST LEGER winner Harbour Law could make his seasonal reappearance in the Yorkshire Cup.

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Richard Fahey

Brian the Snail ‘fails’ to live up to his name with impressive win

FOR A sprinter owned by Sheikh Mohammed, and with Royal Ascot aspirations, Brian The Snail has to be one of the most inappropriately named Flat horses in training.

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One For Arthur ridden by Derek Fox

National Hero Fox is still coming to terms with his stunning win

JOCKEY Derek Fox is still pinching himself three days after he produced one of the greatest ever Grand National rides to win the Aintree marathon on the well-backed One For Arthur.

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Top Notch Tonto

Tonto’s Pontefract date

TODAY’S season-opening meeting at Pontefract has been rewarded with the presence of Top Notch Tonto, one of Yorkshire’s most popular Flat horses.

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How a Malton centre played a key role in One For Arthur's Grand National triumph

GRAND National hero One For Arthur was reported to “brilliant” order following his historic triumph at Aintree.

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YP Comment: National rider’s miracle victory

EVEN though Definitly Red’s misfortune at Aintree – rider Danny Cook’s saddle slipped when the horse was impeded by a faller – means Malton’s wait for its first ever Grand National winner continues, the town played a very significant part in the success of winning jockey Derek Fox.

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One For Arthur ridden by Derek Fox crosses the line to win the Randox Health Grand National

National victor Fox thanks Berry heroes

THE record book will show that the gallant One For Arthur was king of the 2017 Randox Health Grand National for jockey Derek Fox, trainer Lucinda Russell and the two ‘golf widows’ Bel McClung and Debs Thomson who wanted a sporting passion of their own.

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